Postpartum Healing

Strength in Unity: A Practical Guide to Supporting Your Birthing Partner

By Jodi Graves | February 13, 2024

If you are expecting a baby with your partner, you might be wondering how you can best support them during this exciting and challenging time. Here are some tips to help you be a great birthing partner, both through birth and postpartum.

Placenta Encapsulation

By Jodi Graves | January 25, 2024

Let’s talk about it! There are many anecdotal benefits from placenta encapsulation so we wanted to mention a few. Placenta Encapsulation can potentially help the uterus return to pre-pregnancy state in a shorter amount of time. It can also increase energy, assist with milk supply, speed mother’s healing, and help balance hormones. Encapsulation is thought…

Early Postpartum Support in the Home: A Vital Link to Healthy and Safe Postpartum Recovery in the United States

By Jodi Graves | December 26, 2023
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(Read the rest of this article here: DOI: 10.1891/JPE-2022-0017) Jodi Graves, Birth & Postpartum Doula, BS, MS Nutrition ABSTRACTMany newly postpartum women and birthing people are sent home from the hospital with their newbornbabies, ill-prepared to care for themselves with little to no capacity to learn about newborn care andparenting. Women are often left to fend…

The Bare Minimum 5-5-5 Postpartum Rule

By Jodi Graves | July 25, 2023
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Welcoming a newborn baby into the world brings significant physical and emotional changes for the new mom/birthing person. And folks, this can literally be the understatement of the century for some people. The postpartum period, often referred to as the “fourth trimester,” is a crucial time of healing and bonding. To help ease this transition,…

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We offer Placenta Encapsulation!

By Jodi Graves | June 29, 2023
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Motherhood (and Fatherhood too!) is a transformative journey, both physically and emotionally. As birthing folks navigate the postpartum period, they often seek natural ways to support their recovery and overall well-being. Placenta encapsulation has gained popularity as a holistic practice that offers numerous benefits for new mothers. In this blog post, we will explore the…

When You Don’t LOVE Being a Parent…

By Jodi Graves | April 5, 2023

Becoming a parent is often described as one of the most rewarding experiences in life. However, for some individuals, the postpartum period can be a time of intense stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s common to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and even resentful when caring for a newborn. Many feel like they don’t recognize themselves anymore! But…

Postpartum Hair Loss

By Jodi Graves | February 21, 2023

Postpartum hair loss is a common condition experienced by many new moms. It is a normal part of the postpartum recovery process and affects up to 50% of women in the months following childbirth. Postpartum hair loss occurs when a woman’s hormone levels change dramatically after giving birth. During pregnancy, the body produces more estrogen…

Recovering from a Cesarean Birth

By Jodi Graves | February 13, 2023

The recovery period following a cesarean birth is an important part of the postpartum experience. While it is often longer and more intense than a vaginal delivery, with proper care, rest, and patience, a full and healthy recovery is possible. The first step in recovering from a cesarean delivery is to get plenty of rest.…

Sweet Treats Postpartum

Postpartum Nutrition

By Jodi Graves | January 27, 2023

Postpartum nutrition is an essential part of the postpartum period. It is important for those having just given birth, to take full advantage of the nutrients available to them to help them recover from childbirth and to maintain their health. You all know how passionate we are about proper nutrition, but I wanted to speak…

Sex After Baby

By Jodi Graves | December 28, 2022

How long is it recommended to avoid penetration and why? Hey, do we have your attention now? We know this is on some of your minds….so let’s talk sex! According to ACOG (American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) there is no ‘set’ time after you deliver your baby that it’s considered safe to have sex.…