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@april_the_rainbow_den

april_the_rainbow_den
Yes – this does happen! 💫 i used to work as a nursery nurse on a postnatal ward and was shocked to see that inductions and caesareans were not scheduled at the weekend or over christmas! unless it was an emergency. 💫 i worked boxing day one year and it was eerily quiet. 💫 if you 40-42 weeks pregnant over christmas it wouldn’t surprise me if you were asked to book in your induction before christmas. but i want you to know that is not acceptable and you do not have to have book in anything. 💫 yes, doctors and midwives work hard in an overstretched system and want to be with their families at christmas. work loads need to be managed and covered so having no scheduled inductions or caesareans over christmas day and boxing day helps staff to spend the festive season with their family. 💫 but it is not acceptable, and you do not to have your baby before you are ready. 💫 so be aware, take your time and make choices that are right for you! 💫are you due over christmas? have you experienced this before?
1 2 12 minutes ago

@backcountrymidwives

backcountrymidwives
Gorgeous house and gorgeous photo! we love our postpartum visits, but the six week one is always a little bittersweet as we say farewell and hope that it’s actually see you later 👋 ・・・
a cozy six week postpartum check up in the tiny house 🎄✨🤱
📷: @estheredithbirth
#repost @lilaccitymidwifery
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#ontariomidwives #midwives #homevisits #postpartumcare #birth #pregnancy #postpartum #newborn #homebirth #hospitalbirth #waterbirth #haliburton #bancroft
0 2 15 minutes ago

@noa_fotografie

noa_fotografie
Wat jammer dat je maar 60 seconde video kan delen op insta. maar ik kon het toch niet laten om de ingekorte versie met jullie te delen

oh men, wat ben ik toch ongelooflijk dankbaar voor alle mooie geboortes die ik al mocht vastleggen!! de geboorte van dit meisje was zo kalm, mooi en snel. en dat voor een 1e kindje. hoe fijn is het als alles gaat zoals gehoopt en gedroomd? ♡

trouwens, waarom doe ik dit niet vaker vraag ik me nu ineens af? heel vaak post ik niks, omdat ik gewoon niet kan kiezen. een korte videoslideshow is dan ideaal!
2 7 23 minutes ago

@mylittleadvocate

mylittleadvocate
If you're local to northern colorado and interested in #homebirth, i highly recommend reaching out to the amazing and skilled @tendergiftsmidwifery! also, check out the adorable onsies in the background! 😉😍 #bornathome #borninwater #midwivesrock
0 3 21 minutes ago

@hearthandhomemidwifery

hearthandhomemidwifery
We had a lot of help from this little midwives’ assistant today! devyn is just as excited about charting as she is about becoming a big sister! in what ways did you prep your kid(s) for welcoming a new baby to the family?!
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#hearthandhomemidwifery #homebirth #homebirthbaby #homebirthmama #midwife #homebirthmidwife #prenatalcare #siblingpreparation #portlandmidwife #portlandmidwifery #hoodrivermidwife
1 12 22 minutes ago

@agapebirthdoula

agapebirthdoula
@regran_ed from @morethanbirth45 - carving a moment in time to honor grand midwives of the past who’s methods and traditions are being utilized and are visible because of midwives, doula’s,& birth workers that are willing to remember!
for those who don’t know midwifery isn’t a new concept!
grand midwives birthed untold numbers of babies during and after slavery times! hospitals were usually out of reach in the rural south due to location or economics!
some time between 1910-1920, the role of these midwives was eradicated...when the desire to monetize and medicalize the poorly trained , white, male dominated world of obstetrics. forcing women to birth strapped to a bed in hospitals was a way for doctors to train and learn, this would lead to “twilight sleep” births that left women with no memory of giving birth at all. this gave way to the use of sedatives, ether, episiotomies and forceps.
our grand midwives were never consulted even thought they had literally birthed our nation in so many ways.
american obstetrics still functions under the medical paradigm of childbirth it inherited from the very doctors that deemed natural birth a “pathologic process” that damages mothers and babies. with the aforementioned interventions being rendered to “save women from the evils of labor” ...instead of those interventions being applied to a small number of women with diagnosed problems as they arose ...they are still to this day in many instances applied to every woman in labor.
grand midwives attended approximately half of all births in 1900 but less than 15% by 1935. where midwifery declined, the incidence of mother and infant deaths from childbearing or birth injuries generally increased. intensive study and research concluded that the 41% increase in infant mortality due to birth injuries between 1915 and 1929 was due to obstetrical interference in birth. ...continued in the comments ... - #regrann
#blackhistory365 #birthworker #birtheducation #birthsupport #homebirth #history #agapebirthdoulaservice
0 4 24 minutes ago

