5.02.2011

MamAmor Knows, Do You?

Did you know that May is International Doula Month? MamAmor knows it! Adriana is the creative genius behind these beautiful dolls (along with her great team) and is a doula herself (see her interview here).

Adriana has a Facebook Page here, and a beautiful website here. Be sure to check out both as she has so many beautiful mamas to offer! 

Now, how does Adriana and the MamAmor team celebrate International Doula Month? With a giveaway!

I feel privileged to introduce everyone to Julia!


Julia is a one of a kind Pregnant, Birthing, and Breastfeeding MamAmor Doll. As with all MamAmor Dolls, she was made with a lot of Vit L (love) and attention to detail. Each MamAmor doll is very unique, and like real mamas, they are all different.

MamAmor dolls demonstrate normal, natural birth, breastfeeding and bonding. Mama Dolls are 18 to 20 inches long, babies are 5 inches long. Dressed, mama and baby weight approximately 500 grams.

 
Julia wears a lovely blue breastfeeding smock, dark blue jean capris, and a pair of cotton, hand-crocheted shoes.
 
Julia's lovely locks are fashionably short and full, with accented highlights framing her beautifully whimsical smile.

 
She can give birth and breastfeed her newborn baby....many times, and anywhere!

I have to say that I am mightily thrilled with Julia! When Adriana showed me her pictures, the first thing I thought of was 'she looks like me when I have my hair short' (see here or here).

Julia is worth $145, and the winner only needs to pay for shipping! It is so. very. easy to enter to win.. Just three steps:
  1. If you aren't a fan/liker of hers on FB, be sure to become one (unless you don't have a Facebook account, then just skip to step 2).
  2. Share this giveaway with someone, somehow (email, blog, Twitter, Facebook... - If I draw you as a winner, I might just ask for proof of this :))
  3. Then, answer one of these two questions in a comment below to be entered to win Julia. 
    • DOULAS: "how can/could/do you use your MamAmor doll in your practice?"
    • MAMAS, CBEs, and MWs: "how do you plan to educate your community about doulas this month?"
Entries must be received by MAY 31st at MIDNIGHT, CST. Remember. the winner will have to pay only for shipping! Shipping to Canada is $18, to USA is $25 and to the rest of the world is $37.

A winner will be drawn (random.org) the next morning and will be posted on June 1st here. The winner will have 3 days (until June 4th) to respond to me via email. If she hasn't contacted me by then, I will draw another winner.

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Bj Ketterman said...

As a doula i would use her as a model for birth and breastfeeding. She would get lots of smiles, im sure.

Jeanette said...

Yippee! I soooo love MamaAmor dolls. I want one so bad but I have been being good with extraneous spending lately. I even tried to win one at the silent auction at ICAN's conference last month.
I am a FB fan of MamaAmor's site and now I have shared this giveaway on FB as well (although, I don't want anyone else to take my chance away - tee hee). As a CBE and doula, I plan to use this doll in my classes and show all my students!

Klaw said...

I would LOVE to win Julia, as I am a doula/childbirth educator/holistic therapist and would use her help teach families about physiological birth and breastfeeding :) I would then need to invest in a VBAC doll also, as I am also passionate about VBAC ;)

Katie said...

I am a doula and a CBE... I would love one of these dolls to show birth when I do a home birth sibling session. We watch videos now, but there's nothing like touching while seeing :).

As far as spreading the word, I have an article coming out later this month about one of my home birth clients :).

Katie Reitman
*I also like on facebook!

Crystal said...

I am a doula and a mother to two boys. These dolls are fabulous as a tool in both lives! I've found that many new parents are unsure what a posterior position is and rather than using pictures and words this mama and her babe are the ideal way of demonstrating it! On a daily basis I post information on my facebook, twitter (@earthlybirthing) and website (www.earthlybirthing.ca) about doulas, childbirth and breastfeeding. Everyone deserves to have information in order to make decisions about their body and baby during this most amazing and empowering time in their lives. This is my passion

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Katie the Baby Lady said...

As a doula, I'd love to have one of these for my homebirth sibling sessions. I show videos now, but I think my kids would get more out of seeing and touching!

As a CBE/Doula, I've got an article in our newspaper coming out sometime this month from one of my homebirth clients!

Katie Reitman
*I also like on FB!

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Anonymous said...

I am a MW and I plan on sharing the great news about doulas by having a doula come and meet some of my clients. Its one thing to talk about doulas....its another thing to meet one of these lovely ladies!

Amber Redmer said...

I have an AP (attachment Parenting) group that I regularly attend, many of the are asking questions about doulas and their roles in labor, birth and post-natal care - I will be sharing with them this month about each of those things =)

Slee said...

As a mama, I want to educate others about Doulas by writing up a blog post explaining the myriad ways in which they can assist a mother in having a safe, comfortable, and empowered birth, because my online community *is* my community.

i have long liked MamAmor on facebook, and i have tumbled, tweeted, and facebooked this giveaway. the tumblr post is here: http://tumblr.com/xpa2cw90ct

thanks!
Slee
fentonslee/gmail

Doulamaddie said...

Oh this is SUCH a wonderful offer and a beautiful way to celebrate our month! I have craved one of these dolls to for so long and for so many reasons:

As a doula I think exploring Julia with clients would serve to break the ice and raise a smile, whilst opening up the conversation to so many subjects surrounding birth and nurturing a child.

It brings the whole family into the learning process, with older siblings being lovingly involved in learning how mama will have the baby.

Asa breastfeeding counsellor and doula, I already have a 'family' of named babies to help me demonstrate breastfeeding. This mama would make such a fantastic addition to my family and me a 'mother' to my 'babies'.

With doula love,

Maddie
www.maddiemcmahon.com

-Mhairi said...

Already a fan of MamAmor and love her dolls! I would love to have one for my mw office to use in teaching for mamas re: nursing and labour positions. And we have lots of big families in the clinic so she would get tons of lovely play from the kids who come. They are always really interested in our dolls and home/family play. Julia would be a lovely addition!

This month I have a lovely display in our office celebrating doulas in any form! We don't have many certified doulas in our area, but we do have LOTS of women who seem to keep being 'called' to births. They are our community doulas. All of them are fabulous and what a great way to celebrate this month!

(also shared this on fb)

Sarah said...

As a birth Doula I can use a mamamor doll in several ways. I think having one would be great when discussing the importance of immediate skin to skin and initial breastfeeding after birth. I also think it would be helpful when discussing birth to older siblings. Overall, I think having a mamamor birth/nursing doll would just be an awesome tool for my birth bag of Doula tricks! :) Cheers to doulas, families who hire doulas, childbirth educators who teach about doulas, and midwives/care providers who welcome doulas into the birth room with respect and open arms!

Burrowing In said...

I am a doula, a momma, and a community peaceful birth/parenting advocate. I could use a MamAmor doll for soooo many things. What comes immediately to mind is for use during childbirth/parenting education, which I do for urban children...mainly foster children who find themselves pregnant with very little support or resources. I'm so excited about these dolls!

Sara Achauer said...

DOULAS: "how can/could/do you use your MamAmor doll in your practice?"
Answer: I would use a MamAmor doll in my practice in a number of ways, but primarily as a visual aid for siblings. I often talk about birth and breastfeeding with the children of families I support. Often it is hard for younger children to envision these processes, and having a MamAmor doll would allow me to explain in a way that can be grasped by the child.

Cassie said...

I'm a mama of one and would love to use Julia in my Hypnobabies' classes that I will hopefully be teaching this next year. Julia would be especially helpful in assisting kids in understanding birthing who will be attending births. :)

Tanya said...

