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Nope, I’m not talking about a baby and your vagina.
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I’m talking about accountability.
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Who keeps you accountable? Who tells you when you’re trippin’? Who recognizes those old patterns of behavior and brings them to your attention? Who reminds you that you’re worth it? That you’re better than this? That you deserve better than this?
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For me, it’s a tribe of { INCREDIBLY POWERFUL BADASS WOMEN } not in the TBH tribe.
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That’s right. I’m able to support you so seamlessly because my tribe supports me so fiercely and without fail. They show up for me so I can show up for you. They hold me accountable so I can do the same for you. They call my bullshit so I can help you navigate yours.
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I couldn’t do this alone and I don’t pretend to. I know a good thing when I see it and I’ve got a { DAMN GOOD THING }. I don’t carry the weight of birthwork on my shoulders alone and I wouldn’t want to.
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You don’t have to do this alone. Actually, I’m judging you slightly (not much)for thinking you need to. You don’t.
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I challenge you to tap into your village. Tap into those folks around you that call your bluff and being you back to reality.
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If you don’t have a village, on January 21st- 25th, you can join ours for free! I’m hosting a free 5-day challenge and how to master your mindset around the trials and tribulations of motherhood. You aren’t alone and you don’t have to go at this alone.
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Will you make yourself a priority and join us?
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Drop your questions below and I’ll answer anything you throw my way!
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I can’t wait to e-meet you and hang next week!
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Link in bio!

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{ PUSH } • Nope, I’m not talking about a baby and your vagina. • I’m talking about accountability. • Who keeps you accountable Who tells you when you’re trippin’ Who recognizes those old patterns of behavior and brings them to your attention Who reminds you that you’re worth it That you’re better than this That you deserve better than this • For me, it’s a tribe of { INCREDIBLY POWERFUL BADASS WOMEN } not in the TBH tribe. • That’s right. I’m able to support you so seamlessly because my tribe supports me so fiercely and without fail. They show up for me so I can show up for you. They hold me accountable so I can do the same for you. They call my bullshit so I can help you navigate yours. • I couldn’t do this alone and I don’t pretend to. I know a good thing when I see it and I’ve got a { DAMN GOOD THING }. I don’t carry the weight of birthwork on my shoulders alone and I wouldn’t want to. • You don’t have to do this alone. Actually, I’m judging you slightly (not much)for thinking you need to. You don’t. • I challenge you to tap into your village. Tap into those folks around you that call your bluff and being you back to reality. • If you don’t have a village, on January 21st- 25th, you can join ours for free! I’m hosting a free 5-day challenge and how to master your mindset around the trials and tribulations of motherhood. You aren’t alone and you don’t have to go at this alone. • Will you make yourself a priority and join us • Drop your questions below and I’ll answer anything you throw my way! • I can’t wait to e-meet you and hang next week! • Link in bio!

We welcomed a #foxvalleybirthandbaby niece into the world yesterday!! 🙌 A whirlwind labor went from zero to baby in no time, but the whole intended birth team arrives with just minutes to spare!
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 #homesweethomebirth #homebirth #homebirthbaby #wisconsinphotography #thisisbirth #wisconsinbirthphotographer #appletonphotographer #birth #birthbecomesher #women #powerfulwomen #baby #babygirl #empoweredbirthproject #birthmatters #birthingfromwithin #birthingmagazine #carriagehousebirth @birthbecomesher @carriagehousebirth @tribedemama @rockstarbirthmag @empoweredbirthproject @birthingmagazine @birthingfromwithin

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This time, 5 years ago, I was 2 hours away from bringing my girl earthside. From separating her from my body but joining her to our family. 5 years ago I became a mother to the spunkiest girl I’ve ever met. Happy 5th Birthday, Elliot!

2019-01-17 19:56   7 2

 

This time, 5 years ago, I was 2 hours away from bringing my girl earthside. From separating her from my body but joining her to our family. 5 years ago I became a mother to the spunkiest girl I’ve ever met. Happy 5th Birthday, Elliot!

Prayer, meditation, and other focused devotional/awareness practices can lower your blood pressure, decrease your heart rate, lower stress hormones, and improve immune function - and strengthen and deepen your relationships with the world around you and the people in it. Read what this parent has to say about praying with his children, and read today’s blog post on Awareness practices in pregnancy and birth. (www.birthingfromwithin.com/blog, link in profile)
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Since my daughter’s first day of school in 2001, I prayed with her for two minutes every morning. Today the tradition continues with my son. Please do not underestimate the power of prayer. Statistically, our children are experiencing higher rates of anxiety and depression. Prayer not only teaches them how to release negative emotions, but also, gain hope and find peace that their day doesn’t have to be defined by these emotions.
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Prayer, meditation, and other focused devotional/awareness practices can lower your blood pressure, decrease your heart rate, lower stress hormones, and improve immune function - and strengthen and deepen your relationships with the world around you and the people in it. Read what this parent has to say about praying with his children, and read today’s blog post on Awareness practices in pregnancy and birth. (www.birthingfromwithin.com/blog, link in profile) #Repost @cave313 ・・・ Since my daughter’s first day of school in 2001, I prayed with her for two minutes every morning. Today the tradition continues with my son. Please do not underestimate the power of prayer. Statistically, our children are experiencing higher rates of anxiety and depression. Prayer not only teaches them how to release negative emotions, but also, gain hope and find peace that their day doesn’t have to be defined by these emotions. . . . #birthingfromwithin #birthingfromwithinblog #throughthelabyrinth #birthpreparation #birthinawareness @birthingfromwithin

I LOVE teaching childbirth classes. SERIOUSLY. If I had to do just that, forever, I would be happy.
After having three kids and going through almost every experience possible when it comes to giving birth, I got really good at figuring out what is most essential for an expectant mom preparing to give birth. And I got training from a really good organization to become a childbirth educator. #birthingfromwithin

Did you know we learn in 3 different ways?

1 is through information. Think power point presentations and "head knowledge." 🤓

2 is though watching someone do something. Think videos of women giving birth or a live presentation. 🙋‍♀️ 3 is doing something. (And this is the one that sticks with us the longest.)
>>This means getting into the positions that might be helpful. Trying out some low moans, having couples practice pain coping practices together, ect.

Here I'm showing how to use a peanut ball for side lying and how to use a long piece of fabric in various ways to increase relaxation and help baby's position. 
We didn't end up needing to use the fire extinguisher. Maybe next time 😄

I offer group classes and privates and I also offer classes in #español 
DM me for more info or as always follow the link in the bio.
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 #lasvegasdoula #bellalunadoula #childbirtheducation #prenataleducation #classesprenatales #clasesdepreparacionparaelparto #doulalatina #peanutball #knowyourstuff #birthingfromwithin #childbirtheducator

2019-01-17 04:41   20 11

 

I LOVE teaching childbirth classes. SERIOUSLY. If I had to do just that, forever, I would be happy. After having three kids and going through almost every experience possible when it comes to giving birth, I got really good at figuring out what is most essential for an expectant mom preparing to give birth. And I got training from a really good organization to become a childbirth educator. #birthingfromwithin Did you know we learn in 3 different ways 1 is through information. Think power point presentations and "head knowledge." 🤓 2 is though watching someone do something. Think videos of women giving birth or a live presentation. 🙋‍♀️ 3 is doing something. (And this is the one that sticks with us the longest.) >>This means getting into the positions that might be helpful. Trying out some low moans, having couples practice pain coping practices together, ect. Here I'm showing how to use a peanut ball for side lying and how to use a long piece of fabric in various ways to increase relaxation and help baby's position. We didn't end up needing to use the fire extinguisher. Maybe next time 😄 I offer group classes and privates and I also offer classes in #español DM me for more info or as always follow the link in the bio. . . . . . . . . #lasvegasdoula #bellalunadoula #childbirtheducation #prenataleducation #classesprenatales #clasesdepreparacionparaelparto #doulalatina #peanutball #knowyourstuff #birthingfromwithin #childbirtheducator

16/365: Today was a special day. My little sister birthed her third child into this world in a wildly intense and speedy #homebirth. I can’t stop laughing at the last photo in this series. Sums up her birth entirely!! 😂
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 #uniteinmotherhood 
 #motherhoodrising 
 #justborn 
 #thisismotherhood #milliondollarvisuals #gramslayers #visualambassadors #thephotosociety #featureshoot #gettyimages #womenphotograph #photographmag #incredible_shot #birthbecomesher #midwives #midwifery #babycatcher #empoweredbirthproject @birthingfromwithin @birthbecomesher @empoweredbirthproject

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16/365: Today was a special day. My little sister birthed her third child into this world in a wildly intense and speedy #homebirth. I can’t stop laughing at the last photo in this series. Sums up her birth entirely!! 😂 . . . . . . . . . . #birth #thisisbirth #birthwithoutfear #tribedemama #birthingfromwithin #birthphotography #birthisbeautiful #documentlife #thatauthenticfeeling #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #justborn #thisismotherhood #milliondollarvisuals #gramslayers #visualambassadors #thephotosociety #featureshoot #gettyimages #womenphotograph #photographmag #incredible_shot #birthbecomesher #midwives #midwifery #babycatcher #empoweredbirthproject @birthingfromwithin @birthbecomesher @empoweredbirthproject

