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Original peach pit selfie magic. A small moment of feeling myself a few weeks ago. The further I get into my pregnancy, the more I cherish a moment like this. • • • #bbsprkl #mthrsprkl #mothersparkle #mother #mom #pregnant #singleandpregnant #pregnancy #baby #babyboy #babyboysparkle #babysparkle #birth #birthofamother #bruja #brujasofinstagram #family #support #ittakesavillage #selfie #selfiemagic #feelinmyself #peach #peachpit #blonde #blondehair #bleach #gold #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k
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by capturing you in your most authentic, raw power i believe it is something we can carry with us into early parenthood as reminders that #womenarestrong #motherhooduprising #birthbecomesher #birthphotos #divinefeminine #birthofamother #postpartumjourney
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“The fact is, the role of stay-at-home moms is often undervalued, not because it isn’t valuable work but because it is not a role traditionally held by men. The idea that women have been freed from the chains of full-time motherhood to pursue more meaningful work is sexism disguised as enlightenment, and it’s an insult to generations of women who dedicated their lives to full-time mothering and homemaking. I never want my children to see SAHMs [stay at home moms] as less interesting, intelligent or hard-working than other moms. Rather, I want my sons and my daughters to realize that stay-at-home parenting is as valuable and worthwhile as any paying career to which they could aspire.” . . . . . . . . . { Excerpt from: “We need to change the conversation about moms and work to include other perspectives” by Laura Hanby Hudgens for The Washington Post // Artwork by @jesstimmis_art }
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You divine little creature gifted from elsewhere, delivering life lessons for us to grow ✨
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Congratulations @rockitmomfitness on your incredible birth! ⁣ ⁣ "There are those moments in our marriage that have passed between us where only you and I, and God could possibly understand what’s in our hearts. ⠀⁣ The recent birth of our last child, Sarah Rose was one of those experiences. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ It was just you, and me, and God in those sacred minutes. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ The rest of the world around us just dissolved. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ It’s been in moments like those where I truly realize how grateful I am for all we’ve walked through together.⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ It honestly hasn’t been easy, or graceful 🤣⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ We’ve been through our share of hardship, heartbreak, forgiveness, worry, grief, adventure , disappointment, excitement, patience, hope, faith and joy.⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ You just can’t really put a journey like that into words.⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ But after 17 years of growing together....I can honestly say that I love you with a depth I really didn’t understand all those years ago as a young new bride. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ A love that’s raw and real and precious beyond anything else in my life. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ Life is HARD. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ But our Marriage has been worth the WORK and the Struggles. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ I can’t imagine my life without you by my side. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ In laughter or tears....for all our years to come. Happy Anniversary Love ❤"⁣ ⁣ At She Births Bravely we highlight women birthing in their power. 𝐖𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐧𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲, 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠! ⁣ .⠀⁣ #17years #marriage #familyof8 #parenthood_moments #marriage #naturalchildbirth #birthcenter #waterbirth #birthwithoutfear #39weekspregnant #supernaturalchildbirth #shebirthsbravely #letherbirth #labor #birthstory #adulting #newbornmom #birthofamother #motherhood #motherhoodrising #birthbecomesher #thisisbirth #family #pregnantlife #uniteinmotherhood #ohheymama #teammotherly #mytinymoments #dailyparenting #motherhoodthroughinstagram
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5 pounds, 14 ounces, the same as his brother Joshua. In labor 11 hours, the same as his brother Christopher.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ KAMDEN AKSEL HALVORSON. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Halvorson. The name of his father. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kamden, a baby born of love, of resilience, of hope. The baby born into the world to take his place beside Keegan in the hearts of his family, bringing with him soft newborn coos and the pitter patter of little feet, squeals of joy, belly laughs and, surely, a beautiful life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #birthstory #montanabirthstory #rainbowbaby #Fresh48 #Fresh48photographer #brandnewbabe #newtothecrew #teenytinytoes #montananewborn #montanababy #montanaborn #birthbumpandbeyond #dontforgetdads #montanabirthstory #momsofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #brandnewdad #birthofamother #birthphotographer #uniteinmotherhood #fresh48session #rawmotherhood #candidchildhood #montanabirthphotographer
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Take the time, and make the conscious choice to heal. For you, and for those who come after you. #breakthecycle #birthofamother #birthofawoman #birthing #healing #selfcare #community #magazine #2020 #blogger #momblogger #canadian #instagood #meme
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LET'S TALK POSTPARTUM! You may or may not have planned the the pregnancy. You planned the gender reveal party. You planned the baby shower. You planned the nursery. You planned the birth. Did you plan your postpartum? Postpartum is a huge transition for mom and the whole family. A postpartum doula can be worth their weight in gold. They are worth every penny. From teaching new born care, to helping with breastfeeding. To doing a load of dishes or taking out the trash. From holding baby while mom showers, to keeping the older kids busy so parents can nap. From a home cooked meal to washing bottles. Even just a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear. A postpartum doula can help make this transition so much easier. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENC IN THE COMMENTS. Did you have a postpartum doula? Do you wish you had? TAG your expecting mom friends as a little reminder to plan their postpartum. . . . . #momtomomcare #newmom #postpartum #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #newborncare #plan #postpartumcare #birthofamother #postpartumwithoutfear #ittakesavillage #traditionalpostpartum 📷: Kevin Liang
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5 pounds, 14 ounces, the same as his brother Joshua. In labor 11 hours, the same as his brother Christopher.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ KAMDEN AKSEL HALVORSON. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Halvorson. The name of his father. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kamden, a baby born of love, of resilience, of hope. The baby born into the world to take his place beside Keegan in the hearts of his family, bringing with him soft newborn coos and the pitter patter of little feet, squeals of joy, belly laughs and, surely, a beautiful life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #birthstory #montanabirthstory #rainbowbaby #Fresh48 #Fresh48photographer #brandnewbabe #newtothecrew #teenytinytoes #montananewborn #montanababy #montanaborn #birthbumpandbeyond #dontforgetdads #montanabirthstory #momsofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #brandnewdad #birthofamother #birthphotographer #uniteinmotherhood #fresh48session #rawmotherhood #candidchildhood #montanabirthphotographer
