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Evivo: Reclaiming the Microbiome for Newborns After Birth

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As a doula who supports new families in making healthy choices, I find that there are critical moments during pregnancy and the postnatal period that are not commonly addressed but have great impact on maternal, fetal and newborn health. Let’s talk about the first environment – the womb. Inside the womb, a baby’s gut is […]

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A Birth Story: Tracey Thomas

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Latham’s recent experience working with a VBAC patient and her doctor inspired me to share my experience having a doctor/doula combo while giving birth to my son Chase in September of 2016. Thank you for allowing me to share this with other mamas and mamas-to-be! When I became pregnant for the second time, a wonderful […]

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10 Things to Know about Postpartum Depression + Anxiety

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The most common complication of pregnancy is under-diagnosed and under treated. “Just under 4 million women will give birth in the United States this year (2017).*  Of that number of new mothers, nearly 20 percent, will experience some degree of postpartum depression.  “This depression is the most common complication of pregnancy. Yet many new mothers […]

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Research Finds Oppression + Inequality in Medicine May Affect Childbirth Outcomes

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Research examines the global medical establishment’s false perceptions of the weakness of the female body and the greatest health risks to women during childbirth. In a journal article published this year, Director of the Culture, Brain, and Development program Pamela Stone exposes gender-based oppression, inequality, and “structural violence against reproductive aged women” inherent in modern […]

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5 Glow Worthy Books for Empowered Pregnancy + Birth

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When you realize you’re pregnant, the first thing you do is start asking questions, and reading- a lot! With so much to read it can feel like being in school full-time, but not every read is going to make you feel confident and secure in your body and the amazing process about to unfold. Expectant […]

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