The pushing stage of labor is an intense one, but typically a welcomed one, as Mama finally has the ball in her court, and she can actively do something with her contractions: PUSH! Along with pushing, it’s crucial that Mama breathes in order for her body and her baby’s body is getting the oxygen it needs to stay calm and safe.
My goal is this, Mama: that you walk away from this video second guessing the negative thoughts, doubting your fears, and taking one more step closer to having a positive, empowering, magical birth experience that you are capable and worthy of having!
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This was scary. I would be lying to say it was anything else. I was sitting in what I had previously described as my “worst case scenario.” As far as I was concerned, c-section was the last thing I wanted and the thing I feared the most. I had heard horror stories about recovery, and imagined something very different for myself. I quite literally prayed that I would not have one! …. Physical labor was over, but I went into a fierce mental labor that really was a testament to how strong I had become.
A common fear that mamas share with me is tearing during birth, and if you’re nodding in agreement with that, guess what, mama, I felt the same way before the birth of my daughter. But, the best thing I did, and you can do too, is overcome that fear to be one step closer to having a birth that you LOVE!
Breastfeeding is natural, so why is it so hard sometimes? For the mama who’s struggling to breastfeed right now or the mama-to-be who’s trying to get off the best start she can, this video is for you! It’s a breastfeeding guide to help your baby get the best latch so you can have that beautiful bonding breastfeeding experience.
Where the mind leads, the body follows. The power of the mind over the body is a pretty incredible force. Most of us, however don’t use the potential of the power of our mind to lead the body where we want it to go. When it comes to pregnancy and birth, women have often been told that the process to motherhood is unnatural. But, one of the best ways to get rid of these lies and speak truths over yourself to change the direction of our mind to teach your body where to follow is Affirmation Meditations.
Whether you’ve planned it or not, inductions are sometimes necessary in order for your baby to be born. If you’re saying, “This baby needs to come out because I have gestational diabetes, the placenta isn’t nourishing my baby, or x, y, z,” then you’re ready for all the tips you’re about to get in this video that will help you have a POSITIVE INDUCED BIRTH.
While a doula brings her experience and skill in birth into the birthing space, the partner brings a trusted history and deep love for the birthing mama. For the mom who’s thinking their partner will double as their doula, remember that they may lack the experience and tools to help you have a more comfortable labor and birth. And to the mama or partner who’s worried the doula will fill the partner’s role, know that doulas could never do that. Mama, your partner is invaluable during this process. Rather, the partner and the doula perfectly compliment each other to provide a comforting, confident, fear-free birthing space.
You’ve probably heard someone say something about progressing in labor, but what exactly does that mean? How do women “progress in labor”? Well, there’s not just one way to do it. In fact, there are six ways to progress in labor and knowing them will help you understand what medical staff mean when they use the term “progressing in labor” and know how your body is working to make way for baby.
Becoming a parent can feel overwhelming for both Mom and Dad. There’s a lot of pressure to just know how to do things, and when you don’t, you’ve got a small screaming human there to let you know it. It can sometimes be hard for dads to know how to step into their new and very important role as a father. So, for all you Clark Kents out there, here are 5 ways for you to be Superdad!