Inside: February 2024

Breathwork

Mastering Labor Pain: A Natural Mama’s Guide to Breathwork Techniques

As a natural-minded mama preparing for childbirth, you’re likely seeking breathwork techniques to navigate labor pain with confidence and without medication. In this blog post we will explore breathing techniques specifically for pain management during labor and birth. These techniques are designed to help you cope without suffering and not need an epidural or narcotics.    Breathwork Techniques for Labor Pain:   Relaxation Breath: Quieting Your Nervous System   In labor, as contractions are coming on strong, it’s super important to stay calm, cool, and collected. Start by taking a deep breath in through your nose for four seconds, then

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birth bag must haves

Birth Bag Must-Haves: The Hidden Gems You Need to Include

When it comes to packing your birth bag, it’s easy to get caught up in the basics- onesies, phone charger, bathrobe… But if you’re planning to birth at a hospital, you might be surprised by the freebies you’ll take home with you.    So let’s skip the obvious birth bag checklist and dive into some less common, but important items you may want to consider:   First, don’t forget to Share the love    Create an electronic version of your birth bag list and send it to your people. Open the notes app on your phone, copy & paste the

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Pregnancy Community

The Amazing Power of Community

A sense of belonging and community is something we search for from infancy. Anyone else fantasize about a pregnancy commune? I’m talking living in a nice big Victorian house where all of the pregnant Mamas live together for 9 months. The cupboards are always stocked with delicious homemade snacks, there is a live-in massage therapist, prenatal yoga every morning, and an Olympic size pool. Sign 👏🏾 me 👏🏼 up 👏🏿   For real though, the idea here is having a community of pregnant mothers at your fingertips whenever you need them. We are human beings! Relatability breaks down barriers and invites us to

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IV Fluids

Saying No to IV Fluids During Labor: The Unspoken Risks They Won’t Admit

IV fluids vs Oral fluids in labor and birth    Run from Outdated Hospital Policies on IV Fluids:   Wouldn’t it be awesome if hospitals handed out a straightforward policy guide during your pregnancy tour? But nah, instead, we’re left decoding medical gibberish, hoping to uncover some truth. As a pregnancy coach, I’m fired up about many routine procedures during labor- but there’s one particular thing that’s got me rolling my eyes: mandatory IV fluids during labor.   Let’s Get Real About IV Fluids:   Forget what you’ve been told – in low-risk pregnancies, credible medical groups don’t stand by that

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