Springs of Life Doula Services

Doula (through Birth Arts International). I offer physical, emotional &mental support during pregnancy,birth & postpartum. And a Licensed Massage Therapist

Operating as usual

10/17/2019
09/03/2019

Hiring a doula is always worth every penny!!!
The Science Behind Doulas (17 Evidence-Based Benefits)
https://wetheparents.org/doula-science

09/01/2019

https://www.facebook.com/391854277919153/posts/727975040973740/?substory_index=0&sfnsn=mo

Birth positions 🤰🏼 believe it or not, birth positions aren’t something I like to focus on too much on our courses. The position you give birth in can’t be predecided. There are positions where the incidence of tearing may be lower, there are positions that might help a back to back baby rotate.. but the RIGHT positions are the ones your body asks you to adopt in labour. Instead of focusing on the ‘best’ positions to give birth in, you’re better of focusing on building trust in yourself, in your body, in your baby and tuning into your instinct. 💪🏽
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That being said, there’s some important physiology that’s worth understanding before labour comes, which can help you realise why laying on your back a la ‘every movie ever’ is NOT a helpful position to give birth in (unless you’re there because YOUR body asked you to be!) 📐Your birth canal has a corner! If you are standing upright, the journey your baby has to take in labour is a little like a death drop slide! Straight down and then diagonally forwards.. a pretty easy route!🎢 if you’re on all fours, laying on your side, squatting, seated.. this route remains fairly easy for your baby! The minute you lay flat on your back, you create an uphill journey for your baby ⤴️ would you rather push a baby up a hill or down a hill?
. 🛸 UFO! Upright, Forward, Open. There’s 28% more space in your pelvis when you’re in an upright and forward leaning position position, than when you are laying on your back. You’ll likely find that your body replicates this in labour be that by standing, being on all fours, sitting on a ball or even side lying with your knees bent a little.
. 🐒 Humans have tails! Ok not quite like this monkey and they don’t wag if we are happy, but they DO move! Our coccyx bone usually tucks right into the pelvis, as your baby’s head descends it pushes the coccyx out of the way. If there is something blocking this move (like a bed if you’re lying on your back) it slows baby’s descent and makes life much harder for you both!
. 💪🏾Gather your info then follow your instinct! 💪🏻
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If you’ve already given birth, what position were you in?
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Photo @hilhealth @dallasbirthguide

08/30/2019

Happy Friday!! What are your labor day plans?

babygaga.com 08/22/2019

Today Is National Rainbow Baby Day In The USA

https://www.facebook.com/1762225340473396/posts/2815867168442536/

babygