Category Archives: Postpartum - Mama and Baby

My baby just turned one and is still exclusively breastfed (has had maybe a total of 4 ounces of my milk from a bottle or sippy cup, though I admit I would likely do this more if she was interested) and co-sleeps with me. I don't think this is a competition or a “see who

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If you are reading this, you probably are working long and hard to create an undisturbed birth experience for you and your baby….but why stop there? You don’t have to buy into the fear, pressure and chaos that surround MOST women after the baby is born. In fact, as you are holding your baby, you

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If our bodies are not pregnant with a child, we may still “birth" (in a different way) each month. I grew up as a pretty typical teenager, as far as my body and connection to it went. The health class instruction on “menstruation” (a word that made everyone laugh) and a dread of when “it”

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I just crossed the 4 months postpartum threshold, which feels like something I should get a medal for. I could never have imagined the different challenges I have been faced with in the last 120 days or so. We all have our different versions of this, unless you have a magical unicorn baby (I didn’t

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Now that I have my very own baby, I find myself here in the postpartum for the first time. There are so many postpartum topics that deserve attention, but the topic of birth control and fertility has come up quite a bit through talking with other postpartum mamas. Now, I don’t love the term “birth

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Lavender is one of those scents that everybody knows. REAL, medicinal, super high quality lavender, though, is NOT something most people have experienced. Poor quality or “imitation” lavender is added to so many things (think soaps, detergents, baked goods, even lemonade!) that it’s easy to hate her without really knowing her! I know I felt

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about preparing for one of the most sacred times surrounding your birth. Just press PLAY below to listen.

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So you have taken an empowered approach to pregnancy and birthing your baby, and now you also have to decide what you are going to do with your baby’s placenta! There are many ways of honoring the placenta, the organ that literally connected you to your baby, and passed on your nourishment for so many

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Circumcision has become a well known practice throughout the world. And sadly it has become an epidemic. It wasn't until recently when the benefits of leaving your son intact have started to emerge. We were blinded by what the qualified doctors and pediatricians would tell us is right for our sons instead of listening to

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"Placentophagy"- to me, the "Art" of eating one's placenta…beginning this journey almost 4 months postpartum, under the order of my acupuncturist. Eagerly anticipating this journey, not just for physical reasons, but also spiritual ones. And excited to delve into this whole world of knowledge that is basically new to me; as well, excited to be

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