#birthdoula paylaşımları

I do like the term #motheringthemother as #mothering is a verb and a noun.
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This is much the verbing of #motherhood, to care for, to nurture, to encourage, to feed, to hold, to love.
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#mum was just having a lovely shower whilst 5 day old baba slept on my in the #sling and I whipped up some veggies, humous, warming tea for her.
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This is what a postnatal doula does.
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#queerdoula #doula #whatdoulado #lifeofabirthkeeper #fatdoula #lgbtdoula #love #londondoula #birthdoula #essexdoula #essexbirthworkers #hertfordshiredoula #kentdoula #abueladoula #redtentdoula #breastfeedingcounselor #chestfeeding #support #postnataldoula
Did you or do you wear your baby? There are so many incredible benefits to both baby and parent when it comes to wearing your baby in a carrier. We want to know what wrap, sling, or carrier is your favorite! Tell us below in the comments 👇🏽
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Hi! 👋🏼 I’m Amber Brook the Doula! 
I’m here to serve & nurture you with your birth or the postpartum period. 
I want to play, so... What would you like to know about me? Taking questions all day! Lol Ask anything!
Birth Simply your way! .
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Artwork by @hollypriddis
#birthdoula #canberradoula #empower #support #pregnancy #birth #canberramums #love #pregnancyjourney #doulalife #itsnatural #dowhatyoulove
TASMANIA! I'm very excited to announce that @donaintl is bringing their Doula Workshop to our beautiful state!

If you or someone you know has been considering becoming a doula, or maybe just expanding your knowledge around birth support, then this is the perfect opportunity to begin your journey with a leading doula certifying organisation!

You can find all the relevant information through www.dona.org as well as www.itsbirth.ca for workshop specific details. And of course, I would be more than happy to connect with anyone who might have any questions or who is looking to network with local doulas, so please get in touch!
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#tasmaniandoula #birthdoula #donainternational #donadoula #australiandoulas #doulatraining
SCROLL DOWN to see the story behind this picture (it’s not a random stock image!), but also check out the blog post in the bio for updated recommendations on newborn bathing!  STORY: This is a photo of my great-great-grandmother bathing one of her children.  His grin just cracks me up and I love her tender care (and her #apron). She had four children and they were a family who kept evvvverrrrything (and all my Midwest readers are nodding their sympathetically...). Sometimes it’s frustrating: Suzy Q’s 4th grade home ec project from the 1950’s, for instance. But sometimes it’s really cool. We didn’t know these photos existed (there are more I’ll share later :) We found them tucked in the back of an old filing cabinet. It was so much fun to look at them and recognize the faces of people from a century ago! What about you, any old family treasures hiding out in your filing cabinets? #familyhistory #vintagephotos #midwestlife #indianahistory #chicagohistory #virtualdoula #lafayetteindiana #westlafayetteindiana #homeofpurdue #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #babybath #grandmothers #mothersandbabies #indianablogger #purduealumni
Yesterday afternoon until the early hours of this morning I was blessed to be in the room while a rockstar mumma roared her baby out. She was Primal, not afraid to groan and rock her baby down.  I remember telling her to feel her contraction and move with it and she did just that,  staying active, bouncing,  rocking and swaying to her waves.  The oxytocin was flowing as this beautiful couple vibed with each other...i could feel and see the love in the room and I know it helped her through some of the harder moments she faced.  I could not be prouder of them and especially of mumma who was strong when faced with challenges and decisions outside of her birth plan.  Congratulations guys you are truly amazing 😍
How good is sniffing two day old baby heads 😭😍⠀⠀
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Postpartum, or fourth trimester, is an incredibly important time which I see as so undervalued in our society.⠀⠀
Just as birth matters, the postpartum period also really, really matters. ⠀⠀
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1 in 7 new mums and up to 1 in 10 new dads are diagnosed with postnatal depression each year in Australia (PANDA). Suicide is a leading cause of maternal death (AIHW 2016). And there is the increasing rates of postnatal anxiety and general feelings of overwhelm and isolation. ⠀⠀
For the long term health of our mothers, parents and babies, it is vital that more and better support is given in postpartum. ⠀⠀
I am passionate about providing postpartum support which is uniquely curated to each family and not a one size fits all. Which isn’t only focused on the physical recovery. ⠀⠀
Fostering parents to lean into their new selves and continue to connect with each other. ⠀⠀
Support which is not giving advice, but encouraging the mother to lean into trusting herself, her baby and her intuition. ⠀⠀
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Some great accounts for postpartum goodness include @newbornmothers @slowpostpartum @betterpostpartum ⠀⠀
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Also @ebbirth had a great podcast episode this week focusing on postpartum care featuring @betterpostpartum ⠀⠀
#sarahhamiltonbirth #doula #birthsupport #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #birthmatters #postpartummatters⠀
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"Informação durante a gestação é essencial para a qualidade do parto. Se você conhece alguma gestante, marque ela aqui!" O parto humanizado é simplesmente aquele onde a mulher tem informação sobre todos os processos do trabalho de parto podendo assim ter escolhas sob o seu parto. O parto humanizado é aquele onde a mulher e suas escolhas são respeitadas, seu tempo não é controlado e seu corpo não é violado.  #informaçãoéachave #doulasupport #birthdoula #respectedbirth #findyourdoula #encontresuadoula #marqueagravida
May the Almighty God comfort you and grant unto you double for your lose. .
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The journey of 9 months isn't an easy one. Comes with so many ups and downs yet you endured it. Contraction, labor isnt funny yet you endured it, you went under the knives and came out to the death of your dear little one.

Its not easy, you are so strong and selfless more than anyone of us. .
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The Lord is mindful of you and He will bless you with beautiful children who will stay with you. .
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I adore my scar!!!
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Hey mumma 
Just wanted to check in and say,
How are you?
And you are beautiful.
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Its okay to some days raise that white flag 🏳 and salute to the days of motherhood that just might seem all too much at times.
I see you!!
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Being a mum is bloody hard work. 
It's the most challenging job in the whole world, and the most rewarding.
My kids test me on every single level.
Somedays I adore them hard, and somedays I could rock myself in a corner.
I'm not just teaching my kids, I'm silently teaching myself.
Patience and motherhood. 
Every single day is different.
And every single day I love my life.
No matter what the day brings, I just need to know I'm doing my best job to raise independent kind but sassy souls.
I'm all for being real.
Its important to me, that I show that I too am vulnerable and totally winging mum life.
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It's all okay!
You've got this. 
I've got this.
Together we've got this.
Being honest, accepting your mumma tribe in, speaking your truth when your kids can be ass holes with no fear of judgment is my kind of vibe.
Dont pretend to have it all together, that shit just gets exhausting.
Reach out.
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I get your vibe girlfriend.
Keep smiling mumma, I believe in you.
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#mumlife #mummatribe #sisterhood #babygirl #babyboy #mykids #speakyourtruth #nojudgmenthere #keepingitreal #mumma #melbourmemumma #mumsinmelbourne #melbournedoula #mumboss #parentslove #pregnancylife #babybump #labour #birthdoula #birthsupport #doula #hireadoula #getadoula #thebirthdoulajess #newpost #mumblog
Something I find myself saying, almost daily, to clients is: that's normal. Not to discount what they are experiencing, but  to remind them that everything is okay and they're doing great. The range of "normal" in pregnancy, birth and postpartum is as far as it is wide. Just because your journey looks nothing like your mom's, bestie's, or that perfect person on insta, doesn't mean you're doing it wrong. .
💫Lean in, trust your body, trust your instincts, trust your journey 💫 .
#maternityphotography #maternityshoot #fujifilmx100f #motherhood #newnormal #pregnancy #pregnancyphotoshoot #pregnant #bump #babybump #berlinbaby #babyinberlin #doula #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #berlin
#doulawaves 
#doulabyronbay 
#goldcoastdoula 
#pregnancy 
#birthsupport 
#birthdoula 
#mumsandbubs 
#birth 
#prenatalsupport 
#postnatalsupport
‘it is said that women in labour leave their bodies…they travel to the stars to collect the souls of their babies, and return to this world together.”⁣ -anonymous⁣
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#birthdoula #birthpartner #doulawisdom #womensupportingwomen #parenting #thedoulabook #pregnancy #parentingtips #doula #prochoice #informedchoice #postnataldoula #pregnancysupport #feminists #antenatalvisit #birthbecomesher #due2019 #due2020 #pregnant #preggers ⁣
#birthpreferences #quote #spiritual #anonymous #strongwomen⁣
#expressingbreastmilk #pumpingmom #expressedbreastmilk .
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Talking today about safe, practical and possible difficulties with expressing breastmilk, in beautiful sunny north London.
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Sometimes essential to get extra calories into baby, sometimes a pain in the butt but a good skill to have in your parenting arsenal .
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#day5 of life, day 2 of postnatal love from #birthkeeperdoula me!
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#queerdoula #doula #whatdoulado #lifeofabirthkeeper #fatdoula #lgbtdoula #love #londondoula #birthdoula #essexdoula #essexbirthworkers #hertfordshiredoula #kentdoula #abueladoula #redtentdoula #breastfeedingcounselor #chestfeeding #support
One of my favourite massages is Postnatal as I see instant improvements. Below are 10 reasons why you should have postnatal massage.

1. Helps with the recovery of the uterus.
2. Reduction of swelling.
3. Improved breastfeeding.
4. Avoid any blocks or lumps.
5. Improve stability, posture, and co-ordination.
6. Unwind and de-stress.
7. Deal with those postpartum blues.
8. Faster recuperation.
9. Glowing skin.
10. Get that body back.