HELLO SUNSHINE ☀️ ⠀
How great is this bright light and warm weather?⠀
2019 has been really kind to me.⠀
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✅ 2 talks confirmed with @dreambankmsn Connection & Intention series ⠀
✅ Presenting on art therapy for Madison Birth Professionals in June⠀
✅ Cried tears of joy this week over 2 messages from grateful pregnant people who are feeling SO MUCH BETTER about their births after working with me (best feeling ever)⠀
✅ Connecting with so many birthy people in Madison I’ve been admiring for so long over coffees ⠀
✅ @mariekondo is inspiring our home in so many ways (very helpful as we prepare to list our house in the spring)⠀
✅ Using @gtdtimes has transformed my productivity and I am literally getting.things.done!⠀
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If 2019 hasn’t been too kind to you I’ve got to be real. October-December was tough and dark. I was overwhelmed, feeling heavy, and grieving the sudden deaths of 4 different loved ones.⠀
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The only thing we can really count on is change and today I’m so grateful for this feeling of movement and momentum and light. We’ve got to celebrate the big stuff and the small stuff and remember that something good might be just around the corner. ⠀
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Are you celebrating anything!? Big or small, share in the comments so I can cheer you on!! 👇🏼⠀
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2019-01-16 22:58   24 4

 

HELLO SUNSHINE ☀️ ⠀ How great is this bright light and warm weather⠀ 2019 has been really kind to me.⠀ ⠀ ✅ 2 talks confirmed with @dreambankmsn Connection & Intention series ⠀ ✅ Presenting on art therapy for Madison Birth Professionals in June⠀ ✅ Cried tears of joy this week over 2 messages from grateful pregnant people who are feeling SO MUCH BETTER about their births after working with me (best feeling ever)⠀ ✅ Connecting with so many birthy people in Madison I’ve been admiring for so long over coffees ⠀ ✅ @mariekondo is inspiring our home in so many ways (very helpful as we prepare to list our house in the spring)⠀ ✅ Using @gtdtimes has transformed my productivity and I am literally getting.things.done!⠀ ⠀ If 2019 hasn’t been too kind to you I’ve got to be real. October-December was tough and dark. I was overwhelmed, feeling heavy, and grieving the sudden deaths of 4 different loved ones.⠀ ✨⠀ The only thing we can really count on is change and today I’m so grateful for this feeling of movement and momentum and light. We’ve got to celebrate the big stuff and the small stuff and remember that something good might be just around the corner. ⠀ ❤️⠀ Are you celebrating anything! Big or small, share in the comments so I can cheer you on!! 👇🏼⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

There are so many kinds of opening that happens to give birth to a #baby. Opening the heart to the greatest love you may have ever known, opening the mind to all of the possibilities, opening to self compassion, opening to flexibility, deep trust and courage. 
In what ways did you open to the experience of #birth?
 #birthingfromwithin #compassionatebirth #holisticbirthpreparation #opening #parenting

2019-01-16 21:15   103 2

 

There are so many kinds of opening that happens to give birth to a #baby. Opening the heart to the greatest love you may have ever known, opening the mind to all of the possibilities, opening to self compassion, opening to flexibility, deep trust and courage. In what ways did you open to the experience of #birth #birthingfromwithin #compassionatebirth #holisticbirthpreparation #opening #parenting

WEDNESDAY DANCE BREAK...
how cute is this TEAM?⠀
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We need more PLAY! What really gets me is how much coordination, planning, and joyful collaboration went into this birth memory! #squadgoals⠀
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Tag your #squad in the comments...who would dance in a hospital hallway for you? 😂⠀You know this doula is always down!
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2019-01-16 21:03   96 13

 

WEDNESDAY DANCE BREAK... how cute is this TEAM⠀ 😆⠀ We need more PLAY! What really gets me is how much coordination, planning, and joyful collaboration went into this birth memory! #squadgoals⠀ ❤️⠀ Tag your #squad in the comments...who would dance in a hospital hallway for you 😂⠀You know this doula is always down! .⠀ .⠀

That is in fact me, prepared for a cesarean after a full night of fever, vomiting, fetal distress, low blood pressure, high blood pressure.... hoping for a vaginale birth
I was so disappointed at myself, I taught I did prepare, did read enough to have a nice water birth, but actually I was not really prepared, I have never known the difference between natural and vaginale birth, what are my choices and most importantly, i was not prepared to take right decisions... giving birth to my baby girl changed my life, I am today a better person, happier and glad I had a such hard time that made me decide to become a Doula and birth instructor to help women make the best of their birthing experience

 #cesareanbirth #vaginalbirth #naturalbirth #prepareforyourbirth #avoidbaddecisions #empoweredwomen #birthingwithoutfear #birthingfromwithin #waterbirthing #doulauae #doulaindubai #dubaidoula #douladubai #birthdoula #naturalchildbirth #childbirtheducation #lovenaturalbirth #lovebingadoula #doula #doulalife

2019-01-16 19:07   8 1

 

That is in fact me, prepared for a cesarean after a full night of fever, vomiting, fetal distress, low blood pressure, high blood pressure.... hoping for a vaginale birth I was so disappointed at myself, I taught I did prepare, did read enough to have a nice water birth, but actually I was not really prepared, I have never known the difference between natural and vaginale birth, what are my choices and most importantly, i was not prepared to take right decisions... giving birth to my baby girl changed my life, I am today a better person, happier and glad I had a such hard time that made me decide to become a Doula and birth instructor to help women make the best of their birthing experience #cesareanbirth #vaginalbirth #naturalbirth #prepareforyourbirth #avoidbaddecisions #empoweredwomen #birthingwithoutfear #birthingfromwithin #waterbirthing #doulauae #doulaindubai #dubaidoula #douladubai #birthdoula #naturalchildbirth #childbirtheducation #lovenaturalbirth #lovebingadoula #doula #doulalife

NEW OFFERING ALERT!!
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Do you carry any hard thoughts about moments in your pregnancy, your labour, or your postpartum period? Are there certain memories that you try to not think about? Do you feel a pang of worry or angst when envisioning birth again for a next child?
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Please see another recent post for a wonderful testimonial for our newest offering - Birth Story Medicine!
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During our #birthstorylistening session, if you wish, you may choose a gemstone to hold and keep with you. Let this represent your change work. Bring it home with you, and let it remind of your new realizations.
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I collected these stones for you for a number of reasons.
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First, holding something in our hands can be quite calming and stabilizing. Something tactile to maneuver helps to ground our senses while we ponder hard thoughts.
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Second, having a symbol to remind of us our work and new mindset can be so beneficial.
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Finally, if you happen to also believe in the properties of gemstones, these were not chosen haphazardly. Choose one to hold that calls to you, and these benefits may also accompany your choice:
~ Protection, restores energy, and eases stressful situations.
~ Enhances one’s perceptiveness.
~ Provides balance.
~ Promotes acceptance.
~ Aids in self-trust.
~ Aids in protection against envy, rage, and resentment.
~ Supports during times of stress.
~ Helps to balance emotions.
~ Helps to remove fear.
~ Helps to dissolve problems.
~ Promotes strength, stability, and security.
~ Eases emotional stress.
~ Grounds energy.
~ Rectifies bad situations.
~ Promotes relaxation.
~ Helps us to be patient with ourselves and with others.
~ Calms and helps balance the body as well as the spirit.
~ Helps allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behaviour, opening the door to change.
~ Soothing, peaceful, and may be used when trying to regain balance in life.
~ Helps one deal with issues from the past that are blocking progress for the self in the present and future.
~ Worn during mourning.
~ Of great help to improve relationships.
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Which will you choose? I look forward to finding out.
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Come practice Birth Story Medicine with me. I look forward to sharing a pot of tea.

2019-01-16 18:16   20 5

 

NEW OFFERING ALERT!! . Do you carry any hard thoughts about moments in your pregnancy, your labour, or your postpartum period Are there certain memories that you try to not think about Do you feel a pang of worry or angst when envisioning birth again for a next child . Please see another recent post for a wonderful testimonial for our newest offering - Birth Story Medicine! . During our #birthstorylistening session, if you wish, you may choose a gemstone to hold and keep with you. Let this represent your change work. Bring it home with you, and let it remind of your new realizations. . I collected these stones for you for a number of reasons. . First, holding something in our hands can be quite calming and stabilizing. Something tactile to maneuver helps to ground our senses while we ponder hard thoughts. . Second, having a symbol to remind of us our work and new mindset can be so beneficial. . Finally, if you happen to also believe in the properties of gemstones, these were not chosen haphazardly. Choose one to hold that calls to you, and these benefits may also accompany your choice: ~ Protection, restores energy, and eases stressful situations. ~ Enhances one’s perceptiveness. ~ Provides balance. ~ Promotes acceptance. ~ Aids in self-trust. ~ Aids in protection against envy, rage, and resentment. ~ Supports during times of stress. ~ Helps to balance emotions. ~ Helps to remove fear. ~ Helps to dissolve problems. ~ Promotes strength, stability, and security. ~ Eases emotional stress. ~ Grounds energy. ~ Rectifies bad situations. ~ Promotes relaxation. ~ Helps us to be patient with ourselves and with others. ~ Calms and helps balance the body as well as the spirit. ~ Helps allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behaviour, opening the door to change. ~ Soothing, peaceful, and may be used when trying to regain balance in life. ~ Helps one deal with issues from the past that are blocking progress for the self in the present and future. ~ Worn during mourning. ~ Of great help to improve relationships. . Which will you choose I look forward to finding out. . Come practice Birth Story Medicine with me. I look forward to sharing a pot of tea.