Already a fan on fb!!!
shared contest on fb :)

As a doula myself our group (Doulas of Regina) is going to have 2 information days about doulas free to the public, as well as have a booth at a big local arts festival this month!!
My daughter is lucky enough to have one of her beautiful dolls and she takes it with her to my local earth friendly store and shows and tells ppl about it all the time :)

Susanna said...

As a mother I would educate about doulas by telling everbody how great it is to have a doula when giving birth. It's really great to have someone there who is just for you.

Angela said...

I am not a doula, but have a dearly beloved doula whom I have been blessed to count as a friend and sister for over a decade now. My dearest Jamie spent 4 days with me laboring with my daughter. She was tireless in her support of myself and my husband. Her calm, gentle reassurance and humor and thoughtful contributions were the most amazing gift I could have been given. After becoming pre-eclampsic and transporting to the hospital where I ultimately delivered by c-section, she checked in on me and my daughter to make sure that I had support and was breastfeeding. Then she lovingly collected my placenta and cared for it with such respect so as to preserve its powerful presence. She has longed for a MamAmor mama for quite some time now and I would be thrilled to be able to provide one for her as a very heartfelt token of my appreciation!

Sophie Messager said...

As a doula I would use it to demonstrate birth, including breech/sunny side up, cuddling the baby at the breast with an intact cord after the birth, bfing, and of course using a sling with the baby!

Julia said...

As a mom i plan to educate children first when little girls see breastfeeding as a natural normal act and can "play" with their doll they grow confident in their abilities!

Mia said...

As a Mama, I will continue to tell people how I think my birth experience would have been better with a doula. There is so much more that i think would have been done, including avoiding the dose of fentanyl that ultimately made me throw up, and did nothing for my pain.

As an aspiring midwife, I hope to promote the use of doulas someday when I have my own practice or birth center. Hopefully by then, I will be able to share my own story of how a doula helped me.

Raqramos said...

As a doula i would use it to explain all birthing and breastfeeding positions, also to show the cord and placenta.

Jessica said...

I shared the contest on FB, and was already a fan :)

As a mama I have been blessed to know and been aided by wonderful doulas. I plan to continue to spread the word about a doulas play a vital role, even if you are assised by a midwife. This Thursday I will be speaking at a celebration for the international day of the midwife, I will use this opportunity to also acknowledge doulas, their hard work, dedication and essential pressence in the birth process.

I think your dolls are so beautiful and would feel very lucky to give one to daughter. I think it is a beautiful way to remind children that birth is normal, beautiful and joyful :)

-Jessica Wood (Regina, SK)

Erika said...

As a volunteer birth doula, I could use her to educate mothers from the Pregnancy Resource Center of Santa Cruz where I volunteer. During our free childbirth classes, she could be used as a basic visual for childbirth, just to wrap your head around the basics. For a private doula/client meeting, she could be used to do the same thing but in a little more detail because I'm speaking to her one on one. She could also be used to teach the woman's children about the birth process. This would be especially helpful if the woman wanted her children in the room for birth.

Sheri said...

I would love to gift beautiful Julia to my friend who is not only a busy and wonderful doula, but is also expecting her 4th baby! :) I am a babywearing educator and mama to two girls, and share with many I meet about the benefits of doulas. Best of luck to everyone! :)

Lori Haukaas said...

I would use my beautiful MamAmor doll to demonstrate birth and breastfeeding to older siblings at prenatal visits with families :)

Facebook fan & doula,

Lori
Mortlach, SK. Canada

Tania Doula McLoughlin said...

Already a fan !
Shared
1 and 2 are together for me, doulaing is life and life is mothering! In both of those Id share the doll with mamas and kids and friends and more, to show how life is. Im a huge fan of placentas so thats big on my list to show and tell kids!

paul dot mcloughlin (numeral two) at bigpond dot com

Calm Doula said...

As a birth and postpartum doula, I often work with families to help their older siblings prepare, understand, and integrate the childbirth and newborn experience. MamAmor dolls are an obvious and wonderful resource to help make this happen. I love it!

Casey said...

As a midwifery student, I am attending a lovely International day of the Midwife event on the 8th where I will be doing henna for the women in attendance, but my whole table & setup will be devoted to what a doula can bring to your birth, complete with video footage of a doula serving women in both the home & hospital.

As a doula I would also love to be able to use a beautiful doll like this to demonstrate breastfeeding positioning as well as labor options with my clients.

Gina said...

As a mom, I educate my children about natural birth and how doulas can help. As a childbirth educator, I educate my couples on natural birth and how a doula can be of help in getting the birth they desire. I also educate them on the help they can receive from post partum doulas. And, I give reference information for doulas in my area to my couples. Thank you for this awesome opportunity. I would love to have one of these fabulous dolls to help normalie birth! (BTW--I'll share the giveaway on FB) :-)

Angie L., Doula said...

This MamAmor doll would be awesome to show women in prenatals, classes and workshops! I would also love to have her to show my children to help prepare them for our homebirth.

Cheroona said...

These dolls have so much magic contained within every stitch. As a new Doula, I would enjoy sharing this doll with everyone I meet! I am also the co-founder of The Lotus Birth Campaign and would love be able to allow children I meet to play with Julia and I can talk to them about the facts of life in a enjoyable and playful way! If I don't win Julia I will be getting in touch about a possible commission for our important work. www.lotusbirthcampaign.org Thanks again for all you do to support natural birth! <3 Lotus Love Cheroona xxx

Medicine Woman said...

I plan to use Julia in my practice educating mothers and daughters (including my own) at Wise Woman Fertility. Thanks!

Rachel said...

I am a Mommy to one beautiful boy and 2 gorgeous girls. I am already a huge fan of MamAmor Dolls and I plan on using her to show my children just how natural and beautiful childbirth is! My Son and Daughter already watch me nurse their little sister and both have 'nursed' their own dolls, Teddy bears, etc. For them to see childbirth in the purest, simplest form would be a joy and a blessing...perhaps inspiring their own natural childbirth later on or perhaps to get them involved as Doulas/Midwives!

Jasmine said...

I would *love* to win Julia!
"how do you plan to educate your community about doulas this month?"
I will be holding a Trust Birth meeting on interventions and will feature doulas as an effective tool that a mama can use to avoid/prevent medical intervention in her birth, to promote healthier, happier experience. :)

Becki said...

I'm a fan and have shared on my wall on FB.

As a mom, I'm using a doula for the first time in the birth of my second child due in December. I plan to blog about my doula and tell my friends/family about the role of a doula and how she can help empower me and other women.

babycatcher said...

I am a midwife and share the benefits of doulas with my clients by having doulas come and meet some of my clients, as well as have them assist me at home births. A good doula is a valuable asset and works as well as pain relief in many instances!

Audrey said...

For me, education re: the importance of doulas isn't something that I will do just this month only. I regularly talk with friends, family, and acquaintances about doulas - how they support mommas, how outcomes are better for babies, how there are fewer interventions during birth when doulas are used. Some people I know think that just having someone, anyone, at their birth is the same as having a trained and certified doula. I then provided verbal information as well as links to resources to show that doulas are a special group and are uniquely qualified to support mommas before, during, and after birth.

michelle@knittedtogether.org said...

I am hosting monthly BabyNet Community events. Every month is a different topic: Breastfeeding, Baby Wearing, Birth Stories. We've had as many as 50 women to our events! Connecting moms to one another is the best thing about what we are doing. We are creating friendships that will carry them through their births and beyond.

rescueofme said...

As a mama who had a doula at the birth of my son, I always share and recommend them to my friends who are pregnant. There is a lady at my church whose husband is deployed and will not be home before the birth. I plan on printing out some FAQs about doulas to give to her!

Doula Brandi said...

