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Like many things that are directly or indirectly related to vaginas, the placenta was disregarded for a looong time.⠀

Not today.⠀

According to UNLV researchers, when they analyzed the concentrations of different substances in placenta capsules they not only found small amounts of minerals like iron and zinc. They also analyzed 17 different hormones in the placenta capsules!⠀

That seems like 17 reasons to consider a postnatal tincture or capsules to us. What do you think? Have you been researching plancenta encapsulation? What questions do you have? We are here with you, momma. Bringing you not just the support you want, but the support you need. Always.⠀

Supporting and empowering positive birth and postpartum experiences in the greater Phoenix area.

WELCOME, We are Cherry blossom doula services

Pick a provider who will absolutely care for you like the queen you are. As a whole, we adore the midwifery model of care.⁠ There are amazing OB/GYN’s too! When choosing your maternity provider, will you do yourself the biggest favor and ask how they will support you in the postpartum space? Your provider can often pick up complications and issues with lactation, incontinence, and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. For in-home guidance on this and so much more, a postpartum doula is an excellent resource. You will bond better with babe when you are tended to well, dear one.

Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences below!⁠

Supporting and empowering positive birth and postpartum experiences in the greater Phoenix area.

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Did you know art supplies aren’t just for mommas (though these were for fabulous women lifting up a lovely birthing momma friend)? Art supplies (the washable type) are extra fun for new siblings. When we meet with new-again mommas our postpartum team ALWAYS recommend feeding boxes. And sometimes we even make them!

Feeding boxes are perfect for moments when both babe & siblings need your attention. Keep them in a parent-friendly spot to grab when you’re about to sit and feed your new miracle. Kiddos can draw a picture for baby, journal about their day, or write affirmations for self (such as I’m a great sister!) Have you ever tried something like this? We’d love to hear!

Supporting and empowering positive birth and postpartum experiences in the greater Phoenix area.

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Did you know that your midwife will make a mindful effort to be at your same or lower level during your birth?⁠⠀
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Your midwife will watch. She will wait. She will make you feel empowered and confident beyond your wildest dreams. She will speak to you. Because your birth – it is about you.⁠⠀
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We are honored every single time we see this come to life firsthand.⁠

Was this your experience?

We would love to hear.

Supporting and empowering positive birth and postpartum experiences in the greater Phoenix area.

WELCOME, We are Cherry blossom doula services

“Why does laughter have such a powerfully positive effect during labor?⁠⠀
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The mental and physical benefits of laughter have been a topic of study for many researchers, and here are some of their conclusions:⁠⠀
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Laughter helps your body release tension.⁠⠀
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Laughter increases your air intake and therefore increases your oxygen intake. Every inch of your body is working overtime during labor and birth, so it’s important to breathe deeply.⁠⠀
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Laughter helps you get the full benefit of your endorphins, nature’s painkiller. Your body will naturally produce endorphins during labor, and the more you’re able to relax, the more you’ll be able to appreciate the benefit of these powerful hormones. Laughing can even add an extra oomph to the endorphins released, which is always a welcome addition to your labor.⁠⠀
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So, how can you go about adding some fun to what can be a intimidating task?⁠⠀
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Surround yourself with people who make your heart happy. ⁠⠀
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Keep moving and (when you can) grooving. Muscles that are moving are going to stay looser than muscles that are still. ⁠⠀
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Stay true to yourself and your sense of humor. It’s hard to have a sense of humor when you’re in pain. After all, many movie scenes have been made about the laboring mom who snaps at her well meaning but wisecracking husband during birth. Being open to laughter during labor doesn’t mean arming your partner or doula with a book of knock-knock jokes. It means being true to who you are and what brings you joy.” – Jennifer Stutzman⁠⠀
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Will every contraction bring belly laughs? Of course not – labor is hard work! But staying relaxed and welcoming as many contractions as you can with a smile on your face will absolutely help you to have your best birth experience 

Supporting and empowering positive birth and postpartum experiences in the greater Phoenix area.

WELCOME, We are Cherry blossom doula services

Can we tell you a quick story about fruit in your first 42 days postpartum?⁠⠀
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It should ALL be cooked. Stewed. Steamed. Soupy-goodness.⁠⠀
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Your body has two options: 1. heal from childbirth or 2. digest your food & receive all the nutrients you need for your best postpartum (& breastfeeding experience if you are nursing)!⁠⠀
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We LOVE stewed apples as a go-to breakfast staple. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom for an extra digestive kick. And ghee if you’ve had a vaginal birth!⁠⠀
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Need more tips? We are here with and for you.

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