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Thirty-six weeks and counting... 🤰🏼hoping to reap the benefits of living in the Middle East, surrounded by date palms! 🌴 
Swipe to read how and why! I love dates, so it’s worth a try!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Also on my list from here on out is raspberry leaf tea, spicy food, lots of pineapple and if things drag on, aubergines and aloe vera gel.

As we head nearer 40 weeks I’ve a few activities to add to my list too, but for now I’m happy for her to stay put a little while longer. I’m just prepping..! All tips welcome!

However, it has been quite fun freaking strangers out this week by replying to those that ask that I’m 9 months pregnant... where did the myth come from that babies only take 9 months to grow?! #thirdtrimester #36weekspregnant #waitingforbaby #countdown #preggolife
All the ways to work through your labor and birth your baby’s ❤️ I don’t know who the artist is, but if you do please tag them. 
#evidencebasedbirth #naturesblossombirth #naturesblossompostpartum #supportedbirth
After her great reviews of the CUB we're thrilled Ashanti Rivera from @womanschoiceperinatal has decided to become one of our CUB Ambassadors!

Ashanti is a wife and mother of four (soon to be five!), who decided to embark on a journey to empower and support women during one of the most important times in their lives. In 2015, she became a doula and placenta encapsulation specialist and opened up Red Tent Doula Services. In early 2017, she decided to re-brand and change the business name to Woman's Choice Perinatal Services. 
Ashanti says: 'My work is everything to me! Birth work is something that is in need of more people who care about moms and babies. I'm passionate about everything I do and I love giving back to my community.' #uprightbirth #positivebirth #positivebirthing #uprightbirthing #labor #labour #midwives #doula #childbirth #birth #childbirtheducation #evidencebasedbirth #empoweredbirth
Did you know our midwives see both you and baby weekly for six weeks after birth? ・・・
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I signed up for this back in September, and it is FINALLY this weekend! Cannot wait to hear Dr. Dekker, and network with other evidence-based practitioners who provide service(s) to pregnant women and their families! @ebbirth

#batonrougemoms #alwaysastudent #birthfitbatonrouge #birthfit #connection #northshorebirthoptions #webstercertified #chiropractic #pregnancy #evidencebasedbirth
It really is discouraging to families when they aren't supported in their educated choice to eat and drink in labor. No one Is asking for steak and baked potatoes.  Just energy.  #doula. Repost from @ebbirth using @RepostRegramApp - In many hospitals, patients are told not to eat or drink during labor. The medical term for this is “NPO,” which comes from the Latin nil per os, meaning nothing by mouth.
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Y’all! As of today, I’m officially an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor — and now the second EBB Instructor currently in Mississippi! 
Check out my website update: www.cassandranewman.com/ebb

So.... Here is the *Wait List* for the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop — upcoming in October 2019: 
www.cassandranewman.com/book-online/savvy-birth-pro-workshop

#birthinMS #MSDoula #MSNurse #MSMidwife #ebbmississippi #evidencebasedbirth #savvybirthpro #comingsoon #waitlist 
@recovercryospa @blissbabyyogadoula @ebbirth @hellobabybirths @gracelings @graceinbirthing @erinmattinglybirthservices

Learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Savvy Birth Pro Workshop: https://vimeo.com/233536178
Via Chesapeake Women’s Health: "We love doulas! <3

Doulas are trained in the art of labor support and are wonderful to have in the birth room. Evidence shows that continuous support can decrease the risk of Cesarean, the use of medications for pain relief, and the risk of a low five minute Apgar score. Labor support also increases satisfaction and the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth.