I've been a fan of MamAmor for a long time!
As a doula (I would LOVE to win this MamAmor!!) I can use "Julia" to educate my clients about optimum fetal positioning and birth in general. As a mama I can use the MamAmor to educate my children (girls and boys) about birth~the 'where' and the 'how' and reinforce the positive message that breastfeeding is best!
Besides all this, my oldest DD [who's birthday is the first part of June] wants one really~really bad! It would be a great gift for her. Wish me luck!
Thanks MamAmor for this lovely doll and sponsoring this giveaway!

Teresa said...

These dolls are gorgeous, I just love them! I regularly educate others about doulas on a Mom online community I am active in =)

Doula~Mom~Activist said...

Julia would be a much loved and valued addition to my prenatal bags. She would be a fantastic learning tool for younger siblings to demonstrate age appropriate breastfeeding and birth.

I taged you on Facebook today: https://www.facebook.com/SinCityBirth

Tracie said...

DOULAS: "how can/could/do you use your MamAmor doll in your practice?"

I'm just beginning the process to becoming a doula but I'd love this doll to use as an education tool. I'd use it to help clients teach and prepare their children about birth and breastfeeding.

Vanessa said...

As a Doula and Trust Birth Facilitator in Nebrasa, I'd use the doll to show older siblings about mommy.

vanessapruitt at Gmail dot com

Amanda said...

i would love having a doll for clients children to play with during visits, to use to spark up conversation and to also use as a tool during prenatal classes!! :)
i like on FB*
-Amanda Miner

Wendy said...

I love these dolls! My husband often catches me checking out the website-wish he'd get the hint! I will share on fb (again!). I would love to show this doll off in my CBE classes or my doula prenatal visits. I would love to have her in my home as a discussion starter. Someday, I will have one!

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

I am already a fan and sharing on fb :)

I plan on writing a blog post about doulas soon!

dink37211 said...

if it means anything @ all, i was able to get the doula in training around here, hooked up w/ the new birthing center in town...and now she is working w/ the birthing center and midwives there...which i am very happy about...

i put up articles all the time on doulas, midwives, breastfeeding, natural childbirth, etc...so that is how i will help educate this month...

GOD bless, dia-marie wikner

Melia said...

As a doula, I would love to use her to model breastfeeding positions for my clients as well as birthing positions.

I talk about the dolls all the time, but will definitely post on Twitter and I'm already a FB fan.

Erin said...

I am a doula - I could use Julia in my practice to demonstate the MANY laboring and birthing positions a mama could use, and how a mama could catch her own baby in those positions!

Brandi of Brandi's Birthing Service said...

I would use her as a tool to help my clients feel more comfortable with the birth process.

mrscamacho said...

1. totally a fan!

2. shared on my FB wall, may blog about later

3. I'm working on a breastfeeding resources page for my blog, and it includes info about the importance of doulas at birth as well as post partum doulas!

heylaurawhat (at) gmail (dot) com

http://www.heylaurawhat.com

Maet said...

Like on facebook
spread the word amongst my friends and student midwives.

As a midwifery lecturer, I would increase the knowledge and promotion of doulas to my midwifery students and women to effect change in their lives also. I love doulas and understanding the great emotional and holistic support a doula can be is invaluable to women experiencing birth in this system which sometimes works against them.

Jennifer said...

As a doula this would be GREAT for moms with children already who aren't quite sure what is going to be going on with mom. I've wanted one of these dolls for a while and it would just add so much education to even my own small children.

Jennifer

GJ Hills We Are said...

Showing my daughter that birth is natural and breastfeeding, no matter where you are is all good.

Janice said...

I would use this doll as I am a doula in a drug and alcohol rehab and most moms really benefit from hands on learning. I'm also pregnant myself so I could also use it for my two year old daughter xx

Edna said...

I would use her as a mama to show my boys the process of birth before our new baby comes in August.

Chrissy said...

I'm a huge FB fan My 5yr old was there with me for the beautiful birth of his little brother. He is always re-enacting the birth with his dolls but none of them have the right equipment. I'm part of a group of gentle parents who try to educate other parents about gentle birth and gentle parenting. We have lots of books and slings that we loan to parents and parents to be.
We have playdates here at my house once a week for local mothers and their children and I can't think of a better toy for the kids to play with.

We recently had a 9yr old girl come over and play. She was asking me lots of questions after she saw me breastfeed my 3yr old, she'd only ever seen her mother bottle feed her little sister. This doll would have been such a great educational toy for her - I just loved it how my 5yr old was explaining how you breasfeed and the best way to hold and carry your baby :)

Anonymous said...

I tell every woman that I come in contact with about doulas. They are such a benefit. My husband had the flu while I was in labor - so my doula was literally my only support.

Bri/gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like MamAmor Dolls on FB already :) I also shared this giveaway on FB. As a Momma and military wife I will share with other military wives how beneficial it can be to have a doula, especially if their husband is not home.

eocbwife at yahoo dot com

mamadurf said...

I already like her on fb and have shared this. As for #3, I would use it in my birthing discussions with clients and/or with their children during thr prenatal visits. Positive visualization using this doll would be great!

Sarah said...

As a Mama...I have been a fan of these beautiful dolls for a long time and my daughter is part way there with her savings to buy her very own Mamamor doll. We look at the website every couple of days, seeing which new dolls are available and listening to the beautiful music. Even if we win we will buy another and take them with us to playgroups, parenting meetings and share the beauty of them with anyone who visits us. Every little girl and boy would be so lucky to have such a gorgeous doll.

Rachelb75 said...

As a mum of 4 girls, I would use the doll to educate them naturally, holistically and make them aware that birth is a natural, beautiful process as is breastfeeding! She would then be held as a family heirloom,and become a feeding Pied Piper, spreading her message to generations to come, smiling all the way :)

SummerSorbet said...

I am already a fan on facebook. I think she has the cutest dolls ever.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

innerchild777 said...

I love this concept! As a mother, normalizing these beautiful processes of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding/bonding with our babies is so important. I'd love to share this doll with my children!
As a postpartum doula, I'd love to have this as an educational tool for either mothers, partners, or soon-to-be-siblings! What a GREAT way to share with them what is going on with mom and baby:)
Thanks for making these:)

Brandie Lekovic said...

Delightful. I can't image how excited I would be to have a doll of hers! I am a doula & CBE so Julia would be helpful to break the ice, entice questions, and demonstrate her baby love - honestly though, it's at dinner parties, and when my boys have friends come over that I most want to have her available. Learning happens in the most unexpected places! xx

SummerSorbet said...

I really can't answer question #3 because I am not a Doula and I won't be educating my community. I have assisted in the hospital birth of my friend's 4 children, my daughters 2 children and one of my daughter-in-laws children. My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter was in the delivery room when her brother was born 15 weeks ago and she wants this doll so bad.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

Katy Saffery said...

I am a supply teacher and a doula and am currently gathering materials for a sibling class that I would like to have up and running by the fall. This doll would be a PERFECT addition. What a beautiful way for children to experience and learn about birth and breastfeeding.

Deanna said...

Yay! Another chance a MamAmor giveaway! As a mama who had a homebirth and fully believes in community and having birth educated women supporting mama's and partners in birth....I love the carry the message of Doula's and midwifes! My plan this month is to help my 2 beautiful pregnant friends connect with and find a doula that meets their needs for their upcoming births! I believe it's very important to ask questions and ensure you and your doula have a connection before choosing the right one!
Thanks for the chance! Deanna

Vernita said...

I would love to have Julia join me while I share the wonder of birth and breastfeeding the the moms I work with. I have liked her page and shared this info with my friends.

Erin said...

Mamamor is amazing! Added one to my family and gifted one to my midwife team to share the beauty & support children learning about natural pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding. I will support increasing awareness about doula's by speaking with my mama friends.

Nicole Doan said...

