Bom dia 😘
O seu crescimento e valorização profissional depende unicamente do tamanho do seu esforço, você se dedica o máximo que puder para alcançar o melhor resultado o reconhecimento às vezes demora mas o melhor de tudo é ver o resultado de todo o seu esforço e se sentir realizado e saber que valeu a pena se dedicar.
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✨✨ NEW PODCAST EPISODE ALERT ✨✨ What do engineering, Kenya, and pregnancy have in common? Me of course!
You’re here, every week, listening in as the All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast shares birth stories, expert interviews, and as I share my expertise and knowledge with you regarding pregnancy and birth.
But I thought you might like to know a bit more about the woman behind the podcast. So listen in to this week's episode as I share with you how I got to where I am, and who I am today. It was a little uncomfortable talking about myself so much but I hope you enjoy it.
After listening in, head on over to the All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast Community on Facebook so we can continue the conversation!
Oh and be sure to listen until the end. I tell you about a couple new services I have coming soon! ***LINK TO EPISODE IN BIO***
Today is Baby Everlee’s #duedate 💖 and Isla, along with everyone else, is SO READY for her to be here in our arms!
Come out soon, baby girl! 👏🏼🎉 #cousinlove
Hunter Faye McKiernan made her grand entrance on 6/18/19 at 2:13pm via emergency c section. She weighs 8lbs 0 oz and is 19.5 inches long! We could not be more in love!!!! Due to the fact that she came in week 36, she was transferred to the NICU in Richmond because her lungs aren't fully developed and she is having trouble expelling the carbon dioxide in her lungs. She is in the best care possible and is showing signs of major progress just in the last few hours. 🙏🙏❤ I, unfortunately, can't be with her right now due to my own personal recovery here from the c section, but in 3 days I'll be able to be right by her side.
She's a strong one! And we appreciate all of the prayers and well wishes! We have the best family and friends. 💕❤ And a massive thank you to Williamsburg Sentara! The nurses and doctors have all been incredible and made this a smooth and effective progress.
Obsessed with our new little guy and all 7 pounds 9 ounces of him 💙He came one week early. We had the same labor and delivery nurse and OB that we had when Van was born and love them both! So far baby boy has been a dream baby and nursing like a champ. I’m feeling so grateful for the entire delivery experience and all the amazing nurses that helped us 💙 #babyboy#threeboys#laboranddelivery
Born on a Tuesday while the sun rose up over the mountains of Boise.
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You’ve let us in one the most important days of your lives. This one was special. Thanks guys.
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Wonderful Women Wednesday Morning to y'all my Lovelies😘😘 The Joy of Motherhood💚@mimiwalterz
The precious moment I first met my baby. I can’t exactly put the way I felt in that moment into words, all I know is that I instantly became numb to all the feelings of excruciating pain I was having seconds ago and became overwhelmed with so much love, I could never describe. All I wanted to do in that instant was to hold her so close to me and never let go.
It’s so amazing how the female body works. God indeed took special care to create women. Cheers to every mom and woman out there. We are amazing.😍🙌🏽😍😍😍🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽💚💚💚💚😘😘
It was truly a family affair and we all worked hard to get little De’Jour out. He was stubborn but Lasha we did it 🙌!!! I delivered his cousin a few weeks ago who I’m holding. De’Jour has a playmate!!!Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉🎊 to Lasha and the cheering squad!!! #babyjoy#babylove#laboranddelivery#obsterics
It’s a beautiful day to save lives! #laboranddelivery#futurern #beextraordinary#youarethesun #beashark#albumdroppingsoon
Home sweet home & this time for good 🏡
Thankfully turned out to be a regular virus and not something more serious AMEN!!! We appreciate everybodys prayers, messages and help ❤️
So of course we had to get our matching shirts on for Father’s Day which we celebrated today and Dave was kind enough to go along with me and Parker 🥰
"I want _____, but I'm not sure my doctor or midwife will allow it."
I can't tell you how often pregnant parents make comments like this. As we go through pregnancy, we learn a lot, and sometimes our wants change. Unfortunately, most of us choose the doctor or midwife for our birth long before we have thought through what we might want birth to be like, or even have enough information to do so.
And so many of us wonder - "What do I do? Can I change doctors? Midwife? Where I'm having my baby?"
The answer is yes, yes, and yes.
Your doctor or midwife works for YOU, for YOUR birth. If you are not comfortable with them, switch. If they don't support your choices, find someone who will. If you don't like the rules at your birth place, find another one. It may be more challenging to switch after 36 weeks, but it is nearly always possible. I even know parents who fired their OB in labor and used the resident on-call instead. (No, I do not recommend that!)
With my first pregnancy, we did not know what we wanted until after we took a childbirth class and went on the hospital tour. Once we did, we knew that we needed a different environment to feel comfortable. So we switched, even though it was challenging. I'm glad we did - our experience was great, and there is a high chance I would have ended up with an unnecessary cesarean at our previous birthplace.
