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Babywearing has many benefits, there is no doubt about that. But I'm gonna be brutally honest with you, these days I am wearing my baby out of N•E•C•E•S•S•I•T•Y. Yesterday my partner had the day off work and my toddler was climbing the walls. So I sent them out to run off steam in the backyard. Of course then the baby decides he needs to be held, so up he goes!! He is so happy when he is with mama. I am so happy he is old enough to back wear now, I can get so much more done!! If you'd like to watch an awesome live of baby wearing basics head over to Facebook where @babywearingla did an awesome video the other day about all things baby wearing!!! [I'll post link in comments] . . #babywearing #babywearingla #postpartum #postpartumdoula #postpartumcare #whatdoesadoulado #doulalife #doulawisdom #doulasrock #doulalove #empowering #empoweringfamilies #howcanihelp #servingfamilies #lovewhatyoudoula #motherthemother #yearofthemother #normalizepostpartum #afterthebaby #homegrownbirthco #merced #mercedca #merceddoula #CAPPA #futureIBCLC

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And so it begins. After a month of planning and re-planning and adjusting and re-adjusting and worrying about being in the hospital and away from our toddler and finding care for her and navigating hospital protocols and getting through surgery and and and and... And here we are. Home. A family of four. So much to be grateful for, starting with our hospital postpartum care team. Our care was excellent. I was only allowed one visitor, but it was the I only one I really needed, my partner, my wife, their mama. She was allowed in without restrictions and was able to go home and care for our toddler as needed. A small group of friends, all of whom have been home quarantining and distancing generously spent hours of their (precious!) time in our home providing the most loving care we could hope for our daughter. We weren’t worried about her once. And our girls, the stars of the show. Both of them making one of the biggest adjustments and transitions they will make in their lives. One becoming a big sister, and one just becoming. They absolutely floor me with the grace and beauty that wraps all their struggle. @brenebrown speaks of how everyone is doing their best, and nowhere do I see this as clearly as in these two huge souls in tiny bodies right now. More to come on our postpartum care at home. ❤️

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Hi friends! Let’s talk about doula support in this time of crisis. First let me be completely honest — of course I wish I could be there in person! I would like nothing more than to be able to be at your side before, during, and after your birth to offer support. Unfortunately at this time my physical presence isn’t possible. Which has given us all an opportunity to delve deeper into what a doula does. Yes, physical comfort and support is one aspect of what I offer. (And selfishly I want to be there!) However this is an excellent opportunity to remember that your birth and parenting journey isn’t about whether or not your doula is physically present, it’s about how you show up for yourself and your family. It’s about feeling confident in your ability to make choices for your family. Because in the end only you can birth your baby, and only you can decide what is right for your family. My job now is to hold space for you and be your cheerleader and sounding board while you navigate your journey into and through parenting. And I’m still so excited to be a part of your journey! 🖤💜

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what does postpartum doula work look like right now? this! while out to do my own essential shopping for the week (YES - once a week, don’t go out everyday for food guys) i was able to support a new mama by getting her groceries and leaving them out on the doorstep (sanitized of course) doulas! what are some things you’re doing to support your clients during this time? stay healthy, friends! 💪🏽🌎

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Movement and Mindfulness has been key to my sanity. And truth be told, it doesn't make me all zen, it's just time to take a moment for breathing and gratitude and to reconnect with my body. We'll start this Sunday and go for 4 weeks. We'll spend an hour together. $20 for 4 weeks and support via text during the rest of your pregnancy. If you are pregnant and needing to reconnect with your body through some mindfulness and movement, please let me know and I'll send you more information. If you are a queer or POC with limited funds or a person with limited funds please reach out as well. We'll spend some time together checking in with one another and our bodies. We'll work on coming back into our bodies with intention. We'll work on building confidence in ourselves during these uncertain times in preparation for labor and birth and postpartum. I hope you'll spread the word and join me! #WholeBodyPregnancy #birthisamomentpostpartumisforever #virtual #virtualdoula #mindfulness #meditation #breathe #kavanahdoula #birthwithintention #postpartumwithintention #4thTrimester #postpartumdoula #JewishDoula #LGBTQDoula #SeattleDoula #TacomaDoula #BlackDoula #birthdoula #queerdoula

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Cleansing Breath // Take time before the dinner/bedtime shuffle to catch your breath. These deep cleansing breaths can help to reset and down regulate your nervous system especially when it all feels like so much. Tag a mama or friend who could use a gentle reminder to be gentle with him or herself. ⁠ #prenatalyoga #onlineprenatalyoga #community #merakimama #postaprtumyoga #collective #pregnancy #postpartum #birth #holdingspace #pilates #postpartumpilates #pelivfloorexercises #pelvicfloor #postpartumrehab #motherhood #momvillage #momtribe #doula #doulasupport #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #atlantaga #roswellga