I'm a grandmother and how I wish home births, etc. had been "cool" when I was pregnant and had my son. Now,I have 2 nieces and a few other young friends that are doulas.I am their strongest supporter and will talk to anyone who will listen about the benefits of home births, midwives and doulas. One niece is also a CBE and is always talking about getting a MamAmor doll for her classes. I think Julia would be absolutely perfect, and I would love to win it for her.

Beth Hauser said...

We love these dolls and would love to give it to my CNM to educate siblings that come to the appointments with parents!

Laura Merwin said...

As a Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Lactation Specialist, (two very similar titles, I know!) I work with Mamas prenatally as well as postpartum. I often discuss doulas as a way to both make sure they are adequately supported and nurtured during labor, as well as helping with that first latch following baby's birth... this month, I will begin training to become a doula! I love MamAmor Dolls and have shared this contest on my Facebook page(s)!

Nicole said...

As a new MOM (I just turn 7 months with my daughter today! :D) and CBE completing my training to be a Doula and Breastfeeding Consultant, MamAmor Doll - Julia will be such an awesome Mother's Day gift for me!

Julia will also be such an awesome help in my classes to visually demonstrate baby's position in mommy's tummy, the birthing process and breastfeeding! Julia will also star in my videos and snap shots of my explanation and I'll give them to my clients so that they can refer to them whenever they want! And if you allow, I'll post them on FB to share with the world too!

I'm sharing my drug-free natural birth experience in an article in the local (Singapore) magazine this month. It talks about doulas assisting births, how they make a difference to births and that it is possible to give birth to a baby as big as 4.4kg naturally, even peacefully! My husband and I were so relaxed that we even fell asleep in the tub at one point!

When I see your dolls, I fell in love with them immediately because they gave a meaning to my career and passion as a mother to share the wonderful, peaceful way of birthing and beauty of breastfeeding to more family and new parents out there. I really hope to win Julia cause it will mean so much to me.

Shandanette said...

As a doula, I would love to use the dolls to highlight the body- and lactation-positive approach of these dolls. I also think they make a great, thoughtful, timeless gift for a mama to receive in celebration of her birth. They are absolutely stunning pieces of art! I look forward to owning one myself one day!

Andrea said...

I am currently studying to be a CBE and would Love one of these amazing dolls to use during my workshops. I think they would be fantastic to use with children, to show different positions that babies may be in during labour and also to normalise breastfeeding.

Thank you!

Alisa said...

I am already a fan on fb and I will share this givaway as well... to educate people on doulas I tell everyone I know what a wonderful support a doula can be. As a student in a mental health counsiling program, currently taking a couples and family counsiling class I will educate my classmates on the importance of doulas in the pregnancy and childbirth phase of the family life cycle. If I won this doll I would have my almost 3 year old son take it everywhere and I could answer people's questions about it including that I won it in a givaway celebrating international doula month! This of course would be a good way to introduce education about doulas and how they are so important and wonderful!

sarahvine said...

As a doula I'd keep it on my bookshelf for clients view and feel free to investigate. It'll break the ice and open the way for free discussion! Love, love love these dolls.

Christie Haskell said...

I liked her on Facebook and shared this on Twitter (@RanaAurora)

As a mama, I'd love to use it with my kids, and future grandkids, to help normalize nursing play and even birth, so that the function of birth and breastfeeding, even eventually the discussion of how it got there, wouldn't be closed off or "Weird."

Xilan said...

I am going to start doula classes next year! I would use the doll to teach my children about birth and breastfeeding as well as future siblings of futute clients.

Dawn said...

I love these dolls! As a mama, I am planning to start doula training soon, so that will definitley help spread the doula love! :-)

Melissa said...

I am an AP mama of 1, I would use this doll (that I have been drooling over) to teach my daughter about natural birth. After having a TERRIBLE birth experince, I will be (and already have) spreading the word of how amazing a doula can be during/after labour. We also do child lead weaning, I would use this doll to teach my daughter that it is OK to BF anywhere/time. (unlike those dolls that come with bottles) What an awesome give away. Good luck everyone :)

jessicafairy said...

I'm allready a fan of MamAmor on facebook. I will also share this giveaway on facebook.

To answer your question; I will continue to recommend doulas and midwives and share my knowledge with every pregnant mama I know!

My plan is to share this doll at my childbirthing class and then to gift it to my amazing midwife who will use it as a teachig tool for her clients and midwifery students!

Mountain Mama said...

I am "just" a mama, but I believe every mother deserves a doula for her children's births. I did not have a doula for my first child, but was blessed enough to have an amazing doula for my second daughter's birth (in February!) and the difference was astounding! I have already educated many of my friends (who did not even know what a doula was!), and try to continue doing so any time I can bring it up!
I also have a cloth diapering/recycling blog that I would love to use to write a blog about your doll, and how wonderful doulas are.
I really hope to make (if only a small) impact in our area about this topic. I live in West Virginia, and most people who live here are very uneducated about their options during childbirth (as in, they don't know they have any options!).
Thanks for such a great giveaway!!!! And thanks for offering such a neat product!!

Kalyn said...

I am just a mother but I had a doula with my daughter and I tell everyone I know when they are pregnant that I would never do labor again without one! My husband also agrees :) I would love to have one of these dolls for my daughter, she is the baby of the family and therefore the only one who never watched babies breastfeed. I want her to grow up with the knowledge of how natural parenting works and knowing how her body works.

Dawn U said...

As a mom (a VBAC mamma) I tell everyoe I know how wonderful doulas are. My doula was so loving, caring and knowledgable I think everyone should have one.

Chris said...

Ooh, good question.
In the long term I intend to gently educate those around me about natural birth, doulas, HB etc, by safely and responsibly modeling my beliefs in my next birth, like I currently model AP and BF.
But this month, I will simply share information gently and respectfully on my FB and blog. You never know who is reading... :)

Linea said...

As a doula and Childbirth Educator I would use her in my classes for younger (teens, college age) moms as we talk about birth and breastfeeding being normal. She's so pretty and I know it will open the doors for these young moms-to-be. :-)

TO Doula said...

As a doula and childbirth educator I'd use it for talking about birth and breastfeeding with siblings. I can also see leaving it out in adult classes for people to play with.

acommer said...

As a doula who does some of my own childbirth instruction, I would use her to teach a class on preperation for youngsters who are getting a little brother or sister.

Also I think it would make a great discussion piece in my office, something for clients to admire.

Brittany said...

I am a doula and I think Julia would be a wonderful addition to my practice as a teaching tool to show different positions for birth and also breastfeeding.

Jenn said...

As a doula, I contacted a paper and did a interview about what a doula is/does.

i'll also be shareing what doulas do with the community at a local cloth diaper store ;)

Deborah said...

I counsel breastfeeding mothers and have been coming around to the pro-doula mentality in the past few years since I'm around babies so much (my own two and many many more in my hood). I thought that if you had a midwife looking after you, you didn't need a doula...but boy was I wrong! Doulas rock!

Erin said...

As a doula, I would love to use this wonderful doll as a way to initiate communication between parents and their older children about birth, particularly for families who plan for the siblings to be present at the birth. I envision just having the doll available for children to explore and play with during prenatal doula visits. I think this would be a wonderful resource, and just plain fun!

Heather Derksen said...

I talk about doulas every single time I talk about pregnancy or birth with someone. I have 2 children and my births were on opposite ends of the spectrum. I want every woman to feel empowered during her pregnancy and I know that a doula is an important part of this. I would so love a MamAmor doll to share with my children. I want them to know that birth is beautiful. I have shared this blog on my Facebook page, and have shared the MamAmor page many times. <3
Heather Derksen
heatherderksen (at) shaw.ca

Grace said...

I'm not entering (though I do desperately want a doll and have followed MamAmor FB for sometime now, I think this WIN would be better in the hands of a doula or other childbirth educator) but I am referring the doula who attended my daughter's birth 2 1/2 years ago. I hope she enters (and wins)!

