Hello Acupuncture lovers,
Happy Spring! I am writing to fill you in on my gentle return to my acupuncture practice beginning this Wednesday April 18 :) Just about 6 months ago, I gave birth at home to a wild and lovely little girl named Azul. We have had our hands full and our hearts blown open. One of the most striking things about bringing her into this world has been our Bay Area community— from midwives, to postpartum chefs, to friends, family, massage therapists, and fellow mamas and papas— the assistance, sustenance, healing, validation, advice, and laughter has been crucial to us feeling whole, cared for and held (and not crazy!) as new parents.
@ The Root Midwives
1300 Sanchez Street, Noe Valley
I’m so happy to announce that I, alongside the fabulous Lauren Miller, will be teaching the upcoming Bay Area Homebirth Collective childbirth preparation class!! Now that I’ve had my own baby get ready for another layer of insight, information, and compassion!! Class begins April 24th and runs for 5 weeks on Tuesday nights. Please email Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries and questions.
I am so pleased to announce the opening of our new midwifery center!
We are called The ROOT
Check out our website… www.therootmidwives.com
Consider helping fund our space… www.gofundme.com/therootmidwives
Come to our opening party on Saturday, August 29th at 3pm!! Champagne, music, and women :)
Wisdom from a Midwife
The beginning of our lives, the beginning of our connection to our maternal roots, the beginning of our worlds begins with the implantation of the placenta. It is this divine structure that allows for the continuous growth of the fetus from zygote to baby.
Our placenta communicates for us. “In the beginning there was the word” (John 1:1). It is the placental language that speaks the words of breath and food, filtering the waste products created by the baby and delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to her.
The word placenta comes from the Latin word for cake. Like a layered birthday cake, it is a cherished symbol of the beginning of a new life. So, go ahead and eat your placenta. Or when blowing out the birthday candles on your little one’s birth day and on the completion of its function, honor the service it has provided at the start of a new year and a new life.
-Nile Sennett Nash RN, NP, CNM