Ann Swanson, a Hynobirthing Childbirth Educator, recently gave birth to her second child, a daughter, at Sunrise Hospital in Nevada. Knowing that she developed postpartum depression after the birth of her first child, she wanted to combat it this time around by having her placenta dried, ground into a powder and encapsulated for ingestion – a practice known as placentophagy. However, the hospital would not release her placenta – the life-giving organ that provided nutrients to her baby in utero – citing health reasons, though Ann has neither HIV nor Hepatitis. The hospital stated that the only way she may be granted access to theRead More →
I know I included this picture in the post below about my Mother’s Day, but it’s my favorite from the week. My flower child, Ava. :) By the way, I totally spaced BSM last week, but I hope to get back in the groove again. Visit Picture This to see everyone else’s best shots for the week.