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Video from @tesoromaspreciado, of mama dancing her baby down and out while fully dilated... to @nickijampr... with the best attitude... giving birth with pleasure here in the @maternidadsantamaria with the whole team! Anyone dance during childbirth? I certainly did, as a mama and a midwife with the families in my practice! Do share your experience! #ActiveBirth #CreateYourHappy #PregnantAndBeautiful #PregnantNotPowerless
I feel I need to introduce myself & give some background & context for my page. I am Anne Margolis - founder of Home Sweet Homebirth. I promote the homebirth midwifery model of care in ALL settings, & support ALL human beings doing their best with the unique gifts they each have & challenges they face. I know pain too well, but I also know joy, play, & fun very well. I love real authentic conversation & genuine connection. I love to dance, bike, play in water. I do my absolute best. I am only human like you, perfectly imperfect, & have made mistakes as I learn to navigate this new online world. I know we can create big change together! I am humbled & grateful for YOU!
I started this page ~ 4 years ago, at my daughter's suggestion. She saw my passions & was amazed by the incredible pictures families in my practice sent in. I had not even heard of IG, & was reluctant to have to figure out one more techy thing or be online more than I had to. I am wary of social media, yet I now see its potential to benefit; my gifts are helping people more personally. But she said it was easy & gave me the IG 101. So I was off posting, being me; the following increased fast, & I was in over my head, trying to keep up & meet the needs of all who comment or contact me for help.
I love this virtual community, helping moms & professionals now globally, doing my part to better maternity/newborn care & experiences. Even though I work beyond full time as a midwife, yoga & Femme! dance teacher, & Clarity Breathwork practitioner/healer, I am a wife & mom to 4 grown kids whose babies I helped midwife, I put my heart & soul into running this page - it is a huge amount of work, time, emotional energy & cost. I birthed my online services, course, THESE books, multiple interviews/shows. Yes, I hope to make income from all I do, at least to sustain the page & its positive influence. To connect more, get freebies/promos, go to link in profile. Love, Anne
@birthofamama posts: "MOTHERS OF NECESSITY ~ ( birth video of @myhealthyhive ) sometimes as women our circumstances are the opposite of what we'd planned and worked so hard for ...or it can feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders ...too much responsibility, decision making , lack of support ...but of necessity we connect with our inner strength...sometimes for ourselves and sometimes for our children ...no matter how birth enfolds, no matter the circumstances, when we feel safe and supported we can tap into this strength......"
Strong mama is birthing and catching her own baby while #midwife simply unravels a tight cord around the neck twice, a common occurrence, and effectively stimulates baby to take first breath.
Making noise during childbirth, like moaning with labor sensations and roaring with instinctual pushing, is a sign of working real hard (like athletes do) and it helps in many ways. What kind of noise did you make while laboring and giving birth? Feel free to share what it was like for you.
Baby is rooting on daddy to nurse @db4johnny! Pic taken by @thewriteaimee. ... Tell us who your baby 'rooted for' besides your nipple.... #NormalizeBreastfeeding #BreastfeedWithoutFear #BreastfeedingIsBeautiful
Newborn baby is greeted gently, with blessings and prayers of gratitude. It is hard for me not to be spiritual at a birth! Wouldn't it be amazing if all babies were welcomed into the world with this sensitivity?!
I felt skilled as a midwife, but had no training or support with so many things that are key to having the successful thriving practice that I eventually built. I learned on the job, as I had to. I spent a lot of money and time taking many workshops, continuing education and embarked on my own self study to master and refine my skills as not only a midwife, but also as an owner of a private practice and its business administrator. And I learned a lot from mistakes I made along the way. If you are a #doula thinking of becoming a #midwife, or a midwife wanting to start or grow your private practice, I’d love to help you and share my best practices. Go to homesweethomebirth.com/for-birth-professionals to learn more. 📹: @tesoromaspreciado
@bringinguptheburns posts: "Full birth video link in my bio ❤️ In honor of Octavia turning one week old today, I wanted to share her birth video❤️ Sharing this is a little intimidating but that’s exactly why the movement to normalize birth is so important. (Please don’t watch if you aren’t comfortable with the raw and vulnerable parts of labor and birth.) Her labor was definitely the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to work through and I’m so grateful to have these clips to remember that day forever🌙 so thankful for all of the support I had and birth team @bundleborn 💕" #HiBaby #HelloBaby #BirthAnnouncement #BabyOnTheWay #GentleBirth
We did not need to watch birth videos through history, as we were surrounded by birth as a normal part of life. Nowadays, many women have no, little or unrealistic media exposure - which was once unimaginable. I say please DO watch full video if you are planning a pregnancy, or are pregnant and planning natural birth, as when you see the intense, raw and vulnerable, that proceeds this 55 second clip, and the more real labors and births you see, you will hopefully come to also embrace it all as normal, rather than fear it; you will see birthing women working so hard - more than top professional athletes, but know they are not suffering; you will come to see the power and strength so many other women tap into like you will find and tap into yours.