NEW OFFERING ALERT!
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Do you carry any hard thoughts about moments in your pregnancy, your labour, or your postpartum period? Are there certain memories that you try to not think about? Do you feel a pang of worry or angst when envisioning birth again for a next child?
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Please read this testimonial for a taste of our newest offering - Birth Story Medicine! . 
Do you want to know the best part? She found all of that healing within herself, not from me. My role is only to help you find it.
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I am trained as a Birth Story Listener by Birth Story Medicine, created by Pam England, who is the author of some truly incredible birthing books including Birthing from Within, Ancient Map for Modern Birth, and Labyrinth of Birth.
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This will be a different setting than ever before for sharing your brith story. In our time together, you can hope to come away with a shift in how you feel about your birth.
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 #birthstorymedicine #birthstoryhealing #yourstory

2019-01-16 17:57   18 5

 

NEW OFFERING ALERT! . Do you carry any hard thoughts about moments in your pregnancy, your labour, or your postpartum period Are there certain memories that you try to not think about Do you feel a pang of worry or angst when envisioning birth again for a next child . Please read this testimonial for a taste of our newest offering - Birth Story Medicine! . Do you want to know the best part She found all of that healing within herself, not from me. My role is only to help you find it. . I am trained as a Birth Story Listener by Birth Story Medicine, created by Pam England, who is the author of some truly incredible birthing books including Birthing from Within, Ancient Map for Modern Birth, and Labyrinth of Birth. . This will be a different setting than ever before for sharing your brith story. In our time together, you can hope to come away with a shift in how you feel about your birth. . #birthstorymedicine #birthstoryhealing #yourstory

YOU are ALLOWED to CHANGE⠀
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Your mind.⠀
Your plan.⠀
Your position.⠀
Your body shape and size.⠀
Your doctor.⠀
Your environment.⠀
Your preferences.⠀
Your mood.⠀
Your tone.⠀
Your heart.⠀
Your partners.⠀
Your relationships.⠀
Your requests.⠀
Your needs.⠀
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Your well being is a non-negotiable. ⠀
Your deserve love, safety, happiness.⠀
You are ALLOWED to CHANGE.⠀
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We got this.

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YOU are ALLOWED to CHANGE⠀ ✨⠀ Your mind.⠀ Your plan.⠀ Your position.⠀ Your body shape and size.⠀ Your doctor.⠀ Your environment.⠀ Your preferences.⠀ Your mood.⠀ Your tone.⠀ Your heart.⠀ Your partners.⠀ Your relationships.⠀ Your requests.⠀ Your needs.⠀ ✨⠀ Your well being is a non-negotiable. ⠀ Your deserve love, safety, happiness.⠀ You are ALLOWED to CHANGE.⠀ 💪🏽⠀ We got this.

✨Testimonial ✨
"I had a long and difficult labor which ultimately led to an unexpected c-section. Roxy helped me find my strength when I didn’t think I had any left. She helped me stay calm in the OR when they were prepping me for surgery before my husband was even allowed in. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her. I am in deep awe of her compassion and commitment to this work. We also had Roxy as our postpartum doula. She answered my million questions as a clueless new mama! She also helped me find resources to aid my healing process. I am forever grateful for Roxy’s kind spirit and gentle energy during our major life transition."
-Michelle Fletcher
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✨Testimonial ✨ "I had a long and difficult labor which ultimately led to an unexpected c-section. Roxy helped me find my strength when I didn’t think I had any left. She helped me stay calm in the OR when they were prepping me for surgery before my husband was even allowed in. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her. I am in deep awe of her compassion and commitment to this work. We also had Roxy as our postpartum doula. She answered my million questions as a clueless new mama! She also helped me find resources to aid my healing process. I am forever grateful for Roxy’s kind spirit and gentle energy during our major life transition." -Michelle Fletcher . . 📷 @maggieshackelford . . . #birthbecomesher #peaceonearthbeginswithbirth #birthingfromwithin #birthofamama #birthdoula #doulasaredope #doula #doulas #birthingwithoutfear #birthwithcourage #birthsupport #mommastrong #birthistherevolution #roxydoulayoga #birthphotography #birthphotographer #birthadvocate #socialjustice #hospitalbirth #laboranddelivery #birthcenter #homebirth #doulasbenefiteveryone #childbirth #doulasaredope #doulasrock #testimonial #review

I just had a homebirth recently and almost forgot to put my baby's footprints to paper until he was 2 weeks old! Do you have all your babies' footprints? Did your hospital staff or midwife do them, or did you make your own? I love having those for keepsakes <3 (Laura)
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I just had a homebirth recently and almost forgot to put my baby's footprints to paper until he was 2 weeks old! Do you have all your babies' footprints Did your hospital staff or midwife do them, or did you make your own I love having those for keepsakes <3 (Laura) . . . . #birthphotographer #birth_photography #hospitalnewbornphotography #birthingfromwithin #birthphotography #birthisbeautiful #documentlife #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #justborn #footprints #babyfeet #newborntoes

Cainsley’s ✨ Fresh 48 ✨ session is on the blog if you missed it!! Can’t wait till I get to do another! Model call for Hamilton & Burlington area is on, please visit my website to apply.
✨ Link to the blog in my bio - for model call applications go from there to Fresh 48 FAQ’s to read the requirements. 💕
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 #fresh48 #hamont #burlingtonontario #ancasterontario #hamiltonphotographer #burlingtonphotographer #ancasterphotographer #caledoniaphotographer #caledoniaontario #birthisbeautiful #hypnobirthing #birthingfromwithin #canadianbirthphotographers #momtogcommunity #let_there_be_delight #fromheaven_withlove #dearestviewfinder #thatsdarling #brantfordphotographer #midwifery #hospitalbirth #homebirth #birthwithoutfear #unitedinmotherhood #gtaphotographer #haldimandcounty #beunraveled #binbrookphotographer #grimsbyphotographer #miltonphotographer

2019-01-16 02:01   118 33

 

Cainsley’s ✨ Fresh 48 ✨ session is on the blog if you missed it!! Can’t wait till I get to do another! Model call for Hamilton & Burlington area is on, please visit my website to apply. ✨ Link to the blog in my bio - for model call applications go from there to Fresh 48 FAQ’s to read the requirements. 💕 . . . #fresh48 #hamont #burlingtonontario #ancasterontario #hamiltonphotographer #burlingtonphotographer #ancasterphotographer #caledoniaphotographer #caledoniaontario #birthisbeautiful #hypnobirthing #birthingfromwithin #canadianbirthphotographers #momtogcommunity #let_there_be_delight #fromheaven_withlove #dearestviewfinder #thatsdarling #brantfordphotographer #midwifery #hospitalbirth #homebirth #birthwithoutfear #unitedinmotherhood #gtaphotographer #haldimandcounty #beunraveled #binbrookphotographer #grimsbyphotographer #miltonphotographer

We love getting to see our GBBC clients grow together! 💫 Midwife Cheryl has had the joy of midwifing 2 babies each for both of these families and now they are the best of friends! #gbbcfamily

2019-01-15 19:48   44 2

 

We love getting to see our GBBC clients grow together! 💫 Midwife Cheryl has had the joy of midwifing 2 babies each for both of these families and now they are the best of friends! #gbbcfamily

You don’t always need a plan. 
Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens. ~Mandy Hale
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 #rootedinlovebirthservices #birthdoula #birthphotographer #placentaspecialist #childbirtheducator #postpartumbellybinding #bellycasting #milkbathphotography #maternitymilkbathphotography #lovewhatidoula #birth #pregnancy #childbirth #babybump #doulas #doulalove #pregnantbelly #expectingababy #pregnantmommas #birthaffirmation #birthpreparation #breathedeeply #letgoandtrust #trustyourbody #birtheducation #breathingtechniques #believeyoucan #birthingfromwithin #birthwithoutfear #mandyhale

2019-01-15 17:19   20 0

 
As people listen with the two ears on the side of their head, their mind is often listening to their internal chatter about what the person before them is saying. Their beliefs, experiences, and desire to be right or be helpful overcrowd their mind until it becomes difficult to truly hear the other person. 
The continuous practice of Birthing from Within Mentors and Doulas is to listen with all five ears - the ones on the side of your head, the Mind Ear that can notice where your internal dialogue is coming from and bring into question any absolute statements, the Heart Ear that listens for the person's deeper patterns and conditioning, and the Belly Ear that listens for how their story is part of the greater story of birth in our culture. 
 #birthingfromwithin #mentoringfromwithin #birthinourculture #fiveears #listenwithin #compassionatebirth

2019-01-15 17:05   24 1

 

As people listen with the two ears on the side of their head, their mind is often listening to their internal chatter about what the person before them is saying. Their beliefs, experiences, and desire to be right or be helpful overcrowd their mind until it becomes difficult to truly hear the other person. The continuous practice of Birthing from Within Mentors and Doulas is to listen with all five ears - the ones on the side of your head, the Mind Ear that can notice where your internal dialogue is coming from and bring into question any absolute statements, the Heart Ear that listens for the person's deeper patterns and conditioning, and the Belly Ear that listens for how their story is part of the greater story of birth in our culture. #birthingfromwithin #mentoringfromwithin #birthinourculture #fiveears #listenwithin #compassionatebirth

Don’t you just love the endless hours of baby gazing in the first few weeks postpartum? A combination of wonderment and fear - completely in love with this little gift but fearful of doing right by her. How will I know what she needs? What if she cries and I can’t settle her? All valid concerns but take a deep calming breath, drop your shoulders and connect. All you need to do is be present, keep expectation/comparison at bay and remember it’s all a learning opportunity. Offer love, cuddles, food and your open gentle heart and the rest will come. You can do this mama! {photo from a recent lifestyle newborn session} #postpartum #newmum #newbornphotos

2019-01-15 08:35   65 4

 

Don’t you just love the endless hours of baby gazing in the first few weeks postpartum A combination of wonderment and fear - completely in love with this little gift but fearful of doing right by her. How will I know what she needs What if she cries and I can’t settle her All valid concerns but take a deep calming breath, drop your shoulders and connect. All you need to do is be present, keep expectation/comparison at bay and remember it’s all a learning opportunity. Offer love, cuddles, food and your open gentle heart and the rest will come. You can do this mama! {photo from a recent lifestyle newborn session} #postpartum #newmum #newbornphotos