As a Birth & Postnatal Doula, Bowen Practitioner and Massage Therapist you will be in the best hands.
Book a 30, 60 or 90 minute massage online and mention in note section what type of massage you would like.
💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #birthvideographer #birthvideo #birthdoula #doulatrainer #cesareanbirth #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #bithingwomen
Funny + True.
Here is a story from the book Orgasmic birth about the dramatic effect an emotional block can have on labor:
"At just 3 centimeters she was rocking on the birth ball, hospital lights were dimmed, aromatherapy was activated, and music was playing quietly. After 5 hours of contractions coming every three minutes with no change in dilation, her physician ordered pitocin. At this stage of the process and with baby in a great position, an emotional block seemed likely. When asked what was going on in her mind, the mother responded with a waterfall of tears and said she was sad she would never feel this baby inside her again. It had taken her 3 years to get pregnant, and she feared that she might never know these feelings again. The next contraction brought pressure, then an urge to push, and the baby was out in 20 minutes. The nurse hadn't had time to start pitocin and the medical team was confounded at how quickly this woman opened up once she released her feelings".
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I love this story! It show that your emotional journey is just as important as the physical one. Take time in your pregnancy to face your fears and be open to processing these emotions during labor as well!
@freyabirth .
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#birth #birthprep #emotionalblock #emotionalintelligence #faceyourfears #preparedness #tears  #birthprocess #birthisbeautiful #birthstory #birthstories #birthing #birthmatters #hospitalbirth #birthdoula #doula #doulalife #orgasmicbirth #freyabirth #utahdoula #advice #tips #encouragement #beprepared
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#goodmorninglondon.
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Day two  for me with a new family of three in north London, day 5 for parents & baby.
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Today will be sling cuddles, love, reassurance and praise for mum, breastfeeding support and more love and reassurance for dad.
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This is what a postnatal doula does, an experienced, qualified professional to help guide, support and encourage you, because you are amazing.
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#postnataldoula #fourthtrimester #newparents #queerdoula #doula #whatdoulado #lifeofabirthkeeper #fatdoula #lgbtdoula #love #londondoula #birthdoula #essexdoula #essexbirthworkers #hertfordshiredoula #kentdoula #abueladoula #redtentdoula #breastfeedingcounselor #chestfeeding #support
🌸Yoga Doula for beyond PreNatal & Postnatal Yoga Classes. Empowering Women. 
Yessss I did it, just got my Yoga Doula Teacher Certificate & Diploma! 
I am beyond grateful for the amazing experience I had by doing my one year Yoga Doula Teacher Training here in Vienna 🙏 
Why Kundalini Yoga? 
Kundalini Yoga initiates a spiritual awakening that works through the chakra system, shifting Kundalini energy and consciousness.

It blends the finite with the infinite.

It stretches you both spiritually and physically.

It uses movement(Kriyas), breathing(Pranayamas), meditation(the most powerful ones & also celestial communications) and chanting(sacred, powerful mantras) in one, fluid practice.

Expand your consciousness and deepen your understanding of conscious living. Dive deeper into your daily spiritual practice by developing basic skills in harnessing Kundalini energy. 
Kundalini yoga is a practice that moves so deeply within the practitioner that it becomes a way of life... ...It's the yogic lifestyle, after all.

Yes & beyond all words can explain it! I could recognize and feel this at once by doing my first Kundalini Yoga Class over 5 years ago. Yes the connection Happens instantanelly, like magic. 
I could never Imagine that this magic would heal my deepest birth trauma. It did. It did much more, can't wait to share more and more Kundalini Yoga with every one. 
Thank you dear Gurujagat & Teachers for this amazing experience 🙏 Thank you all my lovely classmates(my tribe of girlfriends)🙏 Gathering with these powerful wise women was an amazing experince. 
Thank you Yogi Bhajan 🙏

Thank you for my lovely ones, my husband and daughters that supported me during my whole training. And my parents(in Spirit)🙏 I am beyond grateful for u all 🙏🌸 Wahe Guru 🙌

Sangeet Dass Kaur 💕
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#yogibhajan #yogadoula #yogadoulatraining #kundalini #kundaliniyoga #yoga #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #yogateacherlife #yogagirl #vegan #vegansofig #vegansofvienna #vegansofaustria #instayoga #practicingyoga #kriya #pranayama #mantra #grateful #yogateachersofig #instalife #instadaily #crueltyfree #love #doula #doulasupport #birthdoula #prenatalyoga #postnatalyoga
Did you know the results of present studies suggest that normal consumption of ripe papaya during pregnancy may not pose any significant danger. However, the unripe or semi-ripe papaya (which contains high concentration of the latex that produces marked uterine contractions) could be unsafe in pregnancy?

Ripe papaya is a natural and healthy source of
beta-carotene, choline, fiber, folate, potassium, vitamins A, B, and C.

Always check with your health care provider before introducing any food to your pregnancy diet.
Is this fruit part of your pregnancy diet?
How has papaya improved your overall health during pregnancy?
#pregnancynutrition #pregnancydiet ##healthyfood #healthylifechoices #pregnant #empoweringbirth #birthdoula #doulalife #vaughandoula #torontodoula #doula #doulasupport
Nicolás Birthstory 
PARTE 2

Me encantaaa documentar el comienzo de la vida, no hay nada más lindo que ver crecer una familia, sentir tanto amor, tanta ilusión en una pequeña sala!

