Lupus and having a baby – my birth story

Lupus and my Birth Story

“I was fourteen when I was diagnosed with lupus (SLE) and was informed that should I want children in the future then I could face some hurdles as a result of the disease, becoming pregnant in the first instance, being one of them.” Lupus can be described as a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when the … Read more

A life-affirming gift from a Doula to a Single Mum

A Life Affirming Gift, Placenta Remedies Network blog

Katie Hickey, the Balanced Doula’s life-affirming gift – When I attended the doula UK conference, as a friend of Doula UK, in 2017 I was yet to decide who I was going to do my doula training course with. I wanted to get more of a feel for the doula community first and to see … Read more

Yes, I ate my placenta by Janine Pegg

Mum and blogger Janine of The Pegglet Mama writes… “Ew that sounds absolutely dreadful! Why, on Earth would anyone do that?!”, I think was the remark I blurted out when first hearing about placenta encapsulation and consumption. I was 25 weeks pregnant with my first-born (Sophie), and I was nearing the end of my massage … Read more

Press Release: Why Channel 4’s ‘Be Your Own Doctor’ got it wrong about placenta pills

by Lynnea Shrief IPEN Certified placenta specialist Laura Jones graces us with her placenta wisdom on Channel 4’s ‘Be Your Own Doctor’, (aired Monday, 24 October at 8:30pm) a program that looks at natural and alternative health remedies and treatments which they say are internet fads and have no research to back them up. So they put them to … Read more

My Journey into Placenta Encapsulation: Sarah Marsden

My journey into placenta encapsulation stems from my own personal experience.  I fell pregnant with my eldest daughter in 2011, and suffered a horrible pregnancy with her due to hyperemesis (extreme morning sickness) as well as developing a heart condition.  I thought about placenta encapsulation then, but at the time I couldn’t find anyone nearby and … Read more

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