Kiwi midwife said...

What a fantastic idea! I'm a midwife and Julia would become a very well resource, she could help me explin labour, birth and breastfeeding.

Courtney S said...

I'm a mama, ff I won this gorgeous doll I would gift her to my wonderful doula/best friend who supported me through my birth so she can use her to educate other women/couples as she attends more lovely births.

Stacey Buhagiar said...

i had two Doulas for my pregnancy and birth of my daughter, i believe that they held a major part in my succesful VBAC with my daughter. so ever since she was born i have told everyone i can about the importance of having a Doula.

Tuesday said...

I am a midwife and I educate couples about Doulas by having them meet one. It is good to say nice things about doulas...but to have them meet one of these lovely ladies makes all the difference!

Tania M said...

Thank you for this amazing chance! I love this dolls and the whole mentality about it! ! already like her FB page and admire the dolls on her site! I have 2 boys and hope to have a girl too so that I can use the doll to explain the simple way of nature, even though I had 2 cesareans. I travel around the world and the doll would be my companion!!
I have shared this link on my FB profile.
Thanks again!!

Courtney Kay said...

I am a fan!

I am studying to become a doula and midwife and love MamAmor!!!! I would love to use Julia to educate soon to be sibs at appointments.

Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

As a Mom and future CBE I would use this tool in classes to teach women about the physiology of birth! I LOVE this!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jen said...

Sooooo excited about this giveaway. I have been a fan of MamAmor dolls and am anxiously awaiting the day I can buy/win one of my very own.
I tweeted about this giveaway (my twitter is jmo0525.)
I have just applied to be a breastfeeding peer counselor for my local WIC office and I hope hope hope I get it. I love breastfeeding my babies and I want to share that with everyone. I plan to use the doll for that where ever possible.

meghann said...

As a mama, I attend a playgroup in our community every Thursday. I'd just LOVE for my boys to walk in with her...Im sure it'd spark a ton of comments and awareness. I had a Doula with my first child and midwives after that, if I could've afforded it, I would've had a Doula for my last two as well. She was my coach and my rock, I was so happy to have her by my side. I'd love to spread that message with others. :)

Amy O said...

I would look forward to sharing the doll with my pregnant friends and as a doll maker myself I can really see the vitamin L in these! As for Doula month, I would get the word out in playgroups and classes I attend with my 2 young children. I've already emailed my friends about the contest.. thank you!!

Julia Trainee Doula said...

As an accredited breast feeding counsellor and trainee doula also called Julia, with a matching hairstyle and colour:) Julia the birthing doll would be amazing to own and would become an important education tool within the network of doulas I'm involved with in the north east of England. I absolutely adore these dolls and have been looking for one that spoke to me for a while and Julia does. Not only would have a loving home here in the UK and be played with by my three daughters, but she'd also be very busy educating many people. I am a fan the facebook page and will share his link again.

Kara said...

I'm already a FB friend of MamAmor and desperately want one for my almost 2 year old. I emailed my sister in law so we could both drool over the doll, and at least then we might get one in the family.

I'm an OB nurse and LOVE doulas. I remind my fellow RNs that they almost always make our job easier--and that there is such good evidence that the continuous support is necessary and we know we can't provide it.

Leah said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I am a big fan of MamAmor dolls (and liked them on facebook a while back).

I am an aspiring doula... I hope to go through the training in a couple of years when my baby is a little older. Until then, I will happily tell everyone about the awesome doula/ student midwife that attended my birth and opened my eyes to the benefits a doula can bring to a laboring mama.

Kaitlyn said...

Very exciting giveaway!! I <3 mamamore:)
I am a doula and a midwifery student and I would use this doll for educational purposes with my clients, as well as a fun demonstration for my clients children. I think it can be hugely useful in taking the fear out of birth and in giving kids a real (rather than abstract) way of imagining what will happen when the baby in mummies tummy comes out! Thanks for this opportunity, -kaitlyn w. Doulakait@gmail.com

Doula Brandi said...

I've been a fan of MamAmor for a long time!
As a doula, I would love to win "Julia", I imagine that I would use her most often to demonstrate optimum fetal positioning.
As a mother, a MamAmor doll would be utilized to reinforce breastfeeding as normal and the "how" and "where" about birth.
These dolls are simply the best thing since sliced bread! ;)
I'm using my facebook page to educate my followers about doulas during International Doula Month. I've shared this contest a couple of times now already!

Emily said...

I shared this link on the FB page for my business, A Precious Welcome.
I am a student doula and I would love to use this doll in teaching big brothers and sisters about how their new little sibling will be coming into the world!
I thought she looked like me too!!

Briana said...

As a doula I would love to add this doll to my bag to teach older siblings about birth.

It's such a hard time in their lives trying to understand what is happening around them. Often times you'll hear advice "give them age appropriate information" but the question then becomes what is that?

Parents often don't have the tools available to them to help children understand and a doll can help them with those conversations.

Fan on Facebook! And shared this contest with my followers as well!

Sera Fradgley said...

I LOVE Julia so much (as a side note, that's my MIL name :)... I NEED her!!! She is so beautiful! I will be sharing your link, I Love you on fb and will hug a doula this month :)
I share with my pregnant friends what a benefit a doula can be to have by her side through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Doulas (and Julia) RULE!

CNTeeny said...

I am a student midwife and I could not do my job without doulas! They are an integral part of a birth team and every mama should have one! I tell all my clients about doulas and highly (I cannot stress it enough!) recommend doulas to first time moms-to-be... and I plan to continue doing this every day! I would love to have Julia as a teaching tool and distraction for all the soon-to-be big sisters and brothers who will be attending their baby's birth!

Amber said...

I didn't know May was doula month! I'm a momma currently gathering reading materials, etc together--planning on starting for my DONA certification this fall. I will most definitely blog about the wonders of hiring a doula! :)

Jessica English said...

She is beautiful! I shared the link on Birth Kalamazoo's Facebook page, and I've been a fan of the MamAmor page for some time. I have been loving the MamAmor dolls for so long now! I can envision using it in our breastfeeding classes to demonstrate various positions. But what I'm most excited about is sharing it with little ones who are curious about breastfeeding and birth. So many of my clients ask about how to talk about birth with their older children, especially if the child will be attending the birth. Every one in awhile someone I know sends me a link to the MamAmor page saying how cool it would be if I had one to share with families - YES! Julia would be a wonderful teaching tool. And someday, when I am a midwife, Julia would reside in my birth center. <3 Thank you Nicole AND MamAmor for giving someone a chance to own her!

Tassie Made 4 Baby said...

MAMAS, CBEs, and MWs: "how do you plan to educate your community about doulas this month?":
I currently run classes on attachment parenting including babywearing demos and cloth nappy displays. This month the focus will shift a little into birth and doulas! We will have a doula come and speak with our group to discuss how the benefits on continuous care can negate the need for pain relief and prevent the cascade of interventions. not too mention the fact that a doula can help you stay strong and speak your mind even when you are at your most venerable. I know this doll would be a huge hit with the children in our group too. My own children have attended home births before and love to explain to the other children what goes on during birth. educating the children is an integral part of birth in my opinion as they need to know why mum is away and what is going to happen to her, if a hospital birth is chosen. Visual aides like this amazing doll are a blessing in educating young minds about the natural wonder of birth and breastfeeding.
Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

Amy said...

I am a presenter on Birth Hour, we have spoken about the MamAmor dolls on our radio show, and have posted links on our Birth Hour:Umbilical Sisters facebook page.
As a doula it is a fun tool to demonstrate the normalness of birth and breastfeeding, and to introduce the new mum to the worldwide community of mothers, it is a conversation starter.

Katie said...

I would love to be able to spread the word about doulas! They are an amazing resource to mamas everywhere, and so many people don't know about them!