Double tap if you’re ever afraid of doing the WRONG thing...⠀
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@glennondoyle says, “No one can give you directions to a place they’ve never been.” Your path is your own and the choices you make are yours and yours alone.⠀
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It’s ok to make mistakes. It’s ok to not have all the answers. It’s ok to be unsure of how to move forward. ⠀
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So take a big deep breath and know you’re doing the best you can with what you have and that is exactly RIGHT!⠀
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Photo credit @effyourbeautystandards

2019-01-15 05:12   67 2

 

Double tap if you’re ever afraid of doing the WRONG thing...⠀ 👋🏽⠀ @glennondoyle says, “No one can give you directions to a place they’ve never been.” Your path is your own and the choices you make are yours and yours alone.⠀ ✨⠀ It’s ok to make mistakes. It’s ok to not have all the answers. It’s ok to be unsure of how to move forward. ⠀ ✨⠀ So take a big deep breath and know you’re doing the best you can with what you have and that is exactly RIGHT!⠀ ✨⠀ Photo credit @effyourbeautystandards

During #labor contractions a cloud of #oxytocin rains down on the many, many oxytocin receptors all over the #uterus (depicted in gold), helping it to contract strongly, open the #cervix, and move baby through the birth canal. Laughter, connection, loving touch, music, rhythmic movement, prayer, mantras, privacy, security ...all help to promote the flow of oxytocin, and support the work of the uterus and birthing parent throughout labor.
 #birthingfromwithin #art #pamengland #birth

2019-01-15 00:30   99 3

 

During #labor contractions a cloud of #oxytocin rains down on the many, many oxytocin receptors all over the #uterus (depicted in gold), helping it to contract strongly, open the #cervix, and move baby through the birth canal. Laughter, connection, loving touch, music, rhythmic movement, prayer, mantras, privacy, security ...all help to promote the flow of oxytocin, and support the work of the uterus and birthing parent throughout labor. #birthingfromwithin #art #pamengland #birth

When it’s your first appointment and dad is already a pro at finding the heartbeat. #midwifehusband #gbbc

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When it’s your first appointment and dad is already a pro at finding the heartbeat. #midwifehusband #gbbc

Join us in March for a 6 day Birth Doula training retreat at Breitenbush hotsprings in Detroit, OR.

DO YOU WANT TO BRING AN OPEN HEART AND DEEP COMPASSION TO BIRTH?
This program is for those who...
See personal growth as key to working with expectant families in a profound way.
Want to support parents in the transformational experience of birth.
Dream of fostering a less judgemental, less outcome-focused mindset for your clients, one that is open to all possibilities.
Long to return to our collective roots, to the lineage of those who followed the ancient ways of being with people during birth.
 #birthingfromwithin #doulafromwithin #breitenbushhotsprings #compassionatebirth

2019-01-14 20:30   18 0

 

Join us in March for a 6 day Birth Doula training retreat at Breitenbush hotsprings in Detroit, OR. DO YOU WANT TO BRING AN OPEN HEART AND DEEP COMPASSION TO BIRTH This program is for those who... See personal growth as key to working with expectant families in a profound way. Want to support parents in the transformational experience of birth. Dream of fostering a less judgemental, less outcome-focused mindset for your clients, one that is open to all possibilities. Long to return to our collective roots, to the lineage of those who followed the ancient ways of being with people during birth. #birthingfromwithin #doulafromwithin #breitenbushhotsprings #compassionatebirth

“The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.” ~Heather McCue
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 #rootedinlovebirthservices #birthdoula #birthphotographer #placentaspecialist #childbirtheducator #postpartumbellybinding #bellycasting #milkbathphotography #maternitymilkbathphotography #lovewhatidoula #badassdoula #morethanadoula #birth #pregnancy #childbirth #womenempowerwomen #womensupportwomen #birthissacred #birthisintimate #ownyourbirth #doulas #youhavethepower #womancenteredbirth #expectingababy #pregnantmomma
 #birthpower #birthingfromwithin #birthwithoutfear #mondaymotivations  #birthaffirmations

2019-01-14 20:07   14 0

 

“The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.” ~Heather McCue . . . . #rootedinlovebirthservices #birthdoula #birthphotographer #placentaspecialist #childbirtheducator #postpartumbellybinding #bellycasting #milkbathphotography #maternitymilkbathphotography #lovewhatidoula #badassdoula #morethanadoula #birth #pregnancy #childbirth #womenempowerwomen #womensupportwomen #birthissacred #birthisintimate #ownyourbirth #doulas #youhavethepower #womancenteredbirth #expectingababy #pregnantmomma #birthpower #birthingfromwithin #birthwithoutfear #mondaymotivations #birthaffirmations

I think about this a lot. I’ve heard pregnant women & moms told countless times by their providers, loved ones, and of course, complete strangers, that their birth “isn’t about [them.]”
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When our SOLE focus is a healthy baby, we forget that mom matters too. Oftentimes, this leads to mom feeling coerced, not listened to, or entirely dismissed in the course of HER. OWN. BIRTH.
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Birth preferences, which are often carefully curated to protect from retraumatization, to honor a woman’s innate ability, simply because those are our wishes, or a million other great reasons, are dismissed. Grief over a difficult birth is dismissed. Because “at least baby is healthy!”
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No. There is room in the equation for both.
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 #birth #birthdoula #doula #birthing #birthingfromwithin #empoweredbirthproject #empoweredwomen #laboranddelivery #mindfulbirthing #pregnancy #atx #austindoula #austinmom #austinmoms #austintexas

2019-01-14 17:02   55 2

 

I think about this a lot. I’ve heard pregnant women & moms told countless times by their providers, loved ones, and of course, complete strangers, that their birth “isn’t about [them.]” // When our SOLE focus is a healthy baby, we forget that mom matters too. Oftentimes, this leads to mom feeling coerced, not listened to, or entirely dismissed in the course of HER. OWN. BIRTH. // Birth preferences, which are often carefully curated to protect from retraumatization, to honor a woman’s innate ability, simply because those are our wishes, or a million other great reasons, are dismissed. Grief over a difficult birth is dismissed. Because “at least baby is healthy!” // No. There is room in the equation for both. // #repost @darbydoula . . . . . . . . . #birth #birthdoula #doula #birthing #birthingfromwithin #empoweredbirthproject #empoweredwomen #laboranddelivery #mindfulbirthing #pregnancy #atx #austindoula #austinmom #austinmoms #austintexas

The comfort of a child during labor is unlike any other. A simple hug can make an unbearable contraction feel less. 
The intuition children possess is amazing. I've seen it time and time again. A child that was rowdy seconds ago in an adjoining room falls still next to his mother. A young 1 year old cuddles up in mommy's arms while she hugs her and pushes out her baby brother. Toddlers rub mama's hair through a contraction as her 5 year old brother dumps water on mom's tummy. 
Children are smart and know that their comforting touch can anchor even the strongest waves of contractions. 
It's okay if mom does not want her children present for her labor and birth but when they are, some of the most magical times happen. 
 #laboranddelivery #homebirth #waterbirth #midwife #dadsatbirth #gravid #birthingday #pregnancy #birthwithoutfear #birthphoto #birthphotography #thirdtrimester #contractions #birthingfromwithin #birthing #mumtobe #momblogger #momtruth #parenting #fortworthmidwifery #birthisbeautiful #naturalchildbirth

2019-01-14 14:58   59 1

 

The comfort of a child during labor is unlike any other. A simple hug can make an unbearable contraction feel less. The intuition children possess is amazing. I've seen it time and time again. A child that was rowdy seconds ago in an adjoining room falls still next to his mother. A young 1 year old cuddles up in mommy's arms while she hugs her and pushes out her baby brother. Toddlers rub mama's hair through a contraction as her 5 year old brother dumps water on mom's tummy. Children are smart and know that their comforting touch can anchor even the strongest waves of contractions. It's okay if mom does not want her children present for her labor and birth but when they are, some of the most magical times happen. #laboranddelivery #homebirth #waterbirth #midwife #dadsatbirth #gravid #birthingday #pregnancy #birthwithoutfear #birthphoto #birthphotography #thirdtrimester #contractions #birthingfromwithin #birthing #mumtobe #momblogger #momtruth #parenting #fortworthmidwifery #birthisbeautiful #naturalchildbirth

Newborn Procedure: to bathe... or not to bathe.
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You know that white gooey stuff that’s all over a newborn when they are first born? 
Did you know it’s called #vernix?
That goo is what protected your baby’s skin for months while he lived in water.
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The vernix can continue to protect your baby’s skin in this cold dry world.
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Instead of wiping or washing your baby right after birth let that vernix absorb by rubbing it in like lotion, it will help hydrate and protect their little bodies. ✨

Another amazing thing about the vernix is that it smells like colostrum. Colostrum is that amazing liquid a woman produces the first few days after birth before her milk comes in.
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If the vernix is left on the baby the babe is able to connect the smell of the vernix to the real colostrum and that facilitates a better breastfeeder. 🤱
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📷by the talented: @darianclousephoto

2019-01-14 14:50   95 4

 

Newborn Procedure: to bathe... or not to bathe. ✨ You know that white gooey stuff that’s all over a newborn when they are first born Did you know it’s called #vernix That goo is what protected your baby’s skin for months while he lived in water. ✨ . The vernix can continue to protect your baby’s skin in this cold dry world. ✨ Instead of wiping or washing your baby right after birth let that vernix absorb by rubbing it in like lotion, it will help hydrate and protect their little bodies. ✨ Another amazing thing about the vernix is that it smells like colostrum. Colostrum is that amazing liquid a woman produces the first few days after birth before her milk comes in. ✨ If the vernix is left on the baby the babe is able to connect the smell of the vernix to the real colostrum and that facilitates a better breastfeeder. 🤱 . . 📷by the talented: @darianclousephoto

