First day at the Baby Expo

September 28, 2007 at 11:20 pm 2 comments

What an amazing first day. I talked to so many people truly excited that I’m trying to bring the concept of utilizing placenta for postpartum wellness out of the underground and into the mainstream. The energy was wonderful.

I got to meet Dr. Sarah Buckley, whose work and insight I greatly respect. She stopped by to say hello, since she is one of the speakers at the Congress, and we had corresponded previously regarding our mutual placental admiration. I wish we had the chance to talk a bit more, but hopefully the opportunity will present itself before this is over.

Cornelia Enning, a huge pioneer into placenta ingestion, stopped by my booth but I was off checking out some other exhibits and talking to some area midwives. My aunt Roz spoke with her at length however, and she even signed up for the PBi Mailing List, which I thought was really cool. I met her briefly at the party for exhibitors last night, but am sorry I missed her today. She wrote a book, currently being translated from German to English, that I would love to get my hands on.

I got to see the documentary Pregnant in America tonight! And meet the film-makers. How awesome is that? The movie is amazing. Sad, but all very true. When you get an opportunity to see it, please do. I learned a lot, and I know it will be very enlightening to some folks in this country who think our system of birth is acceptable. It is actually really, really sad. Just watch the movie.

Oh, I was on the Channel 2 Portland news yesterday as well. They did a whole 5-minute segment on the concept of placental ingestion. I missed the airings of it, but I hear it was pretty good, and that they presented it as well as can be expected.

It’s been a long day, so I will sign off now. I anticipate tomorrow being a long day as well, although I am very much looking forward to it. People have generally been very receptive to the information, and I hope it at least raises awareness of the value contained within placenta.

Entry filed under: Promotional Events, Spreading the word.

Portland The Expo

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa Southworth (or Curdy, whatever)  |  September 29, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Hello!

    I am so glad I met you today (Saturday) and learned about placenta encapsulation. I am TOTALLY excited about having a li’l snack o’ placenta — dried and encapsulated — after this baby is born next month. It’s funny that my friend Heidi (baby carrier gal in booth next to yours) said I HAD to meet you! I’m so glad I did.

    After my daughter’s birth three years ago and the PPD that followed, I am open and ready to try anything that can assist in thwarting a depressing post-partum period. AND it boosts milk supply?! How awesome is that?!

    Thank you so much for all the research you’ve done and the service you provide. It sounds like it’s made a huge difference in so many women’s and families’ lives.

    Have a safe trip back to LV with your girls!

    Best of luck, and here’s to increased exposure for your service!

    Truly,
    Lisa

  • 2. Marcie Macari  |  September 30, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Jodi-
    You are a pioneer and an inspiration. And being a pioneer is exciting and fulfilling, but it can also be incredibly lonely. I wish you the greatest of success, and the stregnth, wisdom and patience to overcome every roadblock and “incredulous” look that you encounter on your way to enlightening the world about the incredible benefits and importance of placental consumption!

    Blessings Sister,
    Marcie

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