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We we’re warned many times that “breastfeeding is hard, just don’t give up it’s SO worth it!” I knew it would be physically challenging and I would have to refer to breastfeeding videos and mommy pages for tips and tricks, but I didn’t realize exactly how it would affect me mentally. I know it will pass, and one day she won’t need to feed as much, but in the moment when you’re running on fumes, it can feel like defeat. When your days go so smoothly, but the nights are filled with constant spit up, cluster feeding and baby just wanting to suckle on your nipple... it can feel like sadness. I’ve cried every night for the past 3 days with exhaustion, and when baby finally falls asleep, milk drunk off her final night feeding at 5am, I can lay down my head and get 2 hours of decent sleep until it’s time to start all over again. Then there’s that moment when she looks at me, dead in my eyes like “Mom, I’m only 2 weeks old, it’s going to be okay!” My heart just melts, and I know, we will get through this together 💗. - Vinecia McCarthy - @ohmynene Mondays are meant to be crushed. Words inspired by super mama @massy.arias We want to take Mondays to highlight mamas who inspire and share their postpartum journey. Tag a mama who is crushing it!

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made a little adventure of going to check our mailbox today ❤️ it’s been gloomy out, so we crafted binoculars to use to explore! char loved our neighbors beautiful garden ☺️

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After a lot of pregnant people reaching out to me about their fears right now because of Covid-19...I am going to do an IG LIVE Q&A tomorrow at 1pm. I’m happy to answer any questions, give any advice and insight I can. How to prepare! Pain management! Addressing fears/anxiousness around homebirth and change of birth plan! Partner support & more... TAG FRIENDS/FAMILY or anyone you feel this could potentially help! 📷 @brianbowensmith

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Mahi mahi fish sticks have been a staple over here. My first time making them was when @thecastawaykitchen shared her recipe. I’ve loosely memorized her recipe at this point. The “bread” crumbs are from pork rinds that are ground in the food processor. Skin the filets, pat them dry, toss in coconut flour, then dip in eggs. Next dip in the pork rinds mixture (I also add nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, paprika to this mix) and fry in a pan. Not all fats/oils are created equal when it comes to frying/being heated for long. So you want a fat/oil that has a high heat point. Beef tallow, duck fat, coconut oil: these are great options. But I also save bacon fat in a jar; that’s what I used today. Fry until nice and golden; flip and repeat. Then arrange on a sheet pan and bake at 425° F for about 10-12mins. I use an internal meat thermometer to make sure they’re ready. Internal temp should read at least 145°F (I go for 160°, personally). Then you’ve got flakey yummy goodness to enjoy. 😘

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With Covid-19 cases increasing every day. One must ask if they are safe and if their child is even safer. Here are some tips from Kidshealth.org that will help combat this pandemic. . . To protect yourselves from coronavirus and other infections,pregnant women should: • Wash their hands well and often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. • Try not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth. • Stay away from sick people. • Keep away from others as much as possible by staying home. If you need to go out, stay at least 6 feet away (2 meters) from other people. • Clean and disinfect things that people touch a lot, like phones, doorknobs, and counters. . . #doula #birth #pregnancy #birthdoula #midwife #doulalife #baby #postpartum #pregnant #childbirth #homebirth #newborn #parto #birthwithoutfear #postpartumdoula #doulasupport #naturalbirth #breastfeeding #partohumanizado #childbirtheducation #birthsupport #birthworker #doulas #partonormal #motherhood #gentlebirth #empoweredbirth #repost #hypnobirthing #bhfyp

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Our tamper proof seals ensure our next level safety precautions are applied to every step of the encapsulation process. . From the moment your capsules are packaged to the time you take your first dose, you can have the peace of mind to know they are safe to consume. . Too book your encapsulation text “more info” to 619-609-9184 today! . . . . . . #postpartum #postpartumrecovery #postpartumdoula #postpartumperiod #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #postpartumweightloss #postpartumhairloss #postpartumbelly #postpartumexcercise #postpartumtransformation #postpartumworkouts #postpartumcare #postpartumsupport #postpartumdiet #4thtrimester #4thtrimesterbodies #4thtrimesterprep #postpartumprep #postpartumeducation #4thtrimesterbody #4thtrimesterproject #afterbirth #afterbirthbody #afterbirthcare #afterbirthjourney

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As we deal with the uncertainty of the time and make adjustments to our lifestyles, it is important to continue to prioritize self care. Even just a little bit. This can be easier said than done especially for new and expectant households 🧡 Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup. #mainedoulas #selfcare #portlandmaine

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Our tamper proof seals ensure our next level safety precautions are applied to every step of the encapsulation process. . From the moment your capsules are packaged to the time you take your first dose, you can have the peace of mind to know they are safe to consume. . Too book your encapsulation text “more info” to 661.440.9747 today! . . . . . . #postpartum #postpartumrecovery #postpartumdoula #postpartumperiod #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #postpartumweightloss #postpartumhairloss #postpartumbelly #postpartumexcercise #postpartumtransformation #postpartumworkouts #postpartumcare #postpartumsupport #postpartumdiet #4thtrimester #4thtrimesterbodies #4thtrimesterprep #postpartumprep #postpartumeducation #4thtrimesterbody #4thtrimesterproject #afterbirth #afterbirthbody #afterbirthcare #afterbirthjourney

