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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…

A Birth Storytelling Event: A MFSB fundraiser

By Carmen Calvo | January 13, 2013 | Comments Off on A Birth Storytelling Event: A MFSB fundraiser
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Do you have a story to tell? Maryland Families for Safe Birth is looking for women and families to share their birth story through a variety of performance and visual arts. We are calling all musicians, poets, storytellers, artists, playwrights to perform in our upcoming fundraiser. Share how you were impacted by birth. How has … Read more…

Join us for a discussion at the Baltimore Birth Circle!

By Carmen Calvo | January 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Join us for a discussion at the Baltimore Birth Circle!
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January 7, 2013 Are you interested in placenta encapsulation but are unsure if it is for you? Join me and Lauren Agro as we present on placenta encapsulation and its use for postpartum recovery. I would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have about the process or my services. I hope … Read more…

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