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Brooke Atkinson
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  • Locust, NC
  • United States

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Started May 16, 2010

japanese beetles
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Francie Jun 20, 2009.

Cleaning a bathtub
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Jun 23, 2009.


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Brooke Atkinson posted a discussion


I am very excited to be announcing this.  A new doula group had been formed in the Charlotte area.  Doulas of the Charlotte Area (DOCA) is a group of women seeking to hold a high standard of professionalism and responsibility to our clients and with the medical professionals we work with.  Please check out the website www.doulasofthecharlottearea.com and become a friend on facebook.  Let me know if you have any questions…See More
May 16, 2010
Brooke Atkinson replied to Sarah Birkmaier's discussion Help with summertime nursing please in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"A vinager rinse on your nipples before and after feedings can help. A friend also swears that she tried everything and Keifer (she got from Pat I think) cleared it right up."
Jul 30, 2009
Anna replied to Brooke Atkinson's discussion Cleaning a bathtub
"I used vinegar for mine. The Tea Tree would be great for disinfecting too. Happy homebirthing! ~Anna"
Jun 23, 2009
Francie replied to Brooke Atkinson's discussion japanese beetles
"I have been knocking them into a bucket of soapy water twice a day, using a fly swatter. I also dab a blob of soap on their eggs when I see them. I like the idea of the sheets on the ground first - I think fewer will get away, and you can shake the…"
Jun 20, 2009
Sofia T replied to Brooke Atkinson's discussion Cleaning a bathtub
"I use hydrogen peroxide for mine, it's supposed to sanitize... I think vinegar isn't a bad idea either, as of tea tree oil would give a nice smell too. I never tried the combination of vinegar and tea tree oil, I use mandarine/orange…"
Jun 20, 2009
Sofia T replied to Brooke Atkinson's discussion japanese beetles
"Brooke, would you try this? Bug Juice spray: If you can handle it this is supposed to work. Harvest about 1 cup of beetles, put them in an old blender and liquefy them. Thin this with enough water to make it pass through a sprayer. Spray it on any…"
Jun 20, 2009
Brooke Atkinson replied to Brooke Atkinson's discussion japanese beetles
Jun 20, 2009
Sofia T replied to Brooke Atkinson's discussion japanese beetles
"my roses too. I went to the closest nursery a week ago and they gave me something "the most safe", I don't even remember the name it's in the shedd. Next morning I started reading directions and got so scared I had to go back.…"
Jun 20, 2009

Profile Information

What does "holistic" mean to you?
Natural living and medicine, non-allopathic medicine.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
For 3-4 years
a little about me
I am a childbirth educator, breastfeeding educator and doula. I have two children. My daughter, Olivia, is 2 1/2. My son, Brayden, is 4 months. Both were natural births. My son was born at home. We had a midwife for prenatal and postpartum care, but he was born so fast the midwife didn't make it! I do not vaccinate my children and always treat any illnesses with herbal or homeopathics.
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?
Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Education, labor Doula. www.beautifulchildbirth.com.

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At 1:08pm on March 31, 2010, Pat said…
Next MNO is Tuesday, the 6th at Bombay Grill in Pineville if you can join us.

Hope you are doing well!

At 2:11pm on April 8, 2009, Kimberly Crews said…
Thanks for the feedback, Brooke. It appeared that CMC-Pineville offered the best options on the surface when we chose it. We are with the Piedmont OB/GYN group and our primary CNM is Sage Brook. We really like her but only have a 20% chance of getting her and that's if Baby Crews makes its way into the world on a weekday...I'm am learning to adapt as best I can. I will let you know if we need anything - thank you for the offer. I hope to meet you at the 4/15 meeting.
At 11:15pm on April 7, 2009, Kimberly Crews said…
Hi Brooke.

My expectation date is 6/9 but you know babies - they come when they come. I am to deliver at CMC-Pineville at their birth center. We don't have a doula but our hypnobirthing teacher is one and I've had lots of experience with Doulas. When I lived in Portland I was the lead massage therapist at a spa that specialized in pregnant and parenting families. I can't tell you how happy I am to find this group - it brings a bit of home to this new place.

I am very relieved to hear that SB 164 may die. I was shocked to discover that NC had such an ridiculous and singular view of birth. I come from a town where 10% of births are done at home with the guidance of a midwife! I will join NCFOM because women's health issues are extremely important to me and choice is essential in making good decisions.
At 6:26pm on April 7, 2009, Kimberly Crews said…
Hi Brooke,

My name is Kimberly and I'm new to the Holistic Alternatives group (and so happy to have found it). I responded to the letter that Pat received regarding SB 164 and she suggested I mention my suggestion to you. I already wrote to the authors of SB 164 but wondered if the senators representing Mecklenburg county should be included too (Senators Clodfelter, Smith Dannelly, Goodall, Graham, and Rucho) Especially, if this bill leaves the Judiciary Committee and makes it's way to a vote? What are your thoughts on this matter? Warm regards.
At 5:28pm on February 8, 2009, Heather Dalka said…
Hi Brooke My name is Heather Dalka. Do you recognize my name? I am a childbirth Educator for Presby. Who do you work for? I am also a Doula & owner of moms on the move pre/postnayal exercise & yoga. I also had my 3rd child ay home with Stephanie.You? I wanted to attend the birth circle but I am out of town that weekend. When is the next one? I will be at Wed. meeting. Hope to meet you then. I also have not vaccinated my daughter &am still breastfeeding at 25 months. She has never been sick, other than mild colds.
At 9:42pm on January 27, 2009, Pat said…
Hope you can join us for the MNO on 2/3, or the monthly gathering on 2/18 or 2/22!

At 3:10pm on November 3, 2008, Charlotte Woody said…
Hi BEST doula in the world!
I just can't get away from you :) Are you sick of me yet?!
At 4:23pm on October 10, 2008, Pat said…
Hey, hope you can join us for the monthly holistic meeting on Wednesday or the family potluck on the 25th!

Hope to meet you soon!

At 6:47pm on September 26, 2008, Jennifer Kohrmann said…
Hi Brooke. I had both my children in a hospital but also natural births w/ a midwife. It was amazing. I am interested in pursuing a career as a doula. I would love any info you have on how/where to begin. Thanks. PEACE and BLESSINGS
At 4:01pm on September 23, 2008, Pat said…
Glad you are here! Welcome.

There is a "Homebirth" Group which has just formed. Check the menu tab at the top of the page.

Also, you can add your business contact info in the "Member Resources" forum.



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