est. 2012

Whole Momma Blog

Whole Momma Blog

established 2012


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CenteredBirth Presents A One Day Childbirth Education Workshop for Expecting Parents

CenteredBirth Presents A One Day Childbirth Education Workshop for Expecting Parents

Enjoy a one day workshop in Wilmington, NC. Join Me December 9 from 10a-2p at The Bump and Beyond Maternity Boutique in Wilmington NC for a 4 hour session packed with practical and evidenced based information about labor, birth and the first few hours with […]

6 ways to cope with anxiety in motherhood

6 ways to cope with anxiety in motherhood

6 Ways I Cope with Anxiety in Motherhood What can I say, it’s a process. I have been living with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are intrusive thoughts and panic. I have some happy childhood memories sprinkled […]

10 Natural Remedies for Heartburn during pregnancy

10 Natural Remedies for Heartburn during pregnancy

10 Natural Remedies for Heartburn during Pregnancy What are some of the causes for heartburn in pregnancy? A lot of moms never experience heartburn until they are pregnant for the first time. Described as a burning sensation behind the breast bone – sometimes with a […]

Introducing Beautycounter

Introducing Beautycounter

Introducing Beautycounter Why did I choose Beautycounter? First of all, let me say, direct sales was never in my list of careers I wanted to pursue. While I whole-heartedly support the hustle I just didn’t see myself as someone who could be successful in sales. […]

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

Doula Musings 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 […]

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, […]