⚡️💥Electronic Fetal Monitoring⚡️💥

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Did you have those two straps put on your belly when you were in labor? One monitoring contractions and the other monitoring fetal tone? Or, maybe you had an NST (Non Stress Test) done to “make sure everything was okay”? Maybe they told you that internal monitoring was necessary? Then screwed something into your baby’s…

Healing A Prolapse – Unassisted

Healing A Prolapse – Unassisted

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How I healed my uterine and bladder prolapse – all by myself! After my most recent miscarriage, at 18 weeks gestation, I did not rest or take time for self-care. I was in the car less than 12 hours later for my toddler, and on a plane the next day traveling for business. Not to…

Abandoning Birthing Women Due to Licensing Confliction

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I mean, I could tell you. I know how many of them feel. I am the one they come to when they are told they “risked out” or had a traumatic birth due to an incompetent provider. They tell me they felt broken and incompetent. That their body was inadequate; that they were “unable to…

Mind Your Eyeballs at a Birth

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Birthing women are always a remarkable sight to see. Every. Single. Time. What an honor to witness a woman in her most powerful form, bringing a spirit earth side! Although there is much beauty to be observed, it is important to mind your eyes. Women are not theater acts. They are not ones who should…

Preventable Diseases

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HERBAL is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. A common misperception of the reason that immunizations must be administered at certain ages, is that preventable diseases are not treatable and are fatal to your child. It may be…

Birthkeeper or Doula; What’s the Difference?

Birthkeeper or Doula; What’s the Difference?

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What is the difference between a Doula and a Birthkeeper? Really, there should be no difference but it seems society has made it a huge difference. By definition, a Doula is a woman, typically without formal obstetric training, who is employed to provide guidance and support to a pregnant woman during labor. This is also…

Autonomy; When it Conflicts with the Birth Worker

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I am 100% for autonomy. Mama should have choice in outcome. All of her choices should be educated and be – HERS. Recently, I had a client that decided to drop me and chose an elective cesarean. Huge gap, ain’t? Unassisted birth to elective cesarean. This taught me a great deal and God, am I…

Be Mindful when at a Birth

Be Mindful when at a Birth

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Birth space is such a sacred area to be in. If someone invites you into this space, you should feel honored. There are a few things to keep in mind when being courteous of this space. One of the first things to keep in mind is that birth is a physiological event (in the case…

The Beast Of The Beauty Industry

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Not only does majority of the beauty industry promote toxicity by preying on women’s insecurities, but did you know many of the products themselves are full of toxic dyes, fragrances, emulsifiers and more? Wait, what exactly do we mean by “the beauty industry”? Specifically, we are referring to makeup, perfume, body gels, lotions, hair products,…

Tubal Ligation: Risks, Reversals, Alternatives

Tubal Ligation: Risks, Reversals, Alternatives

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It can be really frustrating for those of us that really want to end the path of motherhood revolving pregnancy, whether that be due to being overwhelmed, financial restrictions, health concerns, or something else. Your doctor may tell you it is such a simple procedure, with minimal scarring, and a small recovery window, but are…

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