The Video of Stevie's Home Birth

The Video of Stevie's Home Birth

Completely in awe of birth, I've spent countless hours immersed in the beautiful videos that women have graciously shared online. Getting a glimpse into these empowering births has been such a gift and I'm so honored to have the opportunity to pay it forward. Stevie was born peacefully and powerfully into the water on August 20, 2016. 

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My First Meal After Giving Birth & A Recipe For Birth Broth

My First Meal After Giving Birth & A Recipe For Birth Broth

Nourishing food is one of the most important parts of postpartum recovery. I’ve never experienced hunger quite like I did in those first few days postpartum when my milk was coming in, but immediately after birth it’s best to start slow with easily digestible and nutrient dense foods. Think of foods you would turn to when recovering from the flu. As you can imagine, the organs in your abdomen are all going through a massive shift and digestion can be compromised.

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5 energizing Ice Cubes To Make For Labor (& Morning Sickness)

5 energizing Ice Cubes To Make For Labor (& Morning Sickness)

I shared a post on facebook about some simple, but very effective, coconut water ice cubes for labor that ended up being most most popular post to date. I wanted to write a follow up blog to share more information with additional options, because as I experienced first hand, you never know what scents and flavors will appeal to you during labor. So it’s best to have two or more of these different ice cube flavors prepped ahead of time. 

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The Birth Story Of Stevie Holland

The Birth Story Of Stevie Holland

It was August 19th, 2016, 2 days from the estimated due date of our baby. We were just leaving the house to meet friends at the beach when the first sensation hit me. It shocked me with its intensity and I told my husband, Jeremy, that I thought it felt like a real contraction and not primordial labor. He asked if I still wanted to go out and meet our friends. Our shoes were on and bags were packed, so I suggested we continue on with our plans and see what happens. It took us about an hour to pick up takeout for dinner and get to the beach.

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