51: Postpartum Doula and Placenta Encapsulation with Lori Lynn Tucker

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On today’s episode I’m chatting with a doula. Lori Lynn Tucker is a labor and postpartum doula  and she also does placenta encapsulation. Her doula practice is in Northwest Arkansas. Lori Lynn is a delight to chat with and she shares what it is a postpartum doula does for new moms as well as what led her to be a doula in the first place. 

So grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and join us as we chat about the difference between help and informed support, bringing back the village, and the nitty gritty of eating your placenta

Show Notes:

Introduction

4:51 LoriLynn’s 1st postpartum story

  • placenta encapsulation
  • prenatal depression
  • Enlyte prescription vitamin
  • milk oversupply
  • attachment parenting

16:17 Becoming a doula

  • it’s not about the doula
  • training

19:45 Her 2nd birth

  • surprise!
  • home birth
  • easier baby
  • challenging postpartum
  • autoimmune issues
  • reacted to placenta
  • going back to work

33:14 Being a doula

  • My #1 priority is to dispel fear and instill strength. 
  • My goal is a healthy mind and for people to feel supported
  • emotional support, physical support, light housekeeping, laundry, dishes, meal prep
  • I leave biases and judgment at the door

45:17 What she wants Moms to know about doulas

47:20 Placenta Encapsulation

  • Anna’s experience
  • What’s the point?
  • her method
  • safety
  • Little Sycamore

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