midwifery

Bajos: Mayan Wisdom for Postpartum Care

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Rooted in Central America, there is an ancient well-respected healing practice known as bajo. It’s a relic of ancient Mayan midwifery that has been passed down through generations of childbearing women, and traditional healers, modern midwives and holistic doctors who understand that the herbal remedy is an important part of postpartum care. During a bajo treatment, gentle heat, soothing moisture, and medicinal […]

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Black History Month: Saluting Black Midwives

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All over Mama Africa, midwives were revered, adored and the backbone of entire villages. A woman was called into midwifery through a whisper from God, appointed by the community elders, chosen by an elder midwife, or moved by community need. The Grand-midwives taught the apprentice midwives the traditional rituals and rhythms of womanhood, birth, and […]

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Slow Birth- Ecologically Attuned Maternity Care

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Over the passed 10 years or so, the slow food movement has seen remarkable growth. Everyone speaks about slow food, the ecology of mother earth, where our sacred food comes from, how it’s been cultivated, even the soil composition. The food justice and sustainable food movement prides itself on preserving just food for all.  Growing […]

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Midwives are the new Haute Choice

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The New York Times published an article about midwives being a new trend amongst celebrity moms and models. The article suggested that the rich have taken the more natural route to deliver their babies, but it didn’t really get into what a midwife does, and the benefits to having one for those who don’t know. […]

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The Doula Dilema: 5 Reasons you Should Choose a Labor Coach

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Labor support has been marginalized in our culture in the last hundred years. The current medical model leaves little room for caretakers who are advocate for their clients, the birthing mamas. A new day has come where many hospitals are now welcoming a fleet of skilled and well trained birth professionals called,’the doulas“. Doula is […]

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