Category Archives: Postpartum

Placenta Pills – why do it?

Placenta encapsulation – what’s that? I started learning about placenta encapsulation about 12 years ago (around 1998 if memory serves me correctly) and have seen it be miraculous for some people. Let me back up a bit…what, exactly, IS placenta encapsulation and why would you want to do it? Placenta encapsulation is where the “meat” […]

BABY SMILES

Your baby is born smart. Sure, you have a lot to teach your baby – how to walk, talk, ABC’s, tie their shoes…but your baby is born super smart! Think about all that your baby is born knowing how to do and it’s impressive! You get your brand new still-wet baby in your arms and […]

LIES, DAMN LIES, AND STATISTICS

‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’ – Mark Twain I’ve heard some really ridiculous things in my years attending births (and there’s even a website someone else has devoted to ridiculous things that have been heard called “my OB said what??”). I’ve had a doctor – an OB – hold […]

TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE TRADE

I realized that, after 14 years of attending births, I have several little “tricks” that I regularly tell my clients…and have learned some things that I think some birth professionals might like to know about!   While I will be sharing my ideas and experiences and such here with you, I WELCOME all of your […]