Placenta Encapsulation: Questions and Answers

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Placenta Encapsulation: Questions and Answers Placenta Encapsulation is becoming a more widely known process that many women believe aides in their postpartum healing process. Resurging in the middle of the 20th century this process takes a placenta and turns it into supplement-like capsules for women to ingest with ease and comfort While there are many reported benefits ...

Belly Binding: Cultures and Benefits

Cultural and Historical Significance of Belly Binding and how to take advantage of the benefits. Bengkung Belly Binding is a Malaysian method of postpartum care and recovery. Using a thin LONG piece of non-stretch fabric such as muslin, the abdomen in wrapped from the lower hips to just under the breasts. The Bengkung method of wrapping is most well-known and associated with ...

Postpartum Depression without the Depression

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My experience with Postpartum Mood Disorder They Said… They said I would fall in love as soon as I set eyes on him, they said I would immediately bond, they said I would know what it meant to be a mother. They were wrong. I didn’t fall in love when I looked at him. I didn’t bond immediately either. What was wrong with me? Why didn’t I feel like I expected to?  All of thos...

Serving Oklahoma

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Serving Oklahoma Why I choose to serve If given the choice between master and servant I think that many people would choose to be the master. Our society is very driven by the idea of being in control of our own lives even to the point of isolating ourselves from others. Unfortunately being a servant is seen as being less than, inferior to, or not in control of one’s self b...

My Perfect Job…

I’ve always heard the old saying that if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. It’s taken me a decade to realize that it is a true statement. Doula. Birth doula. Postpartum doula. Childbirth Educator. This is my calling and the most amazing career. So why did it take me so long to realize that this was the path for me? What made this a passion and a calli...

Guest post for Tulsa Family Doulas “If animals can do it why can’t I??”

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Hey everyone... I wrote a guest blog post for Tulsa Family doulas today!! Here is a little tidbit but you need to follow the link to get it all! I have a small "farm" in Northeast Oklahoma where we raise rabbits, chickens, pigs, and sometimes a garden.  Since I have started raising rabbits I have noticed something very interesting. First time mama rabbits have about a 50-50 ...