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 me” I mean in every way possible except physical form,…

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A journey into healing with plants

My journey with healing herbs and natural medicine is kind of a long story, so I’ll give you a decades worth… condensed. About six weeks before I found out I was pregnant with my first baby I started a new job. I was a barista in a local natural foods co-operative market and I felt…

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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 North Carolina as much as I care about breathing. To…

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In the moment

       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 to bed and wish that I could do it over. I wouldn’t have yelled…

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Sticks and Stones

              When we are pregnant we glow. We are a vessel of creation. How awesome and a litte 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 about the wishes and…

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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, emotional and informational support throughout the labor process and the…

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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 for most in our society. Women today have a greater chance…

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