The Video of Stevie's Home Birth

Completely in awe of birth, I've spent countless hours immersed in the beautiful videos that women have graciously shared online. Getting a glimpse into these empowering births has been such a gift and I'm so honored to have the opportunity to pay it forward.
Stevie was born peacefully and powerfully into the water on August 20, 2016. Her amniotic sac remained intact and she was birthed "en caul", which is a rare occurrence happening once in every 80,000 babies born. Read her full birth story
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My First Meal After Giving Birth & A Recipe For Birth Broth

My First Meal After Giving Birth & A Recipe For Birth Broth

Nourishing food is one of the most important parts of postpartum recovery. I’ve never experienced hunger quite like I did in those first few days postpartum when my milk was coming in, but immediately after birth it’s best to start slow with easily digestible and nutrient dense foods. Think of foods you would turn to when recovering from the flu. As you can imagine, the organs in your abdomen are all going through a massive shift and digestion can be compromised.

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5 energizing Ice Cubes To Make For Labor (& Morning Sickness)

5 energizing Ice Cubes To Make For Labor (& Morning Sickness)

I shared a post on facebook about some simple, but very effective, coconut water ice cubes for labor that ended up being most most popular post to date. I wanted to write a follow up blog to share more information with additional options, because as I experienced first hand, you never know what scents and flavors will appeal to you during labor. So it’s best to have two or more of these different ice cube flavors prepped ahead of time. 

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Orange Juice Gelatin Gummies

Orange Juice Gelatin Gummies

These gummies came to be after I received a carton of organic orange juice in a weekly staples box delivery from SPUD. I'm not usually a huge fan of fruit juice because once the fiber is removed it can spike your insulin quite drastically, which (among other things) can negatively impact energy and mood, especially in children. A cup of orange juice raises blood sugar so quickly that it’s one of the recommended foods to bring someone out of a diabetic shock.

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