Thrive is a local business offering big things to help the birth community. They are a team of doulas serving the Eastern Shore and specialize in helping pregnant and postpartum mothers via many birth and postpartum services, including birth photography and childbirth classes! We are thrilled when they join us in the birth room." Seriously, we've had truly AMAZING experiences with the providers of Chesapeake Women’s Health!
This #repost @mamanielaco because this is the most perfect encapsulation of #thirdtrimester and so beautifully said. I always like to think of the “over it” feeling as one of the first signs that baby is near...but having the awareness to see it as part of your pregnancy, and to know that you will one day look back on it with such a different perspective is next level amazing-just like you, Daniela! 😘  When we think about labor prep, it’s also such an amazing little tidbit to keep in the back of your mind especially as outside influence suggesting that your are “overdue” or “ready to pop” starts to creep in...know what I mean? 😋🥰 .
Pregnancy journal — I was wondering what else I need in this, my last pregnancy, to ensure I don’t wish I’d done more later. The urge to meet this baby is making me wish the end, yet I can already tell how one day soon I will miss this belly. I will remember being pregnant and think of it as more beautiful and less uncomfortable than it really was. I will forget the specifics of the discomfort and regret not enjoying it more somehow. And even though I’m aware of this, I recognize there’s nothing else I can do. I’ve meditated, photographed and journaled my experience. I’m aware of every change and every feeling in my body. I stare at the mirror, massage my skin and dance with my belly. I’m making a point to step back every so often to see it all with some perspective. Being pregnant is a complex biological function that takes over our bodies and disrupts our life with needs and symptoms. Yes, it’s beautiful and magical to create life, but it is also a big sacrifice. I can’t enjoy these days any more because I’m also very tired, heavy, swollen and the list goes on ... and when the nostalgia comes, the discomfort won’t be there to give me perspective. But this writing might. #pregnancyjournal #33weekspregnant.  #estimatedduedate #estimatedduemonth #42weekspregnant #childbirtheducation #evidencebasedbirth
Hey Oh! Due to scheduling needs I pushed back my Comfort Measures for Labor & Delivery Nurses Workshop to Sat. October 19th! •
This workshop will still take place at @centeredlex and to get on the waitlist for early bird pricing, just visit motherwelldoula.com/instructor! •
#lexingtonkentucky #sharethelex #labornurse #laboranddelivery #nurselife #ebbirth #evidencebasedbirth
By request, we have added a summer session of our Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class. This is a 6 week class. We meet twice in-person at our office in Midtown and 4 times via Zoom video call. 
Please contact us with any questions!

#evidencebasedbirth #renochildbirth #renochildbirtheducation #pregnantinreno #evidencethatempowers #knowyouroptions #renomidwife
By request, we have added a summer session of our Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class. This is a 6 week class. We meet twice in-person at our office in Midtown and 4 times via Zoom video call. 
Please contact us with any questions!

#evidencebasedbirth #renochildbirth #renochildbirtheducation #pregnantinreno #evidencethatempowers #knowyouroptions #renomidwife
We are proud to announce that AMITA Health Medical Group Obstetrics, Midwifery & Gynecology recently received accolades as an "ACNM Best Practice in 2018", achieving the "Four Core Perinatal Measures" designation. "Best practices are recognized for outstanding clinical and resource utilization outcomes, as well as for meeting nationally established benchmarks. The “Four Core” Best Practice designation acknowledges practices that achieve the following: Rate of induction of labor <10%, primary cesarean birth rate <15%, episiotomy rate less than <2%, and exclusive breastfeeding in the first 48hrs >75% as set by the ACNM, the Joint Commission, & the National Quality Forum (NQF). Congratulations to our midwife team throughout 2018: Beth, Briana, Megan, Sarah, Kinsey & Kelly, and to our physicians in 2018: Dr. Steven Daube and Dr. Carol Gilles in achieving this major honor and in their achievement of consistently promoting physiologic birth!

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For Birth Professionals, by popular request! Savvy Birth Pro was developed by Evidence Based Birth(R) to give professionals the skills you need to make a genuine difference and help your clients attain the best possible chance at evidence based care during pregnancy and labor! In Lincoln, NE at Adjusted Life Chiropractic, Sunday July 14, 2019, 4-7pm. There will be a group heading to dinner and more discussion following the workshop. This workshop is coming up FAST, so I can only offer early bird ticket prices through this Saturday night! Link to the EventBrite registration page in my profile ❤
New podcast at @ebbirth today about the importance of the postpartum period. The 4th trimester and PPMD are things we as a culture do not talk enough about or prepare enough for (though it’s one of those things that can be difficult to wrap your head around until you’re living it). What are things you wish you’d have known about before entering the postpartum period? How did you build your village of support?