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You can only do what you know how to do and that’s ok! We’re all trying to figure out how to cope with this pandemic that has had a major shift in our lives. #maternaltribe

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Founder, doula, and prenatal yoga teacher Lauren Shields, shares 5 movement patterns for early postpartum. •diaphragmatic breathing •heel glides •marching •roll in, roll out •sit-to-laying + laying-to-seated recommendations Check out Postpartum Foundations on our schedule for more Pilates-based movement to heal + build strength in the postpartum body. #prenatalyoga #onlineprenatalyoga #community #merakimama #postaprtumyoga #collective #pregnancy #postpartum #birth #holdingspace #pilates #postpartumpilates #pelivfloorexercises #pelvicfloor #postpartumrehab #motherhood #momvillage #momtribe #doula #doulasupport #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #atlantaga #roswellga

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To help more women navigate pregnancy and birth during this pandemic, I am so excited to now offer virtual doula support! What does this look like? Typical doula support is done face-to-face, but virtual doula services are all done via facetime or Zoom. This allows you to have a birth professional available to answer your questions and provide emotional support to you throughout pregnancy and birth without being physically present. The advantage is that you do not have to be local to receive support! Check out my website in my bio for full details about my virtual doula packages! . . #doulalife #doulacare #virtualdoulaservices #virtualdoula #virtualdoulasupport #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #birthwarrior #birthgoddess #birthwithoutfear #pregnancyjourney #preparedbirth #empoweredbirth #womensupportingwomen #healthypregnancy #oxfordoh #hamiltonoh #cincygram #allbirthsmatter

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V E R N I X ⠀ ⠀ In my last post I mentioned vernix, but what is it? ⠀ This waxy, cheese-like substance begins to form in the womb around 20 weeks and serves many purposes...⠀ ⠀ ⭐ Protects baby's skin from the acidity of amniotic fluid while in utero. ⠀ ⠀ ⭐ Moisturizes! It seals and protects babies skin from getting all "pruney" in the womb. ⠀ ⠀ ⭐ Lubricant. It aids in baby sliding out of the birth canal. ⠀ ⠀ ⭐ Temperature control. It acts as a layer to keep baby warm and stable in the womb. ⠀ ⠀ Leave it be or wash it off? There is a lot of research to show that it isn't necessary for hygiene to remove it, and leaving it on can provide antibacterial protection and moisturization. It's up to you and your preferences. ⠀ ⠀ How long did you wait for you baby's first bath? Did you wash it, leave it or rub it in to their skin? ⠀ ⠀ #birth #vernix #birthwork #birthdoula #postpartum #postpartumdoula #empoweredbirth #doula #homebirth #hospitalbirth #birtheducation #newborn #vaginalbirth #cesareanbirth #vbac #doulasupport #doulawisdom #informedbirth #birthphotography #birthphotographer #birthisbeautiful #birthing #justborn #thebirthhour #skintoskin #birthwithoutfear

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We plan for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, trips and births. Like all things that are meant to be celebrated; why have we forgotten to celebrate the birth of a mama? Why aren’t we taking the same intentional time to create a roadmap to comprehensive and purposeful experiences surrounding the 4th trimester? Let’s chat about how I can help you create the outcomes you most desire throughout your postpartum period. Let’s talk about how Postpartum does not have to be a time of survival but a time to truly thrive! #postpartum #pregnancy #motherhood #momlife #baby #fitness #breastfeeding #postpartumbody #newborn #newmom #doula #birth #pregnant #fitmom #mom #postpartumfitness #love #postpartumjourney #weightloss #fit #selfcare #fourthtrimester #family #postpartumdoula #maternity #wellness #pelvicfloor #womenshealth #health #bhfyp

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CORRESPONDENCE // We have been getting so many enquiries about studying with The ADC via Correspondence. Our Correspondence training has been available for almost 2 years. Our Educator, Jackie Haywood is the Correspondence Manager, here to support you through your studies. Start anytime, do homework anytime. It could be the perfect thing to do with this extra time on your hands. And don’t worry, we have an extended payment plan to help you out to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doulatraining #doula #doulalove #birth #birthdoula #doulasupport #doulalife #postpartumdoula #labouranddelivery #labour #birthstory #positivebirth #pregnancy #mamastory #birthplan #empoweredbirth #birthworker #australiandoulacollege #endoflifedoula #doulasarenotvisitors⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doulasarenotguests⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doulasareessential⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doulasarenotjustforbirth⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doulasareawesome⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doulasarehereforyou⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #endoflifecare #endoflife

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Welcome to our newest client @munamydoula !! . . At Muna My Doula, her role is to empower her clients to have their ideal birth and postpartum experience by offering emotional, physical and informational support. Her goal is to leave you with a sense of achievement and control over your birth while also allowing you to foster self-determination during the postpartum stage. Check out her page!! . . #doula #birth #pregnancy #birthdoula #midwife #doulalife #baby #postpartum #pregnant #childbirth #homebirth #newborn #parto #birthwithoutfear #postpartumdoula #doulasupport #naturalbirth #breastfeeding #partohumanizado #childbirtheducation #birthsupport #birthworker #doulas #partonormal #motherhood #gentlebirth #empoweredbirth #repost #hypnobirthing #bhfyp