It's important for you to know all your options! You are your own very best advocate! 
 #KnowYourOptions
 #SelfAdvocacy
 #InformedDecisions
 #Parenting
 #DoYourResearch
 #Pregnancy
 #BirthingFromWithin
 #YourBirthBodyAndBaby

2019-01-14 14:21   11 1

 

It's important for you to know all your options! You are your own very best advocate! #KnowYourOptions #SelfAdvocacy #InformedDecisions #Parenting #DoYourResearch #Pregnancy #BirthingFromWithin #YourBirthBodyAndBaby

And a happy first birthday to this amazing little man. What an honour to spend an entire day in the life of this sweet little family. A day both mundane and extraordinary. A day of playing with toys, picnicking in the lounge room, feeding the chooks, sweltering in the heat and finding release in the summer storm. A day of patience, surrender, tenderness, love. And at exactly the right moment, of a mama birthing a new child. So many precious money to capture. Please get in touch if you would like me to capture these moments for you.
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 #birthphotography #alisonharveyphotography #brisbanebirthphotography #brisbanebirthphotographer #birthphotographer #birthathome #birtheducation #brisbanemums #thebirthhour #birthstory #australianbirthstories #birthphotographersaustralia #thebirthfemmes #empoweredbirth #peacewithbirth #homebirth #homesweethomebirth #birthingfromwithin #normalisebirth #whynothome #thisisbirth #empoweringmotherhood #birthwithoutfear #gentlebirth #birthbecomesher #bornathome #waterbirth #midwivesrock #midwivesmatter #motherhoodphotography

2019-01-14 07:20   48 1

 

And a happy first birthday to this amazing little man. What an honour to spend an entire day in the life of this sweet little family. A day both mundane and extraordinary. A day of playing with toys, picnicking in the lounge room, feeding the chooks, sweltering in the heat and finding release in the summer storm. A day of patience, surrender, tenderness, love. And at exactly the right moment, of a mama birthing a new child. So many precious money to capture. Please get in touch if you would like me to capture these moments for you. . . #birthphotography #alisonharveyphotography #brisbanebirthphotography #brisbanebirthphotographer #birthphotographer #birthathome #birtheducation #brisbanemums #thebirthhour #birthstory #australianbirthstories #birthphotographersaustralia #thebirthfemmes #empoweredbirth #peacewithbirth #homebirth #homesweethomebirth #birthingfromwithin #normalisebirth #whynothome #thisisbirth #empoweringmotherhood #birthwithoutfear #gentlebirth #birthbecomesher #bornathome #waterbirth #midwivesrock #midwivesmatter #motherhoodphotography

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On the eve of my daughter's first birthday, I reminisce the unexpected transcendent joy that I believe brought her earth-side;
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It had been a long few months of over thinking everything — too much in my head, not enough in my heart. I hadn’t laughed nearly enough for a woman-in-bloom.
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From the depths of knowing what we need to bring our babies into the world, I knew my daughter wouldn’t journey through until I let myself relax more, let go enough, so that we’d both feel safe + ready for her Birth Day.
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Not more than an eve shy of her birth I invited my family for a walk by the river, then out for a gorgeous lunch downtown. Being that she was well-cooked I enjoyed a large dark stout in public + yes, people stared which felt scandalous + nourishing in equal measure.  #becausefeist
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In natural course (not really) I requested we head to the wave pool that night for wild + roaring family activity — too-cool-for-school-teen included, who was not impressed but came along anyway.
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I hadn’t been to the wave pool in over a decade. It was random + it was awesome. The tiny Japanese tourists stared at my apparently enormous curves who by comparison looked like beautiful hand-made dolls.
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I floated, and flapped, and back stroked, and laughed unbeknownst that I was literally giggling my baby down + into the world.
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Scarlet was born the very next day before I really knew or believed I was in labour. The midwives arrived 45-minutes before she crowned, and I never made it into the birth pool.  #butwewillalwayshavethewavepool
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My daughter was born in a time of darkness + she became my light. Amidst a roller coaster that’s been the last year, she has remained steadfast;
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Just like she was in the womb.
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She has filled my life with candour + sparkle. She is my sunlight through the cracks. I can’t wait for tomorrow, 365 days around the shining sun when my Little Girl turns One.
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Bless you Darling, you are my heart of all hearts. Love Mama xx
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• t h e n i g h t b e f o r e S C A R L E T ✨ — On the eve of my daughter's first birthday, I reminisce the unexpected transcendent joy that I believe brought her earth-side; . It had been a long few months of over thinking everything — too much in my head, not enough in my heart. I hadn’t laughed nearly enough for a woman-in-bloom. — From the depths of knowing what we need to bring our babies into the world, I knew my daughter wouldn’t journey through until I let myself relax more, let go enough, so that we’d both feel safe + ready for her Birth Day. — Not more than an eve shy of her birth I invited my family for a walk by the river, then out for a gorgeous lunch downtown. Being that she was well-cooked I enjoyed a large dark stout in public + yes, people stared which felt scandalous + nourishing in equal measure. #becausefeist — In natural course (not really) I requested we head to the wave pool that night for wild + roaring family activity — too-cool-for-school-teen included, who was not impressed but came along anyway. — I hadn’t been to the wave pool in over a decade. It was random + it was awesome. The tiny Japanese tourists stared at my apparently enormous curves who by comparison looked like beautiful hand-made dolls. — I floated, and flapped, and back stroked, and laughed unbeknownst that I was literally giggling my baby down + into the world. — Scarlet was born the very next day before I really knew or believed I was in labour. The midwives arrived 45-minutes before she crowned, and I never made it into the birth pool. #butwewillalwayshavethewavepool — My daughter was born in a time of darkness + she became my light. Amidst a roller coaster that’s been the last year, she has remained steadfast; . Just like she was in the womb. — She has filled my life with candour + sparkle. She is my sunlight through the cracks. I can’t wait for tomorrow, 365 days around the shining sun when my Little Girl turns One. — Bless you Darling, you are my heart of all hearts. Love Mama xx . . . . . . .

JUST A FEW SPOTS OPEN⠀
You have a place on this couch if you want it (puppy snuggles included).
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Consider this your official invitation to a gentle, creative, energizing, reflective, supportive, kind, and informative new way to be.⠀
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I’m in the business of creating environments where people like you feel supported, seen, brave, knowledgable, and empowered to make decisions about how to move forward with integrity and intention.⠀
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Being an art therapist and professional birth doula is the most sacred activism I have ever felt.⠀ 🙏🏽⠀
Sexuality, bodies, and birth in our society are politicized, hidden, controlled, cleaned up, covered up, medicated, commodified, and mystified. Most of us are taught to see our bodies as full of conditions and problems to fix and we have to endure in agony instead of learning about the magic our own bodies are capable of. Bodies are scary and unpredictable but they can also be transformative, exciting, hopeful opportunities to learn so much.⠀ ❤️⠀
I want you to know your body is designed to be strong and resilient, birth and sex and gender are natural and vulnerable processes, and it can be so much better and brighter than you have ever imagined (with a little support).⠀
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Book a free 15 min phone consult or read info online for more details (link in bio).⠀
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“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” Joseph Campbell⠀

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JUST A FEW SPOTS OPEN⠀ You have a place on this couch if you want it (puppy snuggles included). 🛋 ⠀ Consider this your official invitation to a gentle, creative, energizing, reflective, supportive, kind, and informative new way to be.⠀ 🙋🏽‍♀️⠀ I’m in the business of creating environments where people like you feel supported, seen, brave, knowledgable, and empowered to make decisions about how to move forward with integrity and intention.⠀ ✨⠀ Being an art therapist and professional birth doula is the most sacred activism I have ever felt.⠀ 🙏🏽⠀ Sexuality, bodies, and birth in our society are politicized, hidden, controlled, cleaned up, covered up, medicated, commodified, and mystified. Most of us are taught to see our bodies as full of conditions and problems to fix and we have to endure in agony instead of learning about the magic our own bodies are capable of. Bodies are scary and unpredictable but they can also be transformative, exciting, hopeful opportunities to learn so much.⠀ ❤️⠀ I want you to know your body is designed to be strong and resilient, birth and sex and gender are natural and vulnerable processes, and it can be so much better and brighter than you have ever imagined (with a little support).⠀ ☎️ ⠀ Book a free 15 min phone consult or read info online for more details (link in bio).⠀ ✨⠀ “The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” Joseph Campbell⠀

It's hard to believe there's just a layer of separation from sibling toes nearly touching here. Soon to add one more set of small little feet to this room.
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 #birthphotographer #appletonphotographers
 #birth_photography #homebirth #whynothome #doingitathome #birthingfromwithin 
 #birthphotography 
 #birthisbeautiful 
 #documentlife 
 #thatauthenticfeeling 
 #uniteinmotherhood 
 #motherhoodrising 
 #justborn 
 #thisismotherhood
 #nursingmama @birthbecomesher @empoweredbirthproject

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It's hard to believe there's just a layer of separation from sibling toes nearly touching here. Soon to add one more set of small little feet to this room. . . . . #birthphotographer #appletonphotographers #birth_photography #homebirth #whynothome #doingitathome #birthingfromwithin #birthphotography #birthisbeautiful #documentlife #thatauthenticfeeling #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #justborn #thisismotherhood #nursingmama @birthbecomesher @empoweredbirthproject