#empoweredbirth #postpartum #4thtrimester #fourthtrimester #postpartummooddisorder #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #ittakesavillage #childbirtheducation #newborn #motherhood 
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In this episode ( link in bio ), I am joined by Natalie Telyatnikov, founder and creator of the online holistic program Better Postpartum. She is a certified postpartum support specialist trained in perinatal mood and anxiety disorder support, as well as innate traditions of postpartum care.
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Natalie shares her personal journey of postpartum depression and anxiety, and the discoveries she made about how these issues are handled in the health care system. We also discuss the evidence on postpartum education, as well as the ACOG recommendations for optimizing postpartum care. I also share the story of my own postpartum recovery journey.
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Did you know that during birth, your sacrum opens up considerably to allow baby a larger, easier exit? Positions that put pressure on your tailbone (like laying on your back or in a semi sitting position) don’t allow for this expansion and make birthing your baby more difficult for both of you. Instead, consider an upright position, hands and knees, side lying, or using a birth stool. #birthpositions #evidencebasedbirth #birthchoices #birthyourway #doulasupport #uprightbirth #physiologicalbirth
One of the things that really frustrated me as a new mum who also came from a science background, was the lack of evidence based information available. One of the things I’d love to do when I have more time is write a blog to digest some of the science and make it more accessible - also to highlight when there just isn’t enough research for whatever reason. 🤞🏻 any areas you think would be relevant to cover in this - please let me know!
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Natalie shares her personal journey of postpartum depression and anxiety, and the discoveries she made about how these issues are handled in the health care system. We also discuss the evidence on postpartum education, as well as the ACOG recommendations for optimizing postpartum care. I also share the story of my own postpartum recovery journey.
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The CUB can be used in several different locations and in dual and single inflations!

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As a DONA trained birth doula, I strive to create peaceful spaces that allow clients to focus on their intuition, their bodies, and their babies. I am honored to have the opportunity to empower and support clients in their birth journeys. 💕
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✨KGHypnobirthing and Mamaste✨

what can it do for YOU.... ⭐️Do you want to feel calm, in control and confident during your pregnancy and whilst birthing your baby? ⭐️Do you want to feel armed with a wealth of knowledge so you can make informed choices regarding your antenatal care? ⭐️Do you want your birth partner to feel calm and confident and have the best possible tools to support you? ⭐️A hypnobirthing course with Mamaste will give you all of the tools you need to have a positive and empowering birth experience 
For more information or to book your complete antenatal course please get in touch

