Informed Consent: What It Means for Women and Their Health Care

Informed consent is a hot topic lately, and for good reason. The principle at the heart of informed consent is to ensure that people have autonomy over their own bodies and health care. When enforced, it gives us the right to make informed decisions about our health care, including whether or not to undergo a test, procedure, or treatment. In this blog post, we will discuss what informed consent means for women and families, ways you can enforce it in your care, and how it impacts your health care.


Informed consent is the legal process by which a person
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5 Tips To Help Reduce Overwhelm During The Summer

5 Tips To Help Reduce Overwhelm During The Summer
Summertime is full of fun activities, but do your best to not overschedule yourself. If you’re taking a trip, don’t wait until the last minute to pack. If you’re throwing a party, take it easy on yourself and make it a potluck. The less pressure you put on yourself, the less stressed you’ll be in the long run.

5 tips to help overwhelm during the summer.....



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How Homebirth Changed My Life and Set a Different Path for Our Children

How Homebirth Changed My Life and Set a Different Path for Our Children
June 6th is International Homebirth Day – as I saw others share their experiences in celebration, I too reflected on my own homebirths. Homebirth was an amazing experience for me and my family, and it set the course for our lives in a very different direction. Homebirth is becoming more and more popular around the world, as families are beginning to see the benefits of giving birth at home. In this blog post, we will discuss why homebirth is such an important experience for families, and how including your children in the process can change the way the world sees homebirth.

When I had my first child, I did what many first-time parents do – I followed the recommendations of my doctor and had my baby via a scheduled c-section in the hospital. It was not the experience that I had imagined for myself. While I was grateful.......
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How Do Essential Oils Affect Emotions?

How Do Essential Oils Affect Emotions?
Have you ever woken up feeling unstoppable and ready to seize the day? Perhaps you know someone who radiates this energy and confidence at the crack of dawn. Whether you’re a morning person or not, there’s no denying that the first moments set the mood for the rest of the day. Essential oils can be used to tap directly into the limbic system to stimulate memories and emotions. 

There are so many definitions for that single word. This is possibly because there is no scientific consensus on a single definition. Emotion represents a mental state associated with thoughts and feelings. It is a conscious experience with intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure. Emotion is often intertwined with mood, temperament, past experiences, personality, disposition, and motivation.
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What Is Placenta Encapsulation?

What Is Placenta Encapsulation?
Did you know your placenta is an extraordinary anomaly in life and is a vital organ unique to you and your baby? It is the only “disposable” organ, growing for each individual pregnancy. Did you know that the placenta is the only organ that can have two different blood types too? Isn’t that cool? Anyways why am I even talking to you about your placenta? 

Women deserve to know all of their options. Placentas are unique organs that play a vital role in pregnancy, and yet so many women don't even know that they have a say in what happens to their placenta after birth. I believe that every woman has the right to informed consent, and part of that is understanding all of the options available to them. 
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