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#roteszelt mit meinen #doula Schwestern gestern Abend.
Fantastisches Gefühl umringt zu sein mit wunderbaren tollen Frauen, an etwas zu arbeiten, was sich so gut und richtig an fühlt
#diddoula #doulasindeutschland
✨🌟 12 weeks 🌟✨
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That time when you first see an outline of your beautiful baby 🖤 That time when it becomes more real than it ever has up to this point 🖤 The point when you see the little being (or beings!) that will one day call you mama 🖤
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Art credit: @thenamenest
✨🌟 12 weeks 🌟✨ - That time when you first see an outline of your beautiful baby 🖤 That time when it becomes more real than it ever has up to this point 🖤 The point when you see the little being (or beings!) that will one day call you mama 🖤 - Art credit: @thenamenest
When QLD had a bit of a chill and you weren’t quite prepared for it on date night...
Buy a souvenir jacket from the only place selling long sleeves 🤣
#boomshakalaka #datenightdoneright
When QLD had a bit of a chill and you weren’t quite prepared for it on date night... Buy a souvenir jacket from the only place selling long sleeves 🤣 #boomshakalaka  #datenightdoneright 
She named him Amore ... ♡♡♡
She named him Amore ... ♡♡♡
Is there a better view? 😍
Is there a better view? 😍
Had a birth a week ago and treated myself to a break 
I had an incredible time and didn’t wanna leave. Murder mysteries dinners are fucking awesome @hartsfield_manor 
Beautiful hotel in Surrey and amazing actors at Moneypenny murder mysteries production
Not laughed like that in years. Being around couples made me realise what I want and who I really don’t want 🤣🤣🤣 (know your worth) I came back a different woman. I’m so getting married there❤️
#doulaoffcall #doulabackoncall #doula #doulauk #surrey #hartsfieldmanor #murdermystery #atasteofmurder #countryside #freshair #escapinglondon #meetingnewpeople #hotel #surreyhotel #birth #newbaby #newparents #selfcare #love❤️ #relationship #grown #marriage #weddingvenue #selfdevelopment #selfawareness #spiritualawakening #knowingmyworth #spiritualjourney #mindfulness
Had a birth a week ago and treated myself to a break I had an incredible time and didn’t wanna leave. Murder mysteries dinners are fucking awesome @hartsfield_manor Beautiful hotel in Surrey and amazing actors at Moneypenny murder mysteries production Not laughed like that in years. Being around couples made me realise what I want and who I really don’t want 🤣🤣🤣 (know your worth) I came back a different woman. I’m so getting married there❤️ #doulaoffcall  #doulabackoncall  #doula  #doulauk  #surrey  #hartsfieldmanor  #murdermystery  #atasteofmurder  #countryside  #freshair  #escapinglondon  #meetingnewpeople  #hotel  #surreyhotel  #birth  #newbaby  #newparents  #selfcare  #love ❤️ #relationship  #grown  #marriage  #weddingvenue  #selfdevelopment  #selfawareness  #spiritualawakening  #knowingmyworth  #spiritualjourney  #mindfulness 
Eleven years ago today, I got one of the best surprises of my life!  A BABY BOY!  Yep! I really waited to find out the gender with each one of my kids... I’m curious- DID YOU?
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I remember all the feelings of that amazing day like it was yesterday! I was filled with so much joy having a son—
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All I can say now is that God must of really knew I needed Ian. Some moms go through life just teaching their kids- but it’s been Ian who has taught me more than I ever imagined!
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On my blog today- I wrote an open letter to Ian on his 11th birthday... I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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#childbirth #pregnancy #birth #pregnant #midwife #baby #doula #motherhood #motherhoodinspired #laboranddelivery #motherhoodunplugged #children #newborn #breastfeeding #child #postpartum #empoweredbirth #motherhoodunplugged #prenatal #babies #birthwithoutfear #mother #preggers #son #babyboy #hyperemesisgravidarum #babybump #birthday #truelove #ontheblog
Eleven years ago today, I got one of the best surprises of my life! A BABY BOY! Yep! I really waited to find out the gender with each one of my kids... I’m curious- DID YOU? 👶 I remember all the feelings of that amazing day like it was yesterday! I was filled with so much joy having a son— 💙 All I can say now is that God must of really knew I needed Ian. Some moms go through life just teaching their kids- but it’s been Ian who has taught me more than I ever imagined! ✨ On my blog today- I wrote an open letter to Ian on his 11th birthday... I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. 🙏🏼 . . . . . #childbirth  #pregnancy  #birth  #pregnant  #midwife  #baby  #doula  #motherhood  #motherhoodinspired  #laboranddelivery  #motherhoodunplugged  #children  #newborn  #breastfeeding  #child  #postpartum  #empoweredbirth  #motherhoodunplugged  #prenatal  #babies  #birthwithoutfear  #mother  #preggers  #son  #babyboy  #hyperemesisgravidarum  #babybump  #birthday  #truelove  #ontheblog 
‘Though we think of rebellion as warrior-like, it is really about making the self vulnerable in a heavily-armoured world’  Toko-pa Turner

Today there was wild power and beauty in our vulnerability, in our fragility, in honouring our grief, sadness, struggles, losses and rebirths. This group of folks attending day 1 of Sacred Cycles Community Doula Training has blown my heart wide open with their readiness, hunger and willingness to take off the masks and risk being revealed. Thank you for your courage, stories, truths and tears.

In a society that shuns, dismisses , spiritually bypasses And shames anger, grief, sadness, despair, what a fucking revolution to feel, allow, crumble and know that we are SO worthy in it all. To know that it is normal, Natural and sacred to grieve and to at times be undone.