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🌺Eure Kinder... 🌺Khalil Gibran Eure Kinder sind nicht eure Kinder. Sie sind die Söhne und Töchter der Sehnsucht des Lebens nach sich selbst. Sie kommen durch Euch, aber nicht von Euch, und obwohl sie mit Euch sind, gehören sie Euch doch nicht. Ihr dürft ihnen Eure Liebe geben, aber nicht Eure Gedanken. Ihr dürft ihren Körpern ein Haus geben, aber nicht ihren Seelen, denn ihre Seelen wohnen im Haus von morgen, das ihr nicht besuchen könnt, nicht einmal in Euren Träumen. Ihr dürft Euch bemühen wie sie zu sein, aber versucht nicht sie Euch ähnlich zu machen. Denn das Leben läuft nicht rückwärts, noch verweilt es im gestern. Ihr seid die Bogen, von denen Eure Kinder als lebende Pfeile ausgeschickt werden. Der Schütze sieht das Ziel auf dem Pfad der Unendlichkeit, und er spannt Euch mit seiner Macht, damit seine Pfeile schnell und weit fliegen. Lasst Euren Bogen von der Hand des Schützen auf Freude gerichtet sein; denn so wie Ihr den Pfeil liebt, der fliegt, so liebt er auch den Bogen, der fest ist.🌺 Khalil Gibran #poesie #khalilgibran #liebedeinkind #doulasinkoeln #doulasupport #postpartumdoula #liebe #vertrauenverloren

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Breastfeeding is not “supposed to hurt”, you don’t have to “just bare it”, and you don’t have to “toughen up” or “prep” your nipples. None of this is normal. . Painful breastfeeding indicates a deeper issue that needs to be addressed and can most often be fixed with some help on latch and positioning techniques. A good support person or lactation professional can help you do this virtually! You do not have to wait until the hospital clinics reopen or until in-home support resumes. You do not have to just “get through this” and hope that the pain resolves itself. . Breastfeeding may come with its initial challenges, but pain should always be addressed right away. It’s so common to need some help along the way and there are many skilled professionals who can walk you through any difficulties you are experiencing from the comfort of your home and the safety of a virtual consult. . I’m offering virtual services in all things postpartum care including breastfeeding and lactation, with single consults or monthly packages available. Reach out, we are in this together!

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"you want to keep⁠⠀ the blood and the milk hidden⁠⠀ as if the womb and breast⁠⠀ never fed you"⁠⠀ - @rupikaur_

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Cape Cod Baby is here to help! We are offering free 20 minute phone consults. Do you have questions about newborn care, breast-feeding, labor, birth, infant sleep, postpartum anxiety, or incision care etc? Contact us through our website www.capecod.baby and we can schedule a call! 🖥📱💻 #phonesupport #virtualsupport #doulacare #doula #freeconsults #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #fertilitycoach #adoptiondoula #bereavementdoula #newborncare #doulacapecod #capecoddoula #southshoredoula #capecodbaby

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Just some facts on the birth planning workbook in the shop. 🌿 It's a digital download intended for you to print out and work through at your own pace. The majority of the workbook is for you to fill in with your own desires and wishes but there are several areas where I have provided suggestions or options you might want to consider. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are interested in seeing some of the pages you can check out the website or the 'birth workbook' highlight!

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Did you know there are Five Universal Postpartum Needs? These five things can be implemented into your postpartum planning and will help create a space for you to recover and blossom into motherhood, no matter the external world circumstances. I’ll be sharing these Five Universal Needs over the next five days so stay tuned! 📷 @brittney.goodwin

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I've had three separate conversations with three different clients at various stages on their pregnancy journeys; due in a few months, due this month, postpartum. They're all struggling with the magnitude of pregnancy and parenthood in this pandemic. This is hard. Really, really hard. For a lot of us this is the hardest thing we've experienced and the uncertainty is and can be overwhelming. Pregnancy is uncertain. Labor is uncertain. Birth is uncertain. Parenthood is uncertain. One thing I've always stressed to my families is that we have no control. I start my consultations with prospective clients and my classes with the fact that hiring me, following my instruction, reading the books practicing the techniques doesn't guarantee you the birth of your dreams or a perfect birth. It won't let you control your birth. All birth is perfect. We were never in control. This pandemic is the ultimate example of that lack of control and it is unnerving. Take a moment today to breathe. Not the mechanical automatic bodily function but to breathe with intention. Fill your lungs with air. Feel how your body expands. Hold your breath for a moment and release. Do this 3-5 times. Feel the sun on your skin. Feel the sun in your eyes. Listen to the quiet of your home or neighborhood. Listen to the quiet voice within you. You have the answers. You always have. You can and will give birth. You can and will parent. You can do this. #WholeBodyPregnancy #birthisamomentpostpartumisforever #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #birthpreparation #birthprep #birthinthetimeofcorona #breathe #kavanahdoula #birthwithintention #postpartumwithintention #4thTrimester #postpartumdoula #JewishDoula #LGBTQDoula #SeattleDoula #TacomaDoula #BlackDoula #birthdoula #queerdoula #virtualdoulasupport

