I was thrilled recently when a client shared with me her copy of Real Food For Pregnancy by Lily Nichols. Looking at its cover alone makes me salivate, and since I’m going through my 4th pregnancy at the moment, it feels a very opportune time to see what the latest evidence is on diet and… Continue reading Book Review: Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols
Today I’m sharing my thoughts about the book Home Birth on Your Own Terms: A How To Guide For Birthing Unassisted (2nd edition, 2019) by Heather Baker, and I am so excited to be writing this review! The book is catered to parents who would like to have an unassisted childbirth — meaning with no… Continue reading Book Review: Home Birth on Your Own Terms by Heather Baker
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… Continue reading Gratitude Journaling for Maternal Mental Health
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… Continue reading Could placentophagy help prevent breast cancer?
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… Continue reading Suicide Prevention in the Childbearing and Postpartum Years
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,… Continue reading To tell, or not to tell… that is the question!
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… Continue reading Maternity Deserts
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… Continue reading What is with the blue dot?
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… Continue reading Shellebrate! Why a Seashell is the Logo for my Business
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… Continue reading How to Hack your Taxes & Save on your Birth Doula, Acupuncture, & Postpartum Body Recomp