I am grateful to the hundreds if not thousands of families, babies, folks in physical form and those in spirit 
Who have inspired me deeply in this work, whose voices and stories and pains, Traumas and reclamation inform this training. 
The soul side of fertility.
Abortion support.
Pregnancy loss support.
Still born education and support. 
Trauma intelligent and inclusive language and practices.
Boundaries and sustainability in care providing work and so much more. 
Stay tuned in for the 2019 international date for this training 🇨🇷
#lalupavia #doulatraining #socialjustice #wombwellness #doula #fullspectrumdoula #lossdoula #bereavement #pregnancyloss #abortionsupport #grief #deathmidwife #yoga #traumainformed #inclusive #queerfemme #queerartist #queerdoula #queer
‘Though we think of rebellion as warrior-like, it is really about making the self vulnerable in a heavily-armoured world’ Toko-pa Turner Today there was wild power and beauty in our vulnerability, in our fragility, in honouring our grief, sadness, struggles, losses and rebirths. This group of folks attending day 1 of Sacred Cycles Community Doula Training has blown my heart wide open with their readiness, hunger and willingness to take off the masks and risk being revealed. Thank you for your courage, stories, truths and tears. In a society that shuns, dismisses , spiritually bypasses And shames anger, grief, sadness, despair, what a fucking revolution to feel, allow, crumble and know that we are SO worthy in it all. To know that it is normal, Natural and sacred to grieve and to at times be undone. I am grateful to the hundreds if not thousands of families, babies, folks in physical form and those in spirit Who have inspired me deeply in this work, whose voices and stories and pains, Traumas and reclamation inform this training. The soul side of fertility. Abortion support. Pregnancy loss support. Still born education and support. Trauma intelligent and inclusive language and practices. Boundaries and sustainability in care providing work and so much more. Stay tuned in for the 2019 international date for this training 🇨🇷 #lalupavia  #doulatraining  #socialjustice  #wombwellness  #doula  #fullspectrumdoula  #lossdoula  #bereavement  #pregnancyloss  #abortionsupport  #grief  #deathmidwife  #yoga  #traumainformed  #inclusive  #queerfemme  #queerartist  #queerdoula  #queer 
Diastasis recti or abdominal seperation vs No diastasis - BOTH Can be normal and functional on the flip slide BOTH can be dysfunctional!
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HOLD up a minute! How can diastasis recti be "normal" and functional? Well diastasis recti occurs when the linea alba (the connective tissue) that connects the six pack muscle stretches most commonly during pregnancy. There is no seperation or tearing as such but the tissue does stretch and becomes lax.
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Studies have shown this occurs in 100% of pregnancies by 35 weeks so what does this tell us? It's normal and occurs to accommodate the growth of your baby! Most cases resolve postpartum.
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Diastasis recti isnt just about the gap! What's important is the tension created by the connectice tissue (the linea alba) that joins the two six pack muscles and the function of the entire core system including the deep core muscles, diaphragm, pelvic floor and glutes.
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So you may have a 3cm "gap" but strong connective tissue and be able to activate the pelvic floor and core correctly when exercising and going about daily life. If this is the case then this is your normal and it's ok as its functional. It's possible that you may have no diastasis recti "considered normal" but still have poor pelvic floor and core connection and in this case this be considered dysfunctional. .
We need to stop getting so hung up about the gap because its more than just that! •
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* always see a womens health physio, the gold standard in assessment and diagnosis 💕
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#strongmums #fitnessmum #fitmomsofig #fitspo #momlife #weightlossprogress #queenteam #healthymummy #workoutathome #doula #motherhoodlens #womenshealthcoach #mothersofinstagram #postpregnancy #fitwife #postpartumfitness #midwife #pregnantmum #healthandfitnesscoach #newmum #activemum #pelvicfloor #postpartumjourney #galtribe #postpartumbody #mumssupportingmums #lifeasamama #mynameismama #girlyexercises
Diastasis recti or abdominal seperation vs No diastasis - BOTH Can be normal and functional on the flip slide BOTH can be dysfunctional! . HOLD up a minute! How can diastasis recti be "normal" and functional? Well diastasis recti occurs when the linea alba (the connective tissue) that connects the six pack muscle stretches most commonly during pregnancy. There is no seperation or tearing as such but the tissue does stretch and becomes lax. •• •• Studies have shown this occurs in 100% of pregnancies by 35 weeks so what does this tell us? It's normal and occurs to accommodate the growth of your baby! Most cases resolve postpartum. . . Diastasis recti isnt just about the gap! What's important is the tension created by the connectice tissue (the linea alba) that joins the two six pack muscles and the function of the entire core system including the deep core muscles, diaphragm, pelvic floor and glutes. •• •• So you may have a 3cm "gap" but strong connective tissue and be able to activate the pelvic floor and core correctly when exercising and going about daily life. If this is the case then this is your normal and it's ok as its functional. It's possible that you may have no diastasis recti "considered normal" but still have poor pelvic floor and core connection and in this case this be considered dysfunctional. . We need to stop getting so hung up about the gap because its more than just that! • • * always see a womens health physio, the gold standard in assessment and diagnosis 💕 •• •• TAG your mumma friend 💕 . . . . #strongmums  #fitnessmum  #fitmomsofig  #fitspo  #momlife  #weightlossprogress  #queenteam  #healthymummy  #workoutathome  #doula  #motherhoodlens  #womenshealthcoach  #mothersofinstagram  #postpregnancy  #fitwife  #postpartumfitness  #midwife  #pregnantmum  #healthandfitnesscoach  #newmum  #activemum  #pelvicfloor  #postpartumjourney  #galtribe  #postpartumbody  #mumssupportingmums  #lifeasamama  #mynameismama  #girlyexercises 
Amazing #doula circle tonight! We got to chat with two local OBs who really get it. Thank you Dr. Cobb and Dr. Islam! #sandiegodoula
Amazing #doula  circle tonight! We got to chat with two local OBs who really get it. Thank you Dr. Cobb and Dr. Islam! #sandiegodoula 
Eilen alkoi odottamani shiatsuhierontakurssi ihanassa Organic Spirit Lauttasaaressa 😍✨ Pötköttelen tässä hyvin onnekkaana vapaaehtoisena Johanna Rinteen käsittelyssä 😄❤️ Shiatsusta avautui jo tänä iltana aivan uusia puolia; miten se tarjoaa todella monenlaisiin kehon ongelmiin apua aina unettomuudesta ja erilaisista kipu- ja särkytiloista (esimerkiksi selkäkivut ja migreeni) hormonitoiminnan tasapainottamiseen. Shiatsu-hoidolla voidaan tukea ruoansulatusta ja aineenvaihduntaa kuin myös vahvistaa kehossa veren- ja imunesteiden kiertoa. Sitä voi tehdä turvallisesti raskausaikana ja se sopii erinomaisesti myös lapsille 🙏🏻💖
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Kuten kuvasta näkyy, hoito tehdään futonin tai hoitopöydän päällä makoillen, vaatteiden päältä hierovin, heiluttelevin ja kevyesti painelevin ottein, vastaanottajan tuntemuksia kuulostellen ja kunnioittaen. Ja ilolla voin sanoa, että pian tosiaan tarjoan shiatsu-hierontaa osana palveluitani!! 😍👏🏻 Tänään siis innolla tokaan koulutuspäivään! ☺️❤️✨❤️
Ihanaa lauantaita 😘
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Eilen alkoi odottamani shiatsuhierontakurssi ihanassa Organic Spirit Lauttasaaressa 😍✨ Pötköttelen tässä hyvin onnekkaana vapaaehtoisena Johanna Rinteen käsittelyssä 😄❤️ Shiatsusta avautui jo tänä iltana aivan uusia puolia; miten se tarjoaa todella monenlaisiin kehon ongelmiin apua aina unettomuudesta ja erilaisista kipu- ja särkytiloista (esimerkiksi selkäkivut ja migreeni) hormonitoiminnan tasapainottamiseen. Shiatsu-hoidolla voidaan tukea ruoansulatusta ja aineenvaihduntaa kuin myös vahvistaa kehossa veren- ja imunesteiden kiertoa. Sitä voi tehdä turvallisesti raskausaikana ja se sopii erinomaisesti myös lapsille 🙏🏻💖 • Kuten kuvasta näkyy, hoito tehdään futonin tai hoitopöydän päällä makoillen, vaatteiden päältä hierovin, heiluttelevin ja kevyesti painelevin ottein, vastaanottajan tuntemuksia kuulostellen ja kunnioittaen. Ja ilolla voin sanoa, että pian tosiaan tarjoan shiatsu-hierontaa osana palveluitani!! 😍👏🏻 Tänään siis innolla tokaan koulutuspäivään! ☺️❤️✨❤️ Ihanaa lauantaita 😘 • • • #shiatsu  #seitaishiatsu  #raskausshiatsu  #doula  #douladou  #synnytys  #synnytystukihenkilö  #imetys  #imetysohjaus  #imetysohjaaja  #raskaus  #vauva2018  #doulainhelsinki  #perhe  #vanhemmuus  #vauva2019 
Weekends are for strides of wildflowers, and a wide open sky ~ wishing you all a gorgeous weekend from these mountains 🌿
Weekends are for strides of wildflowers, and a wide open sky ~ wishing you all a gorgeous weekend from these mountains 🌿
Hoy Celebramos tu mirada tierna, tus picardías y esa sonrisa que me atrapa. Hoy celebró que llegamos a tú primer añito.

Hija cómo explicarte lo que ha sido para tú papá y para mí éste año, ha sido muy lejano a lo que imaginamos que sería, nos has llevado por un aprendizaje que aún no termina, no ha sido fácil Sammy, hemos tenido momentos en dónde me sentía flaquear, dude profundamente de mi misma y me sentía destruida.

El miedo a estado tan arraigado, eso fue nuevo, ser mamá con miedo, temerosa y aprender a superarlo. Mi Sammy éste día para mí es importante, es de nuestra familia hija, porqué hace meses cuándo estabas tan delicada que no sabíamos si lograría salir adelante, tuve ese momento, que quedó tan presente en mí.

Era de noche, tú papá estaba en la clínica, yo estaba en el supermercado más zombie y desconectada de mi alrededor que nunca, intentando hacer una actividad necesaria pero que me parecía absurda, cuándo ví a una nenita sentada en el carrito del súper, cómo de un añito y hija, me pregunté sí lograría verte cumplir tú primer año.

Y quedarme ida viendo a esa pequeñita, con lágrimas contenidas, con senos cargados, con el corazón destruído.

