Category: Health

A doula explains placenta encapsulation

When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was skeptical. It sounded gross and weird. When I was pregnant with my fourth child my doula friend told me that ingesting some placenta could help the uterus to contract — reducing blood loss and balance my mood. Really? I’d had a small postpartum hemorrhage with two […]

Celebrating International Breastfeeding Week

Hello! It’s Mel from New Life Doula Services. Because it’s International Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7 every year),  I wanted to take some time and talk with one of our very own Wenatchee Mom Bloggers and an amazing breastfeeding advocate, networker and collaborator: Carrie Bews.  If you’ve ever attended a mother and baby support group at […]

Summer workouts with kids

When it comes to working out, sometimes it is hard to find that motivation. Add a kid or small army and daily life becomes a workout all its own. Now that school’s out and the kids are bursting with limitless energy, my fellow pre/postnatal group fitness instructor Ariel Croffut and I have teamed up to […]