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Mindset Is Everything, Especially In Birth

I just left a magical birth and I wanted to write about this while its fresh in my mind. 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 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…

Embrace The Becoming

“I think of pregnant women much like a caterpillar that’s in a cocoon transforming into a butterfly. During pregnancy she is shedding and releasing the old and building her new mama wings. A death of the old must happen so a new life can emerge. Every transformation is different as are each mother and butterfly out there, No two are the same. There is so much focus on the birth and arrival of the baby and not enough acknowledgment and attention to this incredible metamorphose that happens when a women gives birth to this new part of herself. As Maya Angelou says -“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” Some pregnant…

The First Forty Days Book

I am so excited to share with you all this AH-MAZ-ING and beyond important new book out by my fabulous girl Heng Ou, founder of Motherbees. The time post birth can be one of the most beautiful yet challenging times for a new mother. The postpartum period is a time of transformation, integration and healing, breastfeeding, imprinting, bonding with, establishing healthy attachment and getting to know your baby and how they tick. It’s a temporary time where everything is in flux- your body is in between what it was and what it will be. Your baby is here but their spirit is still transitioning into this world. Your relationship and family is going through a rebalancing as you integrate this baby into your lives. Your…

Tips And Tricks For Pregnancy Skin Care From The Goddess Of Skin

For the past 21 years I have been going to Dayle Breault for facials http://www.goddessofskin.com. I hate to even use that word “facial” because its more like a magical facial experience. Dayle AKA “THE GODDESS OF SKIN” is a master healer of the skin. Her products are all natural and simply magic! I was chatting with her at my last appointment and asked her if she would write me up a little something for my blog about pregnancy and the skin. Here is what the goddess had to say – Every part of the body goes through changes during pregnancy, and the skin is no exception. Skin changes occur in about 90% of pregnant women in one form or another due to the surge of…

Prunes aren’t just for pooping !

So …. like I am sure for many of you, I gave up white sugar for new years. I have now recently been craving and eating stewed prunes like candy. I remember when I was a little girl spending the night at my grandparents house where we ate stewed prunes at night before bed and they were so delicious. In my book the mindful mom to be I talk about the healing properties of food. When I crave something I always look up the healing benefits. Prunes are one of my top choices to help with pregnancy constipation while researching the healing powers I was so happy to find that Prunes do sooooooo much more then just help you poop ! Heath and healing benefits…

The spirituality of pregnancy and birth

One of my new #mindful dads sent me this profound text last night and I had to make the quote above out of it because I was so blown away by it and his deep words of wisdom ????!!! As someone who spends a majority of her life in the realm of pregnancy and birth …. I could spend hours talking about the spirituality of pregnancy and birth .. There is so much yumminess in the unfolding .. You never know what’s going to come up , what parts of yourself you will meet, how it will unfold ,what gifts you will find ,what blocks you will come up against ,What lessons will be presented … In birth you play in the magical gateway Between…

Why growing up with dogs are so good for children

Being a HUGE dog lover myself … I just had to do a post on why growing up with a dog is so good for kids … 1.kids who grow up with dogs have less allergies, eczema, asthma and get sick less than those without. 2.Living with a family pet increases compassion,love kindness, empathy, humanitarianism and provides an TON of unconditional love. 3.They can help teach children about responsibility. 4.Spending time with a dog calms the nervous system – a dog lowers your stress level , blood pressure and heart rate. 5.Kids with dogs tend to be more active, get more exercise and spend time playing outdoors. 6. Dogs help children learn social skills, impulse control And helps build self esteem. www.loribregman.com

This holidays season – Raise awareness , consciousness and humanitarianism in your children

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James M Barrie Go Maggie and George !!!! Yesterday they just raised 78$ (and lot’s of awareness) to help foster baby elephants through the amazing non profit the David Sheldrick wildlife trust . I am soooooo proud of you kids !!!! “Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others”. Barbara Bush I was so touched by George and Maggie that it inspired me to write a blog post about raising awareness and consciousness in our children. There are so many ways to help make a difference in the world by helping the earth…

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother”. ~Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother”. ~Rev. Theodore Hesburgh When I first saw this quote I can’t even begin to tell you how many things went thru my head and rang true for me on so many different levels.Children see and pick up on EVERYTHING.We often don’t give them enough credit for the things they are aware of. Your relationship with your partner is setting the bar for them to follow in. If you are in a toxic or unhealthy relationship you are showing them that this is ok. If you and your partner treat each other with love and respect you are blazing a trail for them on how to be treated and how…

Sometimes you have to vibe alone to understand things

Sometimes you have to vibe alone to really understand things. It’s really important and very healthy to take the time every once in a while to go inward and retreat in solitude. Carving out sacred time in your life to go within to process, find clarity, balance, recharge and redirect your energy is a necessity. When we are so caught up on the hamster wheel of life we often don’t see the light or feel the truth of what’s really going on or what’s needed … It’s not until we step away and drop in that things become crystal clear. www.loribregman.com