Desde entonces en cada bajón que has tenido ése temor ha estado presenté, esa duda y a medida que se acercaba la fecha mi ansiedad subía.

Y nuevamente fue vital entregar, tener esperanza y fe. Buscar mi centró, serenidad y así poder llegar hasta tú cumpleaños. 
La alegría que siento es abrumadora, es cómo verte nacer de nuevo, admirarte y dar gracias, a tí que eres una guerrera , a Dios que nunca nos abandona, a tú papá que nos ama con locura,  tú hermano que ha sido un sol hermoso que nos ha llenado de risas y amor.

Y a ustedes queridas mamás, amigas, que han estado siempre pendientes de Sammy, que hicieron misas, que hacían oraciones, mandaban buena energía, ayudaban a buscar medicinas y que han sido mi red de apoyo. Gracias de corazón, de una mamá a otra gracias, porqué siempre estarán presentes en la vida de Sammy... Celebremos tú vida, la alegría y el amor... #Doula #Douleando
Hoy Celebramos tu mirada tierna, tus picardías y esa sonrisa que me atrapa. Hoy celebró que llegamos a tú primer añito. Hija cómo explicarte lo que ha sido para tú papá y para mí éste año, ha sido muy lejano a lo que imaginamos que sería, nos has llevado por un aprendizaje que aún no termina, no ha sido fácil Sammy, hemos tenido momentos en dónde me sentía flaquear, dude profundamente de mi misma y me sentía destruida. El miedo a estado tan arraigado, eso fue nuevo, ser mamá con miedo, temerosa y aprender a superarlo. Mi Sammy éste día para mí es importante, es de nuestra familia hija, porqué hace meses cuándo estabas tan delicada que no sabíamos si lograría salir adelante, tuve ese momento, que quedó tan presente en mí. Era de noche, tú papá estaba en la clínica, yo estaba en el supermercado más zombie y desconectada de mi alrededor que nunca, intentando hacer una actividad necesaria pero que me parecía absurda, cuándo ví a una nenita sentada en el carrito del súper, cómo de un añito y hija, me pregunté sí lograría verte cumplir tú primer año. Y quedarme ida viendo a esa pequeñita, con lágrimas contenidas, con senos cargados, con el corazón destruído. Desde entonces en cada bajón que has tenido ése temor ha estado presenté, esa duda y a medida que se acercaba la fecha mi ansiedad subía. Y nuevamente fue vital entregar, tener esperanza y fe. Buscar mi centró, serenidad y así poder llegar hasta tú cumpleaños. La alegría que siento es abrumadora, es cómo verte nacer de nuevo, admirarte y dar gracias, a tí que eres una guerrera , a Dios que nunca nos abandona, a tú papá que nos ama con locura, tú hermano que ha sido un sol hermoso que nos ha llenado de risas y amor. Y a ustedes queridas mamás, amigas, que han estado siempre pendientes de Sammy, que hicieron misas, que hacían oraciones, mandaban buena energía, ayudaban a buscar medicinas y que han sido mi red de apoyo. Gracias de corazón, de una mamá a otra gracias, porqué siempre estarán presentes en la vida de Sammy... Celebremos tú vida, la alegría y el amor... #Doula  #Douleando 
Induction complete. We officially welcome our 12 new volunteer doulas to the Birth for Humankind family! We can’t wait to work with this amazing bunch of midwives, student-midwives and doulas. .
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#celebratinglife #birthsupport #birth #womensupportingwomen #womensrights #maternalhealth #childhealth #bethechdange #socialchange #notforprofit #nfp #charity #celebration #volunteer #doula #women #treeoflife #birthcompanion #midwife #studentmidwife #studentmidwifelife #studentmidwives #midwifelife #midwifery
Induction complete. We officially welcome our 12 new volunteer doulas to the Birth for Humankind family! We can’t wait to work with this amazing bunch of midwives, student-midwives and doulas. . . #birthforhumankind  #celebratinglife  #birthsupport  #birth  #womensupportingwomen  #womensrights  #maternalhealth  #childhealth  #bethechdange  #socialchange  #notforprofit  #nfp  #charity  #celebration  #volunteer  #doula  #women  #treeoflife  #birthcompanion  #midwife  #studentmidwife  #studentmidwifelife  #studentmidwives  #midwifelife  #midwifery 
That’s me. I just pushed a baby out of my hoo-ha without a drop of medication. I don’t think there’s anything more awesome I will ever do in my life. I wish more women could experience this.

I wish more women were empowered by their doctors instead of being filled with fear. I wish women felt strong and not broken. 
Our bodies aren’t going to grow babies too big for our bodies to birth. Don’t let the doctor scare you. 
Your baby will@come when they are ready and not a moment sooner, I don’t care if your doctor has a tee time at the golf course or has a vacation planned.

This is the birth of your child. Do it the way you want to do it, but it’s gonna take some work:

1. Find a doctor or midwife that will support you. Figure out the right questions to ask and then make sure they’re not giving you lip service. If they are - change providers, it doesn’t matter how many weeks you are.

2. Educate yourself and your partner. Take the Bradley Method classes together. Be invested.

3. Hire a doula, a GOOD ONE, and listen to her.

4. Do your research. Question everything. Hear both sides of each argument and make sure each decision you make is an educated one, and is not made out of fear.

5. Surround yourself with people that support and empower you. 
6. Fight for what you want. It’s not easy, you will have to work for it. 
You get ONE CHANCE to birth this baby. If you want it, you have to do the work to set yourself up for success. Get a birth team you trust bc ultimately, decisions could land in their hands.
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#naturalbirth #bradleymethod #unmedicatedbirth #noepidural #purejoy #coolestthingever #birthteam #doula #husband #midwife #birthcenter #allenbirthcenter #sorenbear #41weekspregnant #rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterloss #empowered
That’s me. I just pushed a baby out of my hoo-ha without a drop of medication. I don’t think there’s anything more awesome I will ever do in my life. I wish more women could experience this. I wish more women were empowered by their doctors instead of being filled with fear. I wish women felt strong and not broken. Our bodies aren’t going to grow babies too big for our bodies to birth. Don’t let the doctor scare you. Your baby will@come when they are ready and not a moment sooner, I don’t care if your doctor has a tee time at the golf course or has a vacation planned. This is the birth of your child. Do it the way you want to do it, but it’s gonna take some work: 1. Find a doctor or midwife that will support you. Figure out the right questions to ask and then make sure they’re not giving you lip service. If they are - change providers, it doesn’t matter how many weeks you are. 2. Educate yourself and your partner. Take the Bradley Method classes together. Be invested. 3. Hire a doula, a GOOD ONE, and listen to her. 4. Do your research. Question everything. Hear both sides of each argument and make sure each decision you make is an educated one, and is not made out of fear. 5. Surround yourself with people that support and empower you. 6. Fight for what you want. It’s not easy, you will have to work for it. You get ONE CHANCE to birth this baby. If you want it, you have to do the work to set yourself up for success. Get a birth team you trust bc ultimately, decisions could land in their hands. . . . . . . #naturalbirth  #bradleymethod  #unmedicatedbirth  #noepidural  #purejoy  #coolestthingever  #birthteam  #doula  #husband  #midwife  #birthcenter  #allenbirthcenter  #sorenbear  #41weekspregnant  #rainbowbaby  #pregnancyafterloss  #empowered 
Ready to emerge 🤯
Dit was 10 minuten voordat ik Gaia in mijn armen had. Als doula had ik na Luna’s geboorte heel wat andere geboortes gezien. Het zelf aangaan was toch wel weer even iets. Vooral dat persen. Fuck hey! Zie je die zweetlip 🤪? Bij Luna duurde het eindeloos en in NL had ik allaaaang een knip te pakken als ik het systeem was ingestapt. Toen dit moment kwam dacht ik echt; ‘neeeee; hoe dan?’ En toen zag ik die fijne lijn...volledige overgave, te zijn met wat is of ik flip ‘m. Ik bracht twee vingers naar binnen en voelde niks! Het hele opvangen van de weeen: prima. Maar dit 🤪. Ik sloot me toen af, want ik wist: sit is het moment. Wees in je lijf, in verbinding met Gaia en open. Open, open, open en geef je over aan de kracht en intensiteit van dit ‘pers’ gedeelte. Adem je dochter naar buiten of zet kracht bij als het moet. En daar kwam ze...💕als we hierin niet precies het juiste team hebben dan wordt het drama, verliezen we contact met onze vrouwelijke kracht en intuitie. Vooooral als iemand je gaat vertellen hoe je het moet doen. SILENCE! #gentlebirth .
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#geboorte #zwanger #zwangerschap #birth #gentlebirth #zachtegeboorte #birthphoto #pushing #ready #emerge #newborn #homebirth #thuisgeboorte #waterbirth #watergeboorte #doula #holisticdoula #waterbaby #beststartoflife #beginningoflife
Ready to emerge 🤯 Dit was 10 minuten voordat ik Gaia in mijn armen had. Als doula had ik na Luna’s geboorte heel wat andere geboortes gezien. Het zelf aangaan was toch wel weer even iets. Vooral dat persen. Fuck hey! Zie je die zweetlip 🤪? Bij Luna duurde het eindeloos en in NL had ik allaaaang een knip te pakken als ik het systeem was ingestapt. Toen dit moment kwam dacht ik echt; ‘neeeee; hoe dan?’ En toen zag ik die fijne lijn...volledige overgave, te zijn met wat is of ik flip ‘m. Ik bracht twee vingers naar binnen en voelde niks! Het hele opvangen van de weeen: prima. Maar dit 🤪. Ik sloot me toen af, want ik wist: sit is het moment. Wees in je lijf, in verbinding met Gaia en open. Open, open, open en geef je over aan de kracht en intensiteit van dit ‘pers’ gedeelte. Adem je dochter naar buiten of zet kracht bij als het moet. En daar kwam ze...💕als we hierin niet precies het juiste team hebben dan wordt het drama, verliezen we contact met onze vrouwelijke kracht en intuitie. Vooooral als iemand je gaat vertellen hoe je het moet doen. SILENCE! #gentlebirth  . . . . . . . #geboorte  #zwanger  #zwangerschap  #birth  #gentlebirth  #zachtegeboorte  #birthphoto  #pushing  #ready  #emerge  #newborn  #homebirth  #thuisgeboorte  #waterbirth  #watergeboorte  #doula  #holisticdoula  #waterbaby  #beststartoflife  #beginningoflife 
Me in labor with my second baby, RIGHT before shit got REAL. REAL FAST! 
I was dilated to a 5 in this picture and happy, until a contraction hit. Then I needed everyone to be silent. But when I decided to stand up to take off my hoodie, the baby decided to drop down and settle on into my pelvis and sped things up quite a bit!

