What exactly IS placenta encapsulation? Placenta encapsulation is the process of steaming, dehydrating and grinding the placenta into capsules for ingestion. It is ancient Chinese Medicine, and has become increasingly popular in the U.S. Does it sound a little weird or even gross you out a bit? Don’t worry, we can take the ick factor away and you can consume them like you would any other pill! Celebrities like: Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Tia and Tamara Mowery, Kim Zolciak, and Blac Chyna have all encapsulated their placentas!Read More
Did you know that you can have a baby vaginally even after you have had one or more
Cesareans? Yes! Its totally a thing!
VBAC is the shorthand and popular term for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. VBACs can be
achieved by any birthing person, as long as there are healthy and have support from their
healthcare provider. Choosing the right doctor is the most important decision you will need to
make once you decide to try for a VBAC. It is essential to ensure that your provider is
supportive of your decision and has a high VBAC rate. While Maryland’s VBAC rate is only
14.45%, Washington D.C is in the top 6 highest VBAC rates by states with 22.07%.
A doula provides personal support services for women and families during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. In labor, the doula provides help and advice on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning. She (or sometimes he) comforts the woman with touch, hot or cold packs, beverages, warm baths and showers, and other supportive measures. The doula is attuned to the laboring woman and her support team so she is always a step ahead of everyone's needs, desires and questions. She also assists the woman and her partner to become informed of the various options, both before and during labor.Read More