A year in our new house! A couple years of settling into a new life for myself since leaving the farm and my old life behind after many months (years) of trying to make it work. I feel so much better overall and yet I am still reinventing the next phase and asking what do I REALLY want with this life. Definitely to serve the Earth and birthing people, but possibly in new ways! We shall see. For now, I am reciting the mantra in a Thich Naht Hanh book I am reading, “I have arrived. I am home.” There’s nowhere else to be but present in my body and this beautiful life! I am enough. . . . #newbeginnings #newlife #newhome #postdivorcelife #girlmom #birthwork #iamenough #ihavearrived #thichnhathanh #home #presence
Ready to take charge of your birth story? Although it is true that sometimes things happen that are outside of our control, there really are a lot of factors that we CAN learn about that make a big difference in our care and outcomes. Join me (and @mamabirdhendry ) to learn how you can have a positive birth and postpartum story. You can take just Resilient Birth Prep or bundle it with the Prepare Your Nest breastfeeding class. . . . . #prepareforbirth #childbirtheducation #lamazechildbirtheducator #lamaze #holisticbirth #hospitalbirth #homebirth #knowyouroptionsinbirth #birthprep
This Saturday’s class is SOLD OUT but I’ve added a new date and I’m happy to announce that @mamabirdhendry will be back at @motherrisingcle to teach her amazing breastfeeding class! Bundle our two classes together and save! Start your birth and breastfeeding journey off the right way and feel PREPARED! . . . . #prepareyournest #resilientbirth #birthstory #birthplan #childbirtheducation #lamaze #lamazeclasses #northeastohio #birthprep #knowyouroptionsinbirth #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingeducation
🌟 a healing second birth 🌟 This mama reached out several months ago hoping for a much different experience with her second birth and her goals were achieved! It was a beautiful, powerful, and totally unique experience. Some things that probably helped were choices she made like: ✅ midwifery care ✅ letting labor begin on its own ✅ waiting to be admitted to the hospital until in active labor ✅ paying close attention to nutrition and caring for the body in pregnancy ✅ doula support ✅ pushing on hands and knees instead of on the back ✅ having a birth plan that made sure everyone was aware of her preferences 🌟 mom and baby are doing great and enjoying a much easier recovery this time around, too! Congrats, mama!! 🌟 . . . . #birth #doula #doulasupport #midwiferycare #birthdoula #unmedicatedbirth #hospitalbirth #secondbaby #birthplan #knowyouroptionsinbirth
How awesome to see someone make a switch to follow their desires for the birth they want - even at 37 weeks of pregnancy! . . . #repost • @wc_holisticmidwifery congrats to this sweet family and mama who trusted her gut after a hospital tour felt misaligned and switched to our care at 37 weeks! this is your forever reminder that it’s never too late to pursue the birth you deserve and the care you desire. happy birthday baby girl!
Thank you to this man for packing me snacks, helping me get sleep, and listening to me debrief about the hospital system. I am so glad I can still be a birth worker in this new beginning of my life. Thank you Alex!
Another successful class helping new parents learn the essentials of birth including anatomy basics, stages of labor, coping techniques, how to avoid interventions, and more (like hip squeezes pictured here!). Taking a class outside of the hospital makes sure you’re informed with a holistic perspective on what to expect and how to best advocate for what you want so you can start parenthood 🌟 empowered 🌟. Join me for my next class at @motherrisingcle March 11. Private classes are available any time! . . . #birth #childbirth #childbirtheducation #lamaze #knowyouroptionsinbirth #birthplan #hipsqueeze #lamazeclass #doula #northeastohio #motherrising
Looking for a brief yet comprehensive understanding of the stages of labor, comfort measures, and how to achieve the birth that YOU want? We have room for another couple (or two) in this Saturday’s class, or at the date in December. You also have the option to add on the most awesome breastfeeding class with @mamabirdhendry in November! Class is located at the @motherrisingcle studio in Chardon. Find the link in my bio or message me to sign up! . . . #birth #childbirth #childbirtheducation #lamaze #lamazeclass #hospitalbirth #homebirth #birthprep #birthplan #chardonohio #northeastohio #geaugacounty #lakecountyohio
Posted @withregram • @wc_holisticmidwifery How was your Labor Day weekend? @midwife_kt and @resilient_birth_botanicals got the privilege of helping this little guy celebrate his birthday. Perfect weekend celebration if you ask us! . . . #birth #homebirth #homebirthmidwife #midwiferymodelofcare #midwifebirth #laborday