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Essential Acupressure & Reflexology Points for Pregnancy – Michelle Ebbin

Essential Acupressure & Reflexology Points for Pregnancy From Michelle Ebbin   Hey Moms-To-Be out there! If you don’t know it already, the 9-plus months of pregnancy can be the most exciting and rewarding, but also physically and emotionally challenging and stressful months of your life.  Many expectant mothers spend much of their focusing on “baby prep” or “family prep,” if there are other siblings, and often end up neglecting their own wellbeing. A calm mom-to-be is essential to a healthy pregnancy, and no matter what’s happening in your life IT IS POSSIBLE to find moments of relaxation throughout the day.      One of the most relaxing ways to relieve stress during pregnancy is a soothing massage.  Here are some safe and super effective acupressure…

5 PELVIC FLOOR LENGTHENING EXERCISES TO PREPARE FOR LABOR AND DELIVERY By Allison Oswald

 Over the years during birth I have seen women with such tight pelvic floors that their body won’t open to release their baby. I asked my friend and go to girl Allison Oswald for some things moms to be can do to get their pelvic floor ready for birth. Allison is my go to when it comes to pregnancy, birth and new mom pelvic floor and core work . She a master  in her field and I always highly recommend her to all that need! A true visionary in the realm of women’s health, Allison Oswald, PT, DPT, WCS, CPT had the foresight to focus on an area of wellness, which until recently was not as widely known among our culture, and often underappreciated. While…

Treat her with respect – Choose your birth team wisely

I saw this on The heart of motherhood Facebook page. She is the author who wrote this not me. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE what she says and could not agree with her more! As a birth worker and pregnancy coach one who holds space during pregnancy and birth for my people, the way a woman is treated during labor is EVERYTHING. This is why choosing your birth team wisely is so important. All of the people who participate in your birth will be holding space for you with their energy and should all work together as a team to best support you. One bad egg can throw off the whole vibe. If you are choosing to birth your baby in a hospital and you don’t care for…

Your baby’s first bath

One of the questions I ask my parents to be while doing the birth plan is, do you want to bathe your baby sooner or  leave the vernix on and bathe later? Babies are born covered in a slimy, milky protective substance called vernix . This substance is made up of skin oil and dead skin that your baby sheds in the womb.  It acts as a protective waterproof barrier that keeps your baby from becoming dehydrated. Vernix develops around week 27 of pregnancy and is there until birth . Preterm babies tend to have more vernix on them then full term babies. As your due date nears the amount of vernix decreases. Vernix has tons of great healing properties such as: Deep moisturizer Helps to…

Pregnancy, New Mom And New Baby Boxes – Thrive Market

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FENG SHUI – For Life Transitions With “The Feng Shui Guy”

I first heard of Joe AKA “The Feng Shui Guy” from my friend Rachel back when I was her doula and supported her throughout her pregnancy. She told me how when she was ready to manifest her husband and she hired Joe to come Feng Shui her house and do some inner work to help shift the energy for love and marriage. A week later she walked into a bar and met her amazing husband Noah and now they have a beautiful healthy baby boy. Now Joe and his fabulous wife Erin are expecting and I’m so honored because I get to be their doula. YAY !!!! Over the course of of their pregnancy Joe and I had many spiritual talks about energy, love ,…

JUST BREATHE

Deep belly breathing has so many healing and health benefits. It’s something I have all my moms to be do in birth. Your power is in the breath … You can’t stop the waves but the way that you breathe through them can help you have a more relaxed and easier ride. The slower and deeper you breathe the calmer you will become. By doing a few rounds of simple breath- work (taking 4 seconds to inhale through the nose and 4 seconds to exhale through you mouth)you will increase serotonin levels, calm your mind and center your thoughts. Breathing deeply floods your body with oxygen which in turn increases blood flow. It helps clear the lungs of toxins, unplugs and calms the nervous system,…

A positive mindset is everything in birth 

A positive mindset in #birth is everything! Your body follows what your mind tells it to do. Your body doesn’t know pain. It’s your mind that says this is painful. Personalized birth affirmations and sayings are some of my favorite tools to use in birth. Everyone has a different something that works for them and often you won’t know what you need until you are in the sacred birth space. Some of the most amazing births I have ever done the women were so in their power by chanting words of encouragement to themselves and their babies out loud. There is that saying, “You can’t stop the waves from coming but you can learn how to surf.” When a contraction starts, if you go into…

Rainbow light Ebook – 

I am so excited to be part of this free Ebook for Rainbow light Vitamins. The Happy baby book is now out and available for download .When you sign up you will also get the 7-day email series on Making Happy Babies.  Click on here to download and get tons of great information from some of the top leading experts in the women’s  and childrens health and prenatal field http://happybabybook.rainbowlight.com/ 

Rock those squats in birth 

Squatting during labor helps tilt the uterus and pelvis forward which can help get the baby into proper alignment for birth. It also strengthens the intensity of the contractions while relieving back pressure. Squatting also helps relax and stretch the pelvic floor muscles while giving your baby a straighter route through a wider passage. When you squat the leg bones act like a lever to widen your pelvic outlet by as much as 20- 30 percent. Not to mention you also use the help of gravity. All this helps encourage a more rapid decent and shorter pushing phase. Photo by Kayla Gonzales