Espero que este video les guste tanto como a mi, y puedan sentir el amor con que recibieron a este guapísimo bebé. ❤️ ———————————————
@dragiovannamtz 
@dra.saraacosta 
#birth #birthstories #birthdoula #birthdocumentary #birthphotographer #birthphotography #ivettecastillofotografia
My doula and I after my photo shoot. 💗💗 •
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I’m live! Check out my new website at www.birthtothepeople.com. Thanks @kcsterl1ng 😘!#birthtothepeople#birthdoula#pilates#donaproud
Nicolás Birthstory 
PARTE 1

Me encantaaa documentar el comienzo de la vida, no hay nada más lindo que ver crecer una familia, sentir tanto amor, tanta ilusión en una pequeña sala!

Espero que este video les guste tanto como a mi, y puedan sentir el amor con que recibieron a este guapísimo bebé. ❤️ ———————————————
@dragiovannamtz 
@dra.saraacosta 
#birth #birthstories #birthdoula #birthdocumentary #birthphotographer #birthphotography #ivettecastillofotografia
Birth is such a beautiful and natural process. Both the mother and the baby know exactly what to do and it's a beautiful synergistic relationship. With enough time everything should happen the way it is supposed to! 
#ElevatedBirthDoula #Birth #birthisbeautiful #Doula #birthdoula #birthisnormal #pregnancy #babies #women #womenempowerment #womenhelpingwomen #northerncolorado #northerncoloradodoula #noco #colorado #coloradodoula
Positive birth experiences are all about being educated and therefore able to consent or decline anything from a place of informed decision making. This rockstar mama had an amazing water birth, and snuggled in bed with skin to skin, plus bub exploring to latch for a feed. I’m so privileged as a doula to work with couples during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. #lovemyjob
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#birthmatters #hypnobirthingaustralia #thehypnobirthingmum #essentislmeservices #birthsupport #birth #waterbirth #birthdoula #birthdoulas #yougotthis #youareamazing #yougotthismama #sydney #sydneydoula #rnshospital #maternity #pregnancy #skintoskin #breastfeeding #iamadoula #preparation #birthpreparation
Tonight I completed a training I’ve been waiting a while for... I am now OR certified at UNC. A Doula’s work isn’t limited to any one type of birth, operative birth is birth and still requires support, education and care. 
#birthwithoutfear #doula #birthdoula #thelaborladies #laborwithsam #csection #birth #birthmatters #hospitalbirth #unc #chapelhill #nctriangle #raleighmompreneurs #iknowilookgood
Check-in time 🦋
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What did you do for yourself today? I tend to catch myself with the feeling that self care has to be some big thing...it doesn't! Some days, self care may just be drinking your coffee while it's hot or throwing on a bit of mascara to feel more put together. .
Today, I bought a water cooler! As a family we're trying to cut costs & reduce our plastic waste.
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#sleepystorkbirthservices #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #pregnancyandinfantlosssupport #childbirtheducator #doulawhatyoulove #vancouverdoula #doulalife #strongasamother #birthteam #homebirth #motherverse #womenshealth #birthchoices #pregnancy #calmbirth #birthisbeautiful #motheringmothers #selfcare
"Babies are born with soft, supple bones and large sections of cartilage and have more bones than adults.
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Babies are actually born with around 300 bones, whereas adults only have 206 bones.
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As time goes by, some of those bones ossify or fuse with others to create bigger bones, particularly in the spine and skull.
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A newborn baby's patella (kneecap) is made almost entirely of cartilage and won’t turn into hard bone till around age 10-12.
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Babies are less bony, extremely soft and limber to accommodate the small space in the womb and to make birth easier for the birther and baby.
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Aren’t our bodies and babies amazing?"
Caption #Repost from @badassmotherbirther 
#birth #birthmatters #birthisnatural #birthdoula #childbirth
Hydrate to Dilate .
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Ever been that thirsty your brain feels fried? That’s me in winter, I struggle to drink water, but I’m thirsty, the taste of Mummalyte goes down really well... my clients rave about it and it actually works 💁‍♀️
Let’s face it, labour is a work out of all the senses, so keeping hydrated helps your brain stay in the game and your body then follows🤰🏼🤱
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Happy Birthing 🙏
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#electrolyte
