(im)patiently awaiting the arrival of my baby...

Personal Blog Alert(doula hat off, pregnant mom hat on): Well it's Sunday evening. My due date has come and gone a few days ago now, it was this past Thursday June 27th. I am now almost 40+4 weeks. My sweet little guy is happy inside and will come when he's ready... even though I've been ready for weeks!!!!!! Ahh!!!
"Oh wow you look you are ready to go! When are you due??" says every stranger I come into contact with in public... "a few days ago" I respond with a sad face....
When I first got pregnant, I told everyone that my due date was July 5th. I did this to avoid that crazy feeling that I'm having now, the impatient feeling like I just can't wait another minute to hold my sweet little baby. But I'll go back to my doula hat for a second here.... a due date is only a rough ESTIMATE of when they THINK baby COULD come... unfortunately that knowledge doesn't stop me from feeling "done" and feeling crazy and feeling like I've had enough of back aches, and hip pain, and nausea and heart burn and contractions and groin pain and and and.... And although this knowledge isn't stopping me from feeling done, it it stopping me from taking any risky actions like a medical induction. (unless of course there was a medical problem requiring a medical induction! But being past my "due date" isn't a medical problem)

There is a great article about due dates called The Lie of the EDD: Why Your Due Date Isn't What You Think that explains where they came up with the EDD and the many ways in which in can be inaccurate.

Please read this article to learn more about the myth of the due date now:


In the mean time, I will be (im)patiently await the arrival of my precious little guy.

Kim Kardashian wants to eat her Placenta!

Tonight on the season premier of Keeping Up with the Kardashians I was excited to see the mention of the consumption of placenta.

Here is what Kim said,
"Why would a normal human want to eat their placenta?" Asks Kim Kardashian.

"There is whole cook books on eating placenta you know..." Says the doctor.

"I really wanna do it." Says Kim (while Kim's mom signals with her hand and facial expression that she is looney.)

So What Are The Benefits Of Placenta Consumption?

Many believe that by consuming the placenta it can:
  • Increase energy
  • balance your hormones, using your very own hormones
  • Replenish iron levels
  • Help the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy state
  • Reduce bleeding
  • Increase milk production 
  • Make for a happier, more enjoyable postpartum time

But there is an easier and taste free way to do it! Placenta encapsulation. This is a process, often done by a professional which includes washing, preparing, steaming, dehydrating and pulverizing your placenta into a powdered form which is then placed in capsule form so that it is taste free and odorless. For those of us who think the placenta is gross, or maybe we just don't like the idea of consuming it, this process is a whole lot more palatable!

I am just so excited that more and more women are finding out about the amazing benefits of consuming their own placenta after birth! We love doing placenta encapsulation and have a wonderful specialist who will do this process for you. Please contact us with any questions about our services.