Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Carmen Calvo - Baltimore, MD
My name is Carmen Calvo and I live in Baltimore City with my husband and 2 sons. I became extremely interested in childbirth when I became pregnant with our first son. My planned home birth was botched by the onset of preeclampsia at 37 weeks. After a difficult 2 day induction, I managed to have my baby naturally (minus the pitocin, of course). This birth experience really fueled my passion for home birth and out-of-hospital birth options. Thankfully, I was able to have a successful home birth with my second son and the experience was absolutely remarkable.
When I became pregnant with my second child, I decided to research holistic approaches to avoid the baby blues and postpartum depression. I had experienced some blues and anxiety with my first baby and was really hoping to find a natural way to avoid it the second time. I found placenta encapsulation, tried it, and the rest is history. Not only did I NOT experience the anxiety and crippling exhaustion I did after my first birth, my milk came in faster, and my bleeding was significantly reduced.
After my experience with placenta encapsulation, and seeing the results of my clients, I am a believer in the power of using placenta for postpartum recovery. What a wonderful gift!
I started The Nurturing Root in 2011 and have loved and cherished being able to help women get the postpartum period they deserve without the blues, anxiety, and depression. I would be completely honored to be a part of your postpartum experience.