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5 pounds, 14 ounces, the same as his brother Joshua. In labor 11 hours, the same as his brother Christopher.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ KAMDEN AKSEL HALVORSON. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Halvorson. The name of his father. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kamden, a baby born of love, of resilience, of hope. The baby born into the world to take his place beside Keegan in the hearts of his family, bringing with him soft newborn coos and the pitter patter of little feet, squeals of joy, belly laughs and, surely, a beautiful life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #birthstory #montanabirthstory #rainbowbaby #Fresh48 #Fresh48photographer #brandnewbabe #newtothecrew #teenytinytoes #montananewborn #montanababy #montanaborn #birthbumpandbeyond #dontforgetdads #montanabirthstory #momsofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #brandnewdad #birthofamother #birthphotographer #uniteinmotherhood #fresh48session #rawmotherhood #candidchildhood #montanabirthphotographer
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2 days ago
Darling, be gentle with yourself your learning a whole new way of being. 💓 📷@sweetlittlejune #begentlewithyourself #postpartum #newmom #tendermoments #newborn #kindness #mommyhood #birthofamother
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. Some doulas knit. Most of them in fact. . . The truth is, I have absolutely no clue about how to knit. It doesn't even interest me that much.🤷 . . But I do yoga. I practise it when I can, where I can. That's how I keep a calm presence in the birthing room. I roll out my mat and I flow gently, focusing on the breath. ALWAYS focusing on the breath. . . Birth takes time. Labour follows its own unique rhythm. So what to do while mama rests and if there is time to spare? Well, I do a bit of yoga 🥰🙏 . . Being a doula is emotionally and physically full on. Even a short flow is revitalising for the mind and the body. To me, it is like a reset button. It fills me with energy and it keeps me calm and centered so I can continue supporting my clients to the best of my ability. 💖 . . #magiveslight #birth #doula #yogidoula #knitting #doulasupport #activebirth #birthkeeper #birthyoga #yogaforbirth #positivebirth #doulalove #birthexperience #positivebirth #scottishdoulas #hypnobirthing #continuityofcare #birthsupport #doulajourney #doulalife #doulaedinburgh #edinburghdoula #doula #pregnancyedinburgh #positivebirthmovement #positivebirthedinburgh #yogateachersofscotland #empoweredbirth #birthofamother #womenwisdom #yogateacher #hospitalbirth
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This Mama just knocked an incredible unmedicated Birth out of the park, pushing her baby out on her hands and knees, only responding to her body’s natural urge and instinct. . She used every tool she could, including a selection of mantra cards I gave her at one of our prenatals, which she filled out with words/affirmations that have meaningful and personal resonance for her. . . Then I forgot where I’d parked the car 🤪#highonbirth . . #wheresthecar #unmedicatedbirth #cpmcvanness #wednesdaybirthday #laboranddelivery #vaginalbirth #naturalbirthing #doulalife #doulasofinstagram #birthdoula #strongasamother #motherhood #firstbaby #birthofamother #positiveaffirmations #youcandoit #birthteam #doula #birthdoula #hireadoula #milkandswaddles #bornonawednesday #naturalhigh #oxytocinvibes
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3 days ago
Such tiny little feet in a big world ♡ SABPA theme of the week ♡ . info@rosegarnet.co.za www.rosegarnet.co.za
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“200 years ago – hell, 100 years ago – you’d have a child surrounded by other women: your mother, her mother, sisters, cousins, sisters-in-law, mother-in-law. . You’d share childcare with a raft of women. They’d help you, keep you company, show you how. Then you’d do the same. Not just people to share in the work of raising children, but people to share in the loving of children. . Now maybe you make a living, maybe you get to know yourself on your own terms. Maybe you have adventures, heartbreak. Maybe you nurture ambition. Maybe you explore your sexuality. And then: unceremoniously sliced in fucking half, handed a newborn, home to your little isolation tank, get on with it, and don’t you dare post too many pictures. You don’t want to be one of ‘those’.” . . . . . . . { Excerpts from: “After Birth” by Elisa Albert @elisatamar // Artwork by @lilienneo }
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Birthing requires us to go to places within ourselves that, in most cases, have never been explored before. It is a deep, profound and transformational process. It needs our care givers to be 100% on board with it’s sacredness! It shapes the Mother being birthed within us. . . . . #motherlove #newbornmother #newmother #mothercare p#birthingfromwithin #sacredbirth #sacredpostpartum #postpartumcare #newbornmotherscollective #birthofamother #birthintegrity #safebirth #motheringthemother #postpartumdoula #postnataldoula #birthdoulas #birthdoula #postpartumhealth #newmum #centralcoastmumsandbubs #birthworkers
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4 days ago
. Of course you can have a positive birth experience in hospital. Of course you can make your birth space feel like YOUR space. Of course you can prepare for a beautiful and empowering experience and be ready for any unexpected changes to 'the plan'. . . This past weekend I was lucky to support a wonderful couple who did just that. And what an honour it was to hold the hand of such a strong goddess mama as she birthed her baby with her amazing husband by her side, and the support of the most incredible midwives and doctors. . . Nothing can describe the feeling of witnessing a little human being born. ♥️ . . #magiveslight #birth #doula #doulasupport #birthkeeper #positivebirth #doulalove #birthexperience #scottishdoulas #hypnobirthing #continuityofcare #birthsupport #doulajourney #doulalife #birthyourway #doulaedinburgh #birthenvironment #edinburghdoula #doula #pregnancyedinburgh #positivebirthmovement #positivebirthedinburgh #positivebirthscotland #birthwithoutfear #empoweredbirth #birthofamother #womenwisdom #birthaffirmations #hospitalbirth
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4 days ago
RE-VILLAGING. We’ve lost the “village” that was supposed to help when this mothering thing got *hard.* That’s one of the reasons why I created MotherSHIFT - both to nurture an intimate community of women who take part in the 3-month program together, and also to support those women to go forth and forge meaningful communities of their own. One participant last year said: “So far the MotherSHIFT virtual women’s circles have been my most favourite new mama community. I have felt inspired and held by the group chats, and have felt so much relief from the group laughs. I have felt so excited and nourished and filled up these past weeks.” I would love to have you join us, and to hold you in this brave space we’re creating as you discover who you are as a mother. Find out more details and register using the link in my profile!
