Tag: birth

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 […]

Life transitions

Who else has had a difficult time transitioning out of the baby bearing stage of life?  I am having a really hard time with the thought of never being pregnant, feeling a baby kick inside of me, going into labor, and the excitement and euphoric release of the love hormones that come when you hold […]