• Feminine Healer Experience Winter 2019

    I was recently in Vietnam. Completely unexpected, and up to only a few weeks before arriving, unforeseen and not a priority in my life travel plans. It turned out to be an extremely special trip, I believe healing for many people, on many levels. Strangely enough, I had always grown up with the word

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    Thriving, Not Surviving

    When Samantha reached out to me she was a few months pregnant with her first child. She was inquiring about birth support and wanted to know what the birth culture was like in Germany. She eventually decided to birth her baby at home and felt that the support of her midwife right for her needs. The

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    Finding my Calling

    When I came to Germany in January 2000 to be with my then fiance,  my professional goals were just as unclear as they were at the beginning of my university studies, four years earlier.  I had a bit more critical thinking skills, a bit more ability to convey my thoughts clearly, but a

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    Laurie Reinke begins her Vlog Series

    Beginning my new Vlog series to support young families and new mothers.  Enjoy watching. See you soon, Goddesses! Laurie ReinkePlease do! Just be sure to include this complete blurb with it. Laurie Reinke is a Birth & Postpartum Doula offering many services that will help equip you

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    IT’S BLOODY TIME: Shedding the Leaves

    Workshop with Laurie Reinke "Magical Menarche: The 1st Blood" Sep 22, 2018, at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE THE COMPLETE EVENT SCHEDULE  Event location: Alte Jakobstraße 101, 10179 Berlin. Shedding the Leaves' is a full-day event all about menstrual health activism,

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    Inner Voice

    While supporting women as a Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Companion for the past three years,  I have been privileged to witness and support women's processes during life transforming rites of passage.  It is genuinely fulfilling to support women with the adjustment to first pregnancies,

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    The Circle Of Life

    As I supported my client Erin and her husband Ronald at the birth of their first child this January, I needed to call on all of my skills of professionalism and decorum which I had luckily acquired over the years. That is because the timing of the birth support could not have been more challenging;

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    The Undisturbed Birth Process; Raw, Wild and Intense

    As I rose from my bed in the wee hours of a Tuesday morning in late October, I  felt well rested, even with only five hours of sleep behind me. Karin texted me, relaying that her contractions had started a half an hour before and they were getting stronger.  She believed her water had

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    The Closing Ceremony

    A Closing Ceremony originates from Middle and South America, and it is used by indigenous and non-indigenous persons alike, to aid the healing and integration process of the new mother. Typically performed on the 40th day after birth, this ceremony encourages shrinkage of the uterus and

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    In-Hospital New Mother Support

    Since becoming a postpartum companion nearly three years ago, I have heard many very personal stories, birth stories, hospital stories. One reoccurring theme I encounter is how the mother’s birth experience to be described as “fine”, only to feel very alone and unsupported during

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