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5 days ago
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” and so in you the child your mother lives on and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.” -Osho #baby #newborn #pregnancy #pregnantbelly #birthofamother #life #raisingkings #raisingqueens #proud #moments #babydiaries #momlifestruggles
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Sometimes I run cold with fear when I consider the uncertainty of the world into which I have brought my children. If I’m honest, it’s a work in progress for me to know how to hold both fear and hope in my heart. It’s complicated. It can make me heavy, anxious and introspective. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And then, there are these moments...⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My daughter, aged 3, laughing to herself while eating breakfast...‘Mummy, do you know, I’m dancing to the crunching in my mouth!’ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Or pondering her feet before exclaiming ‘my toes are as long as a wizard’s table!’ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Or we have a long hug and she tells me, ‘we cuddle each other because that’s how we get calm and come back to life.’⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And for a moment things are simple.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And her light is so bright. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And I never want her to stop shining it. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ ✨Watch / listen to CRADLE. Link in bio⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣✨
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5 days ago
Tiny little toes ♡ . info@rosegarnet.co.za www.rosegarnet.co.za
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You may know that this is National Suicide Prevention Week. More specifically, our friends at #2020Mom and @thebluedotprj have started the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign. Along with them, we can all honor the moms lost to maternal suicide. It's a tough topic. It's easy to scroll past this. Don't. Let the uneasiness sit with you. Act on what comes from sitting with your discomfort. We'll be sharing awareness all week so that together we can be empowered to create change for one another's sake. Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day. How will you respond? #KnowMomFacts #MomsAreNotImmune #2020mom #thebluedotproject #maternalmentalhealth #mentalhealth #speakthesecret #motherhoodunfiltered #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #youarenotalone #supportmoms #newmom #newdad #newparent #newparents #parentingishard #raisingbaby #postpartum #postpartumdepressionandanxiety #postpartumhelp #fourthtrimester #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #birthofamama #birthofamother @m3gankate + @natmcbride11
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“Occasional parental inattention is not catastrophic (and may even build resilience), but chronic distraction is another story. Smartphone use has been associated with a familiar sign of addiction: Distracted adults grow irritable when their phone use is interrupted; they not only miss emotional cues but actually misread them. A tuned-out parent may be quicker to anger than an engaged one, assuming that a child is trying to be manipulative when, in reality, she just wants attention. Short, deliberate separations can of course be harmless, even healthy, for parent and child alike (especially as children get older and require more independence). But that sort of separation is different from the inattention that occurs when a parent is with a child but communicating through his or her nonengagement that the child is less valuable than an email. A mother telling kids to go out and play, a father saying he needs to concentrate on a chore for the next half hour—these are entirely reasonable responses to the competing demands of adult life. What’s going on today, however, is the rise of unpredictable care, governed by the beeps and enticements of smartphones. We seem to have stumbled into the worst model of parenting imaginable—always present physically, thereby blocking children’s autonomy, yet only fitfully present emotionally.” . . . . . . . . . { Excerpt from: “The Dangers of Distracted Parenting” by Erika Christakis for @theatlantic // Artwork by @edmon_deharo }
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. "Doulas inform, support and nurture their clients. . Doulas recognise motherhood as a rite of passage. . They believe in the magic of birth and aim to protect the sacred journey into motherhood. . Doulas are often mothers, so they understand how significant and emotionally stirring having a baby is. . They understand the importance of nurturing the mother before, during and after birth, and recognise the impact that birth has on every woman. " . . This beautiful quote comes from a blog that my fellow doula and yoga teacher @mindful_doula, who is based in London wrote for @medium. . . Every single one of her words is so accurate, so powerful, filled with emotion, and so true. . . Becoming a doula is one of the best decisions I've taken in my whole life. But I wouldn't be a doula today if I hadn't become a mother first and if I hadn't decided to prepare positively for the birth of my babies and any eventuality that life would throw at us. . . For both my pregnancies, the preparation that I had with my incredible teachers @positivebirthscotland, @judy.cameron99 and @clare.stephen.58 was invaluable. And the constant support of my amazing doulas @minyara and @doulala.scotland kept me going. I understand why the role of a doula is so crucial in supporting a woman and her partner, because both times, I've had that support myself. 🙏♥️ . . If you way to know a bit more about what is doulas do, check the link on her bio for the full post. 💖 . . . 📷: @abiponcehardy . . #magiveslight #whatdoulasdo #doula #doulasupport #birthkeeper #doulalove #scottishdoulas #doulamexicana #continuityofcare #birthsupport #doulasdehablahispana #doulasrock #doulajourney #doulalife #birthyourway #doulaedinburgh #edinburghdoula #doula #pregnancyedinburgh #positivebirthmovement #positivebirthedinburgh #positivebirthscotland #birthwithoutfear #empoweredbirth #birthofamother #womenwisdom
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Yes 🙌 "As long as baby is healthy" has some serious implications for how we treat mothers and the family as a whole. Mothers should 💯% feel like the strong, empowered, and courageous goddesses they are before, during and after the birth of their babies! Going from whatever your family looks like before adding a new member to whatever it is going to look like after, is a huge transition. We need to support families through this time and remind them how strong they are! What makes you feel like the incredible mumma that you are?? #trustbirth #timetotakebackbirth #positivebirth #quoteoftheday #instaquotes #birthofamother #babylove #affirmations #hypnobirthing #hypnobirthinginadelaide #adelaidemums #uniteinmotherhood #mumsofinstagram #mumstrong #samums #enlightenedbirthandbeyond
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“Mothers couldn't be an easier target if they stood in front of a dart board. Bad at math? Blame mom, for not taking the right hormonal supplements. Are you an emotional eater? Mom should have hugged you more. Bad gut? Anxious brain? Mom wasn't chill enough when she carried you in the womb. . Over the years, mothers have been declared culpable for a long list of ills, medical and social: autism, serial murderers, low self-esteem, too high self-esteem. Not that this has stopped society from also summarily declaring moms the natural nurturers. Praise. Slap. Praise. Slap. . The judgment falls heaviest on poor, single and minority mothers. Upper middle-class moms may obsess about organic food, breastfeeding edicts and the occasional pinot grigio, but they don't worry about the authorities showing up to take their kids, or face judging looks on the bus for being too young or too poor. By making it the fault of individual women, society gives itself a pass on more pressing, harder-to-solve problems. . Instead of dumping on mothers, look at the wider world. If we want working women to feel less stress so their babies do better, perhaps affordable, accessible daycare and more family friendly workplaces would help. Don't tell a pregnant woman to eat better if she can't afford healthy food. Or not to feel stressed when she's struggling to pay rent. . "It's so much easier," says Ladd-Taylor, "to blame pregnant women than it is to address other issues affecting children's health, which require us to tackle more powerful interests rather than some of the most vulnerable, marginalized people in society." . What's frustrating about this insidious narrative is that the science of epigenetics has the potential to do real good, to help us understand how to better support mothers and families. But researchers and policy makers can't leap to conclusions that suggest women somehow have exclusive control over their lives. Except, that is, when society chooses to throw a dart in their direction.” . . . . { 🖊 : “Let's stop pointing the finger at mothers and address the real issues around children's health” by E. Anderssen for @globeandmail // 📷 by @ken_heyman_photography }