Thankful for Bradley Method classes that helped educate and empower us. Instead of@being scared, I knew what I was experiencing was a normal part of the birthing process. However, it hurts like hell and that’s why you have a birth team, to support you and help you stay the course!

If you desire a natural, unmedicated birth, I highly recommend doing all the things to set yourself up for success!
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Me in labor with my second baby, RIGHT before shit got REAL. REAL FAST! I was dilated to a 5 in this picture and happy, until a contraction hit. Then I needed everyone to be silent. But when I decided to stand up to take off my hoodie, the baby decided to drop down and settle on into my pelvis and sped things up quite a bit! Thankful for Bradley Method classes that helped educate and empower us. Instead of@being scared, I knew what I was experiencing was a normal part of the birthing process. However, it hurts like hell and that’s why you have a birth team, to support you and help you stay the course! If you desire a natural, unmedicated birth, I highly recommend doing all the things to set yourself up for success! . . . . . #naturalbirth  #nonmedicatedbirth  #vaginalbirth  #noepidural  #bradleymethod  #birthteam  #husband  #doula  #midwife  #birthcenter  #allenbirthingcenter  #transitionsucks  #41weekspregnant  #sorenbear 
I guess that could be comfortable.... snuggled right into someone’s chest, listening to their heart beat, having your back patted...yeah yeah that does sound pretty great!! Just looks a little uncomfortable. Lol! This little one insisted on being held this way any minute she was awake today. Didn’t look very comfortable to me but after breaking down all the details I realize it’s what I wish I had going on when I’m struggling to fall asleep!! And look at that little fist holding onto my shirt !! We had a fussy day but goodness!! She sure is a sweet snuggle bug!! •
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I guess that could be comfortable.... snuggled right into someone’s chest, listening to their heart beat, having your back patted...yeah yeah that does sound pretty great!! Just looks a little uncomfortable. Lol! This little one insisted on being held this way any minute she was awake today. Didn’t look very comfortable to me but after breaking down all the details I realize it’s what I wish I had going on when I’m struggling to fall asleep!! And look at that little fist holding onto my shirt !! We had a fussy day but goodness!! She sure is a sweet snuggle bug!! • • • • • • • #birth  #doula  #postpartum  #pregnant  #pregnancy  #positivebirth  #midwife  #baby  #charlotte  #clt  #motherhood  #journeytoparenthood  #twins  #twintastic  #postpartumdoula  #birthdoula  #birthphotographer  #birthphotography  #sunflowersbabiesandbirth  #baby  #newborn  #tummytime  #yoga  #oils  #essentialoils 
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
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“Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
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The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
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The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
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The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
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The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery, there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
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“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
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The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
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The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her, this world would not and could not exist.”
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Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
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To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”
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Maybe this was one of the best explanations of the concept of GOD.
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I found myself wondering during a birth the other day what babies are thinking/experiencing during labor. Do they think they are dying? If so what a glorious redemption to instead be born 💜 #doula #birthassistant #annagrahamdoula #birth
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In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” . “Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?” . The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.” . The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.” . The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.” . The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery, there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.” . “Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.” . The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?” . The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her, this world would not and could not exist.” . Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.” . To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.” . Maybe this was one of the best explanations of the concept of GOD. . . . I found myself wondering during a birth the other day what babies are thinking/experiencing during labor. Do they think they are dying? If so what a glorious redemption to instead be born 💜 #doula  #birthassistant  #annagrahamdoula  #birth  . Narrative Source: Unknown
I’m gonna take advantage of this free class tonight learning about the use of water and touch 💦

