All Of The Things. ⠀
That moved, ⠀
Choices, environment, happenings ⠀
For the one ⠀
To win Her over.
The sacredly potent and Devine Source
Who sat patiently in wait⠀
Recognising his potential and desire
📷: @renderburger @3fxanimation ...
Beautiful 😍 #Repost@hilaryduff
I’ve been wondering for a long time if I would ever share this video as it is extremely personal.... it was so absolutely lovely and rewarding(and shocking) that after giving birth to my baby girl we hugged ...for the first time, In my mind I like to believe that she was saying good job mom. Go team go. We did it. Together. Matt provided such a safe calm strength, my mommy and sissy were there to cheer me on, and of course my birth angels to make sure all was well and big brother (downstairs deep in legos). I cannot believe this day was only 5 months ago!! It seems like B has been here with us all along. The time is already going so fast..she tried avocado yesterday! Anyway... feeling blessed for this full hectic life and all the people in it. Happy 5 months Banks (oh and thanks for quitting colic) that was a doozy ( @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm ) ...
MAMAS! What is ONE thing you wish someone told you about birth?
I wish someone had told me that afterbirth contractions were a lot stronger following your second birth!
I had fully prepared myself to do my surge breathing DURING labour but not to use it afterwards- and on top of that you gotta try and get the hang of breastfeeding 😅 📷 @alaynadunklin ...
#repost@cubsupport via @earthside.perth ・・・
Why do upright positions matter? When the mother is in an upright position it can help the baby to be in the best (easiest) position for birth, making more space within her pelvis than if she is semi-sitting or lying on her back on a bed. Current research has shown that this can make labor shorter and giving birth easier as well as increase safety for the mother and her baby by reducing the risks of complications during birth.
IF CAESAREANS CAN BE POSITIVE THEN WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL? 🤰🏻#cesareanawarenessmonth
Yes, Belly Births can be beautiful and life-saving when they are needed. But did you know that the c-section rate in Australia is around 30%? This is substantially higher than the recommended rate of 10-15% (@who )
When a baby comes through the birth canal, they receive all that good gut bacteria from mum. This is important for their developing immune system. Babies born via c-section will miss this and so they are more likely to experience allergies, diabetes and respiratory disorders.
It is important for us to know the facts so that we can make empowered decisions 💪🏻
If you know you need a c-section then look into ways to make it a gentle one. Make sure you get skin-to-skin with baby ASAP and breastfeed if you can to improve their gut microbiome.
Getting good quality birth education can help you avoid unnecessary interventions. But it can also help you calmly meet whatever turn your birthing takes 💙 #knowledgeispower#hypnobirthingaustralia 📷 @spiritysol ...
reposted from @laurenanddouglas.birth “Sometimes an induction (or other intervention) IS medically necessary, but did you know you can still set yourself up to have a positive/empowering birth experience?
1. Know your options and your choices: Fear leads to tension which heightens pain and can end up interfering with your labour. When you replace fear with education about the birthing process and the choices you have you can break the fear/tension/pain cycle. Have a plan B in place - if this happens I want...xxx
2. Form a birth team: Continuity of care 100x over - having a care provider you trust who follows you throughout your pregnancy means you have time to develop a relationship and they can be aware of your history and your birth plan. Many hospitals in the Australian public healthcare system have Midwifery Group Practices or birth centres which make continuity of care possible. If you aren’t able to access continuity of care, hire a doula or find a relative or friend (aside from your partner) who can support you and your partner and advocate for your wishes.
3. Avoid intervention unless medically necessary (Lamaze healthy birth practice no. 4) Did you know even a stretch and sweep is an intervention? one intervention can lead to another which can result in what’s referred to as the “cascade of interventions”. Educate yourself on the potential intervention options you will be offered so you can make informed decisions on what choices are best for you and your baby.”
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