Placenta capsules have been reported to help:
-curb postpartum depression, anxiety, psychosis.
-replenish lost nutrients.
-increase milk production.
-increase energy, combat fatigue.
-stop/lessen postpartum bleeding.
-provide natural iron supplementation.
-help contract the uterus back to normal size after birth.
-Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone.
I think it's safe to say that 100% of women would rather not have a vaginal exam. So what if you could assess how dilated you were without having to have an internal exam? Here are 6 ways.
5 ingredients to avoid in your diaper cream and what to look out for frequent diaper rash or skin irritations. Helping you with solutions to an irritating problem.
Anchors and rituals are important ways to help a women achieve an unmedicated delivery. Anchors help to deepen a practiced state of relaxation. Rituals are an intuitive coping mechanism that a laboring women puts in place to move through each contraction.
postpartum is a little trickier. It feels like it should be as instinctual as pregnancy but there is typically a large learning curve for both you and for your baby.
As I have written each week about my relationship with her, my baby, and my relationship with my body, I have been enjoying the present moments so much more. I am finding more gratitude and love in places I never noticed before. It's been so wonderful.
This week I am grateful for my feet.
They don’t slosh around when I walk and look like a balloon I blew up like they do when I am retaining water when I am pregnant!
I can walk! And Run! And Pivot! And Dance! And do all the things!
Studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea helps with menstruation, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and its overall abilities to help regulate hormones, it's awesome!