@morethanbirth45

morethanbirth45
Carving a moment in time to honor grand midwives of the past who’s methods and traditions are being utilized and are visible because of midwives, doula’s,& birth workers that are willing to remember!
for those who don’t know midwifery isn’t a new concept!
grand midwives birthed untold numbers of babies during and after slavery times! hospitals were usually out of reach in the rural south due to location or economics!
some time between 1910-1920, the role of these midwives was eradicated...when the desire to monetize and medicalize the poorly trained , white, male dominated world of obstetrics. forcing women to birth strapped to a bed in hospitals was a way for doctors to train and learn, this would lead to “twilight sleep” births that left women with no memory of giving birth at all. this gave way to the use of sedatives, ether, episiotomies and forceps.
our grand midwives were never consulted even thought they had literally birthed our nation in so many ways.
american obstetrics still functions under the medical paradigm of childbirth it inherited from the very doctors that deemed natural birth a “pathologic process” that damages mothers and babies. with the aforementioned interventions being rendered to “save women from the evils of labor” ...instead of those interventions being applied to a small number of women with diagnosed problems as they arose ...they are still to this day in many instances applied to every woman in labor.
grand midwives attended approximately half of all births in 1900 but less than 15% by 1935. where midwifery declined, the incidence of mother and infant deaths from childbearing or birth injuries generally increased. intensive study and research concluded that the 41% increase in infant mortality due to birth injuries between 1915 and 1929 was due to obstetrical interference in birth. ...continued in the comments ...
#birthwork #doula #midwife #morethanbirthbymegan #sacred #grandentrance
1 8 48 minutes ago

@sasha.horning

sasha.horning
Praising jesus from whom all blessings flow, in 15 days, our little isaac francis brave horning will be 1 years old! •
he was the beginning of a promise fulfilled season, where jesus brought laughter for our tears. •
he did it for me, he will do it for you! •


#laughterformourning #joyformourning #spiritisuponme #apromise #promisefufilled #hopefufilled #isaacfrancisbrave #praisingjesus #homebirthbaby #homebirth #momoffourboys #momofmany #findmethankful #findmegrateful #lovelikejesus
0 4 32 minutes ago

@ruthavra

ruthavra
This stunning double stump bracelet is finally complete - double tap if you love it! the smaller #umbilicalcord stump in this bracelet was actually the inspiration for my entire keepsake collection. it belongs to my friend, who gave me her sons stump in 2011 and was the official first stump piece i ever created back in early 2012. she recently sent it back to me with her daughters stump for a redo with both stumps together in one. that’s what so much fun about these pieces. they can always be reinvented when new siblings come along and made into #keepsake jewelry moms will treasure 💛 .
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#mamastyle #heirloomjewelry #fourthtrimester #homebirth #momstyle #momlife #keepthemclose #wearthem #attachmentparenting
0 6 33 minutes ago

@theoildispensary

theoildispensary
I’ll be your secret santa! ⛄️are you hoping and praying that premium starter kit will be waiting for you under the tree?!! 🎄i am going to help you get exactly what you want this year. here is how it works: send me the name and email of the person you would like to have gift you the premium starter with everything you see here. i will email them, introduce myself, and express to them exactly what you would like and how to order it. be quick, though! we have very little time for 🎅 to put this together and get it shipped in time for christmas!! #christmasgifts #giftformom
3 7 1 hour ago

@thebirthhavenaz

thebirthhavenaz
One of the most sincerest depictions of getting a little "us time" into that thing called mom-life. how do you practice self-care? ⠀
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#homebirth #birth #pregnancy #midwife #waterbirth #motherhood #hospitalbirth #postpartum #newborn #baby #fourthtrimester #childbirthbooks #empoweringbirth #spiritualbirth #gilbertaz #arizonamidwife
1 14 36 minutes ago

