DIY Cord Shadow Box/ Placenta Encapsulation (Postpartum Series)

When I was pregnant for the second time, I knew I wanted to do whatever I could to help make the postpartum period easier, especially since I knew I would be taking care of a newborn and a toddler this time around. Placenta encapsulation was one of those things. I had heard about placenta encapsulation…

My Postpartum #1 and #2 (Postpartum Series)

Penelope and Oliver are 18 months apart, and I am currently 3 months postpartum. My pregnancies were pretty straightforward and I had two relatively uncomplicated births. Penelope’s was lonnng, and for Oliver’s, I climbed out of a birth pool with a head already pushed out (yep! haha). With 9+ lbs babies, I had an intact perineum both…

Ode to my Pregnancy Body

For the past 3 years, my identity as a woman has been heavily defined by my role as a mother, so when thinking about what my first post could be in this blog, I figured I would start from here. From the beginning of that journey and transformation. Reading through my note books from second/third…