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Gratitude Journaling for Maternal Mental Health

The following is adapted from a blog piece that was originally published November 27, 2015, on PlacentaPalmBeach.com, a collaboration between myself and a local colleague, Cher Kay. Women are often attracted to having their placentas encapsulated after hearing testimonies of women who seem to have prevented postpartum mood and anxiety disorders with the consumption of… Read more…

Could placentophagy help prevent breast cancer?

The following blog piece was originally published October 30, 2015 on PlacentaPalmBeach.com, a collaboration between myself and a local colleague, Cher Kay. By Christine Frackelton In 1954, some researchers had the insight to run an experiment trying to increase the milk supply of women with hypogalactia (insufficient milk supply).  Although the study did not meet standards… Read more…

Suicide Prevention in the Childbearing and Postpartum Years

The following blog piece was originally published September 12, 2015 on PlacentaPalmBeach.com, a collaboration between myself and local colleague, Cher Kay. By Christine Frackelton Today is the culmination of a National Suicide Prevention Week, and though the awareness topic is a regrettable one, I am thrilledto share what progress I have noticed in the time since… Read more…

To tell, or not to tell… that is the question!

The title of this blog piece, when in the context of being on a doula’s website, implies, perhaps, that the reader is pregnant and has not disclosed this fact to the public (my curiosity is piqued, so I reckon I ought to write that blog piece). Actually, I typed this blog, with the title above,… Read more…

Maternity Deserts

A couple months ago, a mini documentary was released titled “Maternity Deserts.” I just got around to watching it tonight, and feel it is worthy of discussing here. I think if you could sum up the documentary with one quote, it would be this appalling statistic which was shared: Between 2004 and 2014, 179 rural… Read more…

What is with the blue dot?

The following blog piece was originally published by on May 21, 2016, on placentapalmbeach.com. Placenta Palm Beach was a collaboration between myself and a local colleague, Cher Kay. Have you seen the blue dot?  A circular bumper sticker or magnet that is starting to pop up on vehicles across the United States, the symbol does… Read more…

Shellebrate! Why a Seashell is the Logo for my Business

I learned earlier this year that in addition to being “Hike Naked Day,” June 21st (summer solstice) is “National Seashell Day.” So, let’s shellebrate! At first, you may wonder how this relates to doula work, but allow me a little time to explain. For starters, notice how the National Seashell Day webpage created by our… Read more…

How to Hack your Taxes & Save on your Birth Doula, Acupuncture, & Postpartum Body Recomp

Yesterday was tax day, the pinnacle of the season in which our CPAs need an extra hug and a mug of coffee. It’s also a time when many of us look back over the management of our personal finances and examine how we might do better in the future. This is especially true this 2019… Read more…

Accrue Power Today; Parent in Satisfaction Tomorrow

Imagine this scenario: you’re a tax accountant, and your boss gives you a call one day. He gravely tells you that he has bad news. “Oh no,” you reply. You really like your company, and know they have valued you and your work. You wonder what could be wrong. “First of all, I’m retiring.” That’s… Read more…

A Tale of Two Postpartums

Note: This blog article was originally published by me on PlacentaPalmBeach.com on July 31, 2015.  Since then, I have redirected much of my energy into pre-med and lactation studies, and therefore limit my placenta encapsulation services today exclusively to doula clients. The following fictional stories are based off of true stories I have heard from many new families.  These stories are not intended to categorize women according to their experiences; each family has their unique postpartum experience.  For the sake of brevity, these stories… Read more…

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