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Client Testimonial

By Carmen Calvo | October 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Client Testimonial
Client testimonial: A Nurturing Root client shares her experience.

I truly put my heart into this work and it is something that fills me with joy. I love helping new mothers and their families and I am full of gratitude that I have found such enjoyable and important work to fill my days. This client testimonial came to me this week.  The sender was … Read more…

Baltimore Placenta Encapsulation Specialists featured in The Baltimore Sun

By Carmen Calvo | July 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Baltimore Placenta Encapsulation Specialists featured in The Baltimore Sun

Last February I was interviewed by Baltimore Sun reporter, Arlene Karidis about placenta encapsulation, its history, and the benefits. While the interviewer, only in the beginning stages of her research, seemed very uneasy and even squeamish about the topic, I could tell by the end of our hour-long chat, she was intrigued. Last February I … Read more…

Bellies In Bloom Expo is May 2!

By Carmen Calvo | March 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Bellies In Bloom Expo is May 2!
Stop by and learn about how placenta encapsulation can help your postpartum recovery. We will also have all the new Birth Boot Camp materials displayed.

by and see our table at the Bellies in Bloom Expo on May 2nd from 6pm-9pm.  In addition to information about our placenta encapsulation services, I will also be displaying many of the Birth Boot Camp materials, including the workbook and DVD.  There will even be a preview of the online courses! Union Mill 1500 … Read more…

Why I chose to be a Birth Boot Camp Instructor

By Carmen Calvo | March 15, 2014 | Comments Off on Why I chose to be a Birth Boot Camp Instructor
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The minute I saw that life changing line, the one where you gasp for air as butterflies fill your entire chest, I wanted to know all there was to know about pregnancy and birth. Blessed were we when we found out we were expecting only 2 months after saying our vows. The pregnancy was expected … Read more…

The WRNR 2nd Annual Holistic Health Fair

By Carmen Calvo | February 5, 2014 | Comments Off on The WRNR 2nd Annual Holistic Health Fair
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I am happy to announce I will be participating in The WRNR 2nd Annual Holistic Health Fair.  I had the pleasure of hosting a placenta encapsulation table at the event last year and was so impressed with the diversity of vendors, the speakers, and how seamless the event was.  Not only was this a terrific … Read more…

Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Classes Coming Soon!

By Carmen Calvo | February 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Classes Coming Soon!
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I have been working diligently for months in preparation for my trip to Houston, TX to attend the Birth Boot Camp training. After reading 11 books, writing 4 papers, attending 2 births, and completing a lengthy study guide, I am all set! I turned in my study packet earlier this week and I am so … Read more…

Warming the Mother: A Use for Placenta Broth

By Carmen Calvo | October 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Warming the Mother: A Use for Placenta Broth
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In China, it is common for a postpartum mother to only eat and drink warm foods and beverages. It is thought that a new mother is cold for the first 40 days postpartum. According to TCM, a postpartum woman is cool because she has lost Qi (the life force) due to loss of blood. In … Read more…

Postpartum herbal bath now available to new moms

By Carmen Calvo | October 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Postpartum herbal bath now available to new moms
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As you can probably imagine, it is not uncommon for women to experience some discomfort after giving birth.  Their perineum and muscles are understandably sore and if they experienced any tearing, they may be uncomfortable for a longer period of time.  Many moms find that a postpartum herbal bath soak can help alleviate some of … Read more…

Placenta Encapsulation: Why it works

By Carmen Calvo | March 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Placenta Encapsulation: Why it works
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March 24, 2013 Jodi Selander, founder and director of Placenta Benefits, recently wrote a terrific article discussing the reasoning behind using placenta for postpartum recovery.  The article addresses which hormones and components are contained in the placenta and how losing these components can impact a mother’s postpartum experience.  By reintroducing those hormones into new mothers … Read more…

New Study Finds Placenta Encapsulation Benefits New Moms

By Carmen Calvo | March 8, 2013 | Comments Off on New Study Finds Placenta Encapsulation Benefits New Moms
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March 8, 2013 New and exciting research coming out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas finds new moms benefit from placenta encapsulate during their postpartum recovery. Researchers surveyed 189 women about their placenta consumption and outcomes. Most of the women said they engaged in placentophagy to improve their mood and to enhance lactation after … Read more…

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