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I Am Depressed

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Confession: It’s fitting that Halloween is this week because I have a skeleton in my closet… I’m depressed and think I have been for quite some time. don’t feel bad if you didn’t know. I didn’t either. What the World Thinks when You’re Depressed: Lazy, introvert, pessimist, fake, flake, boring(ed), happy, shy What you think […]

Benefits of a Postpartum Doula

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What can a Postpartum Doula do for me? Having a Postpartum Doula Means:   -Faster healing -Greater Comfort -Lower rates of postpartum hemorrhage -Lower rates of depression -Greater confidence for parents -Better bonding -More successful nursing -More rest -Personalized care -All your questions answered -A Clutter free home -Spoiling while Empowering!! First, What IS a Postpartum […]

About Shayna

About Shayna

I have been a student of birth and natural health for over 7 years. I’ve worked with wonderful midwives and some not-so-wonderful ones. I am a lover of learning – so that means I’m constantly looking at research and studying how things work! I have a passion for the “dirty work” that others don’t like […]

Basic Birth Kit

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There are so many types of birth kits, here is my simple  and frugal Basic Birth Kit. I’m 35 weeks along and sitting down to see what supplies I need. So lets pull out my birth basket to see what’s there. Contents spilled, you can see I have a couple

Unassisted Pregnancy Checklist

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As a Freebirther, I find unassisted prenatal care(UP) gives me better incite into myself. Here’s my Unassisted Pregnancy Checklist: Record keeping I keep a record of every home prenatal we do. Every prenatal record I have includes how far along we are, my weight, fundal height, and baby’s heart rate. I also add in additional things […]

Morning Sickness

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This is a popular topic. Probably the number one inquiry I get. And truth is you won’t like my answers. But they are very important! Let’s start with the science of morning sickness:Disclaimer: I am NOT a scientist, Shocker. But I do love science and personal study. So here is some science that I’ve learned. My conclusions are […]

Nursing in Public: Shocking! or Not?

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I’ve seen “public nursing” debated in various ways and degrees, and honestly never thought much about the debate. That was until I saw some really horrible remarks from people slamming the act of “nursing in public without a cover.” Comments like, “Urinating and defecating are also natural. Does that mean that we should be doing […]

DIY Birth: An Unassisted Perspective

DIY Birth: An Unassisted Perspective

About Me and Birth: I have been a student of birth for 6 ½ years. I’ve worked with wonderful midwives and some not-so-wonderful ones. I am a lover of learning – so that means I’m constantly looking at research and studying how things work! I have a passion for the “dirty work” that others don’t […]

What can a Pospartum Doula do for me?

What can a Pospartum Doula do for me?

Having a Postpartum Doula Means: -Faster healing  -Greater Comfort -Lower rates of postpartum hemorrhage -Lower rates of depression -Greater confidence for parents -Better bonding -More successful nursing -More rest -Personalized care -All your questions answered -A Clutter free home -Spoiling while Empowering!! First, What IS a Postpartum Doula? I don’t blame you for asking. In the US […]

LOST: Miscarriage, Infertility, Adoption, Abortion

LOST: Miscarriage, Infertility, Adoption, Abortion

20% of women miscarry37.6% of women abort2% Place a child for adoption  (1957-1972 8.7%)30% Want to adopt, 2% actually do10.9% infertile——————-100% of women have experienced loss I woke from a nightmare to find that it’s true. I’m lying in a pool of my own blood. I had only been pregnant about 8 weeks, but I […]