🌿✨DIVINE ☽◯☾ MOTHER✨🌿
⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ Women are inherently magickal beings. The moment I breathed your life into this world.. I was forever changed. It was pure liberation, divine female empowerment & the most electrifying moment of my life. Approximately 82 hours of roaring waves pushing and pulling me closer to you. I surrendered to every ebb and flow, every crash & magnetic force to my life's greatest work. In the midst of creation my mind, body and soul vibrating at a frequency higher than the galaxies above. 
As I neared the threshold I put my trust in the divine feminine, visualizing the beautiful violet flame, the divine goddess energy surrounding me. My soul awakens from slumber and suddenly there you are, our eyes meeting at last. I was blind before you..you are a radiating golden light, you have healed me; now we are bound mind to mind, heart to heart, twin souls–we are eternally connected. .
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 #mypregnancyjourney #sacredpregnancy #sacredbirthing #divinefeminine #sacredwomb #goddessenergy #triplegoddess #moonmama #sacredfeminine #creator #divineenergy #divinesource #motherhood #magickmama #motherhoodrising #wombmagick #wombanhood #womanhoodrising #birthingfromwithin #lightwitch #whitelighthealing #spiritualwitch #magickalbeings #mothersaremagick #spiritualgateway

2019-01-14 00:12   312 9

 

🌿✨DIVINE ☽◯☾ MOTHER✨🌿 ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ Women are inherently magickal beings. The moment I breathed your life into this world.. I was forever changed. It was pure liberation, divine female empowerment & the most electrifying moment of my life. Approximately 82 hours of roaring waves pushing and pulling me closer to you. I surrendered to every ebb and flow, every crash & magnetic force to my life's greatest work. In the midst of creation my mind, body and soul vibrating at a frequency higher than the galaxies above. As I neared the threshold I put my trust in the divine feminine, visualizing the beautiful violet flame, the divine goddess energy surrounding me. My soul awakens from slumber and suddenly there you are, our eyes meeting at last. I was blind before you..you are a radiating golden light, you have healed me; now we are bound mind to mind, heart to heart, twin souls–we are eternally connected. . . . . . #mypregnancyjourney #sacredpregnancy #sacredbirthing #divinefeminine #sacredwomb #goddessenergy #triplegoddess #moonmama #sacredfeminine #creator #divineenergy #divinesource #motherhood #magickmama #motherhoodrising #wombmagick #wombanhood #womanhoodrising #birthingfromwithin #lightwitch #whitelighthealing #spiritualwitch #magickalbeings #mothersaremagick #spiritualgateway

“Her water breaking 3 weeks early caught her and us by surprise. Regardless of the amniotic fluid that filled her adult diapers she struggled wrapping her mind around the fact that she was actually in labor and her baby would soon be here. As things picked up I walked into a house full of work men with the loud sound of sanders and drills. We set up our equipment but clearly her still deeply searching her mind she wasn’t ready to be observed. We went to a nearby restaurant to wait for a call to return. Upon returning she was still battling her head and not letting her body release but struggling to make her way through her waves. Suggesting the tub to relax she climbed in and soothed into the warm water around her. She asked me to check her cervix... my fingers met a baby that was literally sitting the lowest I’ve ever felt with a posterior cervix that wrapped all the way around the baby’s head like a sling and was a rigid 4-5cms. Clearly her mind was also affecting her cervix. A couple of hours past with each contraction being a fight instead of a surrender and then... bam... she was asleep.... her body went limp and she had finally let go. With the next wave she awoke with a quick gasp.... grabbing my hand she yelled ‘he just popped down’. Within a minute she was pushing and with just one push he was crowning. Lifting him up to her chest.... she finally believed it..... her baby was here and she DID IT!!”
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Beautiful birth story and photo by @lindseymeehleis
 #homebirth #waterbirth #lifeofamidwife #normalizebirth #birthwithoutfear #birthphotographer #birthphoto #birthphotography #birth #pregnancy #birthwavesmidwifery #pregnancy #naturalbirth #naturalpregnancy #childbirtheducation #fearrelease #hypnobirthing #doula #birthingfromwithin #midwife #studentmidwife #mindbody #mindbodyconnection #birth

2019-01-13 21:42   87 2

 

“Her water breaking 3 weeks early caught her and us by surprise. Regardless of the amniotic fluid that filled her adult diapers she struggled wrapping her mind around the fact that she was actually in labor and her baby would soon be here. As things picked up I walked into a house full of work men with the loud sound of sanders and drills. We set up our equipment but clearly her still deeply searching her mind she wasn’t ready to be observed. We went to a nearby restaurant to wait for a call to return. Upon returning she was still battling her head and not letting her body release but struggling to make her way through her waves. Suggesting the tub to relax she climbed in and soothed into the warm water around her. She asked me to check her cervix... my fingers met a baby that was literally sitting the lowest I’ve ever felt with a posterior cervix that wrapped all the way around the baby’s head like a sling and was a rigid 4-5cms. Clearly her mind was also affecting her cervix. A couple of hours past with each contraction being a fight instead of a surrender and then... bam... she was asleep.... her body went limp and she had finally let go. With the next wave she awoke with a quick gasp.... grabbing my hand she yelled ‘he just popped down’. Within a minute she was pushing and with just one push he was crowning. Lifting him up to her chest.... she finally believed it..... her baby was here and she DID IT!!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beautiful birth story and photo by @lindseymeehleis #homebirth #waterbirth #lifeofamidwife #normalizebirth #birthwithoutfear #birthphotographer #birthphoto #birthphotography #birth #pregnancy #birthwavesmidwifery #pregnancy #naturalbirth #naturalpregnancy #childbirtheducation #fearrelease #hypnobirthing #doula #birthingfromwithin #midwife #studentmidwife #mindbody #mindbodyconnection #birth

One of our students assisting a Mama in nursing her baby for the first time 🤱🏾🤗 #gbbc #gbbcmidwives

2019-01-13 19:45   197 6

 

One of our students assisting a Mama in nursing her baby for the first time 🤱🏾🤗 #gbbc #gbbcmidwives

Any book worms out here on Instagram?? ✨⠀
Ever since I was a little girl - like 2 years old - I have loved being read to and reading to others (or pretending to anyway)! This love has served me well in the midst of doula & birth studies. My brain is like a sponge when it comes to absorbing information. It’s the Gemini in me!
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This is my latest read in the pregnancy genre - “Ancient Map for Modern Birth,” and let me tell you it’s absolutely AMAZING! Pam England has created yet another masterpiece to follow her hit, “Birthing From Within.” Both resonated with me as so much of my work and style as a doula depends on my intuition. ⠀
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I show up and connect with my clients on a deep level. I guide them to dig down into their heart and soul to hear the whisper of their grandmothers that has and will always be there: “I did this, you can too.” Their birthing wisdom exists in their bones, in their breath, and in their DNA passed down from the womyn before them! I am there to hold space for this transformation and to be a gentle presence for them (and their partner) to lean on. If you want to know more about my doula style and how I coach my clients, read this book!⠀
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What was your favorite book in 2018?⠀
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 #ancientmapformodernbirth #pamengland #babybump #pregnancybooks #birthbooks #birthingfromwithin #breastfeeding #birthdoula #danburyct #postpartumdoula #curryforbreakfast #cozymorning #hygge #theshamanicdoula #firsttrimester #secondtrimester #empoweredbirth

2019-01-13 17:55   19 0

 

Any book worms out here on Instagram ✨⠀ Ever since I was a little girl - like 2 years old - I have loved being read to and reading to others (or pretending to anyway)! This love has served me well in the midst of doula & birth studies. My brain is like a sponge when it comes to absorbing information. It’s the Gemini in me! ✨⠀ This is my latest read in the pregnancy genre - “Ancient Map for Modern Birth,” and let me tell you it’s absolutely AMAZING! Pam England has created yet another masterpiece to follow her hit, “Birthing From Within.” Both resonated with me as so much of my work and style as a doula depends on my intuition. ⠀ ✨⠀ I show up and connect with my clients on a deep level. I guide them to dig down into their heart and soul to hear the whisper of their grandmothers that has and will always be there: “I did this, you can too.” Their birthing wisdom exists in their bones, in their breath, and in their DNA passed down from the womyn before them! I am there to hold space for this transformation and to be a gentle presence for them (and their partner) to lean on. If you want to know more about my doula style and how I coach my clients, read this book!⠀ ✨⠀ What was your favorite book in 2018⠀ .⠀ #ancientmapformodernbirth #pamengland #babybump #pregnancybooks #birthbooks #birthingfromwithin #breastfeeding #birthdoula #danburyct #postpartumdoula #curryforbreakfast #cozymorning #hygge #theshamanicdoula #firsttrimester #secondtrimester #empoweredbirth

I had a great time last night practicing Birth Art with @segolilymidwife inspired by the book @birthingfromwithin at the #positivepostpartumgroup with @daviscountydoulas 
We had some beautiful and raw discussions about pregnancy, birth and motherhood and we learned that you don't have to be an artist to benefit from art therapy. It was so good! I can't wait to do this with my clients 😊
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 #birthart #birthingfromwithin #arttherapy #doulas #utahdoulas #utahmoms #utahmidwife #inspired #postpartum

2019-01-13 17:53   27 4

 

I had a great time last night practicing Birth Art with @segolilymidwife inspired by the book @birthingfromwithin at the #positivepostpartumgroup with @daviscountydoulas We had some beautiful and raw discussions about pregnancy, birth and motherhood and we learned that you don't have to be an artist to benefit from art therapy. It was so good! I can't wait to do this with my clients 😊 . . . . #birthart #birthingfromwithin #arttherapy #doulas #utahdoulas #utahmoms #utahmidwife #inspired #postpartum

