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Labor Doula Support

Posted on: March 6, 2024 | birth, Birth Work, Body, Doulas, education, Friendship, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationships, VFD Team

“Okay, so…who did you hire as your labor doula?”  Brittney asked. “Oh yeah!” J’nae looked up from her plate. “My doula was AH-MAZING when I was having the twins. She knew just what to do to keep me sane and supported me even through my cesarean.” J’nae chimed in.  “My WHAT?!” Claudia questioned.”What’s a Do-la?“ The trio of friends sat enjoying brunch on the sunny afternoon.  It had been weeks . . .

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Postpartum Placenta Encapsulation

Posted on: April 10, 2023 | Body, education, Health, Information, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

“You want to do WHAT with your WHAT?!”. “Ew! That sounds disgusting!”. “Wow! That sounds intriguing!”. “OMG! That sounds amazing!” You may have heard many opinions from those around you about the decision to encapsulate and ingest the “Tree of Life” organ. Placenta encapsulation isn’t new, has many benefits, and is a process in which you can interact with your encapsulator.     What is Placenta Encapsulation? Placenta encapsulation is the art . . .

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Infant Massage

Posted on: September 5, 2022 | Babies, Body, Children, classes, Community, education, Fatherhood, Health, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships, VFD Team

The beautiful and wonderful power of touch. From a nudge to a snuggle, a high-five to a hug, a hand-hold to a pat-on-the-back, a touch goes a long way. This is also to be said about infants and their response and interpretation to touch. Infant massage is one of those great ways to show an infant just how important they are.  What is Infant Massage Infant massage is the art . . .

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Five Snacks for Nursing Parents

Posted on: August 23, 2022 | Body, Feeding, Health, Information, Meals, Postpartum

It’s not only what you put in your body, but also how much and how often. Nursing parents should consume additional calories in their day to assist with the body’s function of producing breastmilk. Herein lies the hang-ups for many new parents…the time!…the what! Postpartum nutrition is vital in producing and maintaining a supple milk supply. These five snacks for nursing parents are filled with the vitamins and nutrients suggested . . .

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Diastasis Recti

Posted on: August 8, 2022 | Body, Community, education, Health, Information, Las Vegas, Postpartum, Pregnancy

The fupa. The mom-pooch. The mummy tummy. These are all different ways society identifies diastasis recti. This common yet dissatisfying lingering effect of pregnancy and postpartum plays with one’s mental, emotional, and physical mentality. Looking pregnant long after baby has been welcomed into the world; the struggles to “get that body back”, which is taking longer than it used to. But alas! There are ways to have that belly back . . .

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