My Red Yoga Mat Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES. Originally published on July 15, 2015. Like a loved teddy bear, my red yoga mat has been with me through thick ‘n thin since I was 20 and taught myself how to do each yoga posture with a little book written by Richard Hittleman. This was before […]
Channel 3 MiVT Article: Placenta Encapsulation in VT & NH Tara Carpenter, CPES. Postpartum support for new mothers in Vermont, since 2011. Originally published in 2013. By Gina Bullard STOWE, VT. At first glance it’s hard to tell if Tara Carpenter is a chef or a medical examiner. She’s actually a certified placenta encapsulation specialist. […]
Can a Group B Strep positive (GBS+) mom use placenta capsules? In short, it depends on the type of preparation method used. NOT ALL ENCAPSULATIONISTS USE THE SAME SAFETY STANDARDS I am trained to prepare placenta in capsule form using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method that is on file with the FDA; a method […]
Most pregnant women are not prepared for a group B strep diagnosis. I know that I wasn’t when my test came back positive at 38 weeks. At that point, I did not have time to reverse the condition and opted for i.v. antibiotics during labor. See here if unborn baby is at risk for GBS+.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Morning Sickness X’s 100) Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a rare condition affecting 0.5–2.0% of pregnant women. Yes! A weird and hard-to-spell name that I think better called ‘living hell’. The word broken down … “hyper” = over excessive, severe, “emesis” = medical lingo for vomiting and “gravidarum” = pregnancy. […]
There is no one way to prevent hyperemesis gravidarum, a.k.a. HG or morning sickness x 1,000. At least, not that I know of and I have looked high ‘n low to end this horrible misery. I have read every book on the topic and spoke to women who have survived this debilitating nausea and vomiting […]
When you were born, and in those first few days, I studied you. I listened to you. Every sound you made. You had your own language and as your mother I learned it. I remember how my ears would strain on the insides to so finely imprint you into the corners of my brain. You […]