#doula #birthdoula #birth #waterbirth #pregnacy #waterandpregnancy #doulalife #healingtouch
11 days to go! D-Day is near and baby’s room is done♥️🌸🙏🏾. Today we will meet our Doula. I haven’t packed anything for hospital yet and time seems to fly by so quickly. I’m hoping our Doula will help us get this part of preparation in motion. And I’m praying that she also helps me with breast feeding this time. Both my two babies only breastfed for less than 3months in 2010 and 2011 and I was so hurt by that because they just stopped and preferred the bottle as soon as I returned back to work. This time I also took a bit more time to be home on Maternity leave so I hope that will help. As we patiently wait, let me get to the gym with this pretty bump, almost due🌸. #baby #babyroomready #gymtime #breastfeeding #doula #help #hospital #prep #fitness #3timesmomtobe #preggymom #37weeksand4days #pregnant #fitness #love #family #God #trust #marriage #kids #instakids #likeforlike #mywhyforfitness #health #instahealth
11 days to go! D-Day is near and baby’s room is done♥️🌸🙏🏾. Today we will meet our Doula. I haven’t packed anything for hospital yet and time seems to fly by so quickly. I’m hoping our Doula will help us get this part of preparation in motion. And I’m praying that she also helps me with breast feeding this time. Both my two babies only breastfed for less than 3months in 2010 and 2011 and I was so hurt by that because they just stopped and preferred the bottle as soon as I returned back to work. This time I also took a bit more time to be home on Maternity leave so I hope that will help. As we patiently wait, let me get to the gym with this pretty bump, almost due🌸. #baby  #babyroomready  #gymtime  #breastfeeding  #doula  #help  #hospital  #prep  #fitness  #3timesmomtobe  #preggymom  #37weeksand4days  #pregnant  #fitness  #love  #family  #God  #trust  #marriage  #kids  #instakids  #likeforlike  #mywhyforfitness  #health  #instahealth 
🌈Pre-Labour🌈⁣⁣⁣
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✨Physical signs:⁣⁣⁣
⭐️Irregular contractions or ‘tightenings’ of the uterus⁣⁣⁣
⭐️Lower back pain⁣⁣⁣
⭐️A ‘bloody show’ - this is the release of the mucus plug⁣⁣⁣
⭐️Restlessness and inability to sleep soundly⁣⁣⁣
⭐️A feeling of needed to poo and passing more frequent, softer stools⁣⁣⁣
⭐️Vaginal pains and a feeling of pressure in the area⁣⁣⁣
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⭐️Nervousness and feelings of uncertainty⁣⁣⁣
⭐️Irritability ⁣⁣⁣
⭐️Feelings of relief as it’s almost time to meet your new baby⁣⁣⁣
⭐️The nesting instinct⁣⁣⁣
⭐️Excitement⁣⁣⁣
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Pre-labour varies greatly for all women and can last up to several days. It’s an important stage as it’s preparing your body for established labour. Communicate only to the people closest to you rhat you’re in pre-labour as it can be frustrating to have people around you constantly asking if it’s time yet, this adds unwanted and unneeded pressure. In order for labour to begin you need to let that Oxytocin flow - so being relaxed at this point is vital. The dynamic of your family is about to change so cherish this time💛⁣⁣
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Photo by me of Ashton @ #38weeks
🌈Pre-Labour🌈⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✨Physical signs:⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Irregular contractions or ‘tightenings’ of the uterus⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Lower back pain⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️A ‘bloody show’ - this is the release of the mucus plug⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Restlessness and inability to sleep soundly⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️A feeling of needed to poo and passing more frequent, softer stools⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Vaginal pains and a feeling of pressure in the area⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✨Emotional signs:⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Nervousness and feelings of uncertainty⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Irritability ⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Feelings of relief as it’s almost time to meet your new baby⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️The nesting instinct⁣⁣⁣ ⭐️Excitement⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Pre-labour varies greatly for all women and can last up to several days. It’s an important stage as it’s preparing your body for established labour. Communicate only to the people closest to you rhat you’re in pre-labour as it can be frustrating to have people around you constantly asking if it’s time yet, this adds unwanted and unneeded pressure. In order for labour to begin you need to let that Oxytocin flow - so being relaxed at this point is vital. The dynamic of your family is about to change so cherish this time💛⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by me of Ashton @ #38weeks 
11.16.18 meditation: my guide. #meditation #intuition #prayer #moon #guide #mother #artist #doula
I once developed a kidney infection bc my dr didn’t believe I had a UTI! They wouldn’t even test me for it I mean wouldn’t even collect my urine! They instead wanted to do a diabetic test on me! Due to my “genetic” makeup.. I kid u not! I went to another dr a few days later hardly able to walk due to the pain. They hooked me up to fluids and kept me overnight Bc my easily treated UTI turned into a kidney infection! Yea thanks a lot Quincy hospital.. I guess the passing of @ladykp is a reminder how our voices still go unheard that our pain isn’t deemed real.. Kim told her dr for days she wasn’t feeling well.. she never got proper  care and she was rich! She sadly passed away.. 😔 it hits me so hard Bc maybe it could’ve been prevented. From the age of 30 I typically only see women of color for all medical care both physically and mentally just because I feel they see me and will work to heal me.. #kimporter #ripkimporter #blackmedicine #holistichealth #doula #medicinewoman #blackdoula #witch #healyourself
I once developed a kidney infection bc my dr didn’t believe I had a UTI! They wouldn’t even test me for it I mean wouldn’t even collect my urine! They instead wanted to do a diabetic test on me! Due to my “genetic” makeup.. I kid u not! I went to another dr a few days later hardly able to walk due to the pain. They hooked me up to fluids and kept me overnight Bc my easily treated UTI turned into a kidney infection! Yea thanks a lot Quincy hospital.. I guess the passing of @ladykp is a reminder how our voices still go unheard that our pain isn’t deemed real.. Kim told her dr for days she wasn’t feeling well.. she never got proper care and she was rich! She sadly passed away.. 😔 it hits me so hard Bc maybe it could’ve been prevented. From the age of 30 I typically only see women of color for all medical care both physically and mentally just because I feel they see me and will work to heal me.. #kimporter  #ripkimporter  #blackmedicine  #holistichealth  #doula  #medicinewoman  #blackdoula  #witch  #healyourself 
After Shovelling snow with mama! Inside to warm up, watch Dora and drink coffee!  #freshfacefridayselfie #shovelsnow #snow #mamaandme #adventure #getoutside #doulamama #mamadoula #doula #warmup #doratheexplorersavestheday
My husband @deadbootleg created a sticker to commemorate my new career field. 
Midwifery has been such an amazing journey for me that has changed my life.
Ever since the home water birth of my children this calling has been strong. I do not take this work lightly and I intend on making huge waves when I’m out there caring for the women of this world.
I cannot express how much midwifery means to me and this sticker really captures some of what makes this worth it. 
Thank you my love for making me such a beautiful work of art.
If anyone is interested in this sticker it’s for sale on deadbootleg.com or on his site.
#midwife #stickers #deadbootleg #thecalling #doula #birth #birthwork #midwifery #midwiferystudent #frontiernursinguniversity #midwifeislife #empoweredbirth #empoweredwomen
My husband @deadbootleg created a sticker to commemorate my new career field. Midwifery has been such an amazing journey for me that has changed my life. Ever since the home water birth of my children this calling has been strong. I do not take this work lightly and I intend on making huge waves when I’m out there caring for the women of this world. I cannot express how much midwifery means to me and this sticker really captures some of what makes this worth it. Thank you my love for making me such a beautiful work of art. If anyone is interested in this sticker it’s for sale on deadbootleg.com or on his site. #midwife  #stickers  #deadbootleg  #thecalling  #doula  #birth  #birthwork  #midwifery  #midwiferystudent  #frontiernursinguniversity  #midwifeislife  #empoweredbirth  #empoweredwomen 
What would you do? Name one thing for each finger 😁 I'm still thinking of mine....yoga, girls night in, nice relaxing bath, career change (currently happening!) The spiritual one is the one I'm stuck on, what do your ideas?

#selflove #selfcare #ldont #yoga #bath #doula #girlsnightin #love #peace #joy #happiness
Spreading the love♡♡♡Check out the work of doula and baby loss coach Eliza over @motheringmothers
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Dive deeper into your doula profession with these advanced doula trainings! 
To learn more and sign up go to www.binibirth.com - link in our bio

#advanceddoulatraining #doulatraining #doula #binibirth #binidoula #doulalife
Sign up to meet 12 doulas in one night at our meet the doula night happening in January! Private message me your email or sign up at Rebirth to receive updates! .
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@MichelleObama recently disclosed that she suffered with infertility/loss before having her daughters Sasha and Malia.
@MichelleObama recently disclosed that she suffered with infertility/loss before having her daughters Sasha and Malia.
💕💙💚💛💜 I could use this right about now! How about you? 😍🛀🚿💎
💕💙💚💛💜 I could use this right about now! How about you? 😍🛀🚿💎
Flash back to 7 years ago. Birthday buddies! #ImThePacifier
Give the gift of a doula! Next baby shower talk with me about getting your friend or family member a gift certificate! It can go towards birth doula services, breastfeeding class or help, childbirth class, essential oil diffuser jewelry, and more!! Even if they don’t end up needing it they can turn the certificate back into me and it can go towards helping a low income family getting the help they need! It’s a win win! 😀#birth #doula #gift #oxytocin #fortworth #babyshower
Give the gift of a doula! Next baby shower talk with me about getting your friend or family member a gift certificate! It can go towards birth doula services, breastfeeding class or help, childbirth class, essential oil diffuser jewelry, and more!! Even if they don’t end up needing it they can turn the certificate back into me and it can go towards helping a low income family getting the help they need! It’s a win win! 😀#birth  #doula  #gift  #oxytocin  #fortworth  #babyshower 
It’s officially the weekend So less welcome these good vibes 
Photo credit 📸@hadiiyabarbel 💕
It’s officially the weekend So less welcome these good vibes Photo credit 📸@hadiiyabarbel 💕
Host your next party or event in our spacious 
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Well Baby Center’s 1,250 square foot play yard is equipped with a natural wood climbing structure, playhouse, balance beam, picnic tables, and a 
variety of toys, making it the perfect location for birthday parties, play groups, classes, and other special events.

