Episode 11: The Christmas (Baby) Episode

The Christmas season makes us think of new beginnings, and babies. Nina, her husband Tom, Nicole’s niece Ella and other cool people are Christmas babies. We thought it timely and interesting to talk to Julie Havener, a local midwife who has attended 500 births.

juliehavenerinblanketfortMonthly tea for new moms at the Women’s Health Center in BH
Jan 7, Feb 11, March 10. 10-12 am
Birth story dates to be announced.
Megan Lunt 207-664-9221
Sacred MDI: Sacred Pregnancy Classes, postpartum services and placenta encapsulation on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Placenta encapsulation is taking the placenta either raw or steamed, cutting it into small strips and putting it in a dehydrator for 14 to 16 hours. Then grinding the dehydrated placenta and putting it in capsules for the postpartum mom to take.
When a woman is pregnant, her body is making many hormones but after the birth there is a sharp withdrawal of these hormones. By taking the capsules, she is able to put all of those hormones back in her body and can slowly decrease it overtime.

Upcoming Events For New Families at the Women’s Health Center (PDF)

Mme Granier’s Crepes (the recipe Nicole refers to- supposedly makes 20 crepes but the most I could ever get out of it was 12)

1 c. flour
1/8 c. sugar
pinch salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
3-5 eggs (whatever you’ve got)
milk (Nicole uses almond but you can use real)

Mix all dry ingredients. Add butter and mix. Add eggs and mix. (The mixing is supposed to happen with a wooden spoon- that was really important for Mme. Granier so I include it here). Add milk little by little until a watery batter forms (should be dribbly). Add splash of water and mix. Let sit at least 10 minutes but ideally an hour. Pour batter in small amounts into a crepe pan and spread out. The idea is it only needs to cook on one side. Put cooked crepes on a plate and cover with a cloth until ready to serve.

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