Jennifer said...

I would love a MamAmor doll to use as an education aid with my client families when discussing the birthing process and breastfeeding

Pamela- said...

i would LOOOOVE to show everyone! i have three little girls as well, this will by far be a wonderful teaching tool! i'll even let my mw borrow her for virthing from within classes! i have been considering becoming a doula since i am deaf and feel that deaf women need support and empowerment as well! <3

Francine said...

I am a mama to a bright little girl. She will be turning 4 at the end of June, so this would be a lovely gift for her. More importantly it would be an amazing teaching tool, as she is very excited to be getting a baby brother or sister come September.

Jesse said...

Oh I have always wanted one of these amazing dolls:) As a doula I would use her to bring many smiles to my clients faces, and I am spreading the word about doulas this month by producing a baby fair featuring our local doula group :)

Sheena said...

I would use it to teach my daughter about how her brother will come out :)
Thanks for the chance
smmdavies@yahoo.ca

Linda said...

I love your dolls ADRIANA . I just purchased one for my grand-daughter ....now I need one for me ......and JULIA is just plain perfect. I am a huge fan of yours on Facebook . I talk about your dolls to all my friends far and near and so does my little 7 yr . old grand-daughter ....even before she gets hers .I can tell you she's going to be one of your biggest advocates . Can't wait to see the look on her face when she gets her doll with her twin babies ....it will sure do my heart good ...even though she's only 7 she's been patiently waiting for a couple of years now .....it's going to be her surprise for doing good in school . So exciting .
My contact email address is linlor52@yahoo.ca .

MamaWendy said...

As a doula, I think this doll would be a great learning tool for the older children of my clients. I know I wished I'd had one as I was preparing my daughter for the birth of our son. Children use play to understand the world around them, and I think this doll offers such a great opportunity for children to do that.

Buzzfloyd said...

What a beautiful doll! Already a FB fan of Mamamor and have now shared this on FB.

The doll would be for my new Bumps and Babies group. We are in a deprived area, and I hope to provide educational resources for parents who might not otherwise learn about the services available to them, including, among other things, information on doulas and contacts for doulas and independent midwives working locally. The doll would be for the children to play with and to help with demonstrations. :-)

Thanks for running the giveaway!

Shelly said...

I am totally in love with these dolls!! As a doula and CBE intstructor, I would use her as a demonstration tool in my classes with my clients. I would also use her with my three young children to help normalize birth and breastfeeding :)

Brandy said...

I plan on educating women (and their partners) about doulas using my photography business (I do maternity portraits, and once people find out my educational background - anatomy/physiology professor) as well as my personal background (home birth)...they always have lots of a questions about natural childbirth. I make sure to recommend a doula (whether home or hospital birth).

I would LOVE to win one of these dolls and show them to all the local doulas and midwives...so they can get them for their practice.

Christina said...

MamAmor dolls are amazing! I have loved them since hearing about them at my local Le Leche meeting. If I won I could bring this beautiful doll to meeting and play dates. Many of our members are doula's and have home birthed, this is a wonderful teaching tool for children.

Helen said...

I absolutely love MamAmor dolls and have liked her facebook page for quite sometime and have always wanted to own one of her dolls.
The Julia doll is absolutely gorgeous. I've shared the page to my friends on FB.

I am a mama and a pregnancy peer supporter as well as a breastfeeding supporter. I have 2 children aged 1 and 3 and when they get a little older i am wanting to study to become a midwife.

I could use the doll if i was lucky enough to win it, in supporting mums with pregancy and breastfeeding support as it is such an invaluable tool.

I am also a 'liker' of a friends Doula facebook page and this month plan to share the link of the page with all of my facebook friends to share and eduacte people about doulas in my community.

Thank you for the opportunity to win this doll.

helen x

The ArtsyMama said...

I plan to write a feature about Doulas in my Monday's Mamas posts. I had such a wonderful experience learning from a doula before the birth of our first, that I'd love to share information about them. I'd love to have a Mamamor doll to talk to my son about where babies come from as well.

Erykah said...

I am a Mama but also a board member for EMPOWERED Birth and daily look for ways to educate moms. We publish a newsletter for local mamas and host tables with brochures for mothers and families.

*DiSTaNT DReaMeR* said...

As a mother, I plan to educate everyone about the power of doulas by sharing my sons birth story, which wouldn't have been such an empowering event, had I not had Vanessa, MY doula <3

Also, since may is doula month, I plan on sharing information about doulas every day in my links!

Doulas rock!

Bethany said...

I am a doula and massage therapist. I remember my mom having a doll similar to this when she was a childbirth educator. I played with it often growing up. I loved it! Wish I still had it. :-(
I hope these become a normal part of not only educating women but toys for our young daughters to love, growing up with a normal view of the nurturing feminine. :-)

Natalie Watson said...

Such a cute doll and great educational tool! I am a doula and will be launching my CBE classes this fall. I would love to not only use this doll with my clients and in my class, but also have it as part of my "lending" materials. This would be a fabulous doll to led to clients that are expecting a 2nd, 3rd, etc... child. They could take it home with them to help explain the birth process to their other children and show them what breastfeeding is. So many possibilites!!! :) Thank you for such a great give-away!
www.NatalieDoula.comd3

Jennifer said...

I LOVE these! I'm a doula and also apprenticing to become a midwife. :o) What a lovely doll this is! My girls already breastfeed their "babies" so this would be awesome to have and show them! And also just to have in my one-day-hopefully office. :o)

Robin T. said...

I am a new momma and this month I am going to be speaking to several groups about my homebirth. I am speaking at a Chiropractic collrge this week and plan to share with them how instrumental my Doula was to my birth!! This doll would be great in our Chiropractic Practice as I help educate families and their children about natural birth and breastfeeding!

Nena said...

I freaking love her! She is beautiful! What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance!!!

I am a Mama who will be taking her Doula training in a few months. I am excited to have a MamAmor doll to teach my daughter about birth; and also to help children in families I doula for to learn about birth in a fun and interesting way. Education is so important! And allowing our children the opportunity to be educated on matters that are so important will build a strong generation of parents-to-be who will be confident in the choices they make during pregnancy and childbirth!
Thanks again for this amazing chance to win!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Steena Brown said...

I am a mother to one sweet little boy. I couldn't have been more thankful for my Doula as I ended up with a Ceserean delivery and would have had a much less joyful experience withouther loving support. A few friends who have had he as a Doula and I have been considering buying this doll for her just as an extra special thank you. If I were to win, I would be gifting it to her :)

alexisl said...

already a fan of MamAmor on FB and i tweeted:
http://twitter.com/dreamyowl/status/68018187559645185

i tell everyone who will listen about how wonderful doulas are! especially where i live, where natural birthing options are EXTREMELY limited (many women are forced to drive out of state while in labor to get the care they want). we used a doula for our first baby's birth ten months ago, and plan on using her again in three months when our next is due. where i live, the first question is "what is a doula?!" and i am more than happy to enlighten them. women here do not know that they have rights and options. and since i worked at the local hospital (and still hang out there at least once a week for the breastfeeding support group), they are surprised to hear about them, and how a doula can help achieve their goals for the birth experiences they desire.

thanks for hosting this giveaway! i have been dreaming about owning one of these dolls, but we can't afford one lol. it would be wonderful to share with my sister too; she is due with her fourth baby and has had two HBACs. it would definitely help prepare her youngest for the new arrival (who will be born just before the little one turns three) and also for teaching our children as we continue to grow our family!

AMDL at ME dot COM

Sarah--Well Rounded Birth Prep said...

I've "liked" Mamamor teaching dolls on Facebook for a long time now. :-)

As a childbirth educator and doula-to-be, I'd like to have a Mamamor doll for teaching sibling classes on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. A lot of my CBE clients are homebirth families and many of them incorporate their older children into the births of the younger siblings.