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Check-in Time: Even though we are all topsy turvy right now, lets take a moment and find something we’re grateful for. In addition to these I’m grateful for my community stepping up and being there for one another, especially those who are most vulnerable and those who cannot get out to grab essentials and other items. It’s a beautiful thing! Share what you’re grateful for below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #doulasofconnecticut #doula #doulasofinstagram #doulalife #birthdoula #childbirtheducation #realdoulasofct #postpartumdoula #doulalove #birthworker #doulaofcolor #doulasupport #blackmamasmatter #blackbirthmatters #postpartum #blackdoula #connecitcutdoula #ctdoula #ctdoulacollective #breastfeeding #blackbreastfeeding #holistic #herbs #holistichealth #health #natural #wellness #uterus #lgbtfriendly

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Here are some hopefully helpful tips to support pregnant or postpartum people in your lives during social distancing & the times that are COVID-19. ❤️ #postpartum #pregnancy #solandrootsdoula #pregnancysupport #postpartumsupport #pregnantduringcovid19 #postpartumduringcovid19 #postpartumdoula #birthdoula #lactationsupport

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Techniques for Birth ✨⠀ ⠀ Whether you are planning an unmedicated or medicated birth, techniques for coping during prelabor and early labor are beneficial to know.⠀ ⠀ Did you know that it can take 30 minutes to 2 hours to receive an epidural? The anethesiologists goes in order of requests.⠀ ⠀ You want to focus inward during your labor, and your partner or family are feeling all sorts of emotions as well.⠀ ⠀ A doula is the best addition to your birth team to assist in your coping, so you don't have to think about it! ⠀ ⠀ I can't say how much counter pressure and hip compresses can relieve your back and abdominal tension. 🙌🏼⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #lasvegasdoula #birthtechniques #labortechniques #birthdoula #copingmechanisms #comfortmeasures #postpartumdoula #thirdtrimester #36weeks #34weeks #serenitybirthcenter #wellroundedmomma #motherhoodcollectivelv #hendersonhospital

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#Repost @cvadoulas (@get_repost) ・・・ New post up today over on the blog. Check it out, especially if you or someone you love is considering changing their birth-space because of COVID-19.⁠ Link in Bio. <3⁠ •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•⁠ #birth #baby #doula #postpartumdoula#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

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Organizing baby clothes is so fun! Here is a tip - do not fold the baby outfits, you will change them so many times, it will be excessive to fold them! Use a hanger or lay them flat on top of each other! It's easy to put away, easy to see and no extra time folding! . . #Parentingtips #parenting #pregnancy #pregnant #pregnancytips #baby #newbaby #babyontheway #loudounmom #novamom #winchesterdoula #loudoundoula #onsies #coffeeislife #coffee #babychores #pregnancysupport #birthdoula #postpartumdoula

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You are not in this alone. Invest in your health and your well-being. ✨ Birthing families deserve to be supported. Birthing families deserve a peace of mind. Birthing families deserve to nurtured. Birthing families deserve support as they adjust to life with their new baby or babies. ✨ Invest in yourself and your family. You don't have to do this alone. Contact us to discuss how we can assist your family. • • • I N V E S T • • • #spacesforhealing #doula #birthdoula #birthsupport #virtualdoula #pregnancy #baby #newbaby #babygirl #babyboy #birthworker #blackdoula #doulasupport #postpartum #postpartumdoula #village #familysupport #newmom #newdad #fourthtrimester #selfcare #doulasupportedbirth #covid #generationalhealing #wombman

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Monday motivation... to slow down. Just reminding us all to take a bath this week. Temperature offers a unique kind of therapy. When we are warm we find it easier to breathe freely, relax our muscles we didn’t know we were holding tension in, and often it gives us the opportunity to feel. I’ve had many a good cry in the tub. Give that gift to yourself. Soak alone, soak with kids, soak by candlelight, soak with a book. And for goodness sake throw some flowers in there!

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"Head Wrap Skin to Skin" captures a mother snuggling her baby after birth. Skin to skin offers so many benefits to mother and child. One being that helps regulate your babies body temperature. This painting was purchased in 2018. Prints and postcards are available on my website. Laurenjturnerfineart.com Link in bio Photo inspired by photographer @filmedbymom_ https://filmedbymom.com/ #BlackMothers #Bonding #perinatalmentalhealth #Safespace #postpartumdoula #Birth #Love #Motherhood

