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Denise Punger MD FAAFP IBCLC
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and other quotes from my kids"
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I decided to create this page out of fustration over the limited amount of published and available information for Jewish woman on natural birth, attachment parenting, reasons to circumcise and related topics. I draw strength and wisdom from a variety of perspectives. I'd like to be educational and informational to all.

Bris: My Journey and Struggle as a Physician, Mother and Lactation Consultant

Long before I appreciated how important a bris was to celebrate a new baby, I have wanted to write about my son's circumcision as a result of fustration with all the anti circ sites. The actual bris of my third son and writing this story has been very powerful and meaningful.

Beyond Billy, Scotty, and Davey

Part of the bris  includes getting a Hebrew name. In this article, I discuss what the boys names mean and some history behind their names. Thanks to  Laurie Baukopf for helping me with both of the above pieces.

What Children Teach Us

Powerful places that our children can bring us to.

A Doula Religion

So important it is to have a good birth experience, I had to make a new religion out of my strong convictions.

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Denise Punger MD FAAFP IBCLC
4640 S. 25th Street
Ft. Pierce, Florida, 34981
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