Here's the FB link where I posted the link to the giveaway:
http://www.facebook.com/sarah.degroff/posts/210436855656512

Kelly Jane said...

Already a huge fan of Adriana's work. One day i'll get a custom. Maybe i'll be lucky and snag this beauty. I'd love to be able to take this lady along to my daughters preschool and show all her friends :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Carly said...

I will educate my Facebook friends about doulas this month by posting any great articles I find and continuing to talk about the great birth experience I had with my doula.

Jenni said...

I'm already a fan on FB and would LOVE one of these dolls for my little girls to have!

I used a doula with both of my deliveries, and I couldn't have been happier with the support that I received from them. I will educate the community by sharing my stories, which are already available on my blog, but I will share more readily as people search for information.

Sarah said...

As a doula and childbirth educator I'd use her as an example for birth an breastfeeding - I know my clients would love it!

Anonymous said...

I love these dolls! I would use this doll to educate children about birth and breastfeeding and show moms breastfeeding positions.
Kelliegreene@ombellies.com

Crystal said...

This month and every month I use my facebook page as a platform to not only educate people about Doulas and Natural birthing but also Natural living and peaceful parenting. The more information you get out there, the more people that will turn to these approaches with their own life. Hopefully they will pass this information along to their friends and family as well so that the web of knowledge can continue to grow :)

Rachel Fee-Prince said...

When meeting w/families, this would be a great educational tool for children. I would love one for my own kids, though they are pretty familiar with the process :)

Karen said...

Word-of-mouth and storytelling with other parents-to-be seems most powerful to me. Thanks for spreading the word on the importance of doulas, and for sharing these gorgeous dolls!

Suzanne said...

I LOVE these dolls and would LOVE to have one to use to educate others who work in the field of infant and family wellness. I teach infant massage (am an Educator-Trainer, certifying those who go on to work with families). I would use this doll to demonstrate the beauty of parent-infant bonding, beginning in-utero, at birth, postpartum and on...since teaching infant massage is far more than teaching a series of strokes, this doll would serve as a valuable visual and kinesthetic tool for learning, growing and expanding one's perspective on early bonding.

Alana Mitchell said...

I have started an ICAN chapter in my area. It's not very active, but I have become good friends with a few of the Mama's that have contacted me. I'm always sure to tell my birth stories because I believe they are empowering. As badly as I wanted a homebirth, I had hospital births with all three children and I think in my area that makes an empowering birth seem more attainable.

Doula Brandi said...

I've been a FB fan of MamAmor for a long time. Plus I've shared this link on both of my pages .
As a doula I would love to be able to share optimum fetal positioning and labor positions with a MamAmor doll!
As a parent it would bring great joy to me to know that my children not only get to experience natural birth and breastfeeding IRL (by seeing their mother do these things) but to also play with a doll that can reinforce these values! Priceless!

Kara Seaton said...

As a CBE, we talk about doulas and their role in a birth with each new set of couples who come through our class. I'm also active in our local doula group and helped promote doula month with a "meet the doulas" event last week. Would love a beautiful doll to illustrate birth/breastfeeding to the families we touch.

Rene said...

I have the opportunity to speak with many mother both online and in person. Many times my birth stories come up in conversation and they both involve the wonderful benefits of my doulas. They were a great blessing and encouragement to me when I labored with both of my kids. Thank you for the chance of winning this beautiful doll set.

Kim and RII said...

I share my natural birth experience and immense support of a doula with anyone that will listen :) I also provide statistics on how doulas assisting families provides better birth outcomes for mama and baby. I have been oogling over these dolls for the past 16 months and would love to share this beautiful gift with my daughter!

Melissa said...

I recommended doulas to all my pregnant friends, My doula really helped me to stay focused on the expected outcome a healthy, beautiful baby boy, a successful VBAC!

Melissa Joers said...

As a mama I would use Julia to help educate friends and family to the beauty of peaceful birthing and to help explain why I want to become a doula!!!!

roshanne said...

I'm not a doula and didn't use a doula at my last 2 births but after my daughters birth 3 weeks ago when I was lucky enough to have 1 great midwife thru my whole birth, I would certainly recommend all of my pregnant friends to use a doula. In our public health care system it's really luck of the draw who you get at your birth and if birthing takes more than a few hours you can end up with 2-3 or more midwives! I know that from my first 23 hour hospital labour! I was just lucky this time a really clicked with my midwife and she was on a 12 hour shift! I have loved mamamour dolls for ages and shared the giveaway on facebook ;D

Jayde said...

I'm not a doula & I own one of these beautiful dolls, but i would love to win one for my friend who can't afford one at this time as she adores Adriana's gorgeous girls :) I would love to see her face if i were to give her one. Good luck to everyone entering though!

Jenn/Ev said...

As a mama, I share about my great birth experience with a doula and the health/birth benefits to having a doula at one's birth and postpartum with all the women I know who are expecting or adopting. I also share local doula events on my Facebook page.

(I "LOVE" MamAmor on her FB page and I shared this giveaway on my FB page.)

Jenn H.

ejhamner at hotmail dot com

Gwen said...

Wow...As a doula I would use her to teach others.. I think one of my favorite features is her motherly smile and he motherly figure... SHe made me feel almost tribal. Gwen Brancato

Suzanne Terry said...

As a doula, I would use this in prenatal visits with clients to give them a visual on birth positions, baby's position (anterior, posterior, etc.). As a mama, I would use it to show my baby girl how beautifully and naturally I birthed her into this world and how I fed her as a babe/toddler/child.

Tiffany said...

I have already like her on facebook.
I have shared the giveway on my facebook page.

And here is the answer to the question...

At first, I was not sure about doulas. UNTIL, one of my best girlfriends started becoming one. And educated me on the importance of one.
Now, this has changed my mind about them. I inform anyone I know about doulas and spread the word as much as I can by word of mouth.
They are women and men that help with supporting mothers in their time of need. I know I will be using my friend when I become pregnant again.

carolinamomma said...

I would use this beautiful doll to explain birth and breastfeeding to younger siblings! Swoon.... I've wanted one forEVER! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tina said...

As a mama I would share her with my classes and in the groups we attend. She is wonderful.

Kristy Fahrenwald said...

MAMAS: "how do you plan to educate your community about doulas this month?"

I have to be honest... my educating on this one *is* sharing great things like this on facebook and teaching my children that mamas have *options* when they give birth. I support doulas but have never used one in my 5 births... but I want *every* woman (and her hubby) and in particular my future woman (and four future hubbies) to know her birth is *hers* and I know that doulas can be one great support to that.

adrienne said...

I tell everybody who asks that I had a doula for my last birth and how much of a difference it made to my labour. I also plan to donate this doll (if I win her) to my midwife's office for future clients to enjoy:)

AnDCorby09 said...

I would use the doll to encourage breastfeeding even more than I do now to new momma's. Plus it is SUPER cute and would definitely be a good influence to have around!

kristal2146 said...

I already have one but I know someone who would LOVE her!! As a doula, I plan to use her to help siblings understand where baby comes from and normalize breastfeeding so moms can feed comfortably in front of their children.

Like on facebook and shared on facebook as well.

kristal2146@yahoo.com

Earth Mama J said...

As a doula, I feel she would be wonderful for teaching siblings that are expecting a new member in their family especially those that are going to be present at the birth. By showing a child the natural process of birth with a friendly, lovely doll, I think it would allow them to experience it for themselves via pretend play in an nonthreatening atmosphere before seeing mom go through it. By being able to re create it, children would become more comfortable with the process.
Also, children are used to looking at toys as the inspiration of what is "cool" and what the world looks like. By having a doll that shows how natural and normal birth and breastfeeding is, it would help them see it as cool.

