Placenta Encapsulation, tinctures and salves
I am trained by Tranquil Transitions in placenta encapsulation and preparation of tinctures and salves. Placenta consumption is not a new idea, many cultures have practiced it for centuries. The benefits are many and some doctors are starting to recommend it for their patient's postpartum health.
Some of the many benefits of the placenta postpartum are:
In many cultures throughout the world mothers bind their bellies postpartum.
Why belly-binding ?
Additional information on my belly binding services can be found on my Belly Binding Page.
I am available to teach private in home childbirth preparation classes as my schedule allows, and group classes via Prenatal University. Both are comprehensive and evidence based. Please inquire for the fee for private classes.
Postpartum Doula Services and Lactation Support:
As a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor), I am able to assist you with breastfeeding difficulties, latch problems and breastfeeding problem solving. I can provide a home visit in which I can watch you feed your baby, and see the process. I then can make suggestions, and help you with a plan.
I am also trained and have worked as a postpartum doula, I can help you come up with a plan to make your postpartum the best it can possibly be. I offer one on one classes for couples to help prepare you for baby, greening your home and the postpartum transition.
I ask $25/hour for these services, and am willing to work with your schedule.
A belly cast is a three-dimensional plaster sculpture of a woman's pregnant abdomen as a keepsake of her pregnancy. It can also be known as a belly mask, pregnancy belly cast, a pregnant plaster cast, or prenatal cast.
Belly casts are often made during the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy and a series of casts may be made during the pregnancy. They are made by preparing the skin with a coating of lotion or a similar lubricant and adding strips of wet plaster gauze over the abdomen to make the cast. Some women also cast their breasts, arms, hands and thighs into a full torso sculpture. The plaster sets in about 20–30 minutes but some fast-setting strips set in five minutes. Once set, the cast is gently removed by the mother using a wriggling motion. It takes one or two days for the cast to dry completely.
I will come to your home and spend 2-3 hours making a belly cast, then, once completely dry, I will sand the cast smooth and attach a ribbon for hanging. It will be plain and can be painted or left as it.