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Continuing on with this weeks theme next up we have the second stage of labour! This begins once the first stage has ended (cervix is fully (10cms) dilated), and ends with the birth of your baby! 👶🏻 . The second stage of labour is the descent of the baby through the birth canal. The contractions become expulsive during this time! ⤵️ . Depending on pain relief, mother/baby position and condition the pushing can be involuntary (mum will naturally bear down) or directed (mum is instructed to put her chin on her chest and push into her bum as if she is constipated) 😤 * . Once the head is crowning the woman is told to pant/blow so that the head comes up slowly and causes minimal damage to the perineum ✂️ . When babys head is born, baby will not cry and if you look down the head may be a bluish colour! 😱 With your next pain babys body should deliver, the lungs get a squeeze on the way through and baby will cry! 😭 . Provided all is well, baby will be delivered onto your abdomen for skin to skin contact! 🥰 . * Pooing during this time is a sign that mums pushes are effective, it happens to the majority of women and it will be dealt with without anyone passing any remarks! 💩 . #stagesoflabour #labour #labouranddelivery #secondstageoflabour #birth #birthcanal #vaginaldelivery #birthofamother #birthing #birthingbabies #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #birthbecomesher #birthpreparation #normalisebirth #pregnancy #prenatalyoga #antenatalyoga #pregnancylife #pregnantandperfect #pregnantandpositive #pregnancyyoga #pregnancytips #pregnancyglow
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On that first night, when the hospital falls quiet and you're sitting in your bed, staring at this hours-old person you made, it's hard to absorb exactly what's happened to you. Let me tell you. Your child was born. And so were you. You became a mum. Yes, you. It's so weird, isn't it? People keep calling you 'Mum' and you're like, 'But Mum is a woman called Penny who still calls me to remind me to send birthday cards to people and sends me articles like "Why Bottled Water Is Bad For You" . . . so I can't be "Mum", can I?' Yep, you can. The title Mother is given instantly. The baby is handed to you, and hello - you are a Mother. But the transition to 'Mum' takes a little longer. At first it's like an ill-fitting bra, digging and pulling and throwing your posture off. You can't get comfortable because it just doesn't feel quite right. Bit by bit, the straps loosen, the wire dislodges from your ribs, and one day - without even noticing it happen - you realise you're comfortable. A child's journey into adulthood is called adolescence. A woman's journey into motherhood is called matrescence. It's a similarly significant, life-altering evolution into a new stage of being, but most people have never heard of it. When a baby is born, we celebrate the baby. This little life, so new to the world, is loved and cherished by all. But we don't celebrate the other birth - the birth of the mother. We don't gather around and hold that woman in our arms and let her know how special she is and how loved she'll be through this journey. We don't comfort and calm her. We don't even speak to her about this massive change in her life. We just carry on like nothing has happened, and expect her to do the same. By @thelaurendubois via @essentialbaby #motherhood #birthofamother
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Did you know there is a word to describe the birth of a mother? Matrescence: the psychological birth of a mother, similar to adolescence, involving hormonal and identity shifting. The work we do as doulas truly acknowledges there is far more occurring than the birth of a baby, for a mother too, is being born. It's an an important shift, culturally, to bring awareness to this so that we can better support mothers on their new journey 💛 📸 courtesy of beautiful new Mama @annie_james88 and her gorgeous baby girl 💗💗 #newmumma #mothermuse #mummasdownunder #aussiemum #gorgeousmumma #mumtribe #australianmumma #birthofanewmama #gorgeousbubba #newbubbagirl #thatlighttho #sleepyeyes #preciousbaby #newmummanewbaby
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Patiently, joyfully, awaiting the baby you’ve been longing to hold for what seems like forever. The gift of surrogacy.⠀ ⠀ Gather Birth Cooperative | Minneapolis, St. Paul Birth Photography + Doula + Postpartum Sessions + Film + more⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @gatherbirth | gatherbirth.com⁠⠀ ⠀ [Image Description: The camera is focused on a woman who waits at the bottom of a hospital bed, eyes fixed toward the birthing person, her surrogate, about to birth her baby. The doctor and nurse, stationed at each side of the birthing person’s legs, smile expectantly.]⠀ ⠀ #surrogacy #surrogatefamily #birthofamother #minnesotaphotographer #birthphotographer #tribedemama⠀ ⠀
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It’s impossible to share Kamden’s birth story without honoring the one before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ KEEGAN.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dandelion seeds float gracefully up Sara’s right arm. “Never forgotten 5-14-2018” surrounds the stem.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two tiny feet rest among angel wings on Luke’s left chest, just above his heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They were open about their hardship both during and after that loss. Countless sudden trips to Billings. Two emergency 8-hour drives to Denver Children’s Hospital. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fetal MRIs, bloodwork, echocardiograms.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A baby blanket. A tiny blue hat. Two black footprints inked to paper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yellow balloons released with messages for a son, a brother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “LOVE YOU.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Fresh48 #Fresh48photographer #brandnewbabe #newtothecrew #teenytinytoes #montananewborn #montanababy #montanaborn #birthbumpandbeyond #dontforgetdads #montanabirthstory #momsofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #brandnewdad #birthofamother #birthphotographer #uniteinmotherhood #fresh48session #rawmotherhood
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It’s impossible to share Kamden’s birth story without honoring the one before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ KEEGAN.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dandelion seeds float gracefully up Sara’s right arm. “Never forgotten 5-14-2018” surrounds the stem.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two tiny feet rest among angel wings on Luke’s left chest, just above his heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They were open about their hardship both during and after that loss. Countless sudden trips to Billings. Two emergency 8-hour drives to Denver Children’s Hospital. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fetal MRIs, bloodwork, echocardiograms.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A baby blanket. A tiny blue hat. Two black footprints inked to paper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yellow balloons released with messages for a son, a brother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “LOVE YOU.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Fresh48 #Fresh48photographer #brandnewbabe #newtothecrew #teenytinytoes #montananewborn #montanababy #montanaborn #birthbumpandbeyond #dontforgetdads #montanabirthstory #momsofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #brandnewdad #birthofamother #birthphotographer #uniteinmotherhood #fresh48session #rawmotherhood #candidchildhood