Make sure you feel comfortable with the doctor or midwife who will support you at your birth. You deserve it.
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IT’S ALMOST TIME!- I debated posting this because I’m MASSIVE but trying not to be too hard on myself over that. I have a full grown baby inside of me and that’s a damn miracle and pretty freaking amazing and I have to remember that. 👶🏻💙✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s pretty surreal just waiting around for this baby to get here. It’s so crazy to think that one day he will just be here and I don’t think there’s any way to truly prepare for that. I can’t believe we’re already here. It’s scary and awesome at the same time. Im constantly wondering how this little man’s birthday is gonna go down. I’m terrified of the pain and somewhat terrified of all the changes and adjustments ahead but I’m also extremely happy and excited that it’s almost time and i cannot wait to see him for the very first time 🥰 it brings me to tears thinking about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Im really excited to learn him, to hold him and to grow in motherhood and really excited to feel like myself again and get back to yoga and working my butt off like i was before this slowed me down a bit! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also, this was so fun to do, such an awesome little memory of all the growth i/we’ve experienced! Thanks to my aunt who gifted this kit to us! ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All babies are sweet, but there is an extra layer of sweetness around a #rainbowbaby. The storm hasn’t passed yet, the clouds and the rain linger... but the presence of the sun returning— that hope— shining through the rain is what makes the most brilliant rainbows. Our pain and our grief remain underneath the delight that comes with a new baby and that depth of feeling, all those layers, that rawness and newness mixed together, is what causes that spectacular relief and radiant joy of welcoming a baby born after loss.
This gorgeous girl arrived after two miscarriages and her birth was such a healing balm to my soul.
Much love to anyone still waiting for their rainbow 🌈🌦. #oneinfour#miscarriagesurvivor#rainbow#laboranddelivery#healing#homebirth#hbac#waterbirth
My delivery was induced at 38weeks
💙We started the journey on Friday June 7th at 2am and continued with multiple grueling steps until Monday June 10th at 9am to get to 10cm. I was wheeled into the operating room just in case of needing an emergency C-section. 💙After 5 pushes, I delivered Baby A vaginally with the help from an epidural. Baby boy was here and David cut the umbilical cord.
💙Immediately after my body went back to 5cm. 💙Baby B was really high up in my belly and each babies placenta was in his way of him coming out. 💙It took from 9:30AM to 6:30PM to get back to 10cm.
💙my contractions were 6 minutes apart so the whole room held their breath as we waited for another chance to push.
💙I finally delivered Baby B, again within 5 pushes, David cut the second cord.
💙I finally had my baby boys, born 9 hours apart from each other
💙The whole labor and delivery floor was blown away by my delivery! 💙My Mom, David and I were in deep prayer and really saw God move through the whole process. 💙It was amazing and insane!
35 weeks pregnant and I literally can’t seem to focus on anything but prepping for this baby. So forgive me if I owe you something or haven’t returned a text/email/phone call 😳
I’ve been over here packing my bags for the hospital and I’m super pumped to have oils for labor and delivery this time around. I mean as pumped as you can be to go through labor 😏
All the deets on what oils to pack and how to use them up on the blog (link in bio)
Oh and this adorable oil travel bag is from @pineandpouch, I love her stuff!
11 • D A Y S • P O S T P A R T U M
A woman’s body can do amazing things. Before putting yourself down or comparing how quick you “bounce back” vs. others, just take a good long look at your babies. Give yourself grace, Mama. God used your body to create beautiful little lives and we are all so incredibly blessed to have done so. #thisispostpartum loose skin, jiggly belly, scar and all! For them, I’d do it again and again and again👦🏼👼🏻👶🏻💙
I wish I had this idea when I had my baby! My labor and delivery nurses were AMAZING! They literally deserve the 🌎! If you or someone you know is having a baby soon- give this to them! It’s the PERFECT gift they’ll be sure to love and appreciate 👼🏻🤱🏼
This is my postpartum journey. I gained about 30 pounds during my pregnancy journey. I strength trained about 3-4 days per week, and I tried to move my body daily, even if it was just a brief walk. I didn’t follow a strict diet, and I was mindful that I was incorporating dense nutrients and practicing moderation and proportion with all of my pregnancy cravings.
Today I’m down about 15 pounds. No strict diet or exercise. Just the loss of a baby, some water weight, inflammation, and breastfeeding.
Am I worried about the weight gain? To be honest, not really. I’m trusting the process, and I’m extremely grateful for this #mombod. It knit together a healthy, beautiful baby that I carried for 9+ months before enduring #laboranddelivery.
However, with that being said...I’m pretty excited to ease back into it, refocus, and begin my postpartum journey. It’s the most under-marked area for women due to the demands and stress of having a newborn baby. The lack of sleep has been the hardest part for me to get motivated. I’m looking for some accountability partners as I embark on my first 30 days post baby. Who wants to join me? .
