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Most recently news unfortunately does not surprise me: America attempted to strong arm smaller countries into maintaining falsehoods about breastmilk alternatives and breastfeeding in the name of capital gain as opposed to do what’s right by growing babies. When these countries came forward with their resolution they were met with threats by our country including so much as removing military assistance and punishing them with fines. America, one of the only countries in a developed world to have a rising maternal morbidity rate. America, one of the only countries in a developed world without a standard of care for new parents, mother or father. America, one of the only countries in a developed world to have their outdated reproductive regulations addressed by the UN’s Human Rights Council in a decade. At what point will this country feel shame for the way they reject the body from which It came? Money won’t get you very far when there are no women left to produce you. #shame

• if you are softer than before they came then you have been loved. • .
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-nayyirah waheed .
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📸 @sorayamrx

• they wish for her compliance and yield of surrender. that will never happen. she, who rides with the wolves, storm, and whales. she, who dances wildly into the night. find her essence and energy around you. do not be afraid but invite her in. she wields her power beyond centuries and leads a pack fiercer than night. she is the woman who runs with wolves. invite her in... • .
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- clarissa pinkola estes 📸 @leepettigrewphotography

• if you get tired learn to rest not to quit • .
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📸 @vanessamendezphotography

The other day in a doula support group I pointed out a scarcity mindset in response to a very basic question about offerings. One woman felt like doulas who tried to be all the things were taking business away (from her and other women). LOOK HERE: As long as there are folks making choices that don’t serve their best interests, as long as there are folks interested in making and having babies, as long as you like wine and I like whiskey, there will ALWAYS be someone in need of your services. There will always be someone that resonates with you over someone else. There is MORE THAN ENOUGH to go around.

#RealTalk: Scarcity is a myth perpetuated by our heterosexist patriarchal society. Scarcity is oppressive and harms women the most, as it pits them against each other in competition for mates, resources, and likeability. That a woman, whose own body is capable of creating another human with her own blood and still have enough left over for her own body to do what it needs to do can attach to scarcity is indicative of the INNER WORK that needs to be done. Scarcity thinking makes you desperate and people can FEEL that, even if they can’t (and don’t) articulate it. And it’s that feeling that keeps business away. So unless someone is actually passing out business cards in front of your business or using the comments on your social media page to direct traffic to their business, NO ONE IS TAKING YOUR BUSINESS FROM YOU.
MOTHERS ARE DYING BECAUSE BIASED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT LISTENING TO THEM! MOTHERS ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A CULTURE THAT ONLY SEES THEM AS BABY MACHINES AND NOT FULLY EXPRESSED HUMAN BEINGS NEEDING A VILLAGE TO SUPPORT THEM UNCONDITIONALLY SO THEY CAN SHOW UP FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES and your ass over here complaining that someone is taking business that hasn’t even come your way?! GTFOHWTBS and grow the fuck up!
If this is the kind of energy you’re bringing into #birthwork than maybe this isn’t the right work for you.
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g e n t l e birth g e n t l e mothering
...:::::::: by:: Sarah J Buckley ::::::::...
[I wish all my clients would read this one] Obstetric care providers have assumed that control of pain is the foremost concern of labouring women + that the effective pain relief will ensure a positive birth experience. This belief has resulted in the development + promotion of obstetric techniques that very effectively relieve pain, but these developments have not necessarily led to improvements in women’s overall satisfaction with the experience of birth.
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In fact, there is evidence that the opposite may be true.
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Note also that, contrary to medical belief, women with higher expectations are more likely to be satisfied.
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It is noteworthy that caregiver preferences may dictate, to a large extent, the use of epidurals + other medical procedures for labouring women.
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In conclusion, epidurals have possible benefits, but also significant risks, for the labouring mother + her baby. Women who wish to avoid the use of epidurals are advised to choose caregivers + models of care that promote, support, + understand the principles + practice of natural + undisturbed birth.
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Trees can be pregnant even if killed by a storm, and a creative artist Sanna Karlsson- Sutisna can make unbelievable #TreeArt ✨🌳🌴🌲✨ - @homesweethomebirth .
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• sometimes labor looks like this • .
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It's not always fluffy blue birth tubs and twinkle lights with the partner eye gazing mama adoringly. .
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Sometimes birth looks like space. Sometimes birth looks like laboring on the toilet, or wanting everyone to get away from you. Sometimes birth looks like watching TV-- (like my second birth when my baby was born while I was watching late night standup 😂)
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I love how this papa keeps his distance but is still engaged. Reading birth and what is uniquely needed in that moment doesn't always look like what we envisioned in our heads-- but if we follow our heart and intuition it will always be the right way to go. .
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lovely work by @cradledcreations

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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• 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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• you blush like an ocean in love. wild with blueness.• [yemanja, nayyirah waheed]
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lady of the water healing up beautifully. by @tokipar .
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