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We Moved to the Red Tent Collective!

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Services | Comments Off on We Moved to the Red Tent Collective!

We Moved to the Red Tent Collective!

The Peaceful Birth Project, our beloved brand, is now the Red Tent Collective. The re-branding includes many exciting changes. We now have a physical location at 1597 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698. The new studio has a large gathering space and a wonderful treatment room (the Womb Room). At the Red Tent you will find all the same great services and products that you are used to plus many new and exciting additions.

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8 Things I Tell Women Who Want To Have A Home Birth

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Birth Healing, Birth Trauma, Cascade of Interventions, Homebirth, Midwifery | Comments Off on 8 Things I Tell Women Who Want To Have A Home Birth

8 Things I Tell Women Who Want To Have A Home Birth

Planning for a home birth is a safe and positive option for healthy women who are experiencing a straightforward pregnancy. Many women choose this path because they understand that having a baby is a normal part of a woman’s life that works best without interference. Here are some ideas to consider if you’re interested in birthing at home:

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Cervical Exam: Step. Away. From. My. Vagina!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Birth Healing, Birth Trauma, Cascade of Interventions, Laboring Down, Midwifery | Comments Off on Cervical Exam: Step. Away. From. My. Vagina!

Cervical Exam: Step. Away. From. My. Vagina!

Birth is an internal process that is easily disturbed by unnecessary interventions. According to midwife Ina May Gaskin, “sphincters are shy”.

A woman’s dilated cervix can easily close in the presence of disruptive people or actions (also known as cervical reversal). In a normal birth, vaginal exams and other handlings of the perineum during labor are interventions that can interfere with the natural birthing process.

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Ancient Wisdom and Research Agree: Amazing Fruit Eases Labor and Prevents Postpartum Hemorrhage

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Birth Healing, Cascade of Interventions, Comfort Measures, Nutrition | Comments Off on Ancient Wisdom and Research Agree: Amazing Fruit Eases Labor and Prevents Postpartum Hemorrhage

Ancient Wisdom and Research Agree: Amazing Fruit Eases Labor and Prevents Postpartum Hemorrhage

Last week I posted this photo on Facebook about the beneficial effects of eating dates during the last weeks of pregnancy. To my surprise the post went viral! There were some comments on the post that triggered my curiosity and I went on a search for more information. I also came across a very interesting research comparing the use of dates and Pitocin in the management of postpartum hemorrhage.

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“I wish I could…” Facing The Spousal Objection

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Birth Healing, Birth Trauma, Dads, Fear, Homebirth, Inspiration, Self Care | 2 comments

“I wish I could…” Facing The Spousal Objection

“I wish I could have a home birth but my partner won’t have it!

My ears perk up whenever I hear a woman say that she CANNOT do ____ (fill in the blank) because her partner won’t allow it, is not on board, or not comfortable with her wishes. In the case of a pregnant woman, it often has to do with birthing out-of-hospital.

If you are facing THE Spousal Objection in relation to childbirth, consider exploring these four steps. This exploration will lead you and your birth partner to creating a Birth Vision that will support you both, enriching your relationship and the birth of your baby.

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