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The First Hour after Birth: A Baby’s 9 Instinctive Stages

The First Hour after Birth: A Baby’s 9 Instinctive Stages So much effort is devoted to preparing for labor and birth throughout pregnancy, but what happens after the baby is born?! One minute, your baby was in your womb, and the next, you deliver him/her Earth-side. I sure felt like it was a shock. Did you […]

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Pumpkin Picking and Corn Maze Round Up!

Autumn in Vermont is, by far, my season. The shift from hot and humid summer days to cool and crisp autumn days leads our family to slow our rhythms and turn our attention inward preparing for the long winter to come. We always look forward to several autumn traditions, one being pumpkin picking and wandering […]

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The benefits of a Doula

Doula Support? YES

Doula support? YES More and more individuals and families are choosing to use the support of a Doula during their childbearing year, and specifically during the birthing process. I am a certified professional midwife, certified doula, and mother who used both midwives and a doula during my birth experience. As a care provider and recipient […]

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Bountiful Bacteria

Recently, I’ve “discovered” the vibrant renaissance of fermented foods and the playful process of experimenting with my own ferments. For centuries, fermentation played a vital role in preserving seasonal raw foods and increasing their nutrient bioavailability, preventing famine during the less bountiful seasons. Fermentation is part of every culture. You many not realize it, but […]

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postpartum nutrition

The Importance of Postpartum Nutrition

There is no doubt that giving birth requires phenomenal physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. I certainly felt zapped and depleted for weeks after giving birth to my daughter. Nutrition, rest, and complimentary therapies work wonders in helping the body restore its vital energy in the immediate postpartum. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body loses […]

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Guide to Home Birth in Vermont

Guide To Home Birth In Vermont

In a recent article written by the New York Times on the role of midwives in American births, Mary Lawlor, a Vermont CPM and Executive Director of the National Association of Certified Professions Midwives, wrote the following poignant Op-Ed:  Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) are specifically trained in providing care in homes and free-standing birth centers. […]

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Having a Baby? Four Books To Get You Through The Childbearing Years

There are many, ever-changing books, blogs, and websites on the topics of pregnancy, labor and birth, breastfeeding, and newborn/child wellness. Whether you are having your first or fourth baby, you may find the scope of information overwhelming. So here, I offer you four of my favorite books on the topics mentioned above that withstand the […]

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Are You An Adventurous Cook?

  Fall, for many reasons, is my favorite season of the year. Not only is it a time for family, food, and festivities, but a time of reflection, thoughtfulness, and gratitude as we look toward the New Year and celebrate light in the season of encroaching darkness. With darkness, cooling temperatures, and hibernating tendencies, food […]

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