I'm Lauren. A birth doula & Artist serving the Baltimore area. My goal is to connect art and birth together. Some of my recent paintings found its way to a awesome new space! The Bloom Collective is a collaborative group that supports women and families. It's located right here in Baltimore. Check it out. Info in bio
My pregnancy has been great! Minus the emotional crap & thinking about certain things I shouldn’t. The early stage I had nightmares back to back. But my #babyboy is #healthy & I’m doing great, my iron just low. But it’s always been low. I’m a damn night owl anyway so I don’t care about sleep. I’m just nervous about birth. 😩 #mommytalk#pregnancy#birth#breastfeeding#sleep
7 710 minutes ago
Maybe that extra 5lbs is where date night goes or girls night or your momma’s curry because you love her. Maybe you're not as lean as you once were but at least you're not missing your kids birthday cake this year. Who cares if your thighs touch or stomach folds when what got you there was making memories. These things may be moments you prayed for that weren’t there before. Everyone shows balance in it's own beautiful way - choose happy, it's going to be worth it. ☺️
7 3910 minutes ago
🎄❤️ I already got what i want for Christmas❤️🎄.
Hospital Bag Essentials:-
KEEP IT SIMPLE!
*Baggy T-Shirt/Nightie/Maxi Dress/PJ top/Bikini Top to labour in- something that won't matter if it gets dirty- equally it's fine to be naked!!
*Loose, comfortable, cotton clothing for afterwards (maternity units are warm places!) *Slip on shoes- slippers/flip flops
*Big cotton underwear! (Maybe disposable pants)
*Basic Toiletries- miniatures are great
*Sanitary Pads (the maternity/incontinence ones)
*Nursing breast pads (can cut a sanitary pad in half and use that instead)
*Hairbrush/hair tie/bobble (keep your hair off your face in labour!)
*Lip Balm/Face cream- gas and air makes cracked/sore lips! Hot environments dry out the skin
*Optional - towel/dressing gown
*2 or 3 vests
* 2 or 3 babygrows
*4 + Nappies (the whole pack if space allows) * Knitted hat for birth and another hat for afterwards
* Blankets- 1 or 2 *Cotton Wool- a whole bag!
*Optional- if you are DEFINITELY formula feeding bring a starter pack of milk (no bottles/teats/formula should be bought other than the ones in the starter pack)
*Snacks/Drinks *Clean T-Shirt/Top
SNACKS/DRINKS FOR YOU
*Dry foods like crackers/cereal bars/biscuit/banana/sweets
*Sports Drinks like the flat lucozade / isotonic energy drinks
*Small bottle of squash if you don't like water
0 113 minutes ago
Join me at the premiere of my newest Hypnomama homebirth birth story in 5 mins! Starts at 11! Click the link in my bio. I'll be there to answer any birth questions you have. There will be some laughs, honesty, and encouragement. Comment and show this mama some love for sharing her story!
Gotta hold on easy as I let you go
Going to tell you how much I love you
Though you think you already know
I remember I thought you looked like an angel
Wrapped in pink, so soft and warm
You've had me wrapped around your finger
Since the day you were born
When you were in trouble that crooked little smile
Could melt my heart of stone
Now look at you
I turned around and you've almost grown
Sometimes when you're asleep
I whisper I love you in the moonlight at your door
As I walk away, I hear you say
Mommy love you more
You're beautiful baby, from the outside in
Chase your dreams but always know
The road that will lead you home again
Go on, take on this old world but to me
You know you'll always be my little girl... Happy Birthday My Little Girl... #birthday#birth#birthdaygirl#birthdaywishes#birthdaygifts#birthdaylove#birthdaydaughter
Semoga yang like dan komen amin bulan ini bisa cepat mempunyai momongan.,. Amiinn
Seimbangkan hidupMu,,Tawakalkan NiatMu agar kelak terjawab semua do'a do'a yang selama ini terpanjat,,memang benar tuhan itu maha mendengar dan maha melihat,, namun sesungguhnya Ia hanya melihat dan mendengar kepada mereka yang selalu BerDo'a dengan penuh keyakinan dan khidmat yang disertai dengan usaha yang tepat... #regrann 🏥Untuk mendapatkan info kesehatan, medis, Program hamil & hiburan bayi
️✔ contact person :
Jika sudah lebih dari satu tahun menikah, belum juga memiliki keturunan, tidak mungkin tidak ada masalah pada kesuburan.
Apakah semua wanita menyadari akan hal itu ?
Bunda tahu tidak, semakin lama hambatan kehamilan tidak diatasi maka akan semakin kecil peluang bunda untuk bisa hamil, karena semakin bertambahnya usia, semakin berkurang tingkat kesuburan
Bunda sudah lelah melakukan berbagai cara agar dapat hamil, misalnya program medis yang paling canggih, Perbaikan kesuburan dengan dokter kandungan, melakukan terapi pijat dan mengkonsumsi penyubur yang memiliki efek samping untuk kesehatan. Bukannya kehamilan yang didapatkan tetapi kesehatan yang semakin memburuk.
