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Salt & Protein Can Reduce Risk for Pre-eclampsia

By Carmen Calvo | October 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Salt & Protein Can Reduce Risk for Pre-eclampsia
Salt & Protein can reduce risk for preeclampsia

Eating a whole foods diet, with adequate amounts of protein, and water to thirst, can help alleviate many of the complications women face during pregnancy.  A diet high in protein can help repair and grow muscle, stabilize blood sugar, and can lower a mother’s risk of pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Pre-eclampsia, a potentially life threatening … Read more…

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…

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…

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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