@insubordinate.vegan

insubordinate.vegan
My beautiful baby boy elliot turned 1 on friday and i still can’t believe it. he is everything i never knew i was missing. freebirthed at home in our bathtub. i’ve been wanting to share the story of his birth for a while so here it goes.
✨my birth story✨
i went into labour on the 6th of dec at around 9:30pm. i was putting my older 3 kids to bed when i had my first real contraction followed by some bloody show. i had been having prodromal labour for weeks at this point (my third pregnancy was the same way) but i knew this was finally the real deal. since my last 2 births had progressed fairly quickly, my 3rd labour only lasted about 4 hours, i was anticipating another fast labour but the contractions i was having were still far apart and very manageable. my partner and i decided to stay up for a while. we cleaned up our house. i tidied our bathroom, my intended birth space. then we watched guardians of the galaxy 2 on netflix. by the time it was over, 1:30am, i was pretty certain birth wasn’t happening just yet so we went to bed. i slept for a bit but kept being woken up every 45-60mins by contractions/having to pee. at around 7am on the 7th i woke up from a really strong contraction. i got up and puttered around a bit before waking my partner. i drank a litre of chia water with lemon and orange juice that i had made the night before. we played cards for a while until contractions became too intense for me to concentrate on our game. i prepared our bathroom by lying down a shower curtain on the floor and covering it with towels and lighting some candles. my partner took care of our 3 older children when they woke up and made a roaring fire. my biggest concern for my birth was our drafty old house being too cold. at some point my partner scrubbed our bathtub and filled it for me. i was listening to the 1st of 2 birthing playlists i had made in our bedroom and i was swaying my hips with each contraction. contractions were sporadic, lasting various amounts of time and occurring every 4-10mins which was reminiscent of my first 3 births. things were picking up so i got into the bath at around 9am. the contractions continued to be unpredictable...(continued comments)
5 12 41 minutes ago

@tarayoungdoula

tarayoungdoula
Research has shown that sids rates are actually lower for babies who cosleep, or at least share a room with their mother. did you choose to cosleep or room-share with your littles? if so, what benefits did you experience?
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📷 @mialoren_and_me
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#doula #doulalife #jacksonvillefl #jacksonvilledoula #virtualdoula #birthisbeautiful #birthyourway #womensupportingwomen #babessupportingbabes #floridadoula #hospitalbirth #cesareanbirth #naturalbirth #waterbirth #midwife #homebirth #doulasrock
1 16 40 minutes ago

@rubystar_white

rubystar_white
Here is a picture from my 11th birth!! this little guy is so special and had a bright, beautiful aura from the moment he made his entrance. his eyes were telling me the story of his journey - what a calm, strong warrior he is 💓 just like his mama!
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as of today, i am now a certified birth + postpartum doula!! my heart is bursting with joy and all the happy tears.
i cannot wait to continue to shower love on mamas + their partners in this sacred time of welcoming their baby earthside.
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#birth #doula #danburyct #westchesterdoula #fairfieldcounty #midwifery #homebirth #danburyhospital #certifieddoula #postpartumdoula #doulatrainingsinternational #dti #breastfeeding #holistic #birthsupport #laborsupport #empoweredbirth
0 19 44 minutes ago

@ytheg_

ytheg_
So magical to see the natural ways birthworkers can encourage mums to progress their labor. #ythedoula

#repost @sacredbirthdoula ・・・
~nipple stimulation~

this mama here is using a b****t pump to stimulate her nipples in order to help her body release more oxytocin for longer powerful surges!
more oxytocin ➡️stronger surges➡️ shorter labor !

so, here's how to do it during labor or at 38-40 weeks to induce labor:
👐🏾massaging the areola, which is the darker skin around the nipple. this area contains nerve endings that trigger the release of b****t milk when the baby feeds. if a woman is performing self-massage, she may wish to place her fingertips just outside the areola, then massage inward toward the nipple. it is best to massage the n****e gently, in a rolling motion. 👐🏾massaging one b****t at a time to avoid overstimulation.
👐🏾limiting the duration of the massage. the recommended length varies from study to study. some recommend no more than 15 minutes while others suggest a maximum of an hour. a woman should stop stimulating her nipples if her contractions are less than 3 minutes apart.

#birth #labor #pregnancy #maternity #waterbirth #homebirth #midwives #doulas #birthing
0 4 53 minutes ago

@amba.photo

amba.photo
This is from the first birth i ever photographed, and i’ll be shocked if it doesn’t remain one of my favorite photos as my portfolio grows. these two. 😍 #amba.
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#birthphotographer #birthphotography #dallasbirth #dallasbirthphotographer #dallasbirthphotography #dfwbirthphotography #dfwbirthphotographer #homebirth #homebirthphotography #homebirthphotographer #thebump #birthbecomesher #fortworthbirthphotography #fortworthbirthphotographer #naturallight #canonusa
1 12 54 minutes ago

@stockportbirth

stockportbirth
Wondering what present to get the pregnant woman in your life? help her prepare for her positive birth with daisy birthing classes, new term starts this week.
bringing together the elements of 🤰yoga-based movement 🤰hypnobirthing 🤰breathing techniques 🤰active birth education for a truly unique birth preparation and relaxation class.
#birthwithoutfear #positivebirth #pregnant
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#antenatal
0 9 56 minutes ago

@esthhomebirth

esthhomebirth
Sad day today saying goodbye to these lovely ladies. it's a real honour and privilege to build relationships and trust, seeing women throughout their pregnancy through birth and postnatally #continuitymatters #homebirth #midwifery *photo shared with consent*
0 3 1 hour ago