SELANJUTNYA BAGAIMANA CARA MENGATASI HAMBATAN KEHAMILAN YANG ADA DENGAN TEPAT, CEPAT DAN AMAN ?
Konsultasikan semua keluhan dan hambatan kehamilan bunda dengan para tim Konsultan Kesehatan Terapi Holistic yang sudah banyak membantu dan menangani banyak bunda bunda sampai berhasil. KONSULTASI GRATIS. Semua hambatan DIJAMIN 95% teratasi, sehingga PELUANG HAMIL semakin BESAR. Sudah terbukti, aman, tepat dan cepat dengan jumlah testimoni yang tidak terhitung.
JANGAN MENUNDA untuk menjemput buah hati, karena semakin lama maka hambatan kehamilan akan semakin SULIT diatasi, dan semakin bertambah usia, maka tingkat kesuburan akan berkurang. . INGAT KESUBURAN WANITA ADA BATASNYA, wanita memiliki batas usia MENOPOUSE maka JANGAN ADA KATA KATA PENYESALAN DAN TERLAMBAT hanya karena menunda- nunda mengatasi hambatan kehamilan.
Kodrat seorang istri mampu mengandung melahirkan dan memberikan keturunan untuk suami dan keluarganya, berusahalah menjadi istri yang sempurna bunda.
Untuk dapat info medis dan jika ada pertanyaan seputar program cepat hamil silahkan ajukan via:
WA: tentang info kesehatan!! 085330778075
💟💟The Empress💜💜 💜💜💜The planning phase of your endeavor is now over.💜💖👍Congratulations! You’ve done excellent work sorting out what you are trying to accomplish and what you need in order to be a success. 👍🌺Now it’s time to get busy! No more contemplating the perfect strategy. If there’s a detail that seems to be missing from your plans, it will reveal itself as you move forward. So fix your eyes on the horizon and get going!💟💖💖
Creative endeavors are especially favored right now. 💖💜💜This can include the desire to have children or taking up a new project that you consider to be your “baby.” Whenever possible, try to add an artistic flair to each step along the way. Infuse your tasks, great and small, with joy and the knowledge that nothing can hold you back!💟💖👍
Our Empress stands in a chapel courtyard, symbolic of the Source of inspiration. The infant wearing a hat inside the snow-pea shell demonstrates to the Empress the importance of creating something new. This may be the birth of a child or the beginning of an exciting new endeavor!💜💖💖
Additional meanings of this card: 💜Hard work that pays off. Inventiveness.💖 Successful endeavors. 💖A love of luxurious things. Getting a lot done. Nurturing others or yourself. Mother figures. Pregnancy and birth.💟💖💕💕 #guidingauras#empress#birth#child#congratulations#success#excellent#inspiration#creative#tarotanswers.in
#malati_ tarotanswers.in #cardoftheday#tarotreadersofinstagram#horoscope#love#positivequotes#lawofattraction#daily#draw#work#crystalhealing#angels#good
☁️An Angel in disguise amongst you ☁️searching for a way to come through🌙and when she saw him close to her☁️Her lonely purpose was over ..like a new beginning a new birth🌙she found another angel on earth☁️
. I am glad to tell you you will soon be able to buy my drawings and take part of exclusive content on my patreon in progress
6 2232 minutes ago
Betapa Bahagia nya Seorang Ibu Bisa Melahirkan Anaknya Dari Rahimnya Sendiri.. Betapa Bahagia nya Seorang Ibu Bisa mengasih Keturunan Kepada Suami Dan Mertua Nya.. Ya Allah Ya Robb Terimakasih Atas Semua Yang Engkau Berikan Kepada Bunda Bunda Yang Bisa Meneruskan Dan Memperjuangkan Agama Mu.. Semoga Bunda Bunda Yang Masih Berjuang Untuk Hadirnya Sang Buah Hati Engkau Ridhoi Dan Engkau Permudah Jalan, Ikhtiwar Dan Usahanya Ya Rob... Di Pagi Ini Hamba BerMunajat Kepada Engkau.. Berikanlah Kebahagian Kepada Mereka Semua.
