you are a divine creation, a being of light who showed up here as a human being at the exact moment you were supposed to. you are the beloved, a miracle, a part of the eternal perfection. you are a wombman. ~wayne dyer~
Ecco il momento in cui incontri lo sguardo di una madre che ha appena preso coscienza di ciò che ha fatto: la vita l’ha attraversata, si è resa passaggio.
occhi che raccontano lo stupore verso il potenziale che ha appena scoperto in sè.
quel potenziale dai cui potrà attingere ogni giorno della sua esperienza di maternità!
quel sapere le ricorda che tutto è affrontabile che puó e che non le manca nulla.💜
In an unassuming little cottage nestled on a hill, surrounded by friends and family (and strangers) my rafael romain came into the world 8 years ago today. we had no fancy cameras to capture the moment, no insta filters, there was no trend for birth stories. when i chose a natural home birth i knew little about hypno birthing or this birthing or that birthing- i think i even borrowed my friends dress to labour in! lol- love you raffi ❤ #nofuss#homebirth#birthdayboy#babyboy#cottage#kitten#family#naturalbirth#motherhood
We’re not very good at saying ‘no’ are we? but it’s totally ok for you to say ‘hell no’ to hearing other people’s birth horror stories. focus on you and your birth and tell everyone you only want positive vibes ✨
Based on logistics, this is a 2 month old baby💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿based on the mom's testimony, this is how you pose after gulping 180ml of b****t milk😘😘😂
okay mamas, the cookies is still working and helping mums achieve their breastfeeding goal. please tell me, what is your excuse for not getting our @themilkbooster_ lactation products.
Hello everyone i wanted to finally share my birth story since i’ve been asked about it a lot... we planned an unassisted homebirth ..so i had basically early labor for 9 days (yup) and little makaio was taking his sweet time! through being frustrated and so done being pregnant, nick and i really got to bond and connect and get ready for our birth. on may 24th, i woke up at 5 am and had some mild contractions and for the next 12 hours they slowly increased about 5 minutes apart. then at 5 pm nick had just got home and i had a very strong, painful contraction that made me cry. for the next three hours and took a bath, and stayed in my room while nick fed the boys dinner and got them ready to go to my sisters house with mark. at 8 pm my mom got my house and oh man i was feeling so much pressure in my hips! my mom helped me breath and do counter pressure. at 9 my sister and mark got there, the boys left and i got into my pool. it felt amazing! i imagined my labor being quiet and serene but i was very vocal, almost yelling through each wave of contractions. nick was amazingly calm and talking me through everything, reminding me to breathe. my mom and sister were praying and talking me through the pain and encouraging me every moment i didn’t think i could do it. at 1030 i threw up and knew i was close! i got out of the water and just wanted to rest! i laid on a pillow nearby, and asked god for 2 minutes of rest. he gave it to me! and as soon as the rest was over, i had a very very hard contraction and my water popped like a balloon! all over the living room floor! nick changed all the pads as i screamed to leave them because i didn’t want to move. then at 1055 i yelled the he was coming out and everyone got into position, at 11 pm i breathed him out! no pushing and in a calm dim living room with my favorite people full of love caught by his daddy little makaio valor came into our world! our perfect gift. my labor was beyond what i wanted and needed. it was full of gods love and beautiful connections and new friends. our doula @brannkaren and my new midwife/doula friend @socalbirthwithgrace
thank you everyone who was involved #homebirth#makaioflores
Happy monday everyone. hope it’s a sunny there as it is here ☀️☀️☀️☀️ a key cornerstone to your birth is mindset. i don’t believe you can ever achieve a positive mindset fully without releasing fears you have.
we all have fears around birth. even as a doula and i’m preparing for my own birth, there’s fears i’m having to work on and process.
working with fears is what i specialise in. i fundamentally believe that mindset in birth is the key to success. it doesn’t happen overnight. it takes time and hard work.
before we do anything we need to be crystal clear what these fears are. we work extensively with them in the birth bundle using a mixture of tools.
i am however, so delighted, to give away a free fear release visualisation as part of the resources bundle to support you to have an amazing birth. this is a free 30 min mp3 and suitable for all births which you can listen to on a regular basis.
what is an amazing birth?
one that you are physically and emotionally prepared for. the academy is here to support all births and all birth choices (vaginal, caesarean, hospital, home, birth centre, medicated, unmedicated, twins, vbac and more). what i want women to feel is that they have made those birth choices out of information not fear.
you can download the entire resources bundle today from the birth and baby academy website (link in bio). much love, tricia x*x
We love this quote taken from a testimonial from a dad-to-be who attended one of our courses 🙌🏻. it makes us so happy to hear from dads who are feeling prepared and knowledgable 👨🎓ahead of the birth.
with most of the attention (understandably) on the mums in the lead up to birth it can be easy to forget the importance of birth partners and the role they play. and how empowering it is for them to feel prepared and involved 💪🏻. .
I’ve had a couple people ask about emilios birth story so it’s probably about time i share it. 🤷🏼♀️ if it seems short and sweet, that because it was just that.
federico, woke me up at 6:50am on april 20th when he came to get my car because his car overheated on the way to work. after he left i couldn’t go back to sleep, i had some stomach pains and tried to go to the bathroom, but that wasn’t working. after sitting there for a good 10 minutes i noticed the cramping was coming and going every five minutes so i finished up and laid down on the couch. the cramping continued and i waited about 40 minutes until i called fede to let him know something might be up so he needed to have his phone on hand. after that i texted my midwife to let her know i had some discomfort that seemed to be happening every five minutes, but it could totally be nothing. she immediately wanted to come over, but i was making every excuse to not have her there in case it was nothing, but she knows me too well and wasn’t taking no for an answer and i finally agreed to let her come over. (i was in denial of being in labor. i was thinking “who has babies during the day?!...not me.” both of my other b***s were born at night or very early early in the am when the sun was not up. so i was thinking i was gonna labor all day and have a baby when the sun went down 😂 ) after that i called fede to come home. my midwife arrived at 8:15ish and soon after fede got home at 8:30. he started cleaning and setting up everything we needed to have this baby! i labored on the sofa the entire time. between contractions i ate a little bit of breakfast and chatted with our midwife. at about 10ish am i got in the pool and that’s when i started to transition. i had one big contraction that popped my water bag and 7 minutes later at 10:30am he was in my arms, we waited a while before looking at his gender and i made sure to cover the bum so no one could see before me 😂😜 so fun to not know and be surprised!
it was a magical day! ✨ 📷: @woodsbirthservices #homebirth#waterbirth#birthwithoutfear#birthmagic#birthstory#waterbirth#empoweredbirthproject#naturalbirth#gentlebirth