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FASE TEMPRANA DEL TRABAJO DE PARTO ¿Cómo sé cuándo empieza mi trabajo de parto? ¿Cómo sé cuándo irme al hospital? ¿Qué hago en esta fase inicial? 
Primero, calma. La primera fase puede variar mucho de mujer a mujer y de parto a parto. Puede durar al rededor de 12 horas, o si las contracciones son muy irregulares puede durar incluso varios días. Entonces, la clave es permanecer tranquila y tratar de proseguir con tu vida o más normal que puedas. Come, duerme, ve al súper, al banco, cocina un pastel rico, etc. Lo que sea que te pueda distraer y no estar enfocada solamente en las contracciones. 
Al cabo de las horas las contracciones irán agarrando ritmo y cuándo estén cada 5 minutos es cuando entonces podemos decir que iniciaste oficialmente el trabajo de parto, antes no. 
Así tómalo con calma y paciencia, tu bebé y tu cuerpo son los que saben cuándo están listos para comenzar la acción y a nosotras nos toca esperar. 
Infórmate de las fases del trabajo de parto para que no tengas nervios y estrés ese día si no que lo disfrutes al máximo. 
En Inicio empezamos cursos de preparación para el nacimiento cada mes donde vemos este y muchos temas más. Tenemos sucursal el Cumbres y en Sur. 
#SoyMamaInicio #SomosComunidadInicio #birthmatters #evidencebasedbirth
Whether support is from a partner, nurse, friend, family member, or doula, every mother must be supported before, during, and after her birth!
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According to a 2017 study (which can be found on Evidence Based Birth), women who have had continuous support had 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief and 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score.
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Tree of life! The placenta connects us to our mothers while we grow and is a unique, brilliant, short term organ. I love this photo so much for showing the transition from pregnancy to earth side for mum and babe. -
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We are here to support you! Contact us and set up a free consultation. I would love to share how we can help you💕! Thank you for this beautiful photo  @birthwings #pregnancy #parenthood #baby #birth #labor #laborcoach #laborsupport #geteducated #evidencebasedbirth #maternity #postpartum #postpartumdoula #postpartumcare #birthdoula #parentalsupport #family #newbornmom #newborndad #happyfatherday #newbornfamily
Were you told you had a “big baby?” Hearing that your provider thinks you have a “big baby” can lead to doubt, fear, and anxiety. Frequently, estimates are off, and most of the time, our body accommodates the size of our baby, no matter what their size. ❤️ From @ebbirth #evidencebasedbirth #birthwithoutfear #optionssupportrespect
Registration is now open! 🎉🎊🎉@ebbirth's Comfort Measures for L&D Nurses (which is not just for nurses, btw) is a 3-hour workshop happening in Waco on September 14th. This workshop gives birth pros a chance to hone their labor support skills *and* brainstorm how to overcome barriers to implementing said skills in the hospital setting--all while earning nursing contact hours. 👉👉👉link in my bio to grab early bird ticket prices now!
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✨ Massage in Labour✨
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Did you know that it’s usually recommended to try massage as a natural pain relief option during the early stages of labour? .
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In early labour this can be a great mind distraction tool, a way for your body to heal and rest and a bonding experience for you and your partner/doula/whoever your trusted birth partner is. Increasing your oxytocin levels ❤️ Something I always offer my doula clients 🌟
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📸 of a beautiful couple I had the honour to teach 🥰
What purpose does vernix serve? Why asking your provider to LEAVE it is important!
“In the womb
-Prevents loss of electrolytes and fluids
-Seals the skin to prevent the amniotic fluid from permeating it
-Acts as a microbial barrier from unwanted pathogens
-Provides a protective layer to facilitate skin growth underneath 
Out of the womb
-Decreases skin pH and helps form the protective acid mantle
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Moisturizes and keeps skin soft, and supple
-Contains that new baby smell to help mom and baby bond during breastfeeding”
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✅Registered Nurse ✅Experienced Childbirth Educator ✅Wired. 😜😜 If this one can learn how to calm the f@$k down for her labour and birth, then anyone can. 🤰🏻 PROMISE!! I know, ‘cause this one is me. Ain’t no Zen goin on here. Never has been, never will be. 
You got this Lady.

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"In many hospitals, patients are told not to eat or drink during labor. The medical term for this is “NPO,” which comes from the Latin nil per os, meaning nothing by mouth." .
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Doing some professional development!  @ebbirth 
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What does this mean? Simply, I’m talking about the credibility of the source behind any information...⠀
You know when you see the magazine stand walking past the newsagency and you see Kate Middleton is apparently pregnant with twins? Credibility: bugger all.⠀
What about the health practitioner that tells you they’ve “always done things like this”? Well, anecdotal evidence is still a level of evidence, but the best level of evidence comes from really strong, rigorous studies. It can be really hard to locate the studies that might be relevant or important to you, and even more difficult to untangle the meaning of all that jargon, but luckily there are some places where easy to understand language is used:⠀
🤰 www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au⠀
👩‍💻Evidence Based Birth (website, Instagram...) this one’s particularly great for midwives too!⠀
👶🏼 www.raisingchildren.net.au⠀
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These are some examples of sources that use the best quality research to inform their articles. You can also ask your midwife or obstetrician about any leading research that is informing their care during pregnancy, birth and postnatally.⠀
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A health practitioner saying “I’ve been doing this for 40 years”... unless this practice is supported by research!⠀
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Head on over to the website for my article on this topic - link in bio ☺️
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Want to learn more? Evidence Based Birth seminars and classes for professionals & parents in CHICAGO! www.hmbirth.com/ebb

