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Having “A BALL” with pregnancy and birth

pregnancy and birth movement techniques to ease tension and pain in labor

Having an exercise ball can ease tension and lessen pain for you and your baby during pregnancy and labor. Below you will find some great movement techniques you can start using today! If you would like more ideas or support for birth I recommend looking into doula care as well.      For one, I […] Read more

Four Essentials for Intuitive Birthing

Physical: In Colorado we are so lucky to be surrounded by wildlife, mountains, and sweet nectar. Get outside and wash your body in beauty and fresh air. Exercise is important and will boost endorphin levels. It is also important to strengthen your legs, hips, and back muscles for labor. Simple exercises and dance is a fun way to […] Read more

Birthday Kisses from an Angel

My mother’s birthday was today. Wanda would’ve been seventy-two years old, celebrating next to me, if I had it my way. Instead, I find myself in nature where I feel closest to her. While hiking up Grizzly Creek, I find myself surrounded by PURPLE BUTTERFLIES and I can feel her spirit all around me. Her […] Read more

The Doula’s Missing Link

Throughout my first year of being a Doula I felt there was something missing in the work I was doing. At that time I was unable to put my finger on it.  This hidden terrain between my birth work as a Doula and the postnatal health benefits of Placenta Encapsulation. After I attended a birth […] Read more

Placenta. The Tree of Life

~As women we have the choice to utilize our own placenta as a health benefit for mother and baby. My mission is to support the mother in capturing their own vital life force through placenta encapsulation. The vital nutrients in the placenta is an essential part of postpartum care. My heartfelt nature goes into processing […] Read more

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses.

I read the book Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Woman Healers written by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English. One of the opening quotes in the book stuck with me. “Great feminist books of the past fifty years don’t fade away. They become Contemporary Classics.” This is definitely a classic book about the history, […] Read more

Introducing The Family Nest

I am manifesting a physical location for The Family Nest in Carbondale, CO, but I would love participation from our wonderful community in creating strategic alliances. The Family Nest is a home like atmosphere with many wonderful practitioners. There to give advice, educate, and support a large beautiful community of loving families. I would love […] Read more

The Value of Labor Support

The Purpose and Value of Labor Support. There are many benefits to a mother and her family for having labor support. One benefit is improvements with labor and delivery outcomes. According to the 2014 statement by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologist. There has been a decrease in the use of Pitocin, lower risk […] Read more

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