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“Berkshire OB-GYN caregivers aim to arm moms-to-be with vital info... "We're acutely aware of their fears and concerns," he said. "We're working around the clock to learn what we need to know to handle everything that comes our way. We're not going to turn our backs on anybody for fear of the unknown. We're going to do everything we can to provide the best care possible...” “Berkshire OB-GYN caregivers aim to arm moms-to-be with vital info... "We're acutely aware of their fears and concerns," he said. "We're working around the clock to learn what we need to know to handle everything that comes our way. We're not going to turn our backs on anybody for fear of the unknown. We're going to do everything we can to provide the best care possible...” Now offering virtual care for professional certified #birthdoula and #postpartumdoula services by #doula_odessa : please visit www.doulaodessa.com #doulasupport #ittakesavillage #ilovewhatidoula #westernma #easternny #greatbarrington #intheberkshires #berkshirecounty #hampdencounty #northampton #pittsfield #springfield #holyoke #columbiacounty #albany #albanycounty #pioneervalley #pregnant #pregnancy #birthsupport #hypnobabies #greenfield #spinningbabies @doula_odessa #virtualdoula @ #virtualbirthservices #covid19birthservices #covid19pregnancy https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/berkshire-ob-gyn-caregivers-aim-to-arm-moms-to-be-with-vital-info,601729

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Monday Birth Mantra. ⁣ ⁣ This mantra applies to the times we're in whether you're pregnant or not. What you focus on and how you choose to focus on it can reduce stress, discomfort and anxiety. ⁣ ⁣ If you're preparing to welcome a new life into the world, what are you focusing on? What are you telling yourself? What relaxes you? ⁣ ⁣ Using this mantra to focus while breathing can make it effective to cope with different types of pain, fear or discomfort. You may decide to take slow, deep breaths or lighter breaths. Whatever pattern works to relax you, go for it. Just take in the good stuff and breathe out the bad. ⁣ ⁣ I think Peter Pan said it best...⁣ ⁣ "Think Happy Thoughts" ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #Pregnant #Pregnancy #Birth #CharlotteDoula #BirthDoula #PostpartumDoula #VirtualDoula #Doula #CltMom #QueenCityMom #DoulaOfColor #BlackDoula #BirthWorker #HireADoula #MondayMantra #BirthMantra #Breathe #Relax

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I haven’t posted in a while: I’m expecting my second babe and this pregnancy has been a little rough! But I felt compelled to share today a thought that had been heavy on my heart, during this Covid19 crisis I am worried about an increase in Postpartum Depression and anxiety in moms who are delivering in the middle of this storm. In times of social distancing it’s important that we remember to give them as much support as possible. Share your support ideas below... #obgynarizona #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumdepression #postpartumweightloss #postpartumbelly #postpartumlife #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #postpartumcare #postpartumanxiety #postpartumdoula #postpartumrecovery #ppd #ppa #postpartumdepression #postpartumdepressionawareness #postpartumanxietyawareness #postpartumpsychosis #birth #4thtrimester #anxiety #depression #obgyn #midwife #homebirth #hospitalbirth #birthcenter #obstetricsandgynecology

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Are you a new mom or mom to be and curious about nutrition and pregnancy? Do you want to know if Intermediate fasting is safe during postpartum? Are you curious about eating habits and lifestyles and their benefits during the prenatal or postpartum phases? Do you want to know what are some meals that are easy to prepare for the postpartum period? Do you enjoy learning about new things that impact you, your close friends and family? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions this virtual event is for you! Tune in here as I connect with Whitney Wilkins, RD of Wilkins & Westbrooks Nutrition Counseling, LLC on Instagram Live Tuesday April 7th at 3pm CT to discuss these answers and more! #BlackDoulas #MemphisMoms #Memphis #MemphisDoula #901Doula #BlackDoulasMatter #BlackMaternalHealthcare #DoulasofColor #BlackMothers #BlackMom #DoulasofMemphis #BirthDoula #PostpartumDoula #Postpartum #SelfCare #WhatTheDoula #Nutrition #virtualdoula Looking forward to connecting with you!

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・・・ New post up today over on the blog. Check it out, especially if you or someone you love is considering changing their birth-space because of COVID-19.⁠ Link in Bio. <3⁠ •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•⁠ #birth #baby #doula #postpartumdoula#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

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"Will my delivery look different now with COVID-19?"⁠⠀ "Where can I receive my support, if not in person?"⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Lucky for you, The Mama Coach, Amanda, is doing a 3-part takeover on @west_coast_kids INSTAGRAM LIVE! ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ With the sudden change of social distancing, The Mama Coach has shifted services virtually with the help of West Coast Kids to provide Prenatal Classes, Virtual Feeding Assessments and an Online Newborn Course to reach all moms who may need support!⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Our very first LIVE virtual event with Amanda is THIS WEDNESDAY April 8 on @west_coast_kids at 7pm (that's the day after tomorrow, for those of you who have lost track 😅)⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Join us every Wednesday with ⁠⠀ @amandathemamacoachvan !⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ WEDNESDAY⁠⠀ April 8th 🕐 7:00 pm EST⁠⠀ "Prenatal Education"⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ WEDNESDAY⁠⠀ April 15th - 🕐 TBD⁠⠀ "Feeding Support"⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ WEDNESDAY⁠⠀ April 22nd - 🕐 TBD⁠⠀ "Newborn Expectations"⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Than you so much to Amanda for offering this incredible service to our followers! We are so grateful for the support to all of our West Coast Kids friends, family and fans! 💕____________________________________________⁠⠀ #prenataleducation #virtualevent #wckevents #themamacoach #mamacoach #pregnancy #postpartum #fitforbirth #postpartumdoula #prenatalwellness #healthierbabies #pregnantwoman #pregnancywellness #prenatalleadership #westcoastkids #staysafe #stayinside