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In many hospitals, patients are told not to eat or drink during labor. The medical term for this is “NPO,” which comes from the Latin nil per os, meaning nothing by mouth.
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Prego Pottery is a line of functional art that is driven by bringing softness and warmth into ones daily life. The word "prego" has many meanings in Italian which revolve around the concepts of kindness, service, and hospitality. The word originated from "pregare," to pray. When I work with clay, it is a sacred act of creation and reflection and I like to think that the vessels I form carry forth my loving intentions for their future (mystery) owner.

The pieces are brought to life by my hands kindly shaping the clay by pinching it, sculpting it, rolling it into coils, or guiding it into a shape as it spins quickly on my hybrid kick-wheel. I have a baby kiln which allows me to have my own studio in our living room!

I also happen to be a student birth doula which is how the Prego Pots were conceived. I've been making pottery since 2015 and found myself deeply drawn to the Korean Moon Jars. I felt compelled to recreate these symbols of purity and frugality last summer but with coils rather than throwing it on the wheel in two pieces. Amidst my studies, my nose buried in literature about birth, I found myself recognizing a small jar I had just built and dropped on the floor as a form with a pregnant belly! I threw on some boobies, arms, and a belly button and, voila! Prego Pottery was born (pun intended). My work serves as a meditation as I venture away from institutions toward a liberated lifestyle. I am, and have always been, driven by service to others balanced by loving and self-aware reflection. I feel blessed to have found my path as a doula and an artist and I am grateful for your attention!

A shop will be coming online this summer, but until then, all of my work will be available to buy here (preferably PayPal). If you live in Tucson, AZ I will personally deliver my pieces to you.
BIRTHING WAYS OF OUR ANCESTORS! I can just feel the energy radiating from this video! How about you?!
#TassieTeaches #ChildbirthEducation #ChildbirthEducator #EvidenceBasedBirth @sacredbirthdoula
~NATURAL BIRTH BLISS~

SO MUCH LOVE HERE!

The way they look at one another, as she embraces their new creation while he holds the most sacred organ after the womb known to man! 😍❤️👏🏾🙏🏾✨
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The evidence supports drinking and eating in labour. It’s work and needs energy! Thanks Evidence-based Birth.
"Although it's great to have a plan going into labor, being educated about the process of labor, birth, and postpartum can help in meeting unexpected circumstances.  Labor looks different for everyone and it's hard to predict how long labor may last and what interventions may be needed or suggested.  Remember, a woman's body is not a robot or a time clock." - Meagan Heaton via @thevbaclink ⠀
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Throwback today to our first baby bird back in October 2017. This is the same board we still wrote out names and weights on. How did we only have 23 babies in one month and now we have 32 on average so far this year. We have a special surprise coming at the end of this month, keep and eye out! -
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"A recent study in Iran compared first-time mothers’ #anxiety and pain levels with #doula support to those without doula support (Ravangard et al. 2017). They randomly assigned 150 first-time mothers to doula support or no doula support and used standard questionnaires to measure anxiety and pain levels. They found that on average, the mothers who received doula support had less anxiety and lower average pain scores during labor. The authors concluded that the doula’s presence has a clinically meaningful impact on anxiety and pain levels in first-time mothers giving #birth. They recommend that all hospitals and maternity care centers in Iran provide access to doulas since having a safe and calm delivery is considered a human right." #evidencebasedbirth #holisticreproductivepractitioner #doulatraining #canadiandoulatraining #breechbirth #maternityreflexology
Did you know you can eat during labor? It's beneficial for you. 
The uterus is a muscle which uses fuel to work. It requires nutrition to meet it's high energy needs. While little research has been done on labor nutrition, sports nutrition has supported carbohydrate intake to improve performance and protect against fatigue. On the studies that do relate when there are less restrictions on fluid and food intake maternal satisfaction increases by 42% and labors are shorter on average (there are more findings). A study examining labor stressors reported that some of the greater stressors were limitations of fluid and food intake. Many of these participants who were limited reported "feeling out of energy" compared to those who did drink plenty of fluids and snacked.

