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New articles added

I have updated the Research & Articles section of the website. I’ve added some interesting articles under Scientific Research that explore the link between iron deficiency and fatigue, iron deficiency and postpartum depression, and fatigue and postpartum depression. It is not a hard leap to then assume that since placenta capsules are (presumably) loaded with iron, that the capsules would then help restore depleted iron levels, which would then help alleviate symptoms of fatigue, and could therefore perhaps even stave off postpartum depression. Please read the three new articles yourself and see if you come to the same logical conclusion.

There are more articles added to the Health & Wellness and Placenta Articles headings, so check those out as well. The placenta is an amazing organ!

October 11, 2007 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Oklahoma Action!

If anyone is from Oklahoma, has ingested their placenta as capsules or intends to, please contact me as soon as possible. A television station in Oklahoma City wants to explore the concept of placenta encapsulation, but they need someone from the state to give it a local angle. Please help spread the word to women in your community – women need to hear the message that we create a powerful aid in our body’s recovery from pregnancy and childbirth.

My phone number is 702.947.0879, and you can always email me.

October 9, 2007 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment

Back in Vegas

We made it back to Las Vegas. 2500 miles round-trip. Whoa. This from a woman who rarely drives more than an hour or so at a time – I’m not a big fan of driving. But it was worth it!

Jodi Selander in Ashland ORI stayed two nights in beautiful Ashland, OR. I am in love with that city. I had a chance to meet some awesome women while I was there. Loved the energy they shared. Alicia, the woman on the left, contacted me a while back asking about options for getting her placenta encapsulated. She ended up finding Tori, who is an apprentice midwife. Tori manifested a gathering of fellow placenta enthusiasts, and they invited me to come share some information about the wonders of placenta. I was very grateful for the invite, and blessed to be welcomed so completely. I didn’t feel as though I was among strangers at all, but friends. It’s a wonderful feeling. Thanks for the hospitality, Tori! Want a new neighbor??

October 9, 2007 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

First day at the Baby Expo

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.

September 28, 2007 at 11:20 pm 2 comments


We made it to Portland last night. Another 465 miles put our trip at around 1200 miles total. I think we were all ready to get out of the car.

Portland is a gorgeous city. I had forgotten how beautiful it is up here. Tall trees, green everywhere, fresh air. It is incredibly refreshing to be here again.

Tomorrow is Set Up Day for the Congress/Baby Expo. I am excited to get to the Convention Center and put everything together that I’ve been working on for the last four months. I only hope I haven’t forgotten anything major. Other than my dress shoes… with everything to set up, I shall be shoe shopping for something comfortable I can wear – besides my Skechers. Although, honestly, I wish I could just wear them, they’re the most comfortable shoe I’ve had – aside from my Dr. Martens boots. I’ll be going for something a bit more lady-like I suppose.

So I’ll be pretty busy tomorrow getting everything set up for the conference, which starts Friday. If you’ll be in Portland, check out the seminars at the Gentle Birth World Congress, and come say hello to me at my booth at the Baby Expo.

Here’s hoping that Portland loves Placentas!

Oh, I nearly forgot! I just published a whole new facelift to the PBi site. I wanted it to have a fresh new look for its debut at the conference. I hope you like it as much as I do.

September 26, 2007 at 9:52 pm 1 comment

Birthday Road Trip

We are in Redding, CA tonight. We have covered 750 miles since leaving Las Vegas Sunday morning. (Will now have Sheryl Crow singing Leaving Las Vegas in my head for the rest of the night.) Anyway, we hope to make it to Portland sometime tomorrow night.

Trip has been going well – the kids are doing awesome. No car trouble, which I’m grateful for. My mom has been doing most of the driving, upon her insistence. I have holed up in the passenger seat with my laptop trying to get the myriad of last-minute details finished up. I’ve stopped looking up much, since the view of taillights one inch from my front bummer is frankly terrifying. When I mention that we may want to give the BMW sports car in front of us a bit more space, my 62-year-old mother just deadpans “I’m a good driver”. I nod and shut up, until I’m thrown around in the front seat as the car swerves violently at 70mph. I look over and discover my mom is reaching into the backseat to throw away a bit of trash, because she “didn’t want to disturb me”. I’m disturbed! Then Rhia pipes up from the peanut gallery; “Mama, my neck hurts. Does yours?” “Yes it does, honey.”

Rhiannon, my oldest daughter, turned 5 today. It bothers me that we’re on the road for her birthday, but I really tried to make it as fun as possible. She was so jazzed to have it be her special day that I don’t think she minded at all. We went out for lunch at a decent restaurant, where they gave her a sundae and sang Happy Birthday. We found a nice park and took a long break so they could enjoy the beautiful day by a river. We stopped early tonight, and I found a salon where we both got our hair done – this is a treat for us, since I’m one of those moms who insists I can cut bangs with my kitchen scissors just as well as someone at a salon. My hair is usually in a ponytail anyway, so I just go an embarrassingly long time between trims. In any case, the mother/daughter salon session was quite the event. She looked adorable in the chair – really grown up, yet so small.

Rhiannon started me down the whole natural path. When I knew I wanted to get pregnant, a full 18 months before it actually happened, I started reading every book I could get my hands on about pregnancy and birth. By the time I was pregnant, I knew I could not give birth in a hospital. I also discovered I had married a fairly mainstream guy, so I had to have all the statistics, facts and figures down solid in order to present my case for an out-of-hospital birth experience. Since we were living in Oregon at the time, I found an awesome birth center and wonderful midwives. They gave a fabulous introduction to proper nutrition, and I was highly motivated to actually nourish and care for my body, for the first time. Rhiannon’s pregnancy and birth opened me up to a great deal of healing.

Rhiannon has been my inspiration to live my life to a higher standard, and become the person I want to be. I want to give her a role model she can respect, someone worthy of emulating. It’s a tall order, and not easy, and I’m not sure I’m even successful at it, but I am trying. She is worth the effort. Every day.

Happy Birthday, Rhiannon. You’re an amazing person, and I’m so glad I get to be your mother.


September 24, 2007 at 10:00 pm 1 comment

Gentle Birth Congress Featuring PBi in Press Release

I have to share this. I got a call from the PR person for the Gentle Birth World Congress last night. They want to highlight unique exhibits that will be at the Baby Expo, and PBi certainly qualifies! Read the press release they are sending out 9.21.07. [Update: They decided to wait until Monday, 9.24.07 to release it to the wire, since it will get more coverage then.]

I am really looking forward to this conference. I’ve been working hard to get the website polished up for its grand debut. There are still a lot of things I hope to add, although I have the feeling the website will always be a perpetual work in progress. I have found some interesting new research articles that I’d like to get up there very soon. Additional awesome features such as the shopping cart, forum, and new articles will likely have to wait until after the conference.

I leave Sunday to head toward Portland. I’ve shipped most of my materials to my incredibly accommodating brother, since he still lives up there. My little Saturn Ion will still be packed to the max with myself, my two girls, my mom, the remaining materials, and all of our luggage. Stay tuned to hear how I manifest an extra 6 feet of space in my trunk!

Speaking of staying tuned, I plan to blog on the trip and during the conference. It shall be a grand adventure!

September 20, 2007 at 11:45 pm Leave a comment

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