Thank you to #claudiamgold for hosting the first “Hello Its Me Project” educational dinner tonight at the newly renovated Kittredge House.  She doing amazing work for our Berkshire county and beyond! #berkshirecounty #ma #dalton #greatbarrington #pittsfield #berkshiremedicalcenter #fairviewhospital #kittredgehouse #prenatal #perinatal #postnatal #doulasupport #birthdoula #doula #postpartumdoula #postpartumdepressionawareness #infantmentalhealth #community #doula_odessa #ittakesavillage
Time to highlight another one of our amazing Birth First Doulas! We are so lucky to have Alicia Edeline with us. She brings passion, depth, and confidence to this work and credits the birth process with all the magic and reverence it deserves. Here’s what Alicia has to say about herself and her services: “As a birth and postpartum doula, I provide physical, emotional, informational, and spiritual support in a thoughtful and compassionate manner throughout each phase of the process. My wish for you throughout your childbearing experience is that you find strength, courage, confidence, and intuition and carry that forward in meaningful ways.” Alicia often works in a doula partnership with Bri Dewy and together they are a dynamic duo!
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#ruta_al_parto #iamdoula #doulawork #doulasupport #birthdoula #pospartumdoula
Now serving as a birth doula for Seattle and greater Eastside! 💜 #birthdoula #doula #doulasofcolor #munamydoula #bellevue #seattle
🌌I love birth because nothing else in life has given me that same feeling of powerful belonging. Nothing else has pulled me to the present moment for over 30 hours straight, where I am thinking only of the being that is working hard to enter this world, the superhuman who is working even harder to bring them here, and the loved one(s) watching in tear-filled awe.
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🌌I love being able to focus on nothing more than what I can do to help. When to lend a hand, and when to hold it back. When to share word of comfort and wisdom, and when to offer silence. It feels like something I have done a thousand times (even though I am not even close) and something I have never done before, every single time. Every birth is different and every birth is full of lessons. I look forward to spending my life learning them.
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🌌Art by @ododua.aum
#oncalllife #doulasofinstagram #doulaoncall #waitingforbaby #birthisbeautiful #ancestralskills #birth #takingbackbirth #birthtakesavillage #birthdoula
#Twilight walks to the park with my babies ~ playing on the swings with the playground to ourselves .. already feeling the #summernights♥️
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#family #passportkids #worldschooling #worldschool #homeschool #wildhood #freerangekids #wanderlust #explore #atouchofwildhood  #hamont #doula #parent #parenting #birth #birthdoula #postpartum #postpartumdoula #placenta #pregnant #pregnancy #baby #crystalrosedoula #birthmarkhamilton #birthmarksupport  #birthmarkdoula
One side. Ten minutes in. Overfilled the bottle🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ (I want to stress that no matter how much or how little you pump, no matter what you stash looks like, no matter how long your breastfeeding journey lasted... it is all beautiful and amazing and I sincerely believe you rock!!🙌🏼❤️) #birthdoula #lactationsupport #birthsupport #birth #lactation #breastfeeding #doula  #pumpingmom #lactationcounselor #everydropcounts
Oh yeah, I was at a birth last night 😅 
Documenting a doula doing her thing until this exhausted and incredibly strong mama decided she just needed some damn sleep. And you know what, that’s totally valid ❤️
I honor and respect the hell out of birth in all of its forms 💪🏼
Very thankful that DONA is stepping up and having these conversations. While have accessible doula support is extremely beneficial to families, it should do so with protection for both the client and the doula. This is a good start! #marylandbirthservices #marylanddoula #doulasupport #postpartum #postpartumsupport #birthdoula
Sometimes you feel you aren’t doing enough as a doula. You want your clients to have their perfect birth and be there for them every way you can. Sometimes things go as planned and you have a little internal celebration. Sometimes things don’t and you can’t help but think about it for a few days... sometimes you meet that perfect client that you click with right away. Sometimes it takes time to find any client at all. One thing is for sure though... in the end this job is worth it. It opens so many doors to different opportunities and friendships and may even bring out a change in yourself... it is very worth it. 
We received the most beautiful thank you note from a client today that melted my heart to mush❤️ reminds me that this is my calling and I’m made to help people. 
