A Normal, Boring Birth

When finding out I was pregnant I chose not to engage with the medical system, since discovering women’s traumatic stories and understanding that I did not want to be subjected to systemic abuse masked as ‘care’ and ‘intervention’. I wanted to reconnect with birth as a rite of passage for women. Me and my partner … Read more

Yoni Steaming, an ancient tradition for a modern woman.

What is it about Yoni steaming that captures so many women’s interest? This ancient tradition has been lost to us, here in the West, for Goddess only knows how long, and now it’s time to rediscover, reclaim and re-emerge. So let’s cover the basics first. Yoni steaming, or vaginal steaming as it’s sometimes called, is … Read more

The Enema Virgin

    I’ve always thought of my arse as a one way street, and that direction was down and out. Food goes in the top, works its way through the body, takes what it needs and the left overs come out the bottom end. This philosophy has, by and large, served me well, but as … Read more

Self Care for Busy Women

We know that we should do it, but finding the time is quite another matter. In my quest to do my self care, I have come up with a few things that are easy to do and will make the world of difference. Its not about making big changes, its about the little details, the … Read more

Do you know how amazing your womb is?

Did you know how amazing your womb is? Did you know a non-pregnant, non-bleeding uterus is about the size of a pear and weighs about 4 ounces (110gr). Over the month, the uterus will grow, and at the time of menstruation, she will be the size of a grapefruit and weigh around 8 ounces (225gr) … Read more

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Meet the Mothers who eat their placentas.

Ever thought about eating your placenta? Anna Maxted writes, for the Telegraph, about the growing popularity of placentophagy, and its many benefits to new mums. Visit new parents in 2014, and you may well find a placenta chilling in the fridge, next to the champagne. Strange as it may sound, this is not a rare … Read more

North East Placenta Encapsulation Pills

Short video on Placenta Encapsulation

Ever wondered how it’s done??? Here is a short video by Lynnea Shrief, director of IPEN, explaining the process and benefits. http://bcove.me/flrmip60

reclaiming the placenta

Placenta Benefits

The placenta is a wonderful thing! In this article, Becky Dickinson explores some of the ways to use your placenta as a medicine for healing your body after birth and looks at how it is seen in different cultures around the world. http://thegreenparent.co.uk/articles/read/reclaiming-the-placenta