Placenta Encapsulation in Hawaii… Safe or Taboo?

Kiersten Homalon of Aloha Childbirth is back on Oahu! She is a dear friend of mine who was actually my own placenta encapsulator. We met in 2016 when I was pregnant with my second child. She is a gentle kindhearted wife and mama to two, an amazing postpartum doula who specializes in placenta encapsulation and […]

REMEMBERING: A PoC Only Traditional Birth Attendant Training

In November 2017 I originally wrote this: I cried many tears this past weekend. I cried for myself. I cried for my family. I cried for my ancestors. Tears streamed down my cheeks as I talked about my ancestors history and as I spoke about my birth trauma and postpartum stories. I was embarrassed but […]