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Mama is instinctually releasing her baby into the warmth of the washcloth in my hand. IG and FB took off this amazing picture I posted previously, even again with the cloud cover, so I am hoping the increased blurring cloud over the perineum will pass. I love how it shows the baby's head emerging, mom stretching perfectly in an asymmetrical hands and knees position, without a need for stitches. Maybe a #crowning baby with only an intact perineum in the picture is considered porn? It certainly is not like the pornographic and sexually provocative pictures all over social media for entertainment and advertisements. We must do our best to #NormalizeBirth. It's not porn! Crazy World!
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A dose of #MomAndBaby #CoSleeping with love. And when you get up each morning, try to wake up with a smile knowing your value and magnificence, and all for all that you have to be grateful - even when there are challenges. 📷: @marceliabc #Positiveparenting #GentleParenting
I have assisted many mamas as they dance their babies down and out. It brings more joy and pleasure of having a baby and helps you and baby have an amazing birth too. It definitely transforms stuck energy at all hours, and I love when the whole staff and birth team join in. Dancing is a wonderful way to workout and get out the stress! It is such fun, it does not feel like exercise. Rockstar video by @bellezamatema #DanceBreak #DanceItOut
Women reach out to me because they want the birth of their dreams. It is totally possible to experience your labor and birth as a peak life experience that is safe, joyful, and an empowering memory to cherish and source courage from for life. No matter where you live, where and how you plan to birth, I can help you. Let me help you ROCK and LOVE your pregnancy, birth and new mama experience - whether you plan to give birth at home, in the hospital or freestanding Birth Center. For more info, go to homesweethomebirth.com/loveyourbirth 📷: Diane French Photography #BirthWithoutFear
"In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. I am always Divinely protected and guided."-Louise Hay ... This is a divine picture of beautiful mama and baby taken by @baileypotterfphotography
Join me and my dear colleague and friend, Shiela Kamara Hay of @EcstaticBirth for a free LIVE webinar, tomorrow, Tuesday 3/20 at 1:00 pm EST. Discover 10 top tips you can use for yourself or helping others, to birth with pleasure! Learn how to support women to love their birth in all settings! Or if pregnant, learn what you can do to bring pleasure into your birth and LOVE your experience no matter how challenging. There will be a live Q&A as well. Sign up here: https://events.genndi.com/channel/birthwithpleasure
She's a precious #BabyPrincess @officialdaniellaseoane - I couldn't resist! I had such fun dressing up my babies and taking pictures....Savor the moments...they go by so fast. #TooCuteNotToPost #CutenessAlert #TooCuteNotToShare #ILoveBabies
Do you have a personal health care question for a holistic midwife related to woman's health? Or are you someone who would like to have a personal consult on specific health-related issues and get your questions answered? Regardless, I'm here to help! Go to homesweethomebirth.com/chat-with-anne and receive consultations tailored to your unique individual needs! Gorgeous picture by @meganhancockphotography! #PregnancyBeyond #BirthWithoutFear
"Nothing better than watching a mama pull her baby out of the water and then seeing this family all snuggled together in bed." @monetnicolebirths takes this touching #waterbirth moment #ThisIsBirth #BirthIsBeautiful
#JustBorn power, joy, love, raw emotion, moments of deep connection and bonding - please bask in it. No need to do. Let it be and flow on its own. It is as real as life gets, a once in a lifetime opportunity to touch the deep beautiful, and experience the miracles of being alive. You can put a Please Do Not Disturb sign on your door if in the hospital. When all is well, there is no exam, intervention or procedure that needs to be done. 📷: @joannepriscillafotografie
Come join my FREE #Webinar at bit.ly/preventbirthtrauma and join my online masterclass. Learn all about #BirthTrauma for moms AND for babies, so prevalent in our country and parts of the modern world. Cesarean birth can be lifesaving when there are serious complications and disease, but should not be routine or taken lightly. Discover 5 simple but crucial things you can do right now to drastically reduce your risk! 📷: @naracte
