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Postnatal tips — healing herbs

From Cord Stump to Belly Button: 3 tips for natural care

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

So, the birth is now over. You've entered the land of lost time known as baby gazing. You stare at the amazing reminder on your baby's tummy of your recent and incredible in utero connection: the cord stump. The once life line. The once power cord between you, placenta and baby. Then the mama brain kicks in: What do I do with it? Does it hurt my baby to move it? Can I get it wet? Can I take that hard, plastic clamp off? How long does it take to fall off? Is that colour normal? The cord stump: At some point...

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Healing The Hot Mess After Birth

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

It's likely at some point during your pregnancy you'll wonder these 2 things:

       1. How the heck will my baby fit through my vagina?
       2. What damage will be done to me in the process?

These concerns are so normal. In fact, tearing during childbirth is one of the top fears for most pregnant women (next to pooing in labour).

As a doula I've seen all sorts. 10 pound babies leaving no trace, 7 pound babies with a 2nd degree tear, 8 pound babies being born after an episiotomy and 9 pound babies leaving a labial graze only. And everything in between.

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