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It’s impossible to share Kamden’s birth story without honoring the one before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ KEEGAN.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dandelion seeds float gracefully up Sara’s right arm. “Never forgotten 5-14-2018” surrounds the stem.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two tiny feet rest among angel wings on Luke’s left chest, just above his heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They were open about their hardship both during and after that loss. Countless sudden trips to Billings. Two emergency 8-hour drives to Denver Children’s Hospital. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fetal MRIs, bloodwork, echocardiograms.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A baby blanket. A tiny blue hat. Two black footprints inked to paper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yellow balloons released with messages for a son, a brother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “LOVE YOU.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Fresh48 #Fresh48photographer #brandnewbabe #newtothecrew #teenytinytoes #montananewborn #montanababy #montanaborn #birthbumpandbeyond #dontforgetdads #montanabirthstory #momsofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #brandnewdad #birthofamother #birthphotographer #uniteinmotherhood #fresh48session #rawmotherhood #candidchildhood
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Had my last sleep in the original peach pit last week🍑 She was named by the incredible creature and auntie to bb boy sparkle @brazilangelica This last year has been one of the MOST transformative and empowering of my life so far. As I enter single motherhood and leave that place behind I’m feeling immensely grateful for every moment. The greatest thing those walls gave me was a chance to build a small sanctuary to rebuild a relationship with myself. We’re in love. We’re making a baby. And he will be loved like no other. Thank you everyone that has had any semblance of an impact on our lives this year. You helped to build the strongest foundation for us to take over the world. Shoutout to the best office in the world. Thanks @corelifestyle_ for always creating an amazing cooperative workspace together and providing endless selfie magic. • • • #bbsprkl #mthrsprkl #mothersparkle #mother #mom #mami #pregnant #singleandpregnant #pregnancy #baby #babyboy #babyboysparkle #babysparkle #birth #birthofamother #bruja #brujasofinstagram #fall #summer #family #support #ittakesavillage #corelifestyle #corelifestylemn #corelifestyleclinic #workcoop #creator #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k
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#MotherhoodRefined means showing up as your best self. Who else is living their best momma life?⁠ ⁠⠀ _⁠⠀ Tag your crew of #MatrescenceMamas ⁠⠀ 📷@jaycina⁠ c/o our friends @coterie
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You are loved beyond measure. ♡ . info@rosegarnet.co.za www.rosegarnet.co.za
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My mother and I didn't always have the best relationship, but I've come to understand her now, better, after becoming a mother myself. You see, her own mother died roughly a month before I was born. Her grandmother died two weeks after that. The two women who had raised her (her father died of esophageal cancer when she was 7), were gone. She'd just moved back from South Dakota, my dad was going back to school after leaving the military, and she was left, to pack up a house full of memories all the while worrying about money and they ended up living in the same house she'd grown up in. And my mother didn't have her mother to lean on. I had reflux, mom had never swaddled or even changed a diaper before me. She had an emergency c-section at 36 weeks because I came early. A 5 pound newborn, while my dad was going to school and working night shift as a security guard. And now that I've had my own daughter, and I've struggled with my own issues, my mom is a balm to my aching heart. And I tell her that, too. Because she knows what it's like to be in my shoes. On a happy note, though, my daughter is a first born. I am, too. My mom's mom also had a firstborn daughter, and was a first born daughter. We seem to have a lot of girls around here.❤ #birthofamother #motherhood #holisticmom #breastfeedingmom #birthwithoutfear #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #sonyphotography #sonya7 #zeisslenses #thisismotherhood #postpartumhealth #birthdoula
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. As I prepare to support another mama in the amazing journey that childbirth is, I thank my womb for everything. For making me a mother, for making my life change for better. . . If I hadn't become a mother in the circumstances in which I did the first time, I would most likely not be a doula now. . . Two births. Two competently different stories. One a very premature and unexpected birth whilst abroad. The other one a full term home birth. Both equally beautiful, equally special. Both equally amazing and empowering. Both equally life changing. Such unique experiences that gave me the insight of what it is to embrace pregnancy, birth and motherhood positively. . . My role as a doula will never be telling the women that I support what to do, of to do what I think is best. My role is to support them in their choices and to make sure that however it goes, however different from the 'birth plan', whatever the change in circumstances, that them and their partners feel supported and have a positive experience. . . I thank life for being able to do what I do for living 🙏♥️ . . 📷: @abiponcehardy thank you for another beautiful photo. . . #mamagiveslight #doula #birthofamother #motherhood #doulaoncall #doulalife #birthdoula #postnataldoula #pregnant #doulalove #positivebirth #pregnancy #birth #positivebirthedinburgh #birthyourway #mum #childbirth #positivebirthmovement #positivebirthstories #birthrights #doulasrock #birthkeeper #scottishdoulas#mother
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This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to a #birthwithoutfear conference with a friend. It was a wonderful day full of amazing discussions and empowerment. I am thankful for @januaryharshe and her incredible work. Birth, postpartum, and parenting with out fear is totally possible. All it takes is education, support, and love. Help us #bringbackthevillage Tag the people in your little village that share their wisdom and love with you on this amazing journey. . . . . . . #momtomomcare #birth #postpartum #pregnancy #postpartumdoula #experience #babies #newborn #education #momof6 #thisispostpartum #fourthtrimester #newmomcare #frommothertomother #birthofamother #spreadwisdom #ittakesavillage #inittogether #supportisbest #welcometomotherhood #wearestrongertogether
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MotherSHIFT is open for registration! MotherSHIFT is a three-month (yes, a full trimester) of support for mothers in their first few years of motherhood. Now that MotherSHIFT is in its third season, I can say for certain that my favourite thing about the program - and what I endeavour to do in all my work with birthing mamas - is that it is a space to talk about the things no one talks about. Because most of us spend hours upon hours figuring out which cloth diapers to buy, what to expect during labour, and what Netflix series to watch during baby's first growth spurt, but what we don't talk about is how radical the transformation into motherhood is. How there's no "getting back to normal." How sometimes you feel like you've lost yourself. How your relationships change, your values shift, how the way you feel about your body transforms. During MotherSHIFT, you'll be guided through a process and practices that will help you make sense of who you are as a mother, and who you are as a woman who happens to be a mother. You'll explore things like... < how your life has transformed since you've become a mother (whether you're a mama of one or more!) - your relationships, career, values, sense of community...this is one of those changes that changes everything! < the grief or sadness related to some of what you might have left behind now that you're a mother < what you'd like to claim for yourself and your family as you step fully into this new Motherself < meaningful self-care practices that actually nourish you < your MotherPowers - your creativity, your inner knowing, and your relationship with your body - I think of these as the great untapped potentials of motherhood < building greater capacity for community, friendship, and leadership to support you on your motherhood path We do this through weekly modules that contain journaling questions and prompts, weekly virtual women's circles, and a series of group coaching calls. The program is carefully paced and totally do-able during nap-times or between feedings because: motherhood. To find out more, head over to the link in my profile. MotherSHIFT starts September 24th.
