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… Continue reading A Tale of Two Postpartums

What OED’s 2018 World of the Year Means for Young Families

Picture this: you’ve been enduring, for the greater part of 24 hours, the rollercoaster of labor, and your precious new offspring is emerging. This is the moment you’ve waited nearly 10 months for! There’s a ring of fire, and with a final push, he’s here! He takes in his first breath of air, and the… Continue reading What OED’s 2018 World of the Year Means for Young Families

2018 Wrap Up & DONA Summit

2018 was a busy year for this doula.  Not so much in the attendance of births, which I decided to hold off on for another year while my youngest babe is still little and needy, but it was a major year in my personal development and learning.   I studied organic chemistry 2, human anatomy… Continue reading 2018 Wrap Up & DONA Summit

How Retrosynthetic Analysis is Making Me a Better Mom (I Think)

Somewhere at sometime, I was taught to write with confidence if I am aiming to sell a point. I’m obviously failing that lesson, with regard to my subject line for this piece.  The only thing I can say with full confidence today is that I’m thinking, and better still, I’m trying to be honest with… Continue reading How Retrosynthetic Analysis is Making Me a Better Mom (I Think)

Birth as a spiritual journey

Sometimes I will be asked by an expecting couple,“What is your birth philosophy?”  I’ll confess, it has evolved over time, and has been influenced by each birth I’ve attended, each mother I’ve worked with, and each continuing education opportunity I’ve learned from, plus nearly 7 years of mothering.  i feel confident, now, that my “philosophy… Continue reading Birth as a spiritual journey

Shining Light on Healing through Birth and Sexual Assault Awarer ness Month

All women should have the opportunity to own their birth experiences and along the way feel honored and respected by empathetic support persons. Happy April Fools Day!  In our family, we greet this month with cute little pranks, jokes, and silliness. To my clients and anyone else reading here on the Tremendoulas blog, however, I offer… Continue reading Shining Light on Healing through Birth and Sexual Assault Awarer ness Month