Why I will not Attend a Hospital Birth as a Birthkeeper

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One of my largest biases when it comes to birth is location. I am very biased on where a woman delivers her child – so much so, I refuse to attend births in a facility setting. I have no problem admitting this and speaking on why. I’m sure many of the main stream birth providers…

Supine Hypotensive Syndrome: An Epidural Blackout

Supine Hypotensive Syndrome: An Epidural Blackout

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Imagine the horror as you welcome an epidural, relief, into your body after a long stretch of contractions (and having to hold a specific position for several minutes while the anesthesiologist placed a needle the size of your face into your spine), only to instantly start blacking out while you hear rapid, loud beeping in…

Birthkeeper/Doula Training in Baltimore, MD

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As a growing number of families are actively seeking out doulas to attend their births, a huge opportunity for employment opens up to many. And, while more and more doulas are just beginning their journey on this remarkable career path, they seek mentorship, community, and hands-on training. On August 3, 2019, only in Baltimore Maryland,…

Which is safer, Hospital or Home birth?

Which is safer, Hospital or Home birth?

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This morning, someone told me hospital birth was safer than birth at home. I thought that was an interesting, yet scientifically unsupported, claim! As I am fully aware of the safety of home birth, I personally only had information on unassisted birth, so I began to look for credible studies with certified midwife assisted birth!…

Due Dates Calculated by the Moon

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šŸŒœ MOON DUE DATE CALCULATOR šŸŒ› Did you know you can calculate your due date by the moon? The baby will be due appropriately 10 moons after the first day of her last monthly bleed. If her period started on a quarter moon, the baby will be due 10 quarter moons later. If her period…

Mentality Manifested in Pregnancy & Birth: How your Thoughts Impact Outcome

Mentality Manifested in Pregnancy & Birth: How your Thoughts Impact Outcome

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Mindset prior to conception, during pregnancy, and during labor is paramount. Our thoughts, both affirmations and doubts, do play a role in outcome. This is a part of the spiritual aspect in conception, pregnancy, and birth that many pay no mind to, or simply have no clue about. All of this will be covered in…

The Essential Understanding of The Gallbladder

The Essential Understanding of The Gallbladder

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HERBAL is a participant in the AmazonĀ Services LLC Associates Program, anĀ affiliateĀ advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. In America and Western-style medicine concepts, the gallbladder is seen as an optional organ that serves us no real purpose. If that’s the case though, would evolution have…

IATROGENIC CARE; Your Body did not Fail – The Medical Establishment Did

IATROGENIC CARE; Your Body did not Fail – The Medical Establishment Did

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IATROGENIC : “induced inadvertently by a physician, surgeon, medical treatment, or diagnostic procedure. ” When a mother tells me about her previous complication during labor/delivery, I like to keep in mind that sometimes complications naturally arise. It’s an undeniable fact. More often than not though, these complications are induced by the provider; also an undeniable…

Prospective Neglect: The Case of Noah McAdams

Prospective Neglect: The Case of Noah McAdams

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#MedicalFreedomForNoah #BringNoahHome Two hashtags that haunt my dreams, that I see everywhere, that I hope someday very soon, I never have to see, again. I, Taylor Bland, am the mother of Noah McAdams, and the stories you have seen on the news only give you the tiny snippet of our lives that they want to…

The Surrogacy Experience

The Surrogacy Experience

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Surrogacy has really taken off recently. In the most popular surrogacy group on Facebook, there are over 13,000 members eagerly asking questions, commenting and either completing or beginning their surrogacy journey as an intended parent or as a surrogate, gestational or traditional. It seems more and more I see my timeline popping up with friends…

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