Hey everyone, I’ve been snuggling with my new baby for the past few days, and thought I’d take a second to introduce you! Jack was born on 6/10/19, and made his way into the world as Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” played on the speaker. 🎶 My labor was so many things, as all labors are: at times exciting, full of laughter, and surrounded by an amazing birth team and partner while I labored at home for many (many, MANY) hours. At other times it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, full of tears, self doubt, wanting to give up, and not knowing if my body was capable of birthing a baby, as we made the decision to transfer to a hospital and my dreams of a home birth were once again changed. Finally, it was triumphant and amazing as an attempted forceps delivery failed and I was still able to push my baby out on my own and have the VBAC I wanted. And then it took a turn into a very scary few hours as I experienced a hemorrhage and a very fast working hospital staff who all did their jobs very well. ❤️ I am now in the first days postpartum with a beautiful new baby, and doing my best to allow myself to feel the many ups and downs that come during this time. As always, birth has once again taught me that there is no one “right” way to birth, and every birthing person is incredible. ❤️
Completely obsessed and in love with this baby & belly of mine.
I woke up this morning in tears at the thought of Eddie being a father. He is such a great husband and I know he'll be an even better dad. I seriously can't wait to see him with our little one in his arms 🥰 patiently waiting till he gets home later so I can spend at least a little of his first Father's day with him.
Happy Father's day to all the dad's out there! Let's your dad's and spouses know for me 💛 Happy Sunday! ...
✨ BIRTH ENVIRONMENT ✨ • Why the twinkly lights and low lighting? When your body starts to surge/contract it will be releasing a hormone called oxytocin (also known as the love 💗 hormone). It’s a shy hormone and is produced more when we are feeling relaxed, safe and loved. Cue twinkly lights, cosy rooms, warm water and massage.
✨Oxytocin is also boosted when we produce melatonin, a hormone we release when we are in darker places, at nighttime and when we feel safe.
✨When we feel scared, watched, uncomfortable, unsafe, worried we produce a hormone called adrenaline, which is designed to flood our arms and legs with blood and energy so that we can fight, flight (run) or freeze (and not be seen) and diverts the blood away from our uterus and makes the muscles in our body tense up.
✨All really unhelpful responses when we’re trying to have a baby!
✨If we produce adrenaline our bodies will slow down and stop our production of oxytocin, as it’s sensing danger and getting ready to respond. Therefore slowing down our surges.
✨We also produce our own pain relieving hormones called endorphins, which are boosted by oxytocin 💗 so the less oxytocin, the less endorphins.
✨So you see it’s not just about creating a beautiful space for you to birth in, which is important too but also about how it will make you feel. We want you to feel safe, relaxed, comfortable and unobserved, to get that oxytocin flowing.
✨There is so much you can do to make your birthing space, whether at home or in a hospital, a more welcoming, relaxed and comfortable environment.
✨Any suggestions on how to make your space your own, whether you’re at home, hospital or birth centre?
📷 @faithfulbirthservices via @gentlebirthofficial ...
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y 🎈
Dieses Foto entstand vor genau 3 Jahren. Mein 46 cm kleines Bärchen 🐻
Ich finde keine Worte zu beschreiben wie dankbar ich bin dich bei mir zu haben.. wie dankbar ich dafür bin dass du gesund und so lebensfroh bist. 🙏🏼 ich bin so stolz deine Mama zu sein ♥️ #myheartisfull#itsyourbirthday#endlesslove ...