The Essential Understanding of The Gallbladder

The Essential Understanding of The Gallbladder

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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. 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…

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…

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;…

The Last Days of a Spirit Baby pregnancy

The Last Days of a Spirit Baby pregnancy

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I’ve waited for this child since August of 2017, when they first came to me and stated I was their mother. We’ve conversed on multiple occasions, we know each other well. Baby is finally in utero – just about ready to arrive! The journey has been incredible – the end teaching me the greatest lessons…

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…

Building The Village For Our Young Mamas

Building The Village For Our Young Mamas

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A teenage pregnancy is defined as any pregnancy that occurs in a female under the age of twenty years young! Teen mamas account for 7% of all births in the US. While most of them are unplanned, this does not mean that they are necessarily dangerous or problematic. What IS dangerous and problematic is how…

Attending a Birth While Having a Miscarriage

Attending a Birth While Having a Miscarriage

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As birth workers, we are no exception to the number of women that experience early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss (1 in 4). Even so, I have never had anyone ever mention it to me; how it would feel, the swirl of emotions I would experience. So, here I am to break that silence….

Racism in Maternal Care

Racism in Maternal Care

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You’d think we are in a time where everyone would be treated equally. Those in a professional position would not complete their duties based on the ethnicity of a person – so we would think. If you look at the birth outcomes of each ethnicity, you will find that things are not equal. It is…

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