A completely usual and expected time for a baby to be born is between 37-42 weeks, and for some women beyond that date too.. When your baby is ready to be born and their lungs are fully devloped, they release a protein which stimulates the uterus and causes labour to begin. PROVIDED your body is ready for it. It's a bit like a message that says *DING* ok I'm ready to be born!! If you are feeling relaxed, safe and happy, your body will be producing the hormones you need for labour and off you go! If you're feeling stressed and anxious and under pressure, the hormones in your body fight labour, and it sends a message back to your baby saying 'ok, I know you're ready but theres FIRE AND DINOSAURS AND DANGEROUS THINGS OUT HERE, HOLD ON BABY!' and your body may NOT go into labour!
For this reason we want to feel as calm and relaxed in the final few weeks of pregnancy. To avoid the extra stress and pressure that comes from ALL the text messages saying 'have you had the baby yet?' share this picture on your social media, WhatsApp or email out of office! 😊
Your baby will be born as soon as they are ready! ...
"#Postpartum bodies need to be photographed too. Just like pregnant bellies. My body has worked hard to grow our little boy for 9 months & now even harder after my #csection . Mesh undies, jiggly belly & all I think my body is pretty amazing."
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To the Mama who carried a baby, you’re a powerful female. Your body may have changed, but it is covered in beauty. •
To the woman who doesn’t have stripes like mine, but wishes she did, whatever your story is now-whatever struggle you are facing, you are strong. You are brave. You are a powerful female. •
To the Mama who lost her son or daughter too soon, whether it was during pregnancy or after, you’re so strong. My heart breaks with you. You face your days with a brave heart and I see your strength. you’re a powerful female. •
To the woman neck deep in postpartum struggles. The journey is hard, but you’re such a great mom! You’re a powerful female. •
To the woman struggling with anxiety or depression, one day at a time. You can overcome! You are a powerful female. •
To the young woman dreaming big things, you’re a powerful female and you can do anything you put your mind to. •
To the working mom, thanks for providing for your family! You’re a powerful female! •
To the stay at home mom, I see you! You’re a powerful female. •
To the older woman going back to school for her college degree! You’re a role model. You’re a powerful female. •
To my daughter, who has a gentle heart and sees the world as only good and a big big place, you are a powerful female. And I can’t wait to see who you become and the impact you have on this world. •
To all women, you are a powerful female. 💕And Happy International Women’s Day 💕
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She’s here!! We welcomed our sweet but stubborn little girl, Marley, into the world on Monday after more than 42 weeks of pregnancy 🤰🏾 Delivery was done via scheduled c-section and you guys were right! The experience was waaay better than the emergency c-section I had with my first. It’s only been 2 days and I’m already mobile 🤗 Thanks to everyone for your prayers, well wishes and sharing your experiences. It really helped when I started feeling nervous in the OR.
My recovery will take a little longer especially since I have postpartum edema but my baby is strong 💪🏾 and healthy so I’m one very Happy Mama 😃
This is a question that’s been on my mind since I was pregnant - seriously - what is there to judge about the way I choose to have my baby enter the world 🤷🏽♀️?
When I was pregnant, people would ask me why I was going to have a c section, a question I didn’t mind answering at all, unless someone ended the question with “not judging” and this was how 8/10 ended their sentence.
Just to clear this up once and for all - there is nothing to judge about the way a mother chooses to welcome her baby into the world - as long as everyone is happy and feel safe that’s always the best way ☺️ simple as that. .
If you have a question just ask it - no one is assuming you’re judging - until you say you’re not 😉 *kidding*
(I don’t think these people were or are judging mine or any other moms decisions - but that phrase makes our decisions look shameful, like other people would’ve judged us for it - so let’s just stop using it - we shouldn’t judge each others choices at all just empower them)
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Post csection #18dayspostpartum#csection I am 4kg of prepregnancy weight. Which for me was underweight, so I’m quite happy if I stay at this weight, though I just want to be able to look in the mirror and not cry at my new wrinkly belly and ripped skin 😭 #stretchmarks#twinmum ...
Literally my life right now. Myles is ridiculously tired and cranky, but despite my best efforts including a bath, he is still winning the fight. 🙄 I literally just barely snuck the box of @girlscouts cookies out of the pantry while he played in it and shoved an entire #tagalongcookie in my mouth so he wouldn't see it! #hesaddictedtochocolatetoo Check on your friends with toddlers! We are not okay! Or maybe it's just me... 🤷♀️🤣 #watchingtheclock#whereisyourfather ...