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"Every day is a new day for our babies. Every day their brain and mind is massively transformed. And so, they need us to parent the baby in front of us and meet the needs we see. We can’t assume that today will look like yesterday or tomorrow will look like today. It helps to let it go that naps or bedtime will look like yesterday. It helps to let it go that play, movement, vocalizing, mood, eating, likes or dislikes will look like yesterday. It helps to remember that some days are easier and some days are really really hard. An astounding 1 million connections per second are built in the baby brain. That means your baby is about 86 trillion 4 billion brain connections different than yesterday." . . . . . . . . . { Post by: @nurture_neuroscience_parenting }
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If there were two things I could throw away about maternity care and our culture one would be due dates. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They drive me insane. They’re arbitrary and rarely have any benefit. Sure tracking gestation is important but why have ONE date we give mothers anyways? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please take them with a grain of salt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NORMAL HEALTHY GESTATION IS 38 TO 42 WEEKS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Even in doubt, I am committed to trusting my process. I am leaning I to discomfort with faith, resilience, and curiosity.” Photo and quote by @alex_elle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ••• ••• ••• ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doula #childbirtheducation #childbirtheducator #duedate #duemonth #happyduedate #duedatemonth #pregnancyannouncement #alexellequotes #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodsimplified #postpartumdoula #birthofamother #birthwithoutfear
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Saturday with Angela and her growing tribe. Almost 40 weeks with her third little human who is already loved on by her two biggest. Can’t wait to snap the arrival earth side of this bub. Annnny day now. ✨ . . . #maternitysession #thebump #babybump #expectingmama #goldenhour #motherhoodrising #unitedinmotherhood #babylove #magic #birthwithoutfear #birthphotography #birthphotographer #maternityphotgrapher #thirdtrimester #bumpstyle #australianbirthstories #birthofamother #pregnantandperfect #thelifestylecollective #melbournebirthphotographer #melbournefamilyphotographer #janawoodhousebirthandbabies
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We don’t put champagne on the birth supplies list (hmmm, maybe we should 🤔), but we’ll never turn down the opportunity to celebrate a birth day! There were many hands committed to making this particular birth one of the most awesomely supported birthing days to date. Birth isn’t always this festive but for these fun clients, it fit! We enjoyed an immediate postpartum that was more like a party, and clients that were more like family. Did you do anything special to celebrate after your birth? Share your ideas with us! Photo by the lovely Danielle Youngdale ♥️
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“Mom” derives from baby talk: ma ma. It’s a deeply intimate word that the tiniest humans learn at the breast and as such is inherently demeaning when applied broadly to all women with children, not too far from having your boss use a lovers’ endearment like “darling” or “hon.” It’s a kid’s word at heart, containing a kid’s-eye view of things. “Mom” is an overpowering presence: omnipotent, mythic, nurturing, and bosomy, a perfumed provider of succor, discipline, and food; but also (as the child grows up) embarrassing, annoying, nagging, insufficient, disappointing. . “Mom” has a vaguely creepy aspect, too, a replay of the Madonna-whore complex, for as any adolescent will tell you, you can’t look away from a naked mom, both utterly compelling and the grossest thing in the world. You’re a “mom” or a “MILF” — two sides of the same coin, neither one particularly flattering even when they’re meant, as they often are, as compliments. . My gag reflex is triggered by all of the above, but by something else as well — a shouldering of the mom identity by women themselves, so that females, with responsibilities and jobs and advanced degrees and a certain shrewd awareness of how being parents, or not, affects how they appear to others in the world, are beginning to use it to refer to each other and themselves. . We live in a world of mom friends, and moms’ nights out, and moms’ groups, and mommy matinees, and book clubs for mommies only and recipes for Mommy Martinis...There are those who would say that “mom” is an honorific, somehow, a blessing and a tribute to those who do the hardest job of all. But if that were true, then “dad” would be, too, and it’s not. When we speak of male parents with reverence and respect, we use the word “father”. . “Mom” is such a deficient tag for the edgy, hilarious, imperfect, impatient, big-hearted, and brainy women I know through my child that I’m sitting here wondering what might work better...I’ll try this: In everyday speech, I’m going to try to call people by their names. And if I need a parental descriptor, I’ll default to “mother.” . . . . 🖊 Lisa Miller—full credits in comments below
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2 weeks ago
There are so many reasons why there is and needs to be #blackbreastfeedingweek The amount of knowledge, experience, and wisdom that is being shared this week is amazing!!!! As a lactation educator I know the best way to have breastfeeding success it to start seeking out information about breastfeeding while pregnant. I understand that in the local black communities finding this kind of education can be difficult. Luckily for all we have this wonderful tool of social media filled with talented, empowered, and wise women sharing their wisdom in true #momtomomcare fashion. Check the comments where I will tag some of these accounts you should follow. Please tag others you know, who are sharing their wisdom or ones who could benefit from these awesome accounts. 📷: @andreadjahoedp
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❁Hypnobirthing❁ 𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚙𝚘𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛. . 𝑊𝒉𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐻𝑦𝑝𝑛𝑜𝑏𝑖𝑟𝑡𝒉𝑖𝑛𝑔? . 𝑊𝒉𝑎𝑡 𝑏𝑖𝑟𝑡𝒉𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑒𝑡𝒉𝑜𝑑 𝑑𝑖𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝒉𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑒? . info@rosegarnet.co.za www.rosegarnet.co.za
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I have never sought out kindness like I have since becoming a mother. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Sometimes I need it like oxygen. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ My eldest was born during Autumn storms. I remember the shock of the first wobbly steps homebound from the hospital into the dark city streets. Battle wounded. Forever changed. Cradling in my arms, my baby, my heart outside of my body. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I felt vulnerability in a way I’d never known before. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Everything was so loud, so harsh. The cars hurtling past. The flashing neon lights of the shops. Howling winds bending trees into arcs. People, so many people, rushing about. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I wanted a thousand blankets to protect her. To protect me.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ And then as I walked down the street, a woman caught my eye and smiled. ‘How old is she?’ she asked. ‘Not even a day a yet’, I replied. She peered into the bundle in my arms, cooing, talking gently to the wide eyed baby inside. ‘She’s beautiful, well done you. You look after yourself’ and we parted.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ And there it was. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ A soft place to land for a moment. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ A deep breath of relief. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ An ancient message to remind me there are golden threads, even in the smallest acts of kindness, that can hold us together when we need it most. ⁣⁣⁣And that we can weave around our children. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ✨Watch / listen to CRADLE. Link in bio ✨
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"{ Breastfeeding } reminds us of the universal truth of abundance; the more we give out, the more we are filled up, and that divine nourishment - the source from which we all draw is, like a mother's breast, ever full and ever flowing."- Sara Buckley . info@rosegarnet.co.za www.rosegarnet.co.za
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"If we hope to create a non-violent world where respect and kindness replace fear and hatred, we must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life. For that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation,—or love and trust." Suzanne Arms ☆ . . . . #rumi #centerofyourheart #bohomama #bohostyle #wildmamatribe #3rdtrimester #birthofamother #amotherisborn #maternityphotographylondon #pregnancyphotographylondon #maternityphotoshoot #naturalmama #earthmama #londonmums #northlondonmums #bohostyle #motherdaughter #kissthebump #babybump #beautifulbump #mypregnancyjourney
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Jenice Johnson Williams is @artislifemotherhood has always been a writer at heart. And in this intensely honest conversation featured in Episode 007 of Young Honest Mother: The Podcast, she details how her professional journey profoundly shifted once she gave birth to her daughter after struggling with fertility. She explores how being open about life transitions has also helped her to settle into step-motherhood after a season of living apart from her husband while still cultivating their relationship. Press play via the link in my bio to hear how she’s rediscovering who she is as she chronicles her journey on social media. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Join the conversation: how are you adapting the vision board for your life?
