In the past couple of years I’ve abandoned the pursuit of lusting after a normal life and embraced the birthing process of my inner wild woman. I made acquaintance with the woman I want to become, and in a way always was, and delivered her into being. Having served as a labor and delivery doula for many moons, I found myself pondering the essence of doula support and how it applied to my own birth—the birth of myself.
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Kristi Maine is an amazing momma and a previous doula client, who is now getting into the essential oils. At first I was a little wary of them, but now I am so excited to use them with my clients! I have seen clary sage first hand bring on contractions, I’ve seen Vetiver calm a child down in the midst of a tantrum, and lavender put adults and children to sleep. Convinced… >> learn more.
This is an old story that has been going around for a while:
“A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.
So the man decided to help the… >> learn more.
Epistemology, not to be confused with episiotomy, is our way of knowing something; most often it it through the knowledge someone with authority passes to us (doctors or nurses), or it can be from our own experience with something, or from what we have read/researched or heard for ourselves. So take a moment to think back on everything you know about the epidural. Perhaps someone, a friend or family member, had one and said something along the lines of “Thank… >> learn more.
Yesterday I attended a workshop with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett at SEAHEC’s 2014 Breast Feeding Summit entitled “Hot Topics in Breastfeeding: Disparities, Depression, Obesity, Sexual Trauma, and Sleep.” Some of the topics, including trauma and the effects on the physical body were so similar to what I have learned with Koaverii Weber in the 500-hour training. Until we start addressing trauma when talking about bodily experiences such as yoga, birth and breastfeeding, we are really missing out on the big… >> learn more.