7 Things I wish people knew about having a prem baby.

Two years ago, prematurity struck our family. Out of the blue, it hit us. Looking back, there are lots of things I would love to tell myself now – accept help, take it one day at a time, buy more concealer and waterproof mascara. But, in honor of World Prematurity Day, (which is coming up on the 17th of November) I also wish people knew these seven things about the harsh reality of having a baby born before 37 weeks.

Placenta encaptulation: Why I did it and would I do that again

There have been no real studies to this day that can prove that consuming your placenta after birth is going to save you from PND. Placenta encapsulation has gained a lot of traction in the past years but it is not a new practice. It has even part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Placenta encapsulation is said to assist in the alleviation of anxiety and fatigue as well as replace lost iron and nutrients in post parts women. So the “evidence” is largely based on personal experience and historical.