Placenta Encapsulation – Your kitchen or mine?

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When it comes to placenta encapsulation, many think that there is a special, lab-sterile space where the placenta is taken to be processed. You may envision an entirely stainless steel space. Perhaps a place like a restaurant kitchen. A place … Read More

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Awareness Day

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May 15th is Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day.  While up to 3% of pregnant women will experience HG those who do often suffer immensely. Many will require IV fluids for dehydration and others will require hospitalization and alternative means of acquiring … Read More

International Bereaved Mothers Day

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  International Bereaved Mother’s Day was founded by CarlyMarie Dudly.  This year it takes place today, May 7, one week before traditional Mother’s Day. It is a day that we honor and remember any parent who has lost a child, … Read More

Learning to Breastfeed

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  Recovering from birth and learning to breastfeed can be a challenge.  Even for the most experienced of parents.  I’d been a doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor for the better part of 7 years when my youngest was born. … Read More

The Facebook Backup

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You might be wondering, what is “The Facebook Backup” I’ve sat on this post for almost a year. But a recent rise in posts in online doula communities searching for a Facebook backup has prompted me to open it back … Read More

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