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9th Nov

2015

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On this episode of Maternity Leave we’re talking about placentophagy. Ingesting human placenta after the birth of a baby. It’s a topic that’s been getting quite a bit of attention in the last few years as more woman share their ...

30th Jun

2015

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The power of human touch is an incredible thing. A simple hug can lower our stress hormones and stimulate hormones that produce a feeling of love and calm. As adults we know just how true this can be. When it comes to babies the power ...

1st Jun

2015

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I love getting the opportunity to spread the word about our amazing doula community here in Southern California. In today’s episode of Maternity Leave I’m talking to local Culver City based doula Keya Merah Nkonoki. In ...

19th May

2015

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  I love hearing women tell their birth story. Whether it’s been days or years, telling the story of a birth can bring you right back to that moment. Birth is such a personal journey and when someone wants to share their ...

5th May

2015

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The journey to motherhood is a sacred and intimate one. It's hard to imagine anyone can know what we're going through when our transformation is so great. However, there’s another journey happening at the same time. It’s ...

6th Apr

2015

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For this episode of Maternity Leave, I sat down with the amazing Becca Gordon whose bio is below. I’m so excited to share our discussion. Becca talks about how her work as a yoga instructor led to her work in birth, and how one ...

23rd Mar

2015

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I haven’t posted anything new in a long time. Mostly because I’ve been busy with my postpartum doula practice,moving to a new side of town in Los Angeles and raising my sweet little boy. However.. I also haven’t ...

19th Jan

2015

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This is a really good article and such an important issue, one that is near and dear to my heart. As a mother who left the corporate world, as a postpartum doula who’s goal is to help support and nurture new mothers and fathers ...

15th Oct

2014

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By guest author Meredith Kinsel-Ziter, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist   The journey to motherhood is so personal, so familiar… a coupling of lives, another human body made ...

6th Sep

2014

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There’s a grey line between my kitchen pantry and my medicine cabinet. The reason being, there’s lots of food that’s not only good for your insides but good for your outside too. One exceptional benefit of using food as beauty ...