#birthdoula #birthsupport #lactationsupport #birth #support #worthit #lactationcounselor #breastfeeding #doula #birthdoulas #lovemyjob
We had some awesome guests this week! @birthingartist was on the show talking about her doula services! She’s a mom of 4, Doula AND has a major role in Tacoma Art Walk 🙌🏼 Tune into our show on the BD Local Media FB page to watch the segment .
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#bdlocalpodcastnetwork #doula #birthdoula #supportlocal #tacoma #podcast #smallbusiness #tacomafreedomfair
Thanks for the post @mountainmommacollective - so happy to be working with such a great company filled with amazing women! Shoutout to my amazing hubby @alexxcday #Repost @mountainmommacollective with @get_repost
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✨Meet Jae✨ Birth + Postpartum Doula
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“I’ve been in the Canadian Armed Forces for 11 years, married to my hubby for 6 years, have 4 children; a 4 year old, 3 year old, and 18 month old twin girls, a Siberian husky and Bullmastiff. We lived in Nova Scotia for 4 years and now have settled in Ontario.  We travel a lot with all 4 kids, and go camping as often as we can. We went to Hawaii last September and was able to learn more about my heritage as I’m Polynesian. So I’m all about the coconut oil and all the natural remedies for mamas and babies! I became passionate about birth, lactation and postpartum since I had my first in 2015. Our first was diagnosed with CHD and it caused me mild PPD. I also gave birth naturally to all 4 of my children and my husband was my “unofficial doula”. He knew my birth plan, he relieved my labour pain with the coping methods, he cooked, he cleaned, he walked with me, etc. 
I’m advocating for more prenatal and postpartum support in the CAF for our women and mothers. We need more than self-care, we need to strengthen and create a supportive community!
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#mmc #mountainmommacollective #instagood #hello #meettheteam #introduction #follow #barrie #barrieontario #simcoecounty #momsupport #teamgoals #wegotyou #doula #birthdoula #doulalife #doulasupport #canadianarmedforces #womeninthemilitary #hubbiesthatdoula
Alicia's classes are geared to help pregnant women and their partners approach labor with confidence while designing a peaceful, healthy and safe environment to welcome in their babies. She has worked with couples birthing at home, birth centers, and hospitals all around the NYC area. She uses her vast experience as a birth doula to help participants cope and understand labor.
Alicia is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, DONA Certified Doula, and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. She also has years of experience as a yoga therapist, specializing in pre and postnatal yoga. Alicia's work is greatly influenced by her studies in Body-Mind Centering®, as well as her background in anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, and embryology education. Her knowledge and understanding of the female anatomy has been further enriched by her participation in several cadaver dissection labs. These experiences inform Alicia's hands-on and body centered approach to preparing for childbirth.
Alicia holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. She is fully bilingual and at ease communicating in both English and Spanish. 
#foryourbirth #momtobe #infant #birthworker #pregnancy #birthdoula #spanish #childbirtheducation #lactation #civilengineering #yoga #bodymindcentering #donadoula #lamaze #nycmama #nyclife #motherhoodunplugged #nycfamily #woc #queerfamily #puertorico #knowyouroptions
🙌🙌🙌 Sometimes labour can feel like pain without progress. If you try to think of it as a ceremony that needs to run its course, you might find strength you never knew you had! .
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#langleybc #birthdoula #labourdoula #doula #labour #birth #doulalife
Do you know yet what you want, what you’ll choose? Can you feel the certainty? Do you trust yourself and the process?
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Is that space inside, deep in your gut, telling you that you can let go now? That you’ve worked through your worries, released them. In the moment do you trust that you’ll know what to choose no matter what and it will be exactly right for that moment?
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Do you know that even in the hardest situation, the toughest process, you’ll be able to keep going?
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And when it’s over and you look back, will you know you trusted yourself and feel good about it?
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If you aren’t there yet, and want to be, send me a message to find out how to start getting it. There isn’t a better time.

