#first40days

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This is me high-key freaking out yesterday because it was my last full day of work at Little Green Treehouse before coming a full time DOULA! 🤰🏿🤰🏾🤰🏽🤰🏼🤰🏻PEOPLE WHO HAVE GIVEN BIRTH I NEED YOU! I need to hear about 50 birth stories by the time I'm done with training. If you would be willing to share your birth story(ies) with me please PLEASE message me!! I need to hear everything: vbacs, c-section births, emergency births, home births, hospital births, birthing center births, trauma, scary, hard, easy, quick, etc. you get it! If you've had a baby, no matter the method, I'd love to hear your side. 🤰🏿🤰🏾🤰🏽🤰🏼🤰🏻 It will be about a 30 minute conversation, can be done over the phone!! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me to get here. It's truly a dream come real and I'm tearing up typing this out. Xoxoxoxo!!!
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#doula #First40Days #Chicago #Oklahoma

#Repost @natgeo
Urging all birthing people to adopt even a portion of the #first40days. Your body, heart, and mind will thank you later 🌈
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Photo by @kchete77 (Karla Gachet) | Laura Sermeño and her baby boy celebrate the end of her cuarentena, or quarantine in Los Angeles, CA. The tradition, common throughout many places in Latin America, requires new mothers to rest under the care of their relatives for some 40 days after childbirth. The period ends with a mother-child herbal bath and a massage. This ceremony was prepared and guided by Sermeño’s doula @doulajennysilva. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. The story was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #abuelitas #indigenous #sealingceremony #traditionalbirth #nurture #postpartum #medicinewoman #partera #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #women #latinowomen #losangeles

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My milk came in yesterday and with it a little bit of the overwhelm I remember so well with my first. A little bit of the 'oh my God I am literally trapped under this tiny, hungry human. I don't have a hand spare for my other kids. Or for my husband. Or our needy dog!" A little bit of the "I'm not doing enough." A little bit of the "I hate you so much right now" as my husband gets a solid six/seven hours sleep at night. A little bit of the "holy fucking hell my body hurts!"
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So today I took our sun out to sit and feed in the garden. Our first time outside in two days! We had some family over who brought sweet gifts and entertained my always energetic 7 year old. My brother and his partner brought me cherry juice for the after pains (fuck me they're a cruel joke) and tomorrow the big girls are at dancing/nursery and me and my husband are going to go out for lunch and I will remember to thank him for being such a solid partner and taking care of us all, all day long, whilst I feed and rest and nap.

#first40days #thefirstfortydays #postpartum #reclaimpostpartum #honestmotherhood #daytwowithbabyidris #daythreewithbabyidris

Oh Yeah!! Our little Coral Rae is already One month old. She’s our 🌎 world! James and I are so in love with this little squishy. 🍍💓🍍
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#babygirl #coraltheadorable #pineapple #aloha #onemonthold #postartumjourney #postpartumbody #postpartum #fourthtrimester #first40days #pineapplesquish #coralraethomasson #bff #happybaby

La Faja.
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In Mexican traditional medicine, a tradition practised long before Spanish invasion, and still very alive today is ‘A Cerrar las Cadres’ (closing of the hips) a postpartum healing ceremony. Practised along side the ‘Cuarentena’ (40 day lying-in period), this time is for mother & baby to rest together and the entire focus is on creating a sacred quiet space for bonding & healing.
El Rebozo Mexicano tradicional is an instrument for baby wearing, head dresses & embodies a healing technology for la matriz (the womb) & pelvic region.
By tying la faja & closing the hips after giving birth you are supporting the womb & other surrounding internal organs as they readjust back to a pre-birth size & position.
Wearing la faja brings strength & alignment to the body. La faja also carries strong spiritual protection, as your womb slowly closes, your body is extremely hypersensitive to the environment around you. Wearing la faja protects your womb energy & life force, it acts as a physical & spiritual barrier between you and the surrounding environment.
I’m beyond grateful & forever learning from this ancient tool. Thank you @indigemama for sharing your knowledge & families traditions with me. I look forward to connecting with our mothers, sisters & daughters through this sacred practice. .
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#lafaja #cuarentena #mexicaintraditionalmedicine #indigemamaancestralhealing #acerrarlascaderas #sacredpostpartum #first40days

An wise woman and mama friend I know lives by the mantra ‘follow the happy’. I think her and Rumi talk a lot of sense.
Life may not be all smiles but finding the small things that bring you peace and joy can help lift you out of those tough moments. Following the happy ain’t such a bad idea when contemplating those bigger life choices too.

What lifts the corners of your mouth? How can you weave those things through your days, weeks, months and years?

#postpartumjourney #postpartumwellness #postnatalwellbeing #postpartumpreparation #peaceandjoy #blissfulmothers #blissfulmotherhood #blissfulpostpartum #boostingoxytocin #oxytocin #oxytocinboosting #followthehappy

Nursing a new baby can take a lot of muscle use! Baby mamas need as much TLC as the give! Remedial #massage can be a saving grace to allow parents to keep caring around the clock! Especially in the first few months! #fourthtrimester #first40days #postpartumrecovery #postnatalmassage #birthrecovery #massagecarlton

