I am a certified APPA placenta specialist!

I am a certified APPA placenta specialist!

  I am happy to announce that I’m now a certified APPAC! I’ve just completed all of the certification requirements to become a certified placenta specialist through the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts.¬†Although I’ve already been...
Family-Centered Cesarean: M’s Story

Family-Centered Cesarean: M’s Story

Two years ago, on May 15, I supported an incredible family-centered Cesarean birth at the University of New Mexico hospital here in Albuquerque. I’m sharing the story here from my point of view, with permission from my client, M. M is, to put it simply, a tour...
Get Your Om On: Prenatal Yoga in Albuquerque

Get Your Om On: Prenatal Yoga in Albuquerque

Photo via Tom Britt via Flickr Creative Commons Prenatal yoga has tons of benefits: it can help you feel more calm and centered, as well as prepare your body and mind for labor and birth. Research has found lots of good outcomes associated with a regular prenatal yoga...
17 Ways To Practice Postpartum Self-Care

17 Ways To Practice Postpartum Self-Care

So, you just gave birth. Life is…intense. Of course you love your new baby, but the postpartum grind can be as crazy as it is wonderful (maybe even more crazy than it is wonderful, let’s be honest). From the hormones to the leaking milk to the baby who...