#trust #birth #doula #birthmentor #online
Posted @withrepost • @doulayna I am loving my womb jewelry (womb charm) from my fellow birthworker, @cookieladoula. Eye am feeling super Femme and #birthworker official simultaneously 👸🏽💕🌸🦋. Get yours! Thanks Cookie La Doula ———
#birthdoula #birthcoach #doula #doulasupport #womb #Creatrix #wombjewelry #postpartumdoula #postpartumdoulas #motherskeeper #atlantadoulacollective #cookieladoula #wombhealing
Check it out! We have monthly open houses where you can come (for free!) and hear about what doula support looks like. You also get to meet our doulas and get all your questions answered. Next one is July 11th and that will be here before you know it! #pittsburgh #doula #donainternational #birth #pregnant #pregnancy #412 #birthdoula
FREE SUPPORT GROUPS 
New Seasons Happy Valley
Every Thursday in the classroom space
10am-11:30am

New Seasons Williams 
Every Wednesday 
10am-11:30am

New Seasons Woodstock
Every Thursday upstairs
10am-11:30am

Come get advice from our doulas and other parents! Get help in your breastfeeding or bottle feeding or anything in your new parenting life. We are here to help you.
MEET SARAH!!! Sarah is the founder of Tree of Life Birth Collective. Birth doula, sibling doulas and professional birth photographer. She was called into the birth world when she was serving in the United States ARMY.  After giving birth to her first, she followed and supported three of her fellow soldiers through their birthing journey. At that time she had no idea what a "Doula" was but felt this is where the Lord needed her to be.  After serving her country, Sarah felt led to guide others into self advocacy and to empower women by trusting in themselves and bodies. She started on the journey of becoming not only a Doula but a professional photographer and later specializing in birth documenting. After attending DONA training in 2014 and completing her training, Sarah was able to do hands on work with teens and young moms with the YWCA before climbing on board as a trained professional Doula. #loveatfirstsightdoulatog #loveatfirstsightphotographydoulaservices #treeoflifebirthcollective #doulatog #birthphotography #birthphotographer #birthdoula #siblingdoula #ncbirthdoula #ncdoula #ncbirthphotographer #ncsiblingdoula #greensborobirthphotographer #chapelhillbirthphotographer #chapelhillbirthphotography #carybirthphotography #raleighbirthphotography
Miss Josie is having some jaundice troubles, but there’s some cool new stuff now so we can deal with it at home instead of the hospital! (Huge relief since we spent a week in the hospital when Eli had this problem.) So, we have a little glowbug in the house for the next few days ❤️ #lifeofjosephinegrace
Haloo mamak2 tercintah @sekolah.emaak.
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Apa yang mamak lakukan, saat nunggu lahiran.....video ini bagus banget buat menginspirasi mamak2 sekalian, jika sudah terjadi bukaan....baiknya mamak aktif bergerak, bangun chemistry dengan suami dan keluarga...dan yang pasti bahagia...karena yang dinantikan akan lahir. Bukan malah jadi takut ya mak e, ingat ya mamak.....Happy...yuk tag ke teman2 mamak .
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Loving this video of @takethecannoli_'s beautiful birth. Footage by @joyprouty, song by @jjhellermusic
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#birthvideo #familylove #homebirth #birthwithoutfear #birthdoula #midwife #birthmatters #waterbirth #familycenteredbirth #sweetlove #squishybaby #birthisbeautiful #doula #birthdoula #doulasupport #doulalove
"I never considered having a doula at the birth of my daughter in 2011. I’m not even sure I knew what a doula was at the time. ⠀⠀
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Someone who could convince me to keep pushing when I felt like I wanted to give up.⠀⠀
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#pregnancy #birthdoula #doula #midwifery #thisismotherhood #midwifelife #birthwithoutfear #improvingbirth #birthaffirmations #meetmymidwife #powerofmidwives #birthpro #positivebirth #positivepregnancy #planningabetterbirth #birthplan
🔥Use your voice.
🔥Tell your story.
🔥Paint your vision.

It is an act of service. There's someone out there who needs you.

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#spiritualjourney #abundance #lawofattraction #moneymindset #spiritualawakening #manifest #childbirtheducator #birthdoula #spiritualgrowth #synchronicity #highvibration #healingenergy #spiritualbadass #soultribe #spiritualwisdom #birthisbeautiful #coredesiredfeelings #birthwork #womenhelpingwomen #doulasrock
The first half 2019 started off with lots an amazing couples and their new babies 👶🏻! I took my first vacation while having my business and all my clients were very supportive!
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So now it's #time to say THANK YOU to ALL  my #clients with a new referral program: -
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💵 Earn $100 for every referral that books a birth doula or birth photography package at full price 💵 Or earn $25 for every referral that books a maternity photo session with me! 
Image by @santacruzbirthphotography
Hey everyone, I’ve been snuggling with my new baby for the past few days, and thought I’d take a second to introduce you! Jack was born on 6/10/19, and made his way into the world as Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” played on the speaker. 🎶 My labor was so many things, as all labors are: at times exciting, full of laughter, and surrounded by an amazing birth team and partner while I labored at home for many (many, MANY) hours. At other times it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, full of tears, self doubt, wanting to give up, and not knowing if my body was capable of birthing a baby, as we made the decision to transfer to a hospital and my dreams of a home birth were once again changed. Finally, it was triumphant and amazing as an attempted forceps delivery failed and I was still able to push my baby out on my own and have the VBAC I wanted. And then it took a turn into a very scary few hours as I experienced a hemorrhage and a very fast working hospital staff who all did their jobs very well. ❤️ I am now in the first days postpartum with a beautiful new baby, and doing my best to allow myself to feel the many ups and downs that come during this time. As always, birth has once again taught me that there is no one “right” way to birth, and every birthing person is incredible. ❤️
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#vbac #homebirth #hospitalbirth #saltlakecity #utah #doula #birth #postpartum #newborn #birthdoula #midwife
I loved making this, and for someone who I admire and have much affection for. Internet friends are real friends. #flomade DM me for details if you’re interested in one!
She’s here!
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Meet our sweet babe, Esther Reese. She flew into the world at 1:29am yesterday morning. We are soaking up all the snuggles with this girl and I can’t get enough.

I’m so grateful for our amazing birth team. Having @abiding_birth by our side was seriously the BEST (and I’m pretty sure if we hadn’t had her and her advice, we may not have made it into the hospital in time 😳). And @rachstorymaker came in the middle of the night to capture our whirlwind birth. So grateful for a friend who will drop everything and leave her fam to spend the wee hours of the morning with us.
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I can’t wait to share the story behind her name and arrival- but for now, I’m going to bask in every moment.