Yessss love your new self! •
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” - Eleanor Roosevelt. Guys how epically true is this ? And the worst part is that I’m my biggest critic. You see I have all of these kickass workouts at the gym, I notice my double chin shifting back into one chin, my legs slimming and my upper body muscles starting to show again. But then I wake up in the morning and what is the first thing I see? I see the belly that still protrudes, the skin that just gets saggier with each inch I lose and the breasts that hang a bit lower every day. And the crazy thing is, I’m allowing myself to dwell on these thoughts. I’m letting the thoughts determine my self worth in that moment and that is NOT OKAY. I am very proud of my body and I’m slowly but surely realizing that my mind is my tool and choosing to focus on the amazing things I’ve accomplished, helps to diminish those negative thoughts that so often pop up. I received so many wonderful comments and messages on my last postpartum post about how physical therapy worked for them. I am officially calling to schedule a consultation to see if my diastisis recti can be repaired ! Are you having any progress in loving your postpartum body?“ - @th3littlestavenger




#thisispostpartum #navigatingpostpartum #postpartumbody #loving_my_postpartum_body #4thtrimester #4thtribodies #first40days #selflove #selfcare #postpartumbelly

Moeder worden is een unieke ervaring. Meestal ligt de focus op de geboorte. Maar in de eerste periode na de bevalling heeft een moeder ook steun nodig om te rusten, te herstellen en een band te vormen met de baby. Heb je al eens nagedacht over het maken van een post partumplan?

#pregnancy #labouranddelivery #birth #birthisbeautiful #womensupportingwomen #postpartum #first40days #doula #doulalife #beautifulbeginnings #oss #noordbrabant #zwanger #zwangerschap #zwangerschapscursus #bevalling #geboorte #kraamtijd #eerste40dagen

Day 28: We had so much fun hanging out in the Cabana for a little birthday celebration for @katewebbla - fun in the sun 🌞 (and shade) with friends and family. I can’t believe Coral is 4 weeks old today. 😭Wow that went by quickly. #first40days #coraltheadorable #coralraethomasson #nutrientdense #fourthtrimester #postpartum #postpartumjourney #pregnancyjourney #babygirl #poolsidechillin

This meal has everything a healing new mama & breastfeeding babe (with a sensitive tummy) needs! Protein, fats, lots of colors and extra love! Mom & dad's plates are dished up, the extras are in tupperware, and the dishes are done, so after dinner they can return to snuggling and resting ❤️ #doula #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #berlindoula #berlinbirth #birthinberlin #babiesinberlin #berlin #supportingmamas #doulalife #newmoms #newborn #babieseverywhere #growingfamilies #breastfeeding #breastfed #fedisbest #mamabear #babylove #babybump #wochenbett #fourthtrimester #first40days #postpartumhealth

It’s #nationalbookloversday and WE LOVE BOOKS. There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into something inspiring or even just pleasant. What are you reading these days? •
I just finished The First 40 Days. Heng Ou outlines the beauty of Chinese traditions of nourishing a postpartum mother. Her ideals are why Marabou exists. •

#first40days #thefirst40days #postpartum #postpartumsupport #postpartumcare #hengou #nourishingthenewmother #motherhood #newmotherhood #earlymotherhood #newmoms #bookloversday #books #reading

Day 27 #first40days coral is mesmerized by the world around her. She is mesmerizing to me. I watch her soak in all the colors and sounds. I love learning with her and watching her grow and evolve each day. .
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#babygirl #coraltheadorable #coralraethomasson #newbaby #newmomagain #postpartumjourney #postpartumbody #postnatal #pregnancy #fourthtrimester #postpregnancy #fitmom #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife

So much ❤️❤️❤️ right here #Repost @azitanahai with @get_repost
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These two right here. Loves of my life.
My heart is full. There is no greater joy than to know that this here gift of a kind, sensitive, conscious and devoted man is who sweet Rumi gets to call her father.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love you more @chicoricopico you go and rock this whole Dad thing... ♥️
#manamongmen #imtheluckyone #daddysgirl #perfectamountofsoon
#lovesofmylife #rumirico #yogibaby #yogifamily #kundaliniyoga #traumatodharma #lifeaftertrauma
#2weeksold #newmama #fourthtrimester #bestdadever
#first40days #dadsofinstagram

These two right here. Loves of my life.
My heart is full. There is no greater joy than to know that this here gift of a kind, sensitive, conscious and devoted man is who sweet Rumi gets to call her father.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love you more @chicoricopico you go and rock this whole Dad thing... ♥️
#manamongmen #imtheluckyone #daddysgirl #perfectamountofsoon
#lovesofmylife #rumirico #yogibaby #yogifamily #kundaliniyoga #traumatodharma #lifeaftertrauma
#2weeksold #newmama #fourthtrimester #bestdadever
#first40days #dadsofinstagram

#worldbreastfeedingweek Day 26! In celebration of my primal skills! It’s so weird that the US supports formula feeding more than breastfeeding... That is just so backwards and money driven! Breast milk changes with every feeding due to biofeedback from the baby’s saliva based on the nutrition needs of the infant. If you can, please breastfeed. If you can not- no shame!! #fedisbest Honestly, just love on your babies and do your best. Please don’t judge or condemn- support and praises! 🙌🏽💪🏼👶🏼🕉💓##mom #postnatal #first40days #postpartum #postpartumjourney #postpartumbody #breastisbest #breastfeeding #breastfedbaby #breastfed #nursinglife #boobmilk #milkymama #momlife #infant #babygirl #coraltheadorable #coralraethomasson #itsnoteasybutitsworthit #love #bonding #nutrients #organic

Guess who’s taking a postpartum doula training this winter 💁🏼‍♀️
Till then I am loving this new book 🌿✨
On the final stretch...drinking all the red raspberry leaf tea and eating all the dates! ☕️
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#first40days #postpartum #postpartumhealth #newmom #healing #postnatal #motherhood #4thtrimester #33weekspregnant @motherbees

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