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Take time to do what makes your soul happy ✨⠀ Happy Monday ! ⠀ Hope everyone has taken some time in these past weeks to do something they love! ⠀ Take some time to get outside (away from others of course) and enjoy this lovely spring weather 🌞⠀ Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! ⠀ Xo

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New post up today over on the blog. Check it out, especially if you or someone you love is considering changing their birth-space because of COVID-19.⁠ Link in Bio. <3⁠ •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•⁠ #birth #baby #doula #postpartumdoula#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

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Sending blessings and love to all my Moms & soon to be Mothers. I know this is not an ideal time to welcome your littles try to remember you are safe, your baby is safe and the world is finally understanding what it is like during the postpartum trimester. Like quarantine, you're stuck in the house, you are only comfortable in activewear, you don't feel safe to leave your house and your overwhelmed most of the time. The good news is the world is finally understanding what it's like those first few months with a newborn. I call that a WIN!! } } } } Picture by: motherhoodontherocks.com } } } } #postpartumdoula #unconditionalsupport #supportformomandbaby #infantexpert #postpartumexpert #postpartumjourney #makingmoms #motherhoodishard #momlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #momssupportingmoms #wishformoms #workingmom #realparenting #healthymoms #honestparenting #motherhoodraw #momlife #dadlife #motherhoodquotes #momtruth #momburnout #sharingmotherhood #raisingkids #hopeformoms #healthymoms #healthyfamily #momjuggling #supermom

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“Education is power and can truly save lives. Black women are dying at disproportionate rates during labor and delivery as well as unnecessary c-sections. It is time we educate ourselves and each other. Not everyone knows what a Doula is and many think it's a new thing. Some have heard of a Doula and think it is out of reach to them. Doulas are a mother's advocate before, during and after labor. “ ~Imaniinspires.com Teamed up with family and friend @imani_inspires_innovation to bring y’all some doula info, quarantine style. Link in Bio! #policy #sparkilymagicpolicydoula #phillydoula #padoula #jerseydoula #birthworkers #birthworkersofcolor #yogainstructor #postpartumdoula #socialworker #socialpolicy #reproductivehealth #reproductivejustice

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➡ Practicar yoga post natal favorece entre otros cosas la tonificación del suelo pélvico, la faja abdominal, la recolocación de los órganos internos y de la matriz. 🌸~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Son clases que entregan un espacio de relajación, conexión con tu bebe y momentos para compartir experiencias. 🌸~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tienen como objetivo favorecer la recuperación física de la madre, generar espacios de apoyo emocional, relajar y calmar, potenciar vínculo madre-bebe, crear redes de conexion. 🙏. . . #postnatalyoga #yogabebe #yogaonline #yogamamabebe #masajebebe #relax #postpartumdoula # #yogabebe #postpartumyoga #postparto

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🌹Tapping is essential to managing my anxiety and I didn’t notice how much I was feeling until I started tapping . Take this moment in time to tap and release the panic, fear, and overwhelm from this pandemic. . Of course wash your hands first 🧼🚰 . We need to get out of fight or flight and into a peaceful state even if just for a minute, hour, or day. . This guided tapping is free to view on YouTube. I would also recommend Brad Yates releasing emotional pain EFT too. . There has been a lot of disappointments and grieving from an altering of your birth team, of cancelled baby showers, and fear over just being pregnant right now. . All valid feelings but we can release it. . Rest assured your doulas are pivoting and finding ways to still support you. We are still committed to you and your family. 💓💓💓 . 🦋

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🔸Wild Awake Wellness🔸 . A step into your truth. A personal project in reclamation. Breathing life into your deepest desires and leaning into your intuitive gifts. You are amazing at supporting others, give yourself the gift of support + community. . . . Discover more online @ ScoutWildAwake.com

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🔠 FRIDGE ALPHABET AND COLOR MATCH 🔠 Here is a fun and easy activity to promote letter and color recognition, fine motor skills, language development and more! ❤️Start with blank colored pages for a fun color sorting activity for your little one 💚Up the level of difficulty by adding letter matching using only one colored sheet once they’ve mastered color sorting 💛Take it to another level by using different colored pages for a letter and color sorting combination once they’ve mastered each one separately The best part, it’ll give you a few moments to prepare dinner, clean the kitchen, etc while keeping them close 😉 #tinystepslv #maternitysupport #postpartumsupport #postpartumdoula #doulalove #doulasupport #babyeverything #childdevelopment #babystages #socialmediamarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamanagement #networkmarketing #affiliatemarketing

