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How To Create A Wellness Design Space For Giving Birth At Home

Are you pregnant? Is someone you love? There seems to be a mini baby boom happening in my social circle, from close friends looking forward to new grandbabies this season to young moms expecting their first children to dads crowing about their new family additions on social media. I read about declining birth rates in America, but I’m not seeing it around me. What about you? If you or someone you know is expecting this season, as Covid still rages through out communities, my latest Forbes.com article on home births could be valuable. It gives the pros and cons of this trend, with insights from healthcare experts on what you need to know.

Many moms-to-be want to give birth in the comfort of their beautiful bedrooms at home
(PHOTO: M MONROE DESIGN (INTERIOR DESIGN); PHOTOGRAPHY BY DYLAN CHANDLER //
WELLNESS BY DESIGN, TILLER PRESS/SEPTEMBER 2020, (C) J. GOLD)

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BONUS NUGGETS

My latest Trend Spotting from Kitchen & Bath Design News just published. This column focused on what technology — from fitness to wearables to smart home enhancements — the design industry is embracing.  This includes what they’re buying for themselves and providing to homeowners. You can read it here.

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BOOK BUZZ

I got word last week that my latest book will be published in the Czech Republic by one of the top publishers there. I’ve never visited, but would like to go when it’s safe to travel again. My book might beat me to the punch. It’s also going to be published in The Ukraine, one country away from where my grandmother was born. Right now, it’s available in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

PS: I’m always grateful for glowing reviews of my books. You can find them on Goodreads and Amazon. (I’d greatly appreciate your reviews too! Here’s a downloadable form to quickly and easily write one you can copy/paste onto your favorite book sites.)

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TRADE BUZZ

  • Do you work in the residential building, remodeling and design space? If so, please check out my FREE International Builder’s Show virtual presentation this week! The topic is Wellness Design for the 55+ Homebuyer. You can find it here, and earn continuing education credits toward your certification where applicable. You can also participate in the forums, asking questions, sharing ideas, chatting about this hot topic.
  • If you’re a homebuilder interested in adding wellness design features and selling points to your projects, visit the new Builders’ Programs page on my website to find out about a special new consultation offer.

 

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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