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Host your next party or event in our spacious outdoor play yard area! Well Baby Center’s 1,250 square foot play yard is equipped with a natural wood climbing structure, playhouse, balance beam, picnic tables, and a variety of toys, making it the perfect location for birthday parties, play groups, classes, and other special events. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. Call us at 310.402.2229 for more information! •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀ #mama  #losangeles  #baby  #parents  #parenting  #kids  #children  #infant  #childhood  #momlife  #dad  #happiness  #midwife  #doula  #birth  #pregnancy  #yoga  #mindfulness  #therapy  #health  #babies  #breastfeeding  #stress  #depression  #mentalhealth  #playground  #events 
Postpartum Reality 💚
Other mothers have gone before you.
Other mothers will come after you.
There is a sisterhood in our postpartum experience.
If we allow it, our lives will be forever changed. You are not alone. You are never alone. It’s ok to ask for help. 
A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby! 
SERVICES OFFERED: 💚 Help with emotional and physical recovery after birth
💚 Light housekeeping so that the family does not feel overwhelmed
💚 Running errands
💚 Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding, and comfortin
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💚 Baby soothing technique
💚 Sibling care
💚 Referrals to local resources

For more information visit
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Postpartum Reality 💚 Other mothers have gone before you. Other mothers will come after you. There is a sisterhood in our postpartum experience. If we allow it, our lives will be forever changed. You are not alone. You are never alone. It’s ok to ask for help. A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby! SERVICES OFFERED: 💚 Help with emotional and physical recovery after birth 💚 Light housekeeping so that the family does not feel overwhelmed 💚 Running errands 💚 Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding, and comfortin 💚 Light meal preparation 💚 Baby soothing technique 💚 Sibling care 💚 Referrals to local resources For more information visit https://www.birthingtree.net/postpartumdoula/ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ B i r t h i n g T r e e, LLC ❂ ❂ ❂ #DoulaSquad  #BirthingTree  #ThePensacolaDoulas  #DoulaCollective  • • • • • #homebirth  #birthintobeing  #birthbecomesher  #naturalbirth  #delayedcordclamping  #placenta  #doula  #justborn  #welcometotheworld  #dontforgetdads  #thebump  #pregnancy  #fitpregnancy  #nursingfriendly  #baby  #prenatal  #childbirth  #midwife  #newborn  #skintoskin  #evidencebasedcare  #birthisbirth  #postpartumdoula  #birthwithoutfear  #pensacolabirthservices  #breastfeedingmama 
Humanizar a assistência é muito além da escolha da via de parto.

Implica em conexão, respeito e empatia em todas as fases.

#Pomar #Acolher #Integrar #Transformar #Vidas #Pessoas #Mulher #SaudedaMulher #Maternidade #Paternidade #sororidade #acolhimento #afeto #rededeapoio #grávida #gestante #parto #nascimento #respeito #direitofundamental #orientaçãoparental #psicologia #doula
My journey back to health! Today was my first day back to the gym in over 7 months. This year I went through some medical issues, which did require surgery. Being an athlete my whole life, I never thought I would not be training for an extended period of time. It felt amazing to be back in the gym. I will be sharing my journey with you all. As I did, please LISTEN to your body @krissychin @healingstudioinc #krissychin #medicalprofessional #fitnessprofessional #ceo #physicaltherapist #mfrtherapist #doula #ifbbpro #athlete #fitmom #flexfriday
My journey back to health! Today was my first day back to the gym in over 7 months. This year I went through some medical issues, which did require surgery. Being an athlete my whole life, I never thought I would not be training for an extended period of time. It felt amazing to be back in the gym. I will be sharing my journey with you all. As I did, please LISTEN to your body @krissychin @healingstudioinc #krissychin  #medicalprofessional  #fitnessprofessional  #ceo  #physicaltherapist  #mfrtherapist  #doula  #ifbbpro  #athlete  #fitmom  #flexfriday 
Feature Friday! 
We are so lucky to live in the PNW where we are on the forefront of midwifery and doula movements that champion a holistic approach to birth. But what happens afterwards? And how do we get there to begin with?

Enter Angharad Hollingworth of Life Doula Services. As a trained Fertility Doula and Birth Worker,  Angharad has found a way to support new parents during each stage of their journies through hosting support groups, workshops, and personalized Parenthood Doula services. "My approach is to tailor my work to each client, meeting them where they are and supporting them how they need to be supported. Allowing their humanness to be the truth of the room." As an intuitive, compassionate human, Angharad also performs Energy Readings which help center and restore our own often exhausted stores. Each part of her services is designed to nurture and support parents throughout so much more than the day of delivery.

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@angharadlifedoula
Feature Friday! We are so lucky to live in the PNW where we are on the forefront of midwifery and doula movements that champion a holistic approach to birth. But what happens afterwards? And how do we get there to begin with? Enter Angharad Hollingworth of Life Doula Services. As a trained Fertility Doula and Birth Worker, Angharad has found a way to support new parents during each stage of their journies through hosting support groups, workshops, and personalized Parenthood Doula services. "My approach is to tailor my work to each client, meeting them where they are and supporting them how they need to be supported. Allowing their humanness to be the truth of the room." As an intuitive, compassionate human, Angharad also performs Energy Readings which help center and restore our own often exhausted stores. Each part of her services is designed to nurture and support parents throughout so much more than the day of delivery. For more information, check out - Www.LifeDoulaServices.com - Or Contact Angharad at - 504-782-0739 Angharad@lifedoulaservices.com - Be sure to like and follow too! Facebook.com/lifedoulaservices @angharadlifedoula
The same day that Venus course corrects 👆🏻. ⠀
📸: @iamwellandgood I want that T!
The same day that Venus course corrects 👆🏻. ⠀ 📸: @iamwellandgood I want that T!
I never thought I’d say that I’m supporting myself by selling vaginas. Little strange out of context 😂🤷🏻‍♀️
I never thought I’d say that I’m supporting myself by selling vaginas. Little strange out of context 😂🤷🏻‍♀️
My newest pod cast love!
Lacey you nailed it, just what birth nerds, birth photographers, doulas, mothers to be, fathers to be, parents to be etc need to listen to! .
I especially love the newest podcast with @the_angela_gallo 👌🏻💗
@laceybarrattphotography .
#birth #doula #podcast #birthphotography #empoweringwomen #angelagallo #laceybarratt #laceybarrattphotography #dynamodoulas #exposingbirthphotography
We are excited to welcome 25 members to our first Customer Advisory Council. Maternity Neighborhood truly is More Than A Company, We Are A COMMUNITY! We look forward to your engagement in new projects.
#weareinthistogether
We are excited to welcome 25 members to our first Customer Advisory Council. Maternity Neighborhood truly is More Than A Company, We Are A COMMUNITY! We look forward to your engagement in new projects. #weareinthistogether 
Thanks to everyone for your birth affirmations. These will continue to stay up for a long while ❤️
#positivebirthaffirmations #birthaffirmations #affirmations #positiveaffirmations #doula #birth #homebirth #tampadoula #partonatural #parto
This is a saying that resonated with me many years ago when nursing and that I like to pass on to my clients. 💛

When I am feeling in pain or unwell I like to be nurtured, others like to be left alone. Neither way is wrong, we are all just different and so is every relationship.
This is a saying that resonated with me many years ago when nursing and that I like to pass on to my clients. 💛 When I am feeling in pain or unwell I like to be nurtured, others like to be left alone. Neither way is wrong, we are all just different and so is every relationship.
8 hours into a 22 hour labor with my first baby. I had already puked, so we thought I cleared transition. Dealing with horrendous back labor, we went to the hospital and I was dilated to a 1.5...
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ONE AND A HALF.
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WTF?! I thought I was going to die. And quite honestly, I wanted to.
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I had such a hard time with that labor, but my AMAZING birth team - husband, doula, midwife, got me through. I ended up having a natural, epidural-free, posterior baby.
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He was born at 42 weeks exactly. Im so proud that I had a team of people that helped me realize it’s healthy and recommended to let babies be born when they are ready.

