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

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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…

Iodine: Give Your Body A BOOST!

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Struggling with your thyroid?Need a metabolism boost?Fertility or hormone imbalance? Make sure you add an iodine supplement and iodine rich foods into your diet. I love applying iodine topically as I get to watch the orange dissolve into my skin! Topical iodine is approximately 12% bio available and the faster the orange disappears (unless you’re…

All About Lipase: Sour Milk?

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Lets talk LIPASE Lipase is a normal enzyme found in all breastmilk, a natural emulsifier that breaks down the fat in breastmilk to make it easier to digest for baby and some mamas have higher lipase activity than others. A high activity level of lipase is not dangerous, it just means your milk fat breaks…

Chasteberry Herbal Use

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Chasteberry (Vitex) This amazing little herb can be life changing for those struggling with infertility, menstrual problems and more!! It works by stimulating dopamine production in the brain, balancing the levels of prolactin, estrogen, progesterone and LH in the body. It can also stimulate opioid receptors, giving you a little buzz or pain relief from…

Valerian Root Herbal Use

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Valerian Root (Valeriana Officinalis) – Health Benefits Binds to serotonin receptors and activates adenosine receptors, which both are key factors in getting sleep! Inhibits prostaglandin over-production, so if you are struggling with pre-term labor due to an incompetency in your cervix, this may serve as a benefit by adding it to any other medications or…

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