 #Repost @birthingfromwithin (@get_repost)
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Because #birth is a Heroic Journey, it takes #parents through various challenges and obstacles, which means that every birth will almost certainly have at least one moment of surprise, overwhelm, or uncertainty. When parents understand this prenatally, they experience less shock when they encounter the Birth Fairies - unexpected surprises that arise during labor. They are able to see the Birth Fairies as a normal, expected part of the process, and tap into their resilience and flexibility to keep going. By setting realistic expectations and fostering flexibility, curiosity, and self-compassion in the prenatal period, #birthprofessionals can help reduce birth trauma.
 #birthingfromwithin #birthasaheroicjourney #compassionatebirth #birthsupport #birthfairy

2019-01-13 15:10   16 0

 

#Repost @birthingfromwithin (@get_repost) ・・・ Because #birth is a Heroic Journey, it takes #parents through various challenges and obstacles, which means that every birth will almost certainly have at least one moment of surprise, overwhelm, or uncertainty. When parents understand this prenatally, they experience less shock when they encounter the Birth Fairies - unexpected surprises that arise during labor. They are able to see the Birth Fairies as a normal, expected part of the process, and tap into their resilience and flexibility to keep going. By setting realistic expectations and fostering flexibility, curiosity, and self-compassion in the prenatal period, #birthprofessionals can help reduce birth trauma. #birthingfromwithin #birthasaheroicjourney #compassionatebirth #birthsupport #birthfairy

🔆WISE WOMEN⁣⁣
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There is so much wisdom to be gathered from those who have travelled the path before us. In Pam England’s lovely book “Ancient Map for Modern Birth” she suggests that if we want more than just a medical report we need to ask the right questions. So as you prepare to journey into motherhood yourself, reach out to the mothers in your life and ask:⁣⁣
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🔅What is your strongest memory giving birth?⁣⁣
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🔅What helped you the most when you gave birth?⁣⁣
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🔅What was your spiritual experience of giving birth?⁣⁣
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🔅What did you know after giving birth that you didn’t know before?⁣⁣
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🔅What was your first thought when you saw your baby?⁣⁣
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🔅If you could do it over again, what would you do the same?⁣⁣
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🔅Is there anything you would do differently?⁣⁣
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🔅What do you wish you had known beforehand?⁣⁣
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If any of you would like to share your wisdom in the comments that would be lovely 💕⁣⁣
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Isabelle⁣⁣
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📷 from @ambamovement ⁣⁣
 #Birthwisdom #birthingfromwithin #wisewomen #sisterhood #birthpreparation #womensupportwomen⁣⁣ #ancientmapformodernbirth ⁣⁣

2019-01-13 12:49   15 1

 

🔆WISE WOMEN⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ There is so much wisdom to be gathered from those who have travelled the path before us. In Pam England’s lovely book “Ancient Map for Modern Birth” she suggests that if we want more than just a medical report we need to ask the right questions. So as you prepare to journey into motherhood yourself, reach out to the mothers in your life and ask:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅What is your strongest memory giving birth⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅What helped you the most when you gave birth⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅What was your spiritual experience of giving birth⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅What did you know after giving birth that you didn’t know before⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅What was your first thought when you saw your baby⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅If you could do it over again, what would you do the same⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅Is there anything you would do differently⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔅What do you wish you had known beforehand⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If any of you would like to share your wisdom in the comments that would be lovely 💕⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ X⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Isabelle⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📷 from @ambamovement ⁣⁣ #Birthwisdom #birthingfromwithin #wisewomen #sisterhood #birthpreparation #womensupportwomen⁣⁣ #ancientmapformodernbirth ⁣⁣

O universo sabe o que faz
Sabe o que tira
Sabe o que faz

2019-01-13 12:48   41 1

 

O universo sabe o que faz Sabe o que tira Sabe o que faz

C-sections make up 1/3 of births in American hospitals, and rising. Mindfully plan for the birth that you want by taking steps to avoid unnecessary medical intervention and surgery. Hiring a doula, laboring at home during the first phase of labor, and declining an epidural are major steps in avoiding surgical birth.

2019-01-13 04:37   24 1

 

C-sections make up 1/3 of births in American hospitals, and rising. Mindfully plan for the birth that you want by taking steps to avoid unnecessary medical intervention and surgery. Hiring a doula, laboring at home during the first phase of labor, and declining an epidural are major steps in avoiding surgical birth.

In our efficiency and outcome driven society, we rarely make space for rituals that honor the labyrinth of our motherhood journey with all its unexpected twists and turns.
We have baby showers and baby blessings but they don't honor the woman who gave birth, the woman who is becoming a mother.
Part of the importance of rituals is that they are unfolding in time within a supportive group of people who carry both joys and sorrows of the person who is going through a threshold, a transformation of their being, and celebrating their new selves, while integrating their losses.
If being part of such a supportive group is something that you long for, then get in touch and find out more about the Mindful Art Group and Birth Story Circle that are starting soon!
Birth Story Listening sessions are available also online and currently at a reduced rate! Get in touch! #motherhood #pregnancy #birth #postpartum #birthingfromwithin #arttherapy #mindfulness #womenscircles #coaching #artheals #arttherapyheals #maternalmentalhealth #birthworker #birthstory

2019-01-13 03:29   20 4

 

In our efficiency and outcome driven society, we rarely make space for rituals that honor the labyrinth of our motherhood journey with all its unexpected twists and turns. We have baby showers and baby blessings but they don't honor the woman who gave birth, the woman who is becoming a mother. Part of the importance of rituals is that they are unfolding in time within a supportive group of people who carry both joys and sorrows of the person who is going through a threshold, a transformation of their being, and celebrating their new selves, while integrating their losses. If being part of such a supportive group is something that you long for, then get in touch and find out more about the Mindful Art Group and Birth Story Circle that are starting soon! Birth Story Listening sessions are available also online and currently at a reduced rate! Get in touch! #motherhood #pregnancy #birth #postpartum #birthingfromwithin #arttherapy #mindfulness #womenscircles #coaching #artheals #arttherapyheals #maternalmentalhealth #birthworker #birthstory

 #Repost @birthingfromwithin ・・・
Because #birth is a Heroic Journey, it takes #parents through various challenges and obstacles, which means that every birth will almost certainly have at least one moment of surprise, overwhelm, or uncertainty. When parents understand this prenatally, they experience less shock when they encounter the Birth Fairies - unexpected surprises that arise during labor. They are able to see the Birth Fairies as a normal, expected part of the process, and tap into their resilience and flexibility to keep going. By setting realistic expectations and fostering flexibility, curiosity, and self-compassion in the prenatal period, #birthprofessionals can help reduce birth trauma.
 #birthingfromwithin #birthasaheroicjourney #compassionatebirth #birthsupport #birthfairy

2019-01-13 03:17   22 0

 

#Repost @birthingfromwithin ・・・ Because #birth is a Heroic Journey, it takes #parents through various challenges and obstacles, which means that every birth will almost certainly have at least one moment of surprise, overwhelm, or uncertainty. When parents understand this prenatally, they experience less shock when they encounter the Birth Fairies - unexpected surprises that arise during labor. They are able to see the Birth Fairies as a normal, expected part of the process, and tap into their resilience and flexibility to keep going. By setting realistic expectations and fostering flexibility, curiosity, and self-compassion in the prenatal period, #birthprofessionals can help reduce birth trauma. #birthingfromwithin #birthasaheroicjourney #compassionatebirth #birthsupport #birthfairy

Hiya, my name is Sarah and I'm an Art Therapist, Birth Art Mentor and recently completed my training to become a Birth Story Listener with midwife and childbirth mentor Pam England. I started Mother's Well, An Art Space for Perinatal Wellbeing LLC in Columbia, Missouri in the summer of 2018, offering individual and group sessions with a compassionate, creative and solution-focused approach.
I am passionate about supporting pregnant and postpartum women in this delicate yet powerful time of transition and want to contribute to a stronger and more resourceful community of mothers worldwide.
 #motherhood #pregnancy #birth #postpartum #arttherapy #coaching #minfulness #womenscircle #maternalmentalhealth #postpartumdepression #posttraumaticstressdisorder #birthtrauma #arttherapyheals #artheals #birthingfromwithin #birthworkers #newmom #newmum #mutterschaft #elternsein #schwangerschaft #geburt

2019-01-13 01:58   17 0

 

Hiya, my name is Sarah and I'm an Art Therapist, Birth Art Mentor and recently completed my training to become a Birth Story Listener with midwife and childbirth mentor Pam England. I started Mother's Well, An Art Space for Perinatal Wellbeing LLC in Columbia, Missouri in the summer of 2018, offering individual and group sessions with a compassionate, creative and solution-focused approach. I am passionate about supporting pregnant and postpartum women in this delicate yet powerful time of transition and want to contribute to a stronger and more resourceful community of mothers worldwide. #motherhood #pregnancy #birth #postpartum #arttherapy #coaching #minfulness #womenscircle #maternalmentalhealth #postpartumdepression #posttraumaticstressdisorder #birthtrauma #arttherapyheals #artheals #birthingfromwithin #birthworkers #newmom #newmum #mutterschaft #elternsein #schwangerschaft #geburt

Because #birth is a Heroic Journey, it takes #parents through various challenges and obstacles, which means that every birth will almost certainly have at least one moment of surprise, overwhelm, or uncertainty. When parents understand this prenatally, they experience less shock when they encounter the Birth Fairies - unexpected surprises that arise during labor. They are able to see the Birth Fairies as a normal, expected part of the process, and tap into their resilience and flexibility to keep going. By setting realistic expectations and fostering flexibility, curiosity, and self-compassion in the prenatal period, #birthprofessionals can help reduce birth trauma.
 #birthingfromwithin #birthasaheroicjourney #compassionatebirth #birthsupport #birthfairy

