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How To Properly Handle & Store a Placenta

By |May 15th, 2015|

So… You’ve decided to have your placenta encapsulated, to encapsulate it yourself or perhaps, to use it in some other way. But wait…. now what? Well, you’ll have to wait until your baby decides to make his or her way into the world. While you are waiting to meet your new arrival, you can […]

What are the Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation?

By |January 17th, 2015|

Placenta Encapsulation is the method of preserving and preparing the placenta for consumption. The placenta is preserved through dehydration, then ground to a powder and put into capsules for easy and convenient use by the mother. This method provides a simple way to supplement the newly postpartum body with some of the hormones that […]

Corticotropin Releasing Hormone and the Postpartum Woman

By |November 28th, 2014|

Corticotrophin-releasing hormone is originally produced by the hypothalamus and controls the function of the pituitary-adrenal axis in response to stress by triggering the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol.1 CRH is also expressed abundantly by the human placenta and is present in high concentrations in maternal and fetal plasma during late pregnancy.2 After birth, […]

What the Heck is a Doula and Why Do We Need One?

By |September 1st, 2014|

What is a Doula?
It’s a common misconception that a Doula and Midwife are the same thing. They aren’t. While a Midwife attends to the medical side of your prenatal care and the delivery of your baby, a Doula attends to the labouring woman and her partner by first preparing them for labour and then […]

Creating a Visual Birth Plan

By |August 22nd, 2014|

Creating a Visual Birth Plan
Creating a Visual Birth Plan using simple icons to represent your wishes can be a fun, creative and easy way to depict your preferences. If you are able to create your own icons you can add your own personal flare to them or you can find icons that someone else […]

Writing a Birth Plan: Your Preferences, Goals, and Boundaries

By |August 22nd, 2014|

What is a birth plan?
A birth plan is a way to quickly and easily communicate your preferences, goals and boundaries about your labour, birth, the immediate postpartum and newborn procedures with your midwife, doctor, obstetrician, doula and nurse. Keep your birth plan short and to the point is key so that everyone will be […]

Fighting Iron Deficiency and Postpartum Depression with Your Placenta!

By |August 20th, 2014|

Whether you choose to blend your placenta into smoothies or preserve it for easy and convenient use by choosing Placenta Encapsulation, placentophagy can help restore low iron level after birth.
 

During the postpartum period new mother’s often experience fatigue as they adjust to their new role. This fatigue coupled with iron deficiency will greatly increase […]

Feeling Blessed!

By |August 11th, 2014|

Wow! The past two weeks have been full of celebration. We gathered with friends and family two weeks ago to celebrate our daughters first birthday, a few days later my husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary and yesterday we showered a dear friend with love for her soon to be new baby.

Beyond […]

Welcome to my blog!

By |June 17th, 2014|

 

Very soon I’ll be actively blogging about all things related to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting. Watch for guest bloggers such as Craniosacral Therapists, Acupuncturists, Herbalists and so on. I may even throw in the occasional random blog about well, who knows what?!