When there is a low risk labor the right to drink and snack is yours and can improve your experience. 
Popsicles, toast, jello, vegetables, fruits and applesauce are all great options and are typically available at hospitals as well. 
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Sometimes d-day requires a detour. Jeannie follows her families through all the twists and turns that can be involved in labor until the birth of your precious baby. 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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💓“The Midwife is coming, and we will listen to the heart beep!” While it’s not the reason we chose homebirth, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love the convenience of having pre and post natal appointments at home! 🙌 And we’ve loved that our children are starting out with a healthy view of pregnancy and birth being a normal physiological process that shouldn’t be feared, and seldom requires manipulation and force. Given all my experiences and looking at the statistics, it is true that safe maternal healthcare starts with midwifery. 💗 .
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In many hospitals, patients are told not to eat or drink during labor. The medical term for this is “NPO,” which comes from the Latin nil per os, meaning nothing by mouth.
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It makes sense. You need fuel. You need nourishment.  I’ve never known anyone in labor who wants to pig out, but nibbling on healthy food (nuts, fruit, granola bars) helps give energy and stamina. Just keep in mind, Sweet Dreamers, there is always a chance it might come back up. (Throwing up is a normal occurrence in many healthy labors) Choose your snacks wisely. 😉
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If you have or are currently using midwifery services, you are invited to take part in a research study about cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding or chestfeeding: https://tinyurl.com/y3u8aev9
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Vous avez déjà utilisé les services d'une sage-femme ? Vous êtes invités à participer à une étude sur la consommation de cannabis pendant la grossesse et l’allaitement : https://tinyurl.com/y32o8fg5
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⚫️🔝Link in Comments⚫️🔝 🔷Writing about trauma and violence is really hard. A few weeks ago, ES published a piece that has been burning up inside of me for many months… it was a long labor of love to write, to process, to share, to bear witness and document some of the horrible practices that many pregnant and laboring mamas face in delivery. 🔷 “Like with any epidemic, we need to stop normalizing fear. Birth should not be a traumatic event. The first step in combatting obstetric violence is information and education. The second is advocacy.” 🔷

The response has been loud! It has been powerful to hear your stories, reverberating some of these experiences as your own. While it has been difficult to learn that these stories are present in every health system and in every country and that birthing all around the world is seeing these symptoms; It has been powerfulto watch a beautiful #community of mothers and birthworkers affirm, encourage, support, and validate those strong and brave to share their stories. It has been powerful to remember that birthwork and advocacy go hand-in-hand; and that advocacy, in community, is power. 🔷

Thank you, @vwbirth, for your capturing these magical shots! 🔹

Thank you Cairo birthworkers for laboring with me to birth this piece. 🔹

Most of all, THANK YOU, to all the strong and brave mamas who’ve read and shared their stories, raised their voices and affirmed that their experiences should NOT be the expected for all the mamas to come. 🔷⚫️🔷⚫️🔷 #doula #birth #birthdoula #labor #laboranddelivery #laborsupport #doulalife #naturalbirth #strongwomen #informedbirth #positivebirth #mama #newmom #ماما# بيبي #baby #cairo #birthphotographer #hypnobirthing #birthphotography #cbe #childbirtheducator #evidencebasedbirth #youregyptiandoula
I’m having a wonderful time talking to midwives and birth folk from around the world about placentas and placental birth in my online course. It’s just amazing to come together with our stories and experiences and see how much we can learn when we add together the evidence AND the other kinds of knowledge that we have. And especially fruitful when that conversation happens within a context that takes a woman-centred approach to thinking abut birth rather than the technocratic approach which has for too long reduced women’s experiences to (supposedly) measurable, observable stages and separated the important elements from each other. Vive la conversation!