Please share your reactions to watching normal birth videos.
Clarity #Breathwork is the most empowering, transformative experience I’ve ever been through in my entire life. Here these women are tapping into pure bliss, during a group breathwork session a woman hosted in her home. We are giving gentle, loving support as needed.
--- In dealing with my own personal experiences of childhood and teenage abuse, severe stress, emotional pain, physical pain, tragedy, and birth trauma, unconsciously over the years it became habitual to repress and bury my experiences and feelings. It finally started to catch up with me. I felt something was very wrong. I tried various types of therapy and so many different holistic modalities to heal like herbs, supplements, osteopathy, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, reiki, and more. Although these things were helpful, none worked permanently or completely like this form of breathwork, which reset my nervous system and released what felt like billions of tons of trapped trauma energy from my body. I found gold and I must share it. Learn more at homesweethomebirth.com/clarity-breathwork-new-york for private or group in person and online sessions.
#PersonalGrowth #SelfGrowth #SelfHealing #EmotionalHealing #EmotionalHealth #HealYourLife
"To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings." -Anne Christian Buchanan ... Beautiful #BirthArt by @chloe_trayhurn_art. ... What is your favorite inspirational pregnancy and birth quote? Share them down in the comments below.
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With an average of four babies being born every second around the world, way too many women in parts of the modern world experience birth as nothing more than a routine, medical, painful, or even traumatic event. 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. Women reach out to me because they have fear, they doubt their strength and ability to handle labor and give birth, they have unanswered questions and concerns, they want the birth of their dreams but don't know how to make it happen. No matter where you live, where and how you plan to birth, I can help you. Go to homesweethomebirth.com/for-pregnant-mommas 📷: @senhoritasfotografia
I love helping all the new mommies and families, and the professionals who serve them. I have a free monthly newsletter called Ask The Midwife where I answer common questions I am often asked as a holistic midwife! The newsletter is for both mamas and professionals. One question per month is chosen I delve deep into the topic and answer in writing and sometimes video. I also share helpful information, tips, promos and gifts I do not share elsewhere, and it's a great way to connect more. Sign up at homesweethomebirth.com/askthemidwife 📷: @tesoromaspreciado #BirthMatters #NormalizeBirth #BirthIsBeautiful
@badassmotherbirther shares: "💜ⓅⓊⓇⓅⓄⓈⒺⒻⓊⓁ ⓅⒶⒾⓃ💜
Childbirth is the only natural bodily function that is painful (aside from menstrual cramps!)
Up until birth, every type of pain in your life has been from injury, illness or disease.
To be able to surrender to the sensations and pains of childbirth, you must understand that birth is the one time where pain actually serves a purpose.
Pain in childbirth serves to bring your baby to the world.
There’s no other pain in your life that gives you such a gift.
And this is the time to give into the pain.
Say “yes” to every wave that comes through you.
Surrender to the purposeful pain.
PhotoCred: @janemccraebirthphotography "
We live in a culture that rushes to numb the uncomfortable. Those who already had a natural birth, please share the most helpful and effective ways you coped with your labor sensations.
