In honour of World Doula Week (March 22-28) I am hosting a free screening of the One World Birth film, Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 7:30pm.
The screening will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation, Annex (720 Bathurst St., Toronto) on the 3rd floor in Meeting Room #4. Please RSVP by March 22nd – if the number of attendees crosses a certain threshold I will likely move the screening downstairs to a larger space. You can RSVP in the comments or by sending me an email at email@example.com.
If you’re curious about what doulas do or would like to see it in action on the (somewhat) big screen, this is the perfect opportunity. Myself and likely some other Toronto-area doulas will be on-hand to chat after the screening.
For more information on the film and its creators, please visit the One World Birth website.
Hope to see you on March 28th!
Umbilical cord blood stem cells hold significant potential in treating life threatening diseases and conditions, including cancer.
Aside from the several expenses involved,
there is also the consideration that an average, healthy child at low risk will ever need the stem
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It’s true. For many people, umbilical cord stem cells can be life-saving. There is also the possibility that the body will reject them or that they will not be helpful for other reasons. It is a difficult decision that must be made while factoring in many things, such as medical indication (e.g. is there a family history of a condition or disease that is likely to affect this child or his/her parents for which stem cells might be useful?), cost and the benefits of (somewhat) conflicting options, most notably delayed cord clamping. To learn more about delayed cord clamping and how it can benefit ALL babies, check out my previous post: https://labourdoula.com/2011/12/09/wait-just-a-little-bit-longer/ and another post I wrote about cord blood banking: https://labourdoula.com/2012/03/27/embryonic-stem-cells-to-bank-or-not-to-bank-part-1/