I feel so empowered and want other women to know and understand that their bodies were BORN to do this... give birth, naturally. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever accomplished.

Read the full story here: 
http://livewholebefree.com/wordpress/my-natural-childbirth/
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#naturalchildbirth #noepidural #bradleymethod #strongmom #backlabor #killmenow #butsoworthit #posteriorbaby #sunnysideup #sunshinebaby #doula #midwife #baylormckinney #2013 #livewholebefree #inamaygaskin
8 hours into a 22 hour labor with my first baby. I had already puked, so we thought I cleared transition. Dealing with horrendous back labor, we went to the hospital and I was dilated to a 1.5... A.. ONE AND A HALF. ... WTF?! I thought I was going to die. And quite honestly, I wanted to. 😭 I had such a hard time with that labor, but my AMAZING birth team - husband, doula, midwife, got me through. I ended up having a natural, epidural-free, posterior baby. 🙌🏼 He was born at 42 weeks exactly. Im so proud that I had a team of people that helped me realize it’s healthy and recommended to let babies be born when they are ready. I feel so empowered and want other women to know and understand that their bodies were BORN to do this... give birth, naturally. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever accomplished. Read the full story here: http://livewholebefree.com/wordpress/my-natural-childbirth/ . . . . . . . #naturalchildbirth  #noepidural  #bradleymethod  #strongmom  #backlabor  #killmenow  #butsoworthit  #posteriorbaby  #sunnysideup  #sunshinebaby  #doula  #midwife  #baylormckinney  #2013  #livewholebefree  #inamaygaskin 
10 reasons to steam! 
1. Improves Menstrual Cycle 
2. Heals The Womb
3. Promotes relaxation 
4. Releases Stress
5. Detoxifies
6. Makes Sex More Juicy 
7. Increases Fertility
8. Speeds Recovery after Birth
9. Increases Sex Drive 
10. It feels Good!!!!! .
#birthdoula #doula #doulalife #donainternational #womenshealth #pregnancy #marylanddoula #esthetician #doulasupport #motherhood #pregnant #dcdoulaservices #dcdoulas #blackdoulas #blackpregnantwomen #maternalmentalhealth #maternaldeath #childbirtheducation
10 reasons to steam! 1. Improves Menstrual Cycle 2. Heals The Womb 3. Promotes relaxation 4. Releases Stress 5. Detoxifies 6. Makes Sex More Juicy 7. Increases Fertility 8. Speeds Recovery after Birth 9. Increases Sex Drive 10. It feels Good!!!!! . #birthdoula  #doula  #doulalife  #donainternational  #womenshealth  #pregnancy  #marylanddoula  #esthetician  #doulasupport  #motherhood  #pregnant  #dcdoulaservices  #dcdoulas  #blackdoulas  #blackpregnantwomen  #maternalmentalhealth  #maternaldeath  #childbirtheducation 
Can you spot the difference in the two breast pads? (They were from the same breast about 24 hours apart and I know because I only pad one breast - I have one leaky booby but that’s another story for another post)
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Yes! The obvious yellowish stain! Our mommy body is TRULY amazing. Period.
24 hours ago, my nose started running, throat was sore, was coughing my lungs out, the whole works - and 24 hours later (or less), my boobs started churning out more leukocytes/immunoglobulin A in my breastmilk - to help my baby fight or prevent him from getting the cold that I have!
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“Breast milk protects infants against infection, according to a 2013 study in Clinical & Translational Immunology. The level of leukocytes (the white blood cells that help fight infection) increase when a mother or infant is ill, which can cause breast milk to change colour.
"It is well known that human breast milk changes circumstantially," Alastair Sutcliffe, professor of general paediatrics at University College London, told The Independent.
"If there is a bug about, the mum makes greater amounts of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) in her breast milk to protect the baby from getting that bug," Sutcliffe said.
An increased amount of colostrum, which is rich in immunoglobulins, could also be behind the colour change, Sutcliffe said.”
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Read the news that went viral last year:
https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/10/24/breast-milk-changes-colour-yellow_a_23253999/
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Isn’t it just amazing? #mindblown
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#lemamasita #empoweringwomen #babies #pregnancy #birth #parenthood #postpartum #ownyourbirth #empowermentthroughawareness #doula #birthcoach #blessedlife #momlife #birthcommunity #ittakesavillage #takebackyourbirth #lamaze #breastmilkisawesome #lamaze #lcce
Can you spot the difference in the two breast pads? (They were from the same breast about 24 hours apart and I know because I only pad one breast - I have one leaky booby but that’s another story for another post) . Yes! The obvious yellowish stain! Our mommy body is TRULY amazing. Period. 24 hours ago, my nose started running, throat was sore, was coughing my lungs out, the whole works - and 24 hours later (or less), my boobs started churning out more leukocytes/immunoglobulin A in my breastmilk - to help my baby fight or prevent him from getting the cold that I have! . “Breast milk protects infants against infection, according to a 2013 study in Clinical & Translational Immunology. The level of leukocytes (the white blood cells that help fight infection) increase when a mother or infant is ill, which can cause breast milk to change colour. "It is well known that human breast milk changes circumstantially," Alastair Sutcliffe, professor of general paediatrics at University College London, told The Independent. "If there is a bug about, the mum makes greater amounts of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) in her breast milk to protect the baby from getting that bug," Sutcliffe said. An increased amount of colostrum, which is rich in immunoglobulins, could also be behind the colour change, Sutcliffe said.” . Read the news that went viral last year: https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/10/24/breast-milk-changes-colour-yellow_a_23253999/ . Isn’t it just amazing? #mindblown  . . #lemamasita  #empoweringwomen  #babies  #pregnancy  #birth  #parenthood  #postpartum  #ownyourbirth  #empowermentthroughawareness  #doula  #birthcoach  #blessedlife  #momlife  #birthcommunity  #ittakesavillage  #takebackyourbirth  #lamaze  #breastmilkisawesome  #lamaze  #lcce 
Can you spot the difference in the two breast pads? (They were from the same breast about 24 hours apart and I know because I only pad one breast - I have one leaky booby but that’s another story for another post)
.
Yes! The obvious yellowish stain! Our mommy body is TRULY amazing. Period.
24 hours ago, my nose started running, throat was sore, was coughing my lungs out, the whole works - and 24 hours later (or less), my boobs started churning out more leukocytes/immunoglobulin A in my breastmilk - to help my baby fight or prevent him from getting the cold that I have!
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“Breast milk protects infants against infection, according to a 2013 study in Clinical & Translational Immunology. The level of leukocytes (the white blood cells that help fight infection) increase when a mother or infant is ill, which can cause breast milk to change colour.
"It is well known that human breast milk changes circumstantially," Alastair Sutcliffe, professor of general paediatrics at University College London, told The Independent.
"If there is a bug about, the mum makes greater amounts of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) in her breast milk to protect the baby from getting that bug," Sutcliffe said.
An increased amount of colostrum, which is rich in immunoglobulins, could also be behind the colour change, Sutcliffe said.”
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Read the news that went viral last year:
https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/10/24/breast-milk-changes-colour-yellow_a_23253999/
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Isn’t it just amazing? #mindblown
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#lemamasita #empoweringwomen #babies #pregnancy #birth #parenthood #postpartum #ownyourbirth #empowermentthroughawareness #doula #birthcoach #blessedlife #momlife #birthcommunity #ittakesavillage #takebackyourbirth #lamaze #breastmilkisawesome #lamaze #lcce
Can you spot the difference in the two breast pads? (They were from the same breast about 24 hours apart and I know because I only pad one breast - I have one leaky booby but that’s another story for another post) . Yes! The obvious yellowish stain! Our mommy body is TRULY amazing. Period. 24 hours ago, my nose started running, throat was sore, was coughing my lungs out, the whole works - and 24 hours later (or less), my boobs started churning out more leukocytes/immunoglobulin A in my breastmilk - to help my baby fight or prevent him from getting the cold that I have! . “Breast milk protects infants against infection, according to a 2013 study in Clinical & Translational Immunology. The level of leukocytes (the white blood cells that help fight infection) increase when a mother or infant is ill, which can cause breast milk to change colour. "It is well known that human breast milk changes circumstantially," Alastair Sutcliffe, professor of general paediatrics at University College London, told The Independent. "If there is a bug about, the mum makes greater amounts of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) in her breast milk to protect the baby from getting that bug," Sutcliffe said. An increased amount of colostrum, which is rich in immunoglobulins, could also be behind the colour change, Sutcliffe said.” . Read the news that went viral last year: https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/10/24/breast-milk-changes-colour-yellow_a_23253999/ . Isn’t it just amazing? #mindblown  . . #lemamasita  #empoweringwomen  #babies  #pregnancy  #birth  #parenthood  #postpartum  #ownyourbirth  #empowermentthroughawareness  #doula  #birthcoach  #blessedlife  #momlife  #birthcommunity  #ittakesavillage  #takebackyourbirth  #lamaze  #breastmilkisawesome  #lamaze  #lcce 
The amazing thing about a black Doula is the ability to serve without seeing color even her own.
The amazing thing about a black Doula is the ability to serve without seeing color even her own.
Clearly they don’t like each other at all 😉. #photography #familyphotography #coeurdalene #cda #fall #fallphotos #family #pnw #nikond800 #goldenhour #doula
Today is the day. Your baby will be here soon.

