est. 2012

Whole Momma

Whole Momma

est. 2012


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Introducing Beautycounter

Introducing Beautycounter

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Testimonials

Testimonials

“I did not have the privilege of Kirsten attending either of my births due to distance but I did have the privilege of receiving her support before and after both my miracles were born. Kirsten was there for me, and when I say “there for […]

My experience with anxiety and botanical medicine

My experience with anxiety and botanical medicine

A personal story of anxiety and botanicals   To add more to that aspect of the story I have lived and coped with an anxiety disorder my whole life. I don’t mean that I worry needlessly about the little things… I mean, at times, crippling […]

Why I care about Midwifery in NC

Why I care about Midwifery in NC

I am the mother of two children. One hospital born with a CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) and another home-born with a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife). Both births were beautiful, amazing, miraculous experiences that brought forth equally healthy and plump babies. I care about midwifery in […]

In the moment

In the moment

In a moment in time You know that feeling when you feel like you are never where you are supposed to be in life or that you should be focusing on something other than what you are doing at any given moment. Somedays I go […]

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

  When we are pregnant we glow. We are a vessel of creation. How awesome and a little terrifying. We go through so many emotions during pregnancy, sometimes it’s hard to keep up . We often read books and watch movies about giving birth. We talk to their friends and relatives […]

Doula what?

Doula what?

“If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it.” Dr. John H. Kennel The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning of “women who serve”. We use it now to refer to a woman who is trained to provide continuous physical, […]

12 ways to empower your birth

12 ways to empower your birth

Birth in the United States is said to be in crisis.  Our cesarean rate is sky high with our national average being over 32% in 2008 and in areas it reaches over 50%. Being induced (artificially starting labor) and giving birth with an epidural is the cultural norm […]

The birth of a family

The birth of a family

I found out that I was pregnant with our first child when I was 19.  Young and a little terrified I wanted to do everything right.  Fate brought me to a job as a barista at our local co-operative grocery store just weeks before, where I […]