The Closing of the Bones ceremony acknowledges the immense changes a woman has undergone in pregnancy and childbirth and assists in bringing her spirit back into her own body. Physically, it guides her bones back into place, helps her pelvic organs shift and her uterus to shrink back down, and stimulates blood flow. Women who are honored in this way experience a sense of calm and grounding, re-establishing her sense of self.
The natural rhythm of the Earth and Life—is that there is a period of growth and a period of rest. This is how balance is created. Pregnancy represents the time of growth, and therefore the postpartum period represents the time of rest. In the modern world, there is no value given for rest—modern culture is […]
The Doula Interview Thinking of hiring a doula for your birth? You will not regret this decision! Hiring a doula will provide you with another birth team member that is exclusively there for you and your partner. Doulas help with emotional and physical support during labor, assist with techniques that can make labor shorter […]
How to Pay for a Doula By Emily Manelius As a birth doula and postpartum doula, a question I hear all too often is: How will I afford a doula and why is it so expensive? First and foremost, doula care is incredibly personal for both the client and the doula. We are giving our […]
A Mother Blessing Ceremony By Amy Meilen, PT, CD(DONA) You, like most of us, have probably gone to or been the guest of honor at a traditional baby shower. They range in style and meaning for everyone, from the giving and receiving of baby-necessities, gag gifts, cake, baby-centered games (often eye-rolling), and the occasional opportunity to […]