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Starlilly Feminine Wellness & BIRTHING SERVICES MINISTRIES

Specializing in Pregnancy, Childbirth & Feminine Wellness Support Services Since 2013

Call for Womb Consultation or Birth Support (978) 999-2416


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Is Home Birth Safe for Black Women?

Posted by novakafele on February 10, 2014 at 4:00 AM

A great article concerning myths and assertions made by medical professionals regarding the practice of black women giving birth at home and Certified Nurse Midwives being capable to support births at home. "VegMama" brings awareness to the subject as to the powerful role CPM's play in the birthing process in any birth setting.  

And she states..."Not only are there no professionals qualified to address the topic in the piece, but the unqualified professionals are allowed to present their opinions as facts when there is much evidence to the contrary. The first obstetrician calls home birthing “medically foolish” because she worries about what would happen in the case of complications. Why is physician aware of the fact that CPMs are trained to recognize complications. This is why study after study has shown that planned home births attended by qualified and experienced midwives have either comparable of better rates of perinatal mortality. These physicians should not be allowed to push their opinions as facts. I’m sorry sister Chika, but the jury is not still out on this topic. The evidence is overwhelming and any of the amazing home birth midwives in the NYC metro area, of which a few are Black women, would probably conveyed as much. There’s also the International Center for Traditional Childbearing, a professional organization of Black birth workers of color with many members who are providers of home birth services to African-American women."

Recipes for Elevation

Posted by novakafele on February 10, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Family! This book is so powerful filled with powerful healing remedies & cures along with healthy and nutritional recipes and more. Authored by Mama Nia Yaa, Founder of RA Sekhi Temple of Healing Arts and RA Sekhi Practitioners including myself. Experience elevation in your life by purchasing one today for it will surely help you in reaching your goals in improving your Family's health and lifestyle. This book sales for $12.95.  

Inbox me for ordering details.

Give thanks!

The Black Doctor.Org

Posted by novakafele on February 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM

A great website from Mama Nut Amunet that contains healthy and holistic fitness and nutrition ideas to help with recipe ideas and activities for fitness after the baby. 


Mommy's Nausea Remedies

Posted by novakafele on January 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM

I know you may feel weak and "something smells in the refridgerator"!  Nausea is very common in pregnancy but can be managed by monitoring your diet and surroundings.  Make your place special with special oils and burners, incense, aromatherapeutic baths and eating lightly avoiding food prepared fried, with a lot of dairy and meat.  You will find that after you honor your body and baby you will pass through the woods and be able to enjoy your pregnancy more.  Here are just a few suggestions on some things that are safe to use to help you through.      

Peace & Comfort

1. Try having a cup of ginger tea to soothe your stomach. This spicy herb is also used to ease motion sickness. Whenever you feel queasy, sip some hot ginger tea.




2. There are also several herbal teas that are known to reduce nausea. Try sipping herbal teas made with camomile, lemon balm and peppermint. If you have heartburn, avoid peppermint tea.


3. Another helpful ingredient to combat morning sickness is red raspberry-leaf tea. The herb not only eases symptoms of morning sickness, but is also known to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus. Some studies, however, say that raspberry leaves may cause uterine contractions — check with your midwife/doctor beforehand whether you can have it.


3. Try having a cup of flat, room-temperature ginger ale. Surprisingly, this helps pregnant women feel better. I actually did this thorughout all three of mine and it works!  However, ensure that you avoid ginger ale with fizz because that would increase the production of more stomach acid.


4. Keep some fennel seeds near your bed side and chew on them whenever you feel queasy.


5. Experts also say that women who take 25 milligrams of vitamin B6 thrice daily for three days had reduced nausea and vomiting. However, check with your midwife/gynaecologist before popping any pill.


6. Another simple solution is to drink a glass of water every hour. Even if you wake up during the night to visit the bathroom, have a glass of water. This will keep you hydrated. When your urine is clear, it means you are having enough water.


7. Stack up fruit-bars in your freezer. They will help replace the sugars you have lost by throwing up.  Ginger tea with agave or honey frozen pops were good for me.


8. Sniff a slice of lemon. You could also drink water with a few drops of lemon.


9. Some women reportedly feel good when they wake up and immediately eat a small snack. Keep some biscuits/crackers next to your bed, so that you can reach out to them as soon as you wake up.


10. Avoid eating three large meals everyday. Instead, eat several small meals throughout the day. Smaller light meals are easier to keep down and easier to digest.


11. Stay away from fried, fatty foods, which can encourage nausea.



Cosmic Birth

Posted by novakafele on January 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Recognize the power of birth and how to communicate with the soul that will become creation through you.  This is a great textbook for those who are open to the fact that dimensional communication exists and can empower your birth and even child raising experience.

Great reading, Fulljoy!