The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Emotional Adjustment

Postpartum DOES NOT equal depression. The word postpartum is an adjective that simply describes the period of time after a person has birthed a child. Yep, that’s it. So let’s all try to stop saying things like “she has the postpartum” because that’s not a thing. There are SO MANY different aspects of the postpartum[…]

Placenta Encapsulation in the News

There is risk to ingesting your placenta. Let’s get that out of the way, right at the beginning. Anyone who tells you there is not, is not being honest with you. At Colorado Mountain Doulas, we believe in informed consent. Everything has risk, even the most natural supplement, oil, or vitamin. In the same way[…]

Pregnancy and Parenting Resources in Colorado

This Resource Guide will be revised regularly to provide you with the most up to date information. If you notice any missing links or would like to add something to the list, please comment below.   In-Person Support Groups –New Mom Haven Postpartum Support Circle Wednesdays 10:45 to 12:00 –New Mother’s Support Group at Memorial[…]

Are You at Risk for Postpartum Depression?

Bringing a new baby into the world, whether it’s your 1st, or your 7th, comes with a wide range of emotions that can rush in like a Spring blizzard or waft slowly in and out like Fall flurries. Caused by hormone fluctuations and lack of sleep most of these emotions are considered to be normal,[…]

The MicroBiome in Your Own Home

Microwhat? Have you heard this word before? A few years ago a short documentary came out called MicroBirth. The trailer describes it as: “Investigating the latest scientific research about the microscopic events happening during childbirth. These events could have life-long consequences for the health of our children and potentially could even impact mankind.” It’s a[…]

Why Would You Eat Your Placenta?

Seriously. Why would you? Maybe you googled placenta encapsulation because you heard about it somewhere and you need to know more. Maybe you or your partner aren’t completely sold yet. Maybe you’ve made your decision and you’re curious if there are other things you haven’t thought about. Whatever brought you here, welcome! I hope that[…]

What’s the BIG deal about Placenta Encapsulation location ANYWAY?

There’s been quite an uproar in the birth world the last few months about the importance (or lack thereof?) of where your placenta encapsulation specialist (PE) encapsulates your placenta. Should your PE work in her own space, in your kitchen, or is it best to give you the choice? There are SO many blog posts[…]