P.S. It’s too late to join this one now, sorry, but you can still sign up for our July Gathering in the Knowledge online course (link in bio). We’ve got video round-ups of research into pregnancy, labour & birth and after birth as well as sections on induction (including analysis of the ARRIVE Trial), social networking and loads, loads more. I’d love to chat with you!

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Amazing post by @student_midwife_studygram 
Upright Birth ~ Squatting.
There is a wealth of evidence suggesting an upright birth has positive effects on the mother and the fetus. This includes - a possible reduction in the likelihood of instrumental vaginal births and episiotomy. However, there are studies which conclude upright births might increase second-degree tears and the risk of PPH. (WHO, 2018)
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Be informed and have an evidence based birth that you are happy with. It may not end up being the birth that you wished for, but allow professionals to educate and inform. They are your advocate, supporting you and helping you to make the right decisions, trying to do the very best for you and your family 💕#evidencebasedbirth #informedchoices #childbirtheducation
Hello to all of you beautiful people! I have some super exciting news… are you ready for it? 
I’m hosting a class for everything you want to know in early pregnancy!! I know your running through a list of a million little things, like when should I be starting a registry and omg my nursery is not even started yet. I’m sure your mind is racing about what food you should be eating and which ones you should be avoiding, and OMG the morning sickness (i.e. the all day, never relenting nausea). One of my biggest issues was how was I suppose to pick a provider; I was totally and utterly confused. Also, who in the world was I suppose to trust and listen too, there are only about a gazillion and four blogs on pregnancy and birth and parenting; what made them trustworthy? 
So, if you can relate to any of this come join me for a FREE class on early pregnancy topics. We’ll be covering all of these topics and more! 
And I know it sucks getting up and getting ready on a Saturday morning so I’m doing it online! You don’t have to shower and do your hair, heck you don’t even have to put on pants. Just get cozy on your couch and you’ll get all this wonderful information from the comfort of your own home. 
Join us Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am- 11:30am. You can find the link in my bio for tickets (again totally free just want a heads up for who all will be joining in). @birth.with.knowledge
Hello to all of you beautiful people! I have some super exciting news… are you ready for it? 
I’m hosting a class for everything you want to know in early pregnancy!! I know your running through a list of a million little things, like when should I be starting a registry and omg my nursery is not even started yet. I’m sure your mind is racing about what food you should be eating and which ones you should be avoiding, and OMG the morning sickness (i.e. the all day, never relenting nausea). One of my biggest issues was how was I suppose to pick a provider; I was totally and utterly confused. Also, who in the world was I suppose to trust and listen too, there are only about a gazillion and four blogs on pregnancy and birth and parenting; what made them trustworthy? 
So, if you can relate to any of this come join me for a FREE class on early pregnancy topics. We’ll be covering all of these topics and more! 
And I know it sucks getting up and getting ready on a Saturday morning so I’m doing it online! You don’t have to shower and do your hair, heck you don’t even have to put on pants. Just get cozy on your couch and you’ll get all this wonderful information from the comfort of your own home. 
Join us Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am- 11:30am. You can find the link in my bio for tickets (again totally free just want a heads up for who all will be joining in). @birth.with.knowledge
Hello to all of you beautiful people! I have some super exciting news… are you ready for it? 
I’m hosting a class for everything you want to know in early pregnancy!! I know your running through a list of a million little things, like when should I be starting a registry and omg my nursery is not even started yet. I’m sure your mind is racing about what food you should be eating and which ones you should be avoiding, and OMG the morning sickness (i.e. the all day, never relenting nausea). One of my biggest issues was how was I suppose to pick a provider; I was totally and utterly confused. Also, who in the world was I suppose to trust and listen too, there are only about a gazillion and four blogs on pregnancy and birth and parenting; what made them trustworthy? 
So, if you can relate to any of this come join me for a FREE class on early pregnancy topics. We’ll be covering all of these topics and more! 