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❤️It is my firm belief our children choose us to parent them, guide them, and support them. Our relationships are divinely paired.⠀ ⠀ Therefore, YOU are the best parent for your child(ren). It’s so easy to get distracted from this, but when we tune more and more inward as parents we can more readily see this truth.⠀ ⠀ In less than two weeks, I am guiding an ambitious and conscious group of mamas in the More Energy Mama group online program. The greatest benefit of the entire program is that by tapping into our body wisdom and boosting our energy, we are also aligning our energies to increase our intuition.⠀ ⠀ From this place, we can parent with more confidence, more compassion, and more of essence of our Highest self.⠀ ⠀ Are you ready to join? Just 4 spots remaining. (Link in bio.)⠀ ⠀ #maternalhealth #mothersintuition #highvibetribe #mamaknowsbest #wombwisdom #mamatoto #mothering #motherthemother #birthofamother #motherhoodrising #feminineenergy #ayurveda #functionalnutrition #pelvichealth #wellrested #community #momcommunity #womensempowermentleader #womenscircle #backtoschool #authenticmotherhood #postnataldepletion #matresence⠀ #consciousparenting #momstruggles
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“Black women have always breastfed. In fact, during slavery, black women were known as “feeders” and often forbidden from breastfeeding their own children in order to breastfeed the children of their white owners. As the years went on, white middle- and upper-class women who viewed breastfeeding as beneath them were able to turn their children over to a wet nurse ― often a black woman. . This negatively associated breastfeeding with slavery...a connection that lingers in the minds of many grandmothers and family matriarchs who are highly influential in modern black family structures. And it’s left today’s black women with a disproportionate lack of multigenerational support; many receive negative cues about breastfeeding from their older relatives. . Stereotypes about who breastfeeds and who doesn’t, supported by media images, suggest breastfeeding is for white women of privilege; black women, on the other hand, have been stereotyped as good caretakers for other people’s children but distrusted as capable parents of their own. . In the many spaces people are talking about breastfeeding, very few mainstream organizations are highlighting the impact of structural racism and inequities of support and access. Many public health agencies are overly focused on “evidence-based research” (of which black people were likely not participants) without valuing the experiential knowledge and lived experience of the black community as a source for real solutions. . We must end the dangerous conversation of breastfeeding as a “choice” without a deeper discussion as to how black women’s choices are shaped by their circumstances...We must put black mothers and infants at the forefront of the breastfeeding conversation. Black communities also have solutions, can also lead innovation and ultimately save themselves and their infants ― if only we would listen.” . . . . . . { Excerpts from: “Presenting Breastfeeding As A Choice Is Contributing To Black Infant Deaths” by @iamksealsallers // Image of @thezeinabou by @jefferysalter }
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throw back to the rose garden picnic reveal of baby boy sparkle. we played with the roses and laughed with our loves. I can’t believe I have nearly three more months of carrying him with me. it seems like forever and like no time at all. part of me wants him to never leave me. but I can’t wait to see his face for the first time. as our summer starts to wind down I’m thinking about what a task I have ahead of me. all I can think about is birth and the first few months after. I have such an incredible support system, I could actually build a tiny village with the amount of beautiful people in our lives. there is no short supply of aunties and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, from both blood and chosen family. I’m pouring out as much preparation as I can for something everyone tells me I can’t ever really be prepared for. despite all the moving pieces thrusting me forward there’s this peaceful and timeless feeling about being so uncertain and trusting in this great process that keeps coming over me. like all of the good and beautiful things that have come in and out of my life until this point are all for him. my baby boy. • • • #bbsprkl #mthrsprkl #mothersparkle #mother #mom #pregnant #singleandpregnant #pregnancy #baby #babyboy #babyboysparkle #babysparkle #birth #birthofamother #bruja #brujasofinstagram #hotgirlsummer #hotmomsummer #summer #family #support #ittakesavillage #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k
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Why isn't there anyone to sit at my table? ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The isolation of postpartum can be overwhelming to new moms who are used to having a large group of friends or even a supportive network of coworkers and peers.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ It's sometimes a rude awakening to find out that friends who don't have children suddenly don't have time for you.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You find yourself alone at a time when you have so many questions and worries.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You wonder if postpartum is this hard and lonely for everyone, or is it just you? ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Then you see the moms at the park or shopping together at Target and wonder why you can't find a connection like that . ⁠⠀ Is it too late for me to find a mom friend? They look like they've been friends forever. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I want you to stop and get out of your own head for a moment. ⁠⠀ You are worthy of finding friendship. ⁠⠀ You are worthy of connection.⁠⠀ It's never too late.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Whether you are six weeks postpartum, nine months or 3 years postpartum, you can jump into a group of established friends or connect with another mom who's also feeling lonely and isolated.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ There are lots of great resources to help you connect with other moms. ⁠⠀ ~You can check out apps like @meetup or @peanut. ⁠⠀ ~Find a babywearing, breastfeeding or new mom group in your area.⁠⠀ ~⁠ Look for virtual support from groups like @postpartumhelp , Facebook groups or @Babycenter.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you're local to the Knoxville, TN area, I'll be hosting weekly mom meetups in various places starting in September. We'll be having days where you can bring your baby and times that will be just moms.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Not local? No worries 'cause I've got you covered too. Head to the link in my bio to get on the waitlist for my virtual support for postpartum moms. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #nomomleftbehind⁠
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I seem to struggle with IG a lot of the time. To spare just thirty minutes while baby Jude sleeps to write a post seems to be at the bottom of a daily to do list. It’s a contradiction as I do jump on here to scroll over a cuppa and damn it’s good when you hit upon some of these incredible feeds. Thank you @mother.ly for your posts of truly inspirational stories. I’m weeping watching this one. It’s a huge great big reminder why I am building a new path to be a birth worker and breastfeeding supporter. Please follow this feed and watch the video, it really is beautiful. #birth #thisisbirth #surrogacy #surrogatemother #mothervessel #birthofamother #birthofababy #motherly #doula #doulaintraining #birthworker #postnataldoula #birthdoula
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“Hold a baby to your ear⁣⁣⁣ As you would a shell:⁣⁣⁣ Sounds of centuries you hear ⁣⁣⁣ New centuries foretell.” ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Words from “Conch” by E.B. White⁣⁣⁣ Discovered via the wonderful @we.are.mamakind⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📷 from CRADLE, watch the video - link in bio⁣⁣
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"You are the most precious thing that my arms have ever held." ♡ . info@rosegarnet.co.za www.rosegarnet.co.za
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"Well done baby, you did it!" ♡ . info@rosegarnet.co.za www.rosegarnet.co.za
