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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🌜 MOON DUE DATE CALCULATOR 🌛 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…

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;…

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…

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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