And I know it sucks getting up and getting ready on a Saturday morning so I’m doing it online! You don’t have to shower and do your hair, heck you don’t even have to put on pants. Just get cozy on your couch and you’ll get all this wonderful information from the comfort of your own home. 
Join us Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am- 11:30am. You can find the link in my bio for tickets (again totally free just want a heads up for who all will be joining in). @birth.with.knowledge
Which midwife helped you & your babe out? - Kimberley, Ali, Caroline, Anne-Marie, Sara, Jeneve, Rebecca, Laura, Robyn, Beth, Krista, Nicole, or Hayley? Someone who’s not on the roster anymore? -
This particular client gift has been around a long time at the clinic! On of my favourite pieces in the library brightening my day! -
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Seriously. I've heard from three moms today who explained to me how their doctor or midwife told them they would only 'allow' a natural birth if they were dilated a certain amount by 40 weeks... or only 'permit' a vbac if the mother delivered by a certain date, or only 'agree' to a natural birth if the mother did 'this' or 'that'. Not to be rude interweb, but I'm sick of it!
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Mamas, instead of asking 'what can I do to make my body meet my doctor's demands?', ask, 'did I choose the right provider to support the birth I want to have? If you're having to force your body to do anything, you might not be in the right place 😬.
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Repeat. It is NOT your doctor or Midwife's job to give you permission. It is their job to give you information, suggestions. It is their job to ask YOU for your permission. Don't get this confused. When it comes to birth.. this is a mistake you will regret. I promise.
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Brothers being weighed in the same sling almost exactly 2 years apart. -
One of the central tenants of Midwifery care. You get to know people as your pregnancy progresses and we get to know you. One of the big bonuses of this is we try to accept you into care for any subsequent babies. Kimberley caught these boys, and Caroline caught their big sister Piper. Thank you for sharing Katie and Josh! 👣
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#HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #ContinuityOfCare #BabyFeet
A very helpful visual of 10cm dilated using an actual baby’s head! When a midwife performs a vaginal exam in labor and can no longer feel any cervix around the baby’s head, that is 10cm or “fully dilated”. The cervix is open enough that baby can move through and a woman often feels an instinctive urge to push/bear down. We’re all about encouraging women to listen to their bodies in labor because it often tells us when she and the baby have reached this stage of dilation. We may hear certain phrases from her (“Sooo much pressure!”, “I think I may need to push!”, “Is it okay to push? Cuz I am!”, etc etc) or hear some awesome instinctual grunting or pushing sounds. The body sure is AMAZING. We are lucky to continually witness its power. Thank you for the awesome photo, @reneethemidwife.
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#rosecitymidwifery #midwife #midwives #midwifery #communitybirth #homebirth #naturalbirth #empoweredbirth #evidencebasedbirth #birth #pdx #vancouverwa #portlandmidwife #midwiferevolution
Why do upright positions matter?

When the mother is in an upright position it can help the baby to be in the best (easiest) position for birth, making more space within her pelvis than if she is semi-sitting or lying on her back on a bed.

Current research has shown that this can make labour shorter and giving birth easier as well as increase safety for the mother and her baby by reducing the risks of complications during birth.

#uprightbirth #positivebirth #positivebirthing #uprightbirthing #labor #labour #midwives #doula #childbirth #birth #childbirtheducation #evidencebasedbirth #empoweredbirth
This brings me fond memories of a birth I supported last year in UMHL where my client was pumping out the 90s tunes and danced her cervix open another few centimetres! This Mama is 40 minutes before her daughter was born 💫💪🏻❤️ #Repost @gemma_marin
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40 minutes before Daniela was born, “ Con Calma” 🌟
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40 minutos antes de que naciera Daniela, “ Con Calma” 🌟
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@daddyyankee #delivery #naturaldelivery #dancethosecontractions #partum #parto #pregnant #pregnancy #zumba #dance
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Yesterdays baby came sweetly wrapped in an extra long umbilical cord! Did you know that 40% of babies have a cord wrapped around them? It’s a very normal occurrence and rarely results in any need for intervention. Did your baby come out wrapped?
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