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This. Girl.⁣ ⁣ She saved me. ⁣ ⁣ “Uterine rupture is spontaneous tearing of the uterus that may result in the fetus being expelled into the peritoneal cavity.”⁣ ⁣ The risk of uterine rupture is less than 1%.⁣ ⁣ While giving birth to Carsyn, I found myself in the 1%. When I say she saved me, she truly did. With half of her body in utero and half inside of my body, she acted as a plug preventing catastrophic blood loss. ⁣ ⁣ I never imagined having a surgical birth, but am truly thankful that the option was available. Without it, neither of us would be here. The last 7 weeks have been nothing short of blissful with this sweetest baby I could have been blessed with. I don’t feel cheated. I feel lucky and thankful for this girl. ❤️
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How old is he? How much did she weigh? How is he sleeping? How is she eating? Is he a happy baby? Is she pooping okay? These are questions that are often asked when a new baby is born. People often forget to ask some of these questions to the new mom. How are you sleeping? Are you getting enough nutritious food to eat? How are you emotionally? How is pooping going? What time can I come over to help? Remember the having a baby is a huge transition that dosen't always go smoothly. Reach out to that postpartum mom. Did anyone ask you how you were doing postpartum? Image by @mombrain.therapist #momtomomcare #postpartum #lookoutforeachother #motherhood #inittogether #youarenotalone #bringbackthevillage #newborn #birth #birthofamother
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#Repost @monetnicolebirths ・・・ Happy #blackbreastfeeding week! Racial disparity exists in breastfeeding rates, which is why black breastfeeding week is so important. @blkbfingweek also shares these five reasons as to why we need a black breastfeeding week on their website: 1. High black infant mortality rate 2. High rates of diet-related disease 3. Lack of diversity in lactation field 4. Unique cultural barriers among black women 5. Desert-like conditions in black communities. - Awareness should lead to tangible support of those working to change the trend. 💪🏿💪🏼 White people need to listen, learn, and then commit to dismantling systems that we are profiting from at the expense of our black sisters and brothers. - Please follow their page and support the important work they're doing! And if you are a black person breastfeeding, I would love to see any images you'd like to share and hear your stories. [photo by @monetnicolebirths] . . . . . #themamamantraatx #theboobieninja #birth #justborn #2ndtrimester #3rdtrimester #birthofamother #mamabear #motherhood #motherhoodrising #birth #postpartum #blackbreastfeedingweek #pregnancy #pregnant #babies #breastfeeding #breastfeedwithoutfear #badassbreastfeeder #miraclemilk #bosomnectar #goddess #divinefeminine #beautifulbfing #momlife
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“The pressure to lose weight as a new young mother hurt me physically and emotionally. It’s challenging enough to manage the stress of everyday motherhood, including the physical demands of breastfeeding and potential mental-health conditions such as postpartum anxiety and depression. When you add trying to adhere to diets and cram in workouts, it’s nearly unbearable. . My hips are wider than they were before my first child, my breasts aren’t perky anymore, and my stretch marks are likely a permanent part of my body’s map. But to prioritize my mental health and solidify my ability to be the best mother I can for my children, I have to learn to be fine with that. Being comfortable with my new plushy body requires rejecting the message that I must be below a certain size to be valuable. I’ve had to stop looking at skinniness as an accomplishment and understand that health should be my only goal. . When nothing else about life will return to its pre-pregnancy state, why is our society determined to convince women that our weight should?” . . . . . . . . { Excerpts from: “It’s not easy, but I’m learning to love my body through pregnancy and postpartum changes” by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez for @washingtonpost //Artwork by @sally_hewett }
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It was my eldest daughter's birthday yesterday. 5 years ago I was also born a mother. This is a photo of me in labour at home with my husband Sam who was my biggest supporter. ° I had such a wonderful home birth experience. The lead up to the birth was fairly stressful with finding out she was breech at 40 weeks then having low platelets and going to 14 days 'overdue' but the home birth itself was really amazing.... The rest continued in a blog post - link in bio.
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“If you’ve spent more than two hours with me in the last three years my daughter has flashed you my boob, if she really likes you - the pair. I breastfeed and so don’t cover. For 548 days I’ve breastfed my daughter. On planes trains and busses and the side of the road. It’s the biggest/longest commitment I’ve ever made. I realized I never post a photo of this thing that I do for hours a day because the patriarchy is hiding in my head. Well I say down with Patriarchy and out with my boobs.” 📷 + post: by @africanboheme found via @motherhoodrising - - - - - #themamamantraatx #theboobieninja #blackbreastfeedingweek #bbw2018 #normaltermnursing #fulltermbreastfeeding #birthofamother #mamabear #motherhood #motherhoodrising #blackmomsdobreastfeed #postpartum #blackmomsbreastfeed #babies #breastfeeding #breastfeedwithoutfear #badassbreastfeeder #miraclemilk #bosomnectar #normalizebreastfeeding #divinefeminine #beautifulbfing #momlife
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Good morning, goddesses! ✨🌿👸🌸[📸 @gypsyonephoto] . . . [from @evolvebirth] I've always had an interest in Greek Mythology. I started reading English translations when I was 11 or 12, and when I entered high school I decided to take Latin. It's of no practical use to me now, but I still enjoy Greek mythology. The first Greek god was actually a goddess. She is Gaia, or Mother Earth, who created herself out of primordial chaos. From her fertile womb all life sprang, and unto Mother Earth all living things must return after their allotted span of life is over. Gaia, as Mother Nature, personifies the entire ecosystem of Planet Earth. Mother Nature is always working to achieve and maintain harmony, wholeness and balance within the environment. Mother Nature heals, nurtures and supports all life on this planet, and ultimately all life and health depend on Her. In time, Nature heals all ills. #gaia #greekmythology #mothernature
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World Breastfeeding Week is coming. 🙌⊍⊍💧 [📷: @theblissfulmaven]
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#Repost @empoweredbirthproject ・・・ This is shocking and incredibly disappointing. From @nytimes : __ “Based on decades of research, the [WHO @who] resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes. Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations. American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.” __ This is a must read. Link in my stories. 🔗 Yet another example of the US prioritizing corporate interest above the health and well-being of human beings. Another example of how our bodies and our rights to accurate, evidence based information are politicized. __ #worldhealthorganization #breastfeeding #breastmilk #empoweredbirthproject
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It’s when you look back at these videos and really KNOW the child your holding 😭 😍 Their personality, their quirks, their smile. What makes them happy and beam with joy and what makes them sad. Thats when these moments become so so precious. My beautiful boy Hugh born just after 10pm, 3 years ago today. SO grateful my hubby captured it for us 🙌🏻🙏🏼
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When the whole 9 months ends in this beautiful moment ... Baby born 🙌🏻 You did it beautiful mama @tonilekey x
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A year ago today a mother was born. I gave birth to my son and my new self at once. I felt the transformation start to happen with the twinge of the first contraction and never again would I be the same woman. The last 365 days have been the most trying, most rewarding, most exhausting, most exhilarating days of my life. Thank you, my son, for making me a mother and most amazingly of all, making me YOUR mother. - 📷: @branlinshockey
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