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…

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…

The Secret to Enjoying Both a Lotus Birth and Placenta Consumption

The Secret to Enjoying Both a Lotus Birth and Placenta Consumption

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I always thought lotus birth was extremely interesting, but I also was not willing to give up  the many benefits of raw placenta consumption.  Recently though, I learned a way around this, where I could do both, and this is how. Our journey began on June 15th, 2019 at around 11 am when baby and placenta…

Lotus Birth; A Spiritual and Sacred Ceremony

Lotus Birth; A Spiritual and Sacred Ceremony

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Ever think to leave your newborn baby attached to the placenta and carry both baby and placenta around until it severed on its own? Don’t call it crazy until you look into it! There are many reasons why a mother or family would desire and opt to do this. There is name for this practice;…

Is your Midwife there to serve YOU? – Questions to ask a Potential Midwife

Is your Midwife there to serve YOU? – Questions to ask a Potential Midwife

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So you want to hire a homebirth midwife? That’s a great choice! There are many great midwives that serve women all across the world. They usually serve in a more natural-minded manner, and know more about physiological birth than their obstetric counterparts. When you go about hiring a midwife, it is important to be aware…

The Science Behind Constant Electronic Fetal Monitoring

The Science Behind Constant 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”? Did you know that these constant monitoring systems are not necessary? Were you aware that…

LGBTQ+ Baby Making Options

LGBTQ+ Baby Making Options

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This article is inspired by Tampa Bay Birth Network! You can find more information about the organization at their website: Tampa Bay Birth Network Some people view not being able to get pregnant while in an LGBT relationship as a positive thing. Natural birth control right?! We must reconsider our words, as some LGBT couples really…

Unassisted Birth is NOT for Everyone!

Unassisted Birth is NOT for Everyone!

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A woman came across one of my unassisted birth advocacy posts on my personal social media page.  She stated that by sharing the article, I was suggesting all women should birth unassisted. I guess my stating the US infant-mortality rate, and sharing what the third leading cause of death is, made her feel some sort…

I am not BRAVE for Having an Unassisted Birth (Eye Roll)

I am not BRAVE for Having an Unassisted Birth (Eye Roll)

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If you’ve birthed unassisted, you’ve likely heard it. “You are brave”, “You are daring”, or ” You are bold!” Quite flattering, sure, but brave isn’t exactly the word I would use. The women who waltz into a facility – mid labor, putting their birth into the hands of a medical provider, expecting them to successfully…

How To Have A Gentle C-Section

How To Have A Gentle C-Section

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When you picture a cesarean, what words come to mind first? Cold. Quiet. Bright. Scary. Scrubs. Scalpel. Shaky. Drugged Up. Curtain. No Skin to Skin. Sore. Inactive.  But wait! Ending up with a C-Section, whether by emergency or by choice, does not mean that you have to miss out on being an active participant in…

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