The Unassisted Birth Story Of Micah

The Unassisted Birth Story Of Micah

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For years I have had the privilege to bear witness to and support over 100 labor and births, majority of them successfully occurring naturally. The most special to me tend to be the unassisted, untouched, primal births. Until I gave birth to baby Micah I had never experienced that level of magic and power in…

The Hormones Of The Placenta: Reasons To Consume Your Organ

The Hormones Of The Placenta: Reasons To Consume Your Organ

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This is a breakdown of the amazing hormone components of the placenta and why you may want to consume them postpartum! Cortisol – Cortisol is a stress hormone and for that reason some would view cortisol as a negative, but it has positive benefits as well, especially in a new mama. Cortisol can reduce inflammation,…

The Partner in Untouched Birth

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I speak often on the impact untouched birth has on the partner. It is a huge component of the experience! It leaves partners feeling competent to care for their young. All while deepening their love and appreciation for their woman.✨I recently attended a birth where the partner played such a significant role, as the birth…

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…

“I Don’t Need a Man”; Choosing to be a Single Mom By Choice

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I recently attended a really special birth! (Honestly, they are all pretty special – but this one is a little different!) This mama went a route I didn’t even know was possible! I seriously meet and serve the COOLEST women! With this woman’s permission, I will be sharing about her route to motherhood. Choosing Single…

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…

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

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Recently, photos of Megan have filled the social media world, especially from free birth skeptics and doula groups that do not approve of a doula stepping out of scope to fully support all women. But did we really get the full story from a blog post that absolutely trashes any birth that occurs outside of…

What Makes HERBAL Different From Other Doula Certification Programs

What Makes HERBAL Different From Other Doula Certification Programs

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Doula certification organizations are not all the same! It is very important to be sure you know the morals and standards of a certifying program before purchasing. Be sure you can stand behind their beliefs! Many organizations have rules, obligations, additional fees, etc. Be informed before purchasing! Most all Doula & Birthkeeper certification programs will…

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