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How soon is too soon to #wearallthebabies ? Never actually! Did you know ring slings, woven wraps, and rebozos are perfect for belly support during pregnancy. On top of the extra comfort, using your rebozo or ring sling during your pregnancy will also help soften and break it in before your tiny human arrives.

#mamasolbirth

I enjoy teaching SO much. Getting to know expecting mamas and papas, talk birth, and answer questions-- that's my jam! I've taught childbirth education to single mamas, couples, even parents expecting multiples! I cater my classes to the needs of the people attending. I use a conversational and evidence based style of teaching-- with some low key fun thrown in too of course. .
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Next class coming at ya in July and June! DM me for signup info! .
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#ashevilledoula #doulalife #doula #pregnancy #birth #postpartum #laboranddelivery #newborn #birthwithoutfear #motherhood #ashevillenc #downtownasheville #828 #828isgreat #birthworker #empowerment #birthworkersofig #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoudoula #divinefeminine #babies #baby #letsdoulathis #mama #diversity #celebratediversity

It’s more than rude, it can be an invasion of privacy and triggering. Gabrielle Union speaks candidly about this. You never know, nor is it your right to know. Good intentions do not stop the pain that results from bringing up these topics. ___________________
#birthworker #birth #birthworkersofcolor #losangeles #la #doula #ladoula #losangelesdoula #poc #birthcompanion #labordoula #sacredwomb
#babywearing #lactation #lgbt #lgbtq #breastfeeding #breasts #milk #breastmilk #placenta #placentaencapsulation #healing #motherhood #baby #homebirth #bearthdoula

I believe in your ability to birth. As you bear down and ride the contraction wave, I'm right here behind you. Calm, supportive, steadfast.
I love this powerful shot. I find myself going back to look at it at least once a day.
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📸 @krista.evans.photography 📸

• instead of asking a new parent if their baby is sleeping through the night, which can be a detrimental question, ask them this... "How is postpartum going?" .
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So mamas and papas... how is postpartum going? Need a shower, break, ear to hear? Need me to show you my fool-proof-hudini-swaddle? DM for more info on my postpartum availability 🖤 .
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📸 @thuie #ashevilledoula #doulalife #doula #pregnancy #birth #postpartum #laboranddelivery #newborn #birthwithoutfear #motherhood #ashevillenc #downtownasheville #828 #828isgreat #birthworker #empowerment #birthworkersofig #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoudoula #divinefeminine #babies #baby #letsdoulathis #mama #diversity #celebratediversity

You might be a birth worker if......You are busy putting in your yard and think this tree looks like it is in “Transition” - 9 cm - ish every morning when you water it. 😂 I just want to tell my sweet tree - you can do this, you’re almost there! #birthworker #childbirth #childbirtheducator #birthingclass #prenatalclass

“We will have victory only if we are stronger healers than they are warriors.” ✨💕🌀 In a world of turmoil and fear, this story keeps my hope alive. When we heal ourselves, we ease the pain of the past and the burden of the future. After 5,000+ years of violence and war, may humanity begin to shift to an existence where everyone has enough, provides enough, is enough.

My trip to Washington DC for the #marchformoms has made me really start thinking about the big things. 🙏•

We need to do more in this country to support women giving birth and during the first postpartum year. 👶 🤱 •

What keeps coming up for me is that DOULAS are the answer. There’s a multitude of reasons that the maternal mortality rate is rising here, and birth doulas can help with all of them. Postpartum doulas are a bid part of the answer to rising postpartum mood disorders and postpartum suicide. •

Doula sisters, we need to gather together. We need to find ways to serve more, combat burnout and help solve these problems. ⭐️ See my link in my bio to sign up to join me. #marchformoms2018 #doula #postpartumdoula #birthdoula #birthworker #birthworkers #doulalove #donaintl #donaproud #CAPPA #doulasofinstagram #doulasdothat #doulaparty #postpartumdoulasdothat #perinatalmooddisorders #postpartumanxiety #postpartumsuicide #postpartumdepression #maternalmortality #maternalmortalityawareness #birth #hospitalbirth #csection

You will have the perfect birth for YOU. ✨ Whether everything went exactly according to your dream plan, or if everything went sideways and upside down and your baby arrived in a way you hadn’t expected or planned for, you can be at peace with your birth. Give yourself permission and say it out loud - “I am at peace.” ⠀
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We often try to control our lives and want our expectations to become reality. More often than not, life manages to throw us curveballs and sometimes we just have to roll with it. Give yourself permission to be at peace with your labor and your baby’s birth. ⠀
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You have prepared for this, you have anticipated meeting your little one, and you are ready. Now be at peace with your mind and your body. Quiet your worries and stresses; trust your body, trust the birth process. ⠀
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#thrivemamadoula #thrivemama #birthaffirmations #peacefulbirth #dailymeditation #naturalbirth #naturalpregnancy #holisticliving #birthworker #yourbirthyourway #labordoula