#newborn #newbornphotography #portlandphotography #oregonphotographer #firsttimemom #theeveygirl #theverymom #babygirl #motherhood #newbornbaby #postpartum #thebump #baby #birth #doula #birthdoula
STOP HIDING 👉🏻 PEOPLE NEED YOU ✨ This picture is everything, isn't it? A happy couple with their new little addition. These are the moments that you want to help create, right?⠀
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So stop hiding. I know, I'm being blunt but this is important. You can't help create these moments, you can't support these moments, your heart can't explode with pride and happiness in these moments if you're hiding.⠀
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You have lives to change. You have moments to help people create. You have perfectly imperfect birth plans to plan. Does that even make sense? 😆 You know what I mean.⠀
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I feel like you *might* be a little tired of hearing this... but I'm shouting it from the rooftops anyway because I KNOW it can be a game changer for you. How do I know? Because it was for me...⠀
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Consistency + Action = Results.⠀
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Let's make sure that all the families know who you are, what you do and how AMAZING this season of their life can be with your support and guidance. Let's do this by getting consistent on your social media.⠀
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You all know me... I'm a huge advocate for decreasing struggle and the potential for postpartum mood disorders because of my own experience. I was that person, going to bed every night wishing for a solution that I didn't believe existed. You were my solution. I needed you to show up.⠀
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I want the people looking for a solution to find you, so let's get intentional and consistent so that the parent who is struggling lands on you sees light and feels hope.⠀
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Hop into the 5-day content creation challenge with me (it starts June 17th) and let's just get started with creating a huge inventory of content that will help you get consistent.⠀
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Are you in? Link in my bio to join and comment when you do! I can't wait to dive in!⠀
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Loving family moment captured by 📸: @meredithwestinphotography found on @empoweredbirthproject
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#doula #doulabusiness #doulasupport #birthdoula #empoweredbirth #pregnancysupport #doulabusinesscoach  #birthplan #youvegotthis
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is a rad photo. #Repost @atxdoulas
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Cool info and great pic! 💫 - “Inside of your baby’s umbilical cord are two arteries and one vein. The vein allows nutrients and oxygen to flow from the placenta into the baby. The two arteries allow waste to flow away from baby and back through the placenta for excretion through the maternal body system. When conducting a placental exam after birth, we always check the cord to make sure it has two arteries and one vein. If the baby only has a two-vessel cord, also known as a single umbilical artery, they are sometimes at an increased risk for certain issues. It’s not that common, though - only about 1% of babies have a single umbilical artery!” - @apprenticemidwifecourtney via @motherboardbirth
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#birthdoula #birthbecomesher #newbornphotography #placenta #umbilicalcord #physiology #birth #childbirth #pregnancy #pregnancyeducation #informedbirth #birthplan #motherboardbirth #midwife #midwifery #doulalife 
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Some flower love 💗🌸✨⁣⁣
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So excited for the beautiful weather in my area right now. I can’t wait to get outside and soak in the sun and see all the gorgeous flowers that just started blooming🌸🌞⁣⁣ this is what I dreamt up today because I have flowers on the brain. Happy Saturday lovely souls⁣!
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I’m open for custom artwork. DM me if you want a custom tattoo design or for other custom work!☺️💗
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#lunarlilt #tattoodesign #tattooidea #earthmedicine #soulmedicine #birthdoula #doulaart #earthyvibes #wildwomansisterhood #festivalart #earthwitch #herbwitch #wildcrafted #wombwisdom #hippie #wildwoman #yycart #earthmagick #customtattoodesign
Everyone say hello to miss Emellia Rose! My newest Doula baby! .
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She made a very swift appearance into this world. Her Mama went from 5cm-10cm in only 2 hours! Pushed her out in 1 min and 10 seconds. I got to vlog the whole thing and will have that up for you guys soon. I am so glad I got to make it to this birth before we moved. <3 .
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Everyone congratulate the amazing parents on their beautiful new edition!  Ciara and James you made another perfect angel. Congrats! 🥰
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#momblogger #doula #birthdoula #newborn #ilovewhatidoula #naturalbirth #fastbirth #birth #buttahbirth #theyjustfallout
FINDING CLIENTS ✨ One of the most popular answers to my question "what struggles are you facing in your business" is finding clients.⠀
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How about instead of you finding clients, you switch your efforts to helping clients find you? It may sound like the same thing, but this simple little shift is a major mindset must.⠀
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It takes the pressure off. You're guiding people to you rather than desperately looking for them. So let's talk about a few ways that you can guide people to you.⠀
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ENGAGEMENT ✨ Whatever social media platform is your jam... get social! Engage with your followers and your ideal customers.⠀
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PASSION PARTNERS ✨ Get busy with some other professionals with the same ideal client as you. Share content, do interviews with each other...so many options with this to get you in front of other people's audience and to serve your audience with more great content. Plus, referrals!⠀
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SEARCH ENGINES ✨ To come up in searches on places like google, you have to get down with SEO. This basically means identifying key words and using them (strategically) in the pages and posts on your website. This is a big topic for me too... so I look to pros like Sarah over at @thewebsitedoula (she's the bomb).⠀
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There are many ways to help your clients find you rather than you searching for them. Start with engaging. It's the easiest way to say hello and guide people on over to your little space on the interweb.⠀
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Do you have any strategies that you use to help people find you? Let's brainstorm!⠀
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✨ SMILING FACE ✨ found on @emboslice_⠀
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#dopedoula #doulawhatyoulove #seotips #passionpartners #doulaclient #smallbusinesstips #doula #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #entrepreneurlife