Simply Being A Mama

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Your post-baby body is BEAUTIFUL just the way it is. And no, you don’t need surgery to “fix” it: http://ift.tt/2rIzws0 (📹 in partnership with Style Like U)
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June 09, 2017 at 07:37AM

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On my way to a birth yesterday, I texted the dad suggesting he might want to run a bath for his wife who had started having strong contractions. ‘Not sure that’s going to happen, she’s in a corner, on all fours,’ he wrote back.

I smiled when I read it – it had been a stressful journey across London in rush hour and my adrenaline was high and the need to say something/ do something was a way to get rid of some of it. It was for MY benefit.

So how glad I was to be sent that great wake-up call before arrival; a salutary reminder not to gear, not to steer, to never meddle with a mother in labour who has – and FEELS that she has – what she needs.

Home brings out the best in a birthing body – women feel their own authority, and find their own way – and this was never clearer than yesterday. At every single joint and juncture, she knew what she wanted and knew what to do.

There were no assessments, and her body naturally segued from one phase to the next without the need for accouncement or conscious awareness. It required us attending to let go, to follow her flow…to trust that each blow-breath, each ululation was taking her somewhere, as for sure she herself never seemed to doubt it.

On the outside, the final phase seemed to take a while – and in a hospital setting under timed conditions, someone would have certainly created a deadline and said something was wrong. But thanks to a fabulous unobtrusive midwife, and the fact that we were in her own low-lit kitchen with a couple of onlooking cats and some great folk waltzes as accompaniment, nothing was said, and nothing was done.

Thanks to the quiet, it was obvious to all that the mother knew everything was as it should be – that she was unconsciously attuned to every little shift and felt full confidence that her body and baby were getting on with things just perfectly.
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June 09, 2017 at 07:27AM

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Evolutionary Parenting
NEW POST! Many of you have seen the new headlines proclaiming that babies should sleep alone to improve their sleep. Well, let’s just call it what it is: BS. You can read the details here.

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June 07, 2017 at 11:03PM

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Evolutionary Parenting
Brilliant!
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June 07, 2017 at 09:42PM

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#Repost @dionne.davis ・・・ Bébé D.’s first night home! He didn’t take to his snuggle_me_organic straight off. (I guess he’d acclimated too well to the bassinet at the hospital after five nights.) I was worried since I had no backup. He fell asleep in my arms and I didn’t want to doze off and jeopardise him. So, I tried to put him down once more, praying the whole while. He snoozed on. Thank goodness! He didn’t wake until nearly six hours later. Then, after a feed and nappy change, he went back down for another three. @snuggle_me_organic

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Aww

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This baby elephant playing with a flock of birds makes me so happy 😂🐘
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June 07, 2017 at 08:45PM

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Ha! Um.. YUP. BTDT ;)

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Boys will be boys 😂😂

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June 07, 2017 at 08:13AM

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A mother’s age doesn’t matter, study suggests
A mother’s advanced age at childbirth is not the reason for the elevated risks of low birth weight or preterm birth — such risks may instead be related to individual circumstances and behavioral patterns of the mother, suggests new research.
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June 06, 2017 at 02:02PM

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Dr Gustavo Ventura
Quem resiste a um olhar apaixonado desses?
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June 06, 2017 at 07:37AM

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Big City Moms
“It wasn’t an intentional choice made before his arrival. I didn’t carefully weigh the research and decide that the pros outweighed the cons.”
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June 06, 2017 at 04:20AM

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My birth plan
It is great that you have such confidence with your birthing style and know your body’s tendencies. My first birth was an emergency C-section so I am not sure what my body would have done otherwise. In some ways my second pregnancy feels like my first because I have no idea what to expect as I go to…
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June 05, 2017 at 08:27PM

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Evolutionary Parenting
“‘Birth, Breath, and Death’ is one extraordinary little book. I hope it will find its way into many, many hands: mothers-to-be, midwives, physicians, nurses, educators, doulas and healers of all kinds. Amy Wright Glenn writes about birth and birthing ourselves, as well as our babies. Five stars.”

~Suzanne Arms, Director of Birthing The Future and Author of Immaculate Deception

~Amy

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June 05, 2017 at 08:10AM

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Incredible images show how babies fit into wombs
In those precious first few moments post-birth, this photographer manages to snap images that show just how these beautiful babies curled up inside their m
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June 04, 2017 at 09:53PM

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Dr. Meghan Birt
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June 04, 2017 at 02:28PM

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Because of Them We Can by Eunique Jones
See how this adorable baby girl reacts to her dad trying to put her in the grass. Be prepared to laugh, because it’s hilariously cute. 😂😍

Video via: Pazi D. (dad)

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June 03, 2017 at 08:45PM

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Scientific American
Sleep tidies up the brain.
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June 03, 2017 at 08:43PM

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TreeHugger
According to the CDC, lemon eucalyptus oil could be a much safer and more natural weapon than DEET.
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June 03, 2017 at 08:42PM

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