2019-01-13 01:30   87 9

 

Because #birth is a Heroic Journey, it takes #parents through various challenges and obstacles, which means that every birth will almost certainly have at least one moment of surprise, overwhelm, or uncertainty. When parents understand this prenatally, they experience less shock when they encounter the Birth Fairies - unexpected surprises that arise during labor. They are able to see the Birth Fairies as a normal, expected part of the process, and tap into their resilience and flexibility to keep going. By setting realistic expectations and fostering flexibility, curiosity, and self-compassion in the prenatal period, #birthprofessionals can help reduce birth trauma. #birthingfromwithin #birthasaheroicjourney #compassionatebirth #birthsupport #birthfairy

Thank you Davis County Doulas for inviting me to speak and teach you Birth Art tonight! Pencils hit paper, some tears were shed and we all learned from each other... what better way to get acquainted than to get into each other’s space like that. My shirt was a Christmas gift from my student Kandice, and says “Baby Catcher” 👶🏼🤱🏼💕❤️💕❤️

2019-01-13 01:02   87 3

 

Thank you Davis County Doulas for inviting me to speak and teach you Birth Art tonight! Pencils hit paper, some tears were shed and we all learned from each other... what better way to get acquainted than to get into each other’s space like that. My shirt was a Christmas gift from my student Kandice, and says “Baby Catcher” 👶🏼🤱🏼💕❤️💕❤️

Nowadays there are a lot of birth preparation classes that focus on teaching evidence based information. While this is definitely an improvement over following non-evidence based information it doesn't go far enough.
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Unconscious preparation for birth starts when you are very little. It has to do with the way you were taught to deal with challenges and difficulties. The way you were taught to deal with authority. ---
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For example, making a lot of noise during labor and even cursing can have a tremendous effect on your pain level, but if you have an unconscious agreement that being loud is bad, then you most likely won't have access to that tool when you are in labor.
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Seek out a birth class that helps you access those things that are driving you but that you are unaware of. Birthing From Within classes are great at helping you do just that.
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When you are able to step back and see what agreements you made as a child that you are still holding on to, you have the choice to either hold on to them, or, if they are no longer serving you, to let them go and open yourself up to new ways of being. #freedom
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Did you know I'm a Birthing From Within mentor? Reach out if you'd like to get in touch. Link in the bio or DM me.
I offer privates to couples preparing to meet their children and of course doula services.

2019-01-13 00:42   22 10

 

Nowadays there are a lot of birth preparation classes that focus on teaching evidence based information. While this is definitely an improvement over following non-evidence based information it doesn't go far enough. --- --- Unconscious preparation for birth starts when you are very little. It has to do with the way you were taught to deal with challenges and difficulties. The way you were taught to deal with authority. --- --- For example, making a lot of noise during labor and even cursing can have a tremendous effect on your pain level, but if you have an unconscious agreement that being loud is bad, then you most likely won't have access to that tool when you are in labor. --- --- Seek out a birth class that helps you access those things that are driving you but that you are unaware of. Birthing From Within classes are great at helping you do just that. --- --- When you are able to step back and see what agreements you made as a child that you are still holding on to, you have the choice to either hold on to them, or, if they are no longer serving you, to let them go and open yourself up to new ways of being. #freedom --- --- Did you know I'm a Birthing From Within mentor Reach out if you'd like to get in touch. Link in the bio or DM me. I offer privates to couples preparing to meet their children and of course doula services.

So many women fear a surgical birth and associate a cesarean with danger, failure, or disappointment. All of these feelings are valid, and still, all can be challenged. While there are many ways to avoid and prevent a cesarean there are also circumstances when c-sections are not only appropriate, but life-saving!
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All births are amazing,
and all deliveries end with you meeting the love of your life. 🤰🏼✨🤱🏼
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 #sandiego #sandiegodoula #womensupportingwomen #sandiegomama #womensupportwomen #sandiegomoms #birthwithoutfear #birthing #birthingfromwithin #cesareanbirth #cesarean #cesareanbirthisbirth #celebratebirth

2019-01-13 00:21   46 3

 

So many women fear a surgical birth and associate a cesarean with danger, failure, or disappointment. All of these feelings are valid, and still, all can be challenged. While there are many ways to avoid and prevent a cesarean there are also circumstances when c-sections are not only appropriate, but life-saving! . All births are amazing, and all deliveries end with you meeting the love of your life. 🤰🏼✨🤱🏼 . . . #sandiego #sandiegodoula #womensupportingwomen #sandiegomama #womensupportwomen #sandiegomoms #birthwithoutfear #birthing #birthingfromwithin #cesareanbirth #cesarean #cesareanbirthisbirth #celebratebirth

The Rebozo is a traditional Mexican scarf. They are very beautiful, often very large, and have been used for nearly everything, from wearing babies to carrying fruit home from the market and, as you can see here, they are also a very useful tool during labor! This Partner is using the Rebozo to relieve lower back pressure and keep the pelvic floor loose and open! I've heard Mamas say that the pain of surges completely disappears when the Rebozo is used in this way!

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The Rebozo is a traditional Mexican scarf. They are very beautiful, often very large, and have been used for nearly everything, from wearing babies to carrying fruit home from the market and, as you can see here, they are also a very useful tool during labor! This Partner is using the Rebozo to relieve lower back pressure and keep the pelvic floor loose and open! I've heard Mamas say that the pain of surges completely disappears when the Rebozo is used in this way!

Birth Art Distance Course April 3rd - May 1st, 9:00 am PST 
Learn to guide expecting #parents through exploring their internal imagery and beliefs around #birth in this creative and inspiring online course open to all birth professionals. (Birthing from Within Members can save 20% with their member discount code.) http://courses.birthingfromwithin.com/courses/birth-art-april-2019
 #birthingfromwithin #birthart #compassionatebirthpreparation #birthwork #birthsupport

2019-01-12 18:01   79 5

 

Birth Art Distance Course April 3rd - May 1st, 9:00 am PST Learn to guide expecting #parents through exploring their internal imagery and beliefs around #birth in this creative and inspiring online course open to all birth professionals. (Birthing from Within Members can save 20% with their member discount code.) http://courses.birthingfromwithin.com/courses/birth-art-april-2019 #birthingfromwithin #birthart #compassionatebirthpreparation #birthwork #birthsupport

First time in Dubai! A practice that is loved an embraced by moms all over the world wanting a Holistic preparation for their birth.

Join us for a special Birth Art Workshop for parents-to-be. "One kind of learning comes from books. But the learning necessary for you to participate completely in your birth must come from you. In making birth art or journaling, just bringing an image to light can be surprisingly revealing (and sometimes healing.) Listening to it speak to you can tell you even more." - Pam England. Birthing from Within Creator

About the Facilitator: 
Gabi Pezo is a Birthing from Within Childbirth Mentor, Birth Story Listening and Birth Art Facilitator. She believes there's no right or wrong way to bring a child into this world and she works with parents around the world to discover their own heroic journey in labor, birth, delivery and parenthood. Visit love parenting uae FB page for more info

 #birthart #birthingfromwithin #birthingfromwithindubai #dubailife #dubai #holisticpregnancy #dubaimoms #pregnantindubai #dubaipregnancy #dubaibumps #babiesandbeyond #loveparentinguae #art #pregnantart #birthing #pregnancydubai #dubaibabies #babiesindubai #vbacdubai #vbacmumsdubai

2019-01-12 08:54   16 1

 

First time in Dubai! A practice that is loved an embraced by moms all over the world wanting a Holistic preparation for their birth. Join us for a special Birth Art Workshop for parents-to-be. "One kind of learning comes from books. But the learning necessary for you to participate completely in your birth must come from you. In making birth art or journaling, just bringing an image to light can be surprisingly revealing (and sometimes healing.) Listening to it speak to you can tell you even more." - Pam England. Birthing from Within Creator About the Facilitator: Gabi Pezo is a Birthing from Within Childbirth Mentor, Birth Story Listening and Birth Art Facilitator. She believes there's no right or wrong way to bring a child into this world and she works with parents around the world to discover their own heroic journey in labor, birth, delivery and parenthood. Visit love parenting uae FB page for more info #birthart #birthingfromwithin #birthingfromwithindubai #dubailife #dubai #holisticpregnancy #dubaimoms #pregnantindubai #dubaipregnancy #dubaibumps #babiesandbeyond #loveparentinguae #art #pregnantart #birthing #pregnancydubai #dubaibabies #babiesindubai #vbacdubai #vbacmumsdubai

Affirmations can be so helpful during labor. If faced with unexpected interventions or decisions just remember to use your BRAIN, trust the process, and trust your baby. 💙
(BRAIN: Benefits? Risks? Alternatives? Intuition and instinct. Not now or nothing, request more time).
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 #sandiego #sandiegodoula #sandiegodoulas #laboraffirmations #laboranddelivery #laborland #birthaffirmations #birthaffirmation #birthingfromwithin #labyrinth #womensupportwomen #womensupportingwomen #firsttimemom #birthplan #sandiegomama #sandiegomoms

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Affirmations can be so helpful during labor. If faced with unexpected interventions or decisions just remember to use your BRAIN, trust the process, and trust your baby. 💙 (BRAIN: Benefits Risks Alternatives Intuition and instinct. Not now or nothing, request more time). . . . . #sandiego #sandiegodoula #sandiegodoulas #laboraffirmations #laboranddelivery #laborland #birthaffirmations #birthaffirmation #birthingfromwithin #labyrinth #womensupportwomen #womensupportingwomen #firsttimemom #birthplan #sandiegomama #sandiegomoms

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