#PrenatalYoga can be a wonderful and fun way to gain flexibility and strength - inside and out, creates happy, calm and grounded energy, enhances well-being and facilitates active birthing with greater ease. There is no reason you can not take a break and do some yoga. Yoga #inversions are safe in healthy pregnancy especially if you have an existing practice. If you want to do a #headstand, you can do it with expert guidance - try it against the wall, or with modifications...and reap the benefits. 📹: @alyragrace #Sirsasana #PregnantYogi #YogaForTwo #PregnantNotPowerless #FitBump #HealthyPregnancy #PregnantAndBeautiful
I love when mama's are so enamored with their pregnancy and amazing expanding baby bellies....they are inspired to create even more creativity and beauty. It really is the most special time of your life, so savor every day, adore your pregnant bodies, tap into your creativity and create magic. You are literally growing miracles. 📷: @offisial_yusfulonlinepr #PregnancyIsBeautiful
"The special relationship between twins is that, if there's anyone else in the world that's going to get or be the confidant that you need, it's a... twin." -Sam Underwood
📷: @loveyourpostpartum #BreastfeedingMama #TwinsLove #TwinMagic #BabyTwins
My number one Best Seller and International Best Selling book has been release on Amazon Kindle around the world!! Full title is 'Natural Birth Secrets: An Insiders Guide How To Give Birth Holistically, Healthfully and Safely, and Love the Experience.' It is $0.99 for a few days only, so if you want it, go for it now! Paperbook version will be released within the month with a different cover. For more details, go to my webpage http://homesweethomebirth.com/blog/mytwobooks
“You go to work just like I do, to help provide for us everyday. You do the yard work, you take out the trash, you make sure we are safe. Every day.
When I tell you I need help, you give me help. When I cry to you, you try to fix it. When I explain that I need things done around the house in a certain time, you do it. You’re so “chill” all the time because someone in this house needs to be, and it sure as heck isn’t me. You’re the glue that holds us together. You’re the happy that makes us laugh when I am so stressed and overwhelmed. You’re the peace and comfort that makes this family complete.” - Jessica Oakes, www.positivelyoakes.com
Thank you to all the incredible dads out there! Sometimes you do not get the acknowledgement and gratitude you deserve, but know you are beyond loved and important 💛 There is nothing more heart-squeezing than a man loving on his baby 📷 @fido.dad" Posted by @sacred_nest: ...
Shoutout to #PregnantAndBeautiful mama @bicepsandbaby for being a rockstar! "41 weeks + 2 days. So uncomfortable and impatient now so did a little workout to see if that would get things moving. No sign yet. Weights were super light today and not high reps either, but just trying to get some blood pumping." #PregnancyWorkout like this should be safe and great for you for as long as you are experienced, are feeling are up to it and you love doing it. If you have concerns, consult with your #midwife or doctor before starting new forms of exercise during pregnancy. #PregnantNotPowerless #HealthyPregnancy #ActivePregnancy #HappyMama #HealthyBaby
Join me and my dear colleague and friend, Shiela Kamara Hay of @EcstaticBirth for a free LIVE webinar, Tuesday 7/26 at 1:00 pm EST. Discover 10 top tips you can use for yourself or helping others, to birth with pleasure! Learn how to support women to love their birth in all settings! Or if pregnant, learn what you can do to bring pleasure into your birth and LOVE your experience no matter how challenging. There will be a live Q&A as well. Picture of the beautiful @diahpodcast Sign up here: https://events.genndi.com/channel/birthwithpleasure
Women in #childbirth are both vulnerable and in their greatest power at the same time - so they need to be supported, carried and encouraged through it all; they need to be held in that space, and reminded of their inner strength when they doubt it. The bed side bar in the hospital is a great place to lean on while standing @belovedbits . #LaborSupport #HospitalBirth #Midwifery
Want to brighten your day? Here is a delightful #MilkDrunk baby ... What a #LittleAngel @lisahastings14! #BabyOfTheDay #CutenessAlert @thedaysofwillow