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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Is Gestational Diabetes Really an Issue?

Is Gestational Diabetes Really an Issue?
During the second trimester you will probably be asked to take a glucose test where they will have you drink a beverage, often referred to as Glucola, consisting of 50 grams of sugar. After drinking the beverage you are made to wait an hour and then have your blood drawn to see how your body reacted to the sugar. What they won’t tell you about this test is…… 
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What to do with your placenta…….

What to do with your placenta…….
What to do with your placenta……. - 

Have you heard people talk about consuming their placenta or having it encapsulated and thought…...What is that and WHY would you do that?......I too was surprised when I was introduced to this relatively new trend of women having their placenta processed for consumption during their postpartum recovery. Like me, you may be wondering what that looks like or even what possible benefits it may have for you as you adjust to having your new baby........


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New Mom and Breastfeeding!

New Mom and Breastfeeding!
 New Mom and Breastfeeding! - Oh wow!!! I had no idea how hard breastfeeding would be......I’ll be honest I wouldn’t have made it through without the amazing support of my husband......

Here are 3 tips for supporting your successful breastfeeding journey!

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Recovering from C-Section and being a new mom.

Recovering from C-Section and being a new mom.

Recovering from C-Section and being a new mom........As much as I wanted to just cuddle and enjoy my new baby the recovery was very daunting. This surgery is no joke, they cut through every layer to get to your baby. Your abdominals are no longer fully connected. The nerves and everything have been affected. I was able to hold and breastfeed her in recovery and I’m grateful for that, but not feeling half your body isn’t fun..........

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