“Did you know that your baby could be born with a little or a lot of body hair? This body hair is called Lanugo and it’s completely normal.
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥, 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲.
🌿Lanugo is the first hair that your baby starts to form in the womb.
🌿It is very soft, fine, usually unpigmented and covers the bodies of almost all babies except for his palms, the soles of his feet, lips, genitals, nails and sides of fingers and toes.
🌿This hair usually starts to form on a fetus around 5 months gestation.
🌿This unpigmented hair generally falls off or is consumed by your baby between the 36th and 40th week of pregnancy.
🌿Babies born prematurely tend to have more lanugo present than those born full term, although many full term babies are born with lots of lanugo and is not a reason for concern.
🌿Any leftover Lanugo disappears on its own within a few days or weeks after birth. You do not need to do anything except wait for it to fall off on its own.
🌿It does not mean your baby will tend to have more body hair as an adult.
𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐃𝐎𝐄𝐒 𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐔𝐆𝐎 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐘 𝐃𝐎?
➖it serves as a barrier to protect your baby’s skin from the constant submersion in amniotic fluid.
➖when it starts to fall off in the womb, your baby swallows it and it is stored in his intestines and helps form meconium, which is the first bowel movement your little one will have.
➖it helps vernix adhere to your baby’s skin. Vernix is a waxy white substance which helps your baby stay nice and warm in utero plus MANY other benefits.
Via @badassmotherbirther 📸 @sarahfairlight
In case you missed it, there’s a new post up featuring some key breastfeeding items for your hospital bag! As stated in the post, everyone’s experience is different and everyone’s hospital is different so the post is definitely not a one size fits all situation! For example, some hospitals have breast pumps, some don’t. Some moms may need to pump, some moms absolutely don’t. Definitely check the list out over on www.themilkmanual.com! The link is in my bio!
📸: @rowilliamsbrann (how gorgeous is this mama?! Making that hospital pumping life look flawless!)
When you realize it’s too quiet… 🤦♀️
I’m an OB/GYN, and my specialty still rocks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@doctoranddancer started this campaign about why we love our specialties despite the drawbacks, so here goes mine!
It’s true that in OB/GYN...
😳We work crazy hours.
😳We have high malpractice insurance.
😳Burnout is common.
😳When things go bad, they go very bad.
😳We deal with some really sensitive and heartbreaking issues.
And here’s why...
😌I get to help families be born.
😌I never have the same day twice.
😌I love the type of people who go into this field.
😌I’m an OB Hospitalist,so I’m a 12 hour shift gal who is part-time, and I’m not burnt out one bit.
😌I get to work with women and see their strength everyday and I’m constantly amazed.
😌Babies. Are. Fun.
Don’t pick a specialty just because it might seem cushy. Don’t avoid the ones that seem too hard or crazy. Do what you love. Pick the specialty that rocks YOUR world!
Why does your specialty rock??
And just like that... there were three.
Oh, Remi, our strawberry moon baby, you already have us wrapped around your tiny fingers.
Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.❤️
6 lbs. 14 oz. of pure joy born 9:31 pm 6/17/2019.
He’s here!! My sweetest little son Cash Erickson Meachem came into the world (5/30/19) and I’m the luckiest mama. One of my favorite memories so far is during his birth, I was the one who pulled him out of me! It was a surreal experience welcoming my child to the world like that. This new chapter couldn’t be more beautiful and I love him to pieces!❤️❤️ #babyannouncement#birth#babybirth#laboranddelivery#newmom#newborn
I am writing this from the perspective of a support person for a new mom. .
This picture was taken 5 days after April had her baby. Her husband was back at work and her mom had gone back home. The adrenaline of a having a new baby has worn off and she is left at home all day with 5 young children. .
I came over to grab her older kids so that she could have some time to nap and snuggle the baby. She didn’t know how to tell me exactly what she really needed, so I just assumed taking her older kids would be helpful, which it really was. But it wasn’t the thing she really needed. .
Luckily, she felt safe enough to talk to me. What she really needed in that moment was for me to listen. To listen to the things in her heart and mind. Some of what she was feeling didn’t even make sense to her, but that is how she felt. She needed to talk and cry it out.
Taking her kids so she could rest was so nice, but that isn’t what she really needed. At that moment, she needed adult interaction. She needed to get out of her house. She needed to feel like she used to. .
Having a baby changes everything and that is wonderful and really hard. You don’t have to stuff all of the weird feelings of “loss” after having a baby. You did lose what life used to took like. And that needs to be mourned too. .
My advice to those that have a close friend or family member having a baby is to be there, not just for the first few days but for days and days and days after. If you are far away, call and just listen, being able to talk about the most irrational feelings is healing for a new mother. If you can help them feel better do, but I promise just listening and understanding is doing a lot.
Put a fork in me because I am officially DONE with work for a week! Now time for a quick nap and spending time with amazing friends before heading down to NC! What was your favorite thing about today?? @wearfigs#livejoyful