Emilie's Blog

Why feeling seen, heard and respected matters so much in childbirth. A case study from Chiapas, Mexico.

Feb 09, 2020 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
I heard many different birth stories from the midwives while teaching the training in Chiapas. One story that deeply affected me was told by two of the traditional midwives and was about an indigenous 16 year old girl from a community outside of San Cristóbal de las Casas. I will call her Maria. 

Dr. Emilie's recap from the Midwife training; supporting humanized birth practices in Chiapas, Mexico

Feb 02, 2020 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM

In parts of Mexico, to have a humanize birth that respects the body and feelings of the birthing woman can be an act of rebellion.

When there are no words. Pregnancy and infant loss awareness day/month

Oct 16, 2019 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
It’s October 16thand for 16 days now I have been staring at a blank page trying to write a blog. I wanted to write a blog that could be helpful or insightful for the readers here who have (or know someone who has) lost a baby; whether by miscarriage, a baby born sleeping, or a child lost too soon. 

Why do I feel sad? Reframing what fall means for you.

Aug 29, 2019 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
It’s not uncommon for me to get an increase of patients complaining of sadness and depression around this time of year. 

Dr. Emilie is helping improve birth outcomes in Mexico.

Jul 23, 2019 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
Having a baby shouldn’t result in an early death due to complications with pregnancy and childbirth. However in Mexico, many women face disproportionately high odds of experiencing preventable maternal health challenges and complications leading to death. 

Pregnant and pain free, the month before IVF

Jul 11, 2019 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
Why treating both partners makes for quicker and healthier pregnancies. A success story. 
Let me first start by saying that the key to a healthy pregnancy is, a healthy egg, a healthy sperm and a healthy uterus (and body). So when I get to treat all three, it almost always leads to my best success stories :)

An open letter to the LGBTQIA2+ community: You are safe to discuss your sexual and reproductive health with me.

Jun 11, 2019 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
It is international pride month, and it has me thinking about reproductive health and the lack of safe spaces for people from the LGBTQIA2+ community to talk about their reproductive health. Working in reproductive health, I feel it is my duty to make sure people know that they have a safe space to talk about their reproductive health with me.

What you need to know about the real postpartum period. (weeks 3-6) Part 2

Jun 04, 2019 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
If you haven’t already read part 1 (Weeks 1-2), Click here.
Week 3-4 Postpartum

What you need to know about the real postpartum period. (weeks 1-2)

May 16, 2019 | Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM, FABORM
Here is an idea of what to expect and what you should do the first 2 weeks after having a baby.
Click here for part 2 (Weeks 3-6)

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