Pets in the Birth Space

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Most pet owners would agree that our pets are one of our closest companions. There is a mutual love and care between a pet and their owner, more often than not. There is a connection! Some say that their pet intuitively knows when they are sad or in pain. Their pet will come close to…

The Partner in Untouched Birth

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I speak often on the impact untouched birth has on the partner. It is a huge component of the experience! It leaves partners feeling competent to care for their young. All while deepening their love and appreciation for their woman.✨I recently attended a birth where the partner played such a significant role, as the birth…

The Vaginal Canal & Cervical Anatomy

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Something most women never take a look at themselves, but possibly should! Can you tell what is what, by looking at this image? If not, keep reading, I will share! This is the vaginal canal being held open with a (clear) speculum. Let’s look to the very back! You see a circular looking object, right?…

Doula Training In Portland, Oregon

Doula Training In Portland, Oregon

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Have you been looking for an in-person AND online doula training? You are in huuuuugeee luck then, because HERBAL is coming to Portland this August 2020!!!!! Only 2-3% of Portland’s population are choosing home births, this is something that can be changed with the right community activists and birth professionals speaking up and educating people!…

Domestic Violence Is A Complication Of Pregnancy & Birth

Domestic Violence Is A Complication Of Pregnancy & Birth

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As birth professionals, we talk a lot about how different interventions can impact the pregnancy and birth process, but many birth professionals fail to speak with their clients on domestic violence and how that impacts the sacred space of the antenatal, birth and postpartum timeframe. This is a complication and stressor that should be taken…

Free Sunset Webinar: Having An Unassisted Loss

Free Sunset Webinar: Having An Unassisted Loss

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If you are processing and considering miscarrying your baby at home, take a moment as I sit in solidarity with you to talk about my experience, your options and essential supplies.

Prolactin; a Hormone with Many Functions

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Your Options After Pregnancy Loss

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A part of pregnancy for some is loss Sometimes, a baby passes in utero, for various possible reasons. I am going to talk about some of the options one has after the misfortune of miscarriage/spontaneous abortion occurs. Once baby passes and loses fetal tone, they can take a bit to dispel. In this time frame,…

Toxic Positivity

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Examples & Alternatives To Toxic Positivity I have seen this in the birth work field (ESPECIALLY IN BEREAVEMENT AND POSTPARTUM), in Noah’s journey, in expressing my surrogacy journey and more, and I’m way over it, so I am here to make this a learning experience! What is toxic positivity? Toxic positivity is thinking you are…

Inositol: Sugar & Fertility

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Inositol – click here to purchase our favorite brand! Found in a variety of foods, including:CitrusBeansCantaloupeLecithinBananasKiwiPeachesCabbagePearsOkraTomatoesEggplantBell PeppersPumpkinPotatoesCarrots& BREAST MILK <3 This pseudo vitamin (considered B8), synthesized from yeast to create a glucose like structure, may provide relief for those suffering with anxiety, Type II diabetes and PCOS. Studies show no ill effects on the brain, only…

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