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We have loved seeing these challenges, but this one is the cutest! Shout out to these dads and their princesses! 👏🏾💪🏾🤗 #Repost @frobabies • • • • • • 🤴🏾👶🏾YASSSS FroDads! YASSSS ! How cute it this Frobabies Edition of the #DontRushChallenge... ?!? 👶🏾🤴🏾 . @dhattboy @_mrstatistics @jidensky @jiggzytos @aphricanace #Doula #DoulaServices #DoulaOfColor #DoulasOfAtlanta #ATLDoulasOfColor #AtlantaDoula #AtlantaDoulas #AtlantaBlackDoulas #BirthSupport #BlackDoula #BlackBirthDoula #BlackMothersMatter⠀⠀⠀ #BlackLivesMatter⠀⠀⠀ #BlackBirthMatters⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BlackAtlantaPostpartumDoula #BlackAtlantaDoula #PostpartumDoula #Labor #EpiduralBirth⠀⠀⠀ #CesareanBirthIsBirth⠀⠀⠀ #NaturalBirthAtlanta⠀⠀⠀ #VBACSupport⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SupportingAllBirths⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #DoulaLife⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #DoulaLove #BestDoula⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BestDoulaAtlanta⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BlackBirthWorkers ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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We are big supporters of doulas (birth, and postpartum!) over here 🙌🙌 Doulas provide emotional, physical, and educational support before AND after birth. There are studies that show having a birth doula reduced the length of labor by 25%! Personally, I truly believe that having a postpartum doula for the first few weeks (or longer, if possible) after birth not only alleviate a TON of stress, but also potential postnatal depression and anxiety. Postpartum doulas all have various offerings, from overnight stays and cooking, to more specialized packages that include belly wrapping, postnatal massage, and vaginal steaming. Have any questions about doulas? Ask away below ! ⠀Located in the Twin Cities? @twincitiesmomcollective has a birth and postnatal resource list full of amazing doulas. ⠀ Pic found @gatherwomenspace #singlikeamother #postpartumdoula #doula #postpartumbody #postpartum #pmad #momsupportingmoms

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A topic many avoid. Mainly because we just don’t talk about it. Many suffer in silence because the feeling of being #embarrassed and many don’t understand these new feelings and emotions. •Your not yourself •Your crying daily •You don’t recognize your baby •Your not liking your partner at the moment. And the one that I get a lot, I have this question in my head of, do I like my baby? It is ok mom!!! You got this!!! The village is here!! The first step to help with #postpartum is asking for help, just nod yes. Even if it’s just to get that hour nap or that 15 minute shower, it will help. Know this, even though you have 100 emotions right now that baby wants you! Your touch, your smell, your warmth and once they are on your chest and hears that familiar heartbeat they feel #safe and #loved 🤱 #doulatips #newmom #postpartumjourney #emotions #itgetsbetter #thevillage #newbaby #postpartumdoula #birthsupport #birthdoula

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Beautiful Art for the Divine Feminine ———————————————————————————Wholeness & Balanced Vibrations 🙏❤️ ———————————————————————————www.doulagoddess.com——————————————————————————— #breastfeeding #doula #midwife #doulalife #doulagoddess #baby #childbirth #ayurdoula #postpartumdoula #mom #pregnancy #breastmilk #torontodoula #ayurvedicdoula #newborntips #birth #birthdoula #ayurveda #bellybinding #ayurvediclifestyle #doula #doulagoddess #ayurdoula #divinefeminine #divinefeminineenergy #innerstanding #torontodoula #spirituality #divinepower #torontodoula #vaughndoula

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❤️❤️ Some days it is enough to show up and try!! My heart goes out to anyone struggling right now. ❤️❤️ I worry about those that have lost jobs and can’t work...moms that have new babies and are so isolated at home...those worrying about their health. The list goes on. ... These are uncertain times and anxiety is increasing around us. These words resonated with me last night and I wanted to share them with you. .. One moment at a time. You’ve got this!! 🥰

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Repost from @liquidgoldmama_ I’m so excited to participate is this amazing event! I hope you all are able to tune in all week. The week of April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week #BMHW20 ! I am excited to celebrate black moms virtually this week. There are events happening that you can support via @blackmamasmatter ! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Liquid Gold Mama will be celebrating #BMHW20 in the following ways: ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 4.11- Coffee & Conversation-10 am- We will hop on a Zoom call that is NOT work related & share how we are feeling at this time with other moms. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 4.12- Self-care (MOM)ent with @_bawaken_ - 9 am Yoga 🧘🏾‍♀️ & other techniques to alleviate stress. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀4.13- We are asking you to check in on all moms in your circle ⭕️. Pregnant, first time moms, moms with 4 children, moms with adult children, just all moms!! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 4.16- Q&A with @ase_doula_co - 7pm - Join us via IG Live to learn about what is a doula and how doulas are helping moms. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 💜Please join us! Link in bio to register for all 3 virtual events. 💜 ⠀ #doulasupport #doulasupport #postpartumdoula #blackmaternalhealthweek #blackmomsbelike #letsdoulathis

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Good morning!☀️ Repost from @kenzie_shayne • Just hangin’.... (at home) 🏠

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