You've labored beautifully and now it is time to welcome him.

Your mom (grandma-to-be) is anxiously awaiting his arrival. And boy, is she proud of YOU. 
Your birthing team is right there- by your side at all times. Never leaving you for a second.

Daddy is whispering amazing birth affirmations in your ear. He has really studied up for this and you couldn't feel more loved by him in this moment than you do now.

And just like that, one final push brings your baby boy earth-side.

Happy tears are shed all around. You finally get to hold him on your chest and in your arms. You analyze everything about him- especially those tiny little fingers and toes. And you are surprised at the strength and power of his grip he has on your finger! 
He is so happy to be here with you, mama. You are amazing!

@holisticbirthingservices @midwife.elizabeth 
#thisisbirth #documentyourbirth #birthsupport #doula #midwife #oklahomabirth #oklahomabirthphotographer #canon #motherhood #oklahomamaternityphotographer #firstmoments
Today is the day. Your baby will be here soon. You've labored beautifully and now it is time to welcome him. Your mom (grandma-to-be) is anxiously awaiting his arrival. And boy, is she proud of YOU. Your birthing team is right there- by your side at all times. Never leaving you for a second. Daddy is whispering amazing birth affirmations in your ear. He has really studied up for this and you couldn't feel more loved by him in this moment than you do now. And just like that, one final push brings your baby boy earth-side. Happy tears are shed all around. You finally get to hold him on your chest and in your arms. You analyze everything about him- especially those tiny little fingers and toes. And you are surprised at the strength and power of his grip he has on your finger! He is so happy to be here with you, mama. You are amazing! @holisticbirthingservices @midwife.elizabeth #thisisbirth  #documentyourbirth  #birthsupport  #doula  #midwife  #oklahomabirth  #oklahomabirthphotographer  #canon  #motherhood  #oklahomamaternityphotographer  #firstmoments 
Twins ❤️ and their little sister. Before I had a kid, I wanted twins. I thought it would be so cool! Then I just had one baby and was like...holy crap, this is so hard! Motherhood is amazing, but was not an easy transition for me. Parents of twins are hardcore! I always think of all the hard work and love they need to pour into taking care of their kids everyday. And probably coffee too. I think I’ve come full circle again though, and I’m ready for some twins now ❤️😂. #photography #familyphotography #coeurdalene #cda #fall #fallphotos #family #pnw #nikond800 #goldenhour #doula #twins
Twins ❤️ and their little sister. Before I had a kid, I wanted twins. I thought it would be so cool! Then I just had one baby and was like...holy crap, this is so hard! Motherhood is amazing, but was not an easy transition for me. Parents of twins are hardcore! I always think of all the hard work and love they need to pour into taking care of their kids everyday. And probably coffee too. I think I’ve come full circle again though, and I’m ready for some twins now ❤️😂. #photography  #familyphotography  #coeurdalene  #cda  #fall  #fallphotos  #family  #pnw  #nikond800  #goldenhour  #doula  #twins 
Sweet, beautiful mama and her girls by the chilly river.  #photography #familyphotography #coeurdalene #cda #fall #fallphotos #family #pnw #nikond800 #goldenhour #doula
I got to photography this precious family last weekend and it was the best! #photography #familyphotography #coeurdalene #cda #fall #fallphotos #family #pnw #nikond800 #goldenhour #doula
This just came in the mail!!!! I am so happy to officially say that I am now a certified Doula! It’s been quite a journey. A very intense out of town training, 7 books, 3 certifying births, multiple evaluations and letters of recommendation, list of resources, workshops, essay, assessments, constant learning, hours of volunteer work and so much emotional involvement. 
The reason why I became a doula is because I believe women deserve to be supported, to be informed and respected. Birth is so intense, emotional, raw and beautiful. It’s the welcoming of a new soul into this world, it’s the becoming of mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, grandmas and grandpas. I am honored to be able to witness such life changing moments and be a part of this great divine work.

Isso acabou de chegar no correio !!!! Estou muito feliz em dizer oficialmente que agora sou uma Doula certificada! Tem sido uma jornada e tanto. Um treinamento muito intenso fora da cidade, 7 livros, 3 partos pra certificação, múltiplas avaliações e cartas de recomendação, lista de recursos, workshops, redação , provas, aprendizado constante, horas de trabalho voluntário e muito envolvimento emocional.
A razão pela qual me tornei doula é porque acredito que as mulheres merecem ser apoiadas, informadas e respeitadas. Parto é tão intenso, emocional, real e bonito. É a recepção de uma nova alma neste mundo, é o nascimento  de mães e pais, irmãs e irmãos, avós e vovôs. Me sinto honrada de poder testemunhar esses momentos que mudam vidas e fazer parte deste grande trabalho divino.

#doula #dona #donadoula #certifieddoula #birthdoula #birth #baby #birthphoto #birthphotographer #huntsville #madison #alabama #huntsvilledoula
This just came in the mail!!!! I am so happy to officially say that I am now a certified Doula! It’s been quite a journey. A very intense out of town training, 7 books, 3 certifying births, multiple evaluations and letters of recommendation, list of resources, workshops, essay, assessments, constant learning, hours of volunteer work and so much emotional involvement. The reason why I became a doula is because I believe women deserve to be supported, to be informed and respected. Birth is so intense, emotional, raw and beautiful. It’s the welcoming of a new soul into this world, it’s the becoming of mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, grandmas and grandpas. I am honored to be able to witness such life changing moments and be a part of this great divine work. Isso acabou de chegar no correio !!!! Estou muito feliz em dizer oficialmente que agora sou uma Doula certificada! Tem sido uma jornada e tanto. Um treinamento muito intenso fora da cidade, 7 livros, 3 partos pra certificação, múltiplas avaliações e cartas de recomendação, lista de recursos, workshops, redação , provas, aprendizado constante, horas de trabalho voluntário e muito envolvimento emocional. A razão pela qual me tornei doula é porque acredito que as mulheres merecem ser apoiadas, informadas e respeitadas. Parto é tão intenso, emocional, real e bonito. É a recepção de uma nova alma neste mundo, é o nascimento de mães e pais, irmãs e irmãos, avós e vovôs. Me sinto honrada de poder testemunhar esses momentos que mudam vidas e fazer parte deste grande trabalho divino. #doula  #dona  #donadoula  #certifieddoula  #birthdoula  #birth  #baby  #birthphoto  #birthphotographer  #huntsville  #madison  #alabama  #huntsvilledoula 
Rocking my crisp white #allstars and wool #zara cape on this beautiful fall day.
#fall #doula #pursuepretty