آَمِيـٍـِـنْ .. آَمِيـٍـِـنْ .. آَمِيـٍـِـنْ يَآرَبْ آلٌعَآلَمِِيِنْ
@email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org@my.pregnant 🏥Untuk mendapatkan info kesehatan, medis, Program hamil & kewanitaan ️✔ contact person 📱WA: 082247197177 ️ ️
(3/3) Things weren’t really progressing. Contractions were 9-30 minutes apart around 2PM with no consistency. When they got home around 3, Iggy joined me and watched some TV in bed with me- which made me laugh - no wonder things were slower this time around! Around 5, contractions sped up to 2-8 minutes apart, again, with little consistency. Around 6/6:30 Paul asked when the midwives should come. This is always a very hard decision for me. I told him to text them and figure it out. I also asked him to text Amber, the photographer, to see how far apart contractions should be before we should have her come. At this point, they were feeling stronger but that lack of consistency on timing threw me off. Based on our uncertainty, everyone said they were on their way. Midwives arrived just after 7 & Amber at 7:15. Just after the midwives’ arrival, my water broke and the pressure was immense, followed by a ton of relief. With the next contraction came the urge to push, which is always the scariest part for me - I need to tell myself it’s okay to push and that I need to give in to the urge. I put my hand below and felt the baby’s head emerging, adding pressure to my perineum to guide his head out. Once his head was delivered, I gave in to one final contraction and baby was born. We didn’t know he was a he, so following a remark from my husband referring to babe as a “him”, we looked and sure enough we were blessed with another boy. He felt so small in my arms. His demeanor was quiet and calm. Immediately, I too felt calm and so, so happy. I had a lot of issues following the pregnancy & birth of my second - and it felt like this little boy gave me back what I was missing - he was exactly what I needed. With each birth, a mama is born or reborn, and this baby made sure to birth me into exactly what I needed, and I’m forever grateful. Beau William Bosch, born 11.19.18 @ 7:30PM. 7lbs 8oz & 19.5”. #beauboschbirth
(2/3) On Sunday, I was 37 weeks and as I slept on Sunday night, I was woken up several times to go to the bathroom. At one point, around 2:45AM, I sat up in bed thinking - “what is wrong with me, why can’t I sleep?” My husband asked why I was up and I explained that I just couldn’t sleep. Eventually I managed to sleep again and I remember feeling crampy - not contractions, just consistent crampiness. When I woke up around 7 I felt what I thought was a very light contraction. Sure enough, I had another one about 30 minutes later. I got out of bed and showered and got dressed, I needed to run a few errands if this was going to be the day. Unlike my first two labors, I was actually able to run errands. I got home and Paul left for work. He called me about 10 minutes later asking, “Are you sure I should be at work? You don’t want me to come home?” At that point, I kept thinking it could be early labor, it could stop at any point. I didn’t want him to waste a day off unnecessarily. Then he explained he had an appointment at 3PM, and it was a long appointment 3-4 hours. He wouldn’t be able to stop once he started and wanted to be sure he was available if I needed him. That changed my mindset, so I told him to come home. Paul came home and took the boys to the park so I could labor alone. #beauboschbirth 📷: @simplicity_photo_
I know they tell you that baby number three is the wild card - that labor & birth may not align with the previous two - but I was still amazed at how different this experience was from what I had previously experienced in childbirth. •
My intuition told me there was a strong possibility this baby was coming early. At my last midwife appointment, I had her double check I was safe to deliver at home at 37 weeks, which would be Sunday, November 18. I confirmed with our friend, and photographer, that if I were to go in to labor as early as 37 weeks - she’d be on call. I felt this urge to loop all pertinent parties in on the fact this baby could technically come anytime from 37 weeks on. But, Leo was born at 39 & 1 and Iggy was born at 39 & 2 ( #leoboschbirth / #iggyboschbirth), so the other part of me thought it wasn’t likely the baby would be coming much before 39 weeks. The day before I turned 37 weeks, my mom came over and together we cleaned most of my home -from bottom up. She was with me for 9 hours as we scrubbed, pitched, donated, etc. I worked for another 3 hours after she left. She told me to sit down and continue the next day, but I was adamant everything needed to be done and cleaned by the time I was 37 weeks. By end of the day, 90% was done - including my bed being ready for birth & all the birth supplies in their place. With Sunday came some more cleaning - about 2 more hours - and then I could relax. This weight was lifted off of me and I knew I could finally begin the wait for baby. (1/3) #beauboschbirth 📷: @simplicity_photo_
As I sat listening to many inspirational, passionate and compassionate people talking about raising awareness for perinatal mental health today, I noted my own lack of self care! In the lead up to Christmas, I feel as though I have been running continuously and this morning was no different. On arriving in London at the Houses of Parliament, I realised I had forgotten to have breakfast, I had forgotten to hydrate and forgotten there were zero facilities once inside! And so it was, I sat for three and a half hours in a hot, day-lightless room, noticing the irony of my situation! Also noticing my privilege in being able to choose to stay there, and to be OK with my decision.
In case anyone ever wanted to know - this is what the ceiling of one of the rooms at Portcullis House looks like!
Saying all the above, the speakers were wonderful and there is something hugely inspiring to be in a room full of people making a difference to so many families. And, I met some women in person that I had only ever known virtually! It was a good day #HopeDec10#perinatalmentalhealth#maternalmentalhealth#mentalhealth#birth#psychotherapy#birthtrauma#tocophobia#makebirthbetter#housesofparliament
Esse tão grande amor ♥️ Não tem como descrever uma cena dessas. Não poderia dizer o quanto significou em palavras. Esse momento é único, extraordinário. É o nascimento de um bebê, o renascimento de uma mãe, um transbordar de vida. Incrível demais fazer parte disso! Eu quero assistir isso todos os dias. Obrigada,
@cynthiapaduaamorim e @alessandroeller, por terem contado comigo. Vocês são demais 😭
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