Did you know then you sign up for APPA's placenta encapsulation training you are paired with your own professional mentor who will guide you through your learning experience? Only with APPA will you receive this kind of one on one support.
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#appa #appastandard #leadwithappa #appadifference #appac #appagrad #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaencapsulationtraining #placentapills #placentatraining #placentaeducation #education #adultlearner #bossbabe #entrepreneur #beyourownboss #birthworker #alwayslearning #continuededucation

Your dreams are only as achievable as your actions behind them!!! Dreaming will not make it happen, you must DO something to make it happen. #action #businesswoman #business #dream #goals #femaleentrepreneur #yolo #birthworker

So obviously I can’t put every decal I make on my Flex, that would be insane right?? But I couldn’t help but put the new Let’s Talk Birth word bubble on Sexy Flexy! It’s so cute! Check the shop link in my bio to get your own Let’s Talk Birth decal!
#letstalkbirth #birth #birthdecal #stopcensoringmotherhood #midwife #nurse #doula #birthdoula #birtheducator #birtheducation #laboranddeliverynurse #laboranddelivery #labor #birthisbeaitiful #birthworker #birthuncensored #doulaswag #postpartumdoula

💧🛀💧 W A T E R B I R T H 💧🛀💧


Benefits of water immersion during labor + birth. •
Warm water is therapeutic to the mind and relaxing to the body. •
Buoyancy promotes more efficient contractions and improved blood circulation.

Using water results in better oxygenation of the uterine muscles, less pain felt by the mother, and reduction in perineum tearing.

Believed to be a sacred and gentler transition from womb to world. Where baby is in a place "between" as you reach down and lift your reward to surface. •

Did you use water therapy during labor+birth? Tell us what it did for you!


#naturesepidural #knowyouroptions #informedchoices #educatedbirth #supportedbirth #empoweredbirth #waterbirth #naturalbirth #painrelief #waterimmersion #comfortmeasures #thisisbirth #birthmatters #thisishowwedoit #birthoptions #birthworker #doula #centralindianabirthworker #centralindianadoula

Happy Wednesday - have some adorable piglets 🐽💕
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#birthingabroad #babyanimals #birthworker #piglets

Good Day loved ones. Feeling nourished today? About to drink water and chia seeds with a bowl of fruit, and preparing my lunch salad. I’m having Spinach, arugula, cucumber, carrot, and hummus. Keeping it simple, what are your favorite breakfasts? Morning sickness often occurs when the body is undernourished, try eating healthier meals and less meals induced by cravings alone. Remember that creating hormonal balance helps with fertility. If you need assistance with fertility I have resources. Nutritional and lifestyle changes can give you the balance you need. ___________________
#birthworker #birth #birthworkersofcolor #losangeles #la #doula #ladoula #losangelesdoula #poc #birthcompanion #labordoula #sacredwomb
#babywearing #lactation #lgbt #lgbtq #breastfeeding #breasts #milk #breastmilk #placenta #placentaencapsulation #healing #motherhood #baby #homebirth #bearthdoula

Part of my training (& perhaps my favorite part!) as a postpartum doula is mastering some recipes that are both SIMPLE & WHOLESOME. Meals with ingredients that heal & replenish your spent body, encourage a good milk supply, & are easy on digestion. Meals that are warm & comforting, that reawaken your senses in the blur of those early newborn days. Meals that I can toss together on your stovetop, or bring ready made when I come to visit, or just leave on your doorstep. Meals that the other members of your family will enjoy as well. Meals that are easy to eat while baby is eating, so that you are nice & full & ready to sleep when the baby is sleeping.
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Postpartum nourishment is so close to my heart, & an often neglected art in a society so infused with a “fend-for-yourself” mentality & the pressure to perform at optimum without providing the slow, steady nourishment & care that makes that happen.
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With all that said, here’s a delicious recipe from a favorite book (The First Forty Days by Heng Ou): ginger fried rice. More about this yummy dish in my stories ☺️
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"Breech Birth is a variation of normal especially when the mama has determined it to be so. I adore this shot of a breech babe descending as mama squats in the shower. No hands, no fuss (at least at this moment), hopefully because if there was an attendant at this birth, they also believe and know that most breech babes will “dance” through the correct rotations during the birth process. We can respect this breech dance almost always and a breech babe can be born not only vaginally, but more importantly, physiologically rather than “delivered”. This babe may be a footling breech or maybe not; sometimes it’s a complete breech position which is more common than footling! ❤️💕Photo credit to Line Sena who’s work we adore!" @indiebirth

👌🏻I talk a lot about what Doulas DONT do, but have you ever wondered what my Doula does at a birth? Stay tuned to the blog this aft for a real life look at what birth work is all about. Pssstt... it might not be what you expect 😯📷 @northdallasdoulas .
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#birth #birthmantra #pregnancy #pregnantnotpowerless #birthwithoutfear #doula #doulalove #doulasupport #birthsupport #birthworker #tworivershealth #northdallasdoulas #doulaguelph #doulachrista

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