Charity said...

As a momma, I share my birthing experiences with everyone who is willing to listen. I tell them all that doulas are wonderful support and speak up for you when you aren't able to. Charity Kraynak

Vicki said...

As a mama of five girls and soon to be another baby, I would love to win one of these beautiful Mamas. I will be posting about doula month on fb and on my blog. Thanks for the opportunity to own one of these mamas :)

chris said...

I would love to use a Julia to work with the children I help prepare for birth at their mama's prenatals. The children already love to curl up one of the babydolls and help me pass it through the pelvis-- if I had a doll that birthed, they'd enjoy it so much more! And these dolls are so idea-- I've had the pleasure of experiencing them in person at the Trust Birth conference. The placenta, the umbilical cord, the nipples-- these sweet dolls are to die for!!

Anonymous said...

As a mama who had an emergency c-section I don't have a lot of experience with this profession but I can educate myself and use Julia to explain who made her and what that means to pregnant and labouring women all over the world.

Good luck everyone. Sarah Chin-a-Loy xx

Lusty/Alyssa/Akeyla said...

I have had two home births so far and while I haven't had a doula for either of them, I was blessed to have midwives attending. They had many great tools for teaching my son what to expect during labour and birth, but nothing like these amazing dolls.

I'm going to start my doula training program in a couple months and have already planned on buying one of these dolls once I'm certified and my service gets going.

As a doula, I plan on offering child minding as one of my services as I believe if a child is prepared and wants to be there for a birth, they should be able to share in the amazing experience of it. I know these dolls would be a great way to educate both adults and children alike. When we were preparing my son for my daughter's birth, we had a lot of great resources, but nothing like this. I think this would have been a really easy and visual way to show him how birth works.

Sarah Lee said...

I am a mama, doula, and childbirth educator. I would love to have one of these dolls for my doula practice. It would be fantastic to have a birth and breastfeeding model that wasn't so clinical. This would also be a great sibling tool during home visits.
As a childbirth educator, I educate my students about doulas every chance I get. It is a set topic that is incorporated into our curriculum.
My local community group, The Birth Network of Monterey County, just hosted an educational 'Meet the Doula' event on Sunday.

Heidi Jae said...

I am a doula, for both birth and postpartum along with being a massage therapist and yoga teacher that focuses on women, mothers, and families. I would be honored to use such a high quality and artistic doll that embodies our body's potential to hold a baby, birth it, and breast feed. I would use this doll in a variety of ways. I think its ability to help a woman visualize herself giving birth and breastfeeding would be my favorite way to use it. I think she would act as a totem of sorts, an altar-piece that would go with me to workshops, yoga sessions, prenatal visits, even postpartum to give a woman confidence that her body has gone through, and is going through a highly transformative process and to connect with the beauty of these changes and hopefully find peace with her place in her process.

Rose said...

As a Mama and a Doula, I would use this doll to educate my son about normal, natural birth and living and new families-to-be about great positions for labor and breastfeeding. What a wonderful way to open up a discussion! She is just lovely.

Rose said...

As a Mama, I would use this doll to educate my son about natural, normal birth and living. As a Doula, I would help expecting families learn about their options during this big transition in their lives. What a beautifully crafted, well thought out doll! She would be great for opening a conversation.

Kendra S. said...

As a doula, the first thing that comes to mind is lending Julia to clients to help them educate their older children about birth/breastfeeding. What an awesome doll! There are so, so many applications for her!

Anonymous said...

As a mama who had an awesome doula, I would love to gift this to my doula, who was instrumental, no, essential, in the birth I was able to achieve.

Jennifermarinparke (at) gmail (dot) com

Andrea said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I love your dolls! I am a somatic experiencing practitioner who helps people resolve trauma in their body and lives. I'd like to have your beautiful doll in my office for clients to use for birth renegotiation.

Faith Babies said...

As a midwife I am recommending doulas to help them as most Dads feel they need the help. Sometimes I am very tired after being up the days before some births and it is nice to have a doula there to work with Mom and Dad while I rest and get refreshed before the actual birth begins.
I would love to have Julia as she is the perfect doll to help women understand the process of birth and breastfeeeding especially primip moms.

emplay80 said...

I love Julia and I love doulas! I have had two natural births with the help of a doula. I sing their praises every day and will continue to do so!

Erin Houser said...

Oh, I would so love to have one of these dolls, as a mommy to a sweet girl, and a (newly trained) doula! I would love to use the doll to model baby presentation as well as birthing positions!

Michelle said...

Julia is beautiful! I'm a fan on Facebook already and have shared the giveaway. I spread the word about doulas by letting pregnant friends know that having a doula can really help them attain the birth that they are wanting (and encourage them to research/meet some doulas and find out what they do, despite the fact that some doctors *ahem, mine* will talk down about them).

Anonymous said...

I follow on facebook and have posted a thread on my parenting board.
I'm just a mama but I would very much like to welcome Julia into our family. I had a wonderful homebirth and my daughter is an extended breastfeeder at 2.5 still sleeping in the bed she was born in. As an itty bitty she loved to breastfeed her dolls, but after being introduced to preschool this year like probably hundreds of children she has been taught the truth baby goes with bottle. What a different world we would live in if the message baby goes with breast was passed on as loudly? :) I would like to share Julia with my daughter's school and hope to initiate conversations and play that would promote birth and breastfeeding as natural. Thus supporting doulas and the birth community by just maybe :) building a healthy and empowering foundation for the mothers of tomorrow.

Lrlohman at g mail dot com

designsbyally said...

As a mama, i shall be celebrating doula month, by attending by doula friends' 'doula-doo' it's an open invitation event, hosted by the local doula's to raise awareness of themselves and to educate others. i'm taking along a few pregnant friends and hope that it will help them to make an informed decision for their births

Birthing Mamma said...

These dolls are awesome! I would use this doll in my CBE classes to demonstrate BF and labor.

natalie said...

As a midwifery student, I would use Julia to hopefully educate the children of clients about mommy's upcoming birth & to explain breastfeeding to littles! She's absolutely beautiful :)

Life in Bloom Photography said...

Hi! I am a doula/student midwife/childbirth educator/mom. :) I just found your website this morning while searching for a pregnant/birthing doll that I could use to help prepare my son and daughter for the homebirth of our 3rd child, which we are planning for November. I cannot express how awesome your creations are! Even in all the natural toy stores that we shop online I have never been able to find a doll like this! I love that your mamas embody all the birthing and parenting things that are so important to our family-natural birth, family-centered birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering! I would love to use one of your beautiful dolls to prepare my children for their sibling's arrival and I would also love to borrow it from them to use as a fun tool to demonstrate birth, breastfeeding, and bonding in my natural childbirth classes and with my doula clients. Thank you for making such a wonderful product!

Oh and I 'like' you on Facebook and shared your site and blog with a doula friend of mine. ;)

Karen said...

As a mama, doula, CBE, & aspiring midwife, I'd use this all the time! I'd especially like it for clients planning to have their little ones at the birth. What a great teaching tool. And cute to boot.

bernadette said...

I Like MamAmor on FB and I have shared the link from MamAmor.
I am a Homemaker at the moment but I am interested in becoming a Doula in the future. I cannot think of a better thing to do than to help women have the birth of their dreams. I LOVE doing my part to help liberate women and to help "mainstream" the natural acts of labor and Breastfeeding.

Laura Hendley said...

Hello, I am already a fan of the facebook page for these beautiful dolls. I have shared the link with the friends on my facebook page.

I am a mum and a breastfeeding peer supporter so I will be talking to mums about the benefits of having a doula present before and after the birth for visits and breastfeeding encouragement. I will remind them that breastfeeding gets off to the very best start after a calm and natural birth, which can be achieved with the help of a doula. xxx

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