#VaginalBirth #BirthIsBeautiful #ThisIsBirth
Planning to create your ideal #BirthPlan ? That's easy! Go to homesweethomebirth.com/gift and check out my FREE birth preferences guide which contains the template and suggestions I use personally and professionally with my clients, family & friends to create the birth you deeply desire. Even diving into a fraction of this list will have you feeling empowered and prepared for your childbirth experience and all the possible issues and interventions you need to make decisions about! 📷: @cradledcreations
"Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life." -Judy Ford
What an amazing capture of that moment of transformation, as baby is emerging from one world to another. 📷: @catherinebrownphotography
I am enjoying this midwife's set up of waterproof gloves! No birth juice getting in there! Birth professionals out there...what do use for your hands during water birth? Please share your experience with your methods....;0)
Do you have a personal health care question for a holistic midwife related to woman's health or anything related to pregnancy, birth and new mama-hood? Are you someone who would like to have a personal consult on specific health-related issues and get your questions answered? Or do you have questions and challenges as a birth professional? Regardless, I'm here to help! Go to homesweethomebirth.com/chat-with-anne and receive consultations tailored to your unique individual needs! 📷: @monetnicolebirths
“A baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete, babies are almost the only remaining link in nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring.” -Eda J. Leshan ... 📷: @photosbylei #BirthPhotography #BirthPhotographer #BabyOfTheDay #BabyEyes
What is baby saying here without words?
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You can’t control much of life or birth, but you can control what thoughts, reactions and even emotions about it, you allow to develop and expand. You have the power to plan and create your ideal birth, which provider you use and in what setting you will give birth, as well as how you want to live with what you are faced with each day. You can create your life as much as in your power. And once in the heat of the moment, then surrender to what you cannot control. But do remember the one thing you have that nobody else has is YOU. Your body, your voice, your choices, your mind, your heart, your story, your beliefs, your passions, your desires, your vision. That’s your magnificence and that is your power. Own that and safeguard it fiercely. Most healthy women CAN give birth and their babies can be born. Claim or reclaim that and don’t let anyone take it from you, including your midwife or doctor, the hospital or birth center institution. Whether you're a first time or experienced momma,
Regardless if you are planning a birth at home, a hospital, a birth center or need a cesarean section...
You Really Can Have The Delivery Of Your Dreams. I would love to help you how I help the mamas in my local practice. I have created a course for the global community that is now recommended by birth professionals around the world. Check it out! I am humbled by the incredible testimonies I have gotten already! https://homesweethomebirth.com/love-your-birth-online-birthing-classes/ #BirthArt by @amandagreavette #NaturalChildbirth #BirthIsBeautiful
Midwife @lindseymeehleis shares: "Running out of an event I had taken my family too...... Entering into their 1920’s house felt like I was transported back into an old movie. The light dim, mostly lit by the crackling fire place, beautiful music gently played & the softness of their sheepskin rugs caressed my now barefoot feet. The love these two exchanged was palpable in every appointment & now in labor. The tub filled you could tell she was close. Her moans deepened & got louder as they entered the tub. But as the hours passed & got later it was painful how tired our team was, from just having had an all night birth the night before. While we waited for her pushing grunts, it felt like little tiny angels jumped on my eyelids forcing them to close in between each contraction, only to be jolted back open by the sound of the next contraction. Her sounds started waking their two little girls, as their cries grew louder, they gathered around the birth tub, she looked up at me & asked me to check her. Pulling one arm out of my puffer jackets & gloving up, my hand met the head of a baby that sat high above the pubic bone with no cervix holding it back. She told me she had been pushing, so as the next contraction came & I felt no movement, I whispered into her ear to try pushing my fingers out. Her baby ejected out in 1 push & sat with her head out on the perineum, a tiny hand grabbed my finger with the pulsation of a thick beating cord that I could feel. I had never felt a baby come out so fast & within seconds her shoulders emerged, I unraveled her from her cord & placed her into her parents arms who were equally as in shock with such a quick arrival. The family rejoiced & the love in the room exploded 1000 fold!
Birth professionals...what important family events have you missed while attending a birth? What's the longest you went without sleep & the most births you attended back to back? Parents...feel free to answer what you know of your birth team.
Having photos and videos of your labor can be so incredible - you begin to SEE the work you did from the outside and your memories begin to take shape around not only what you experienced, but also around what others witnessed in you. If you are a #doula thinking of becoming a #midwife, or a midwife wanting to start or grow your private practice, I’d love to help you and share my best practices, the keys to success, running a thriving business...the stuff they do not teach in midwifery school, the stuff I learned with additional training, and from much experience of making mistakes and getting back up again and again. Visit homesweethomebirth.com/for-birth-professionals to learn more. 📷: @monetnicolebirths