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Have you ever had a crying baby, but could not, for the life of you, figure out what she needed?  I think we’ve all been there.  As parents, everyone experiences the heartbreak and frustration of not knowing what your baby is trying to tell you.
Priscilla Dunstan,  founder of Dunstan Baby Language, has made an amazing [...]

The three U.S. midwifery organizations, MANA, ACNM, and NACPM, recently came together to make a joint statement regarding the support of normal, physiological childbirth.  In 1996, The WHO called for the elimination of all unnecessary interventions in childbirth, yet as you know, some of these interventions are being overused in our maternity health system, often [...]

It’s no secret that every pregnancy a woman experiences leaves its impact on her forever.  Experiencing a life growing inside of you and becoming a mother can change you forever.  But did you know that fetal cells from every pregnancy remain in the mother, sometimes even 50 years later?
During pregnancy, fetal cells cross the placental [...]

A big congratulations to Holly Stewart, PBi’s first professional Placenta Encapsulation Specialist in Knoxville, Tennessee! She has always been interested in birth and all aspects surrounding it and began researching natural approaches to pregnancy, birth & postpartum care long before she herself became a mother.
When she became pregnant with her daughter in 2009, her passion [...]

PBi is pleased to announce that Lauren Strebel, serving Baltimore, MD, is the latest Placenta Encapsulation Specialist to earn her Certification ranking, changing from a PES to a CPES.
Being certified with Placenta Benefits is quite an accomplishment. In order to become Certified, a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist must have completed the scientific research, acquired experience in [...]

Chicago is a growing area for placenta encapsulation. Julie Elliott has been working with PBi for about a year now. Placenta Encapsulation is just one service in her repertoire of natural postpartum recovery. She is a wealth of information for women in the NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin areas, as well as a valuable resource [...]

PBi 2.0 has arrived!

December 1st, 2009

I am pleased to announce the launch of PBi 2.0! The brand new facelift for the PBi site is online, and it looks beautiful. The new site makes navigating to important pages easier, so you can find a professional Placenta Encapsulation Specialist in your area much more quickly. It also highlights the updated and revised [...]

In the Pacific NW

August 5th, 2009

Just a quick personal note to let you know I’ve been on the road, taking a little working vacation. I had the opportunity to share the beautiful Pacific NW with my girls.

I’ll be back in the desert next week.
Also, exciting changes afoot with the Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Training Course! I have been working [...]

Midwifery Today conference

March 25th, 2009

I had a fantastic time at the Midwifery Today conference in Eugene, OR. It was held March 13-15, and I went up with a couple of midwife friends from Las Vegas for the pre-conference. It was wonderful to be back in Oregon after a long stint in the desert. We moved from Portland to Las [...]

Jan Tritten of Midwifery Today wrote a recent blog post on the myth of the trapped placenta.
Apparently the 3rd stage of labor, birthing the placenta, is also managed by the clock. Just as a woman “must” deliver within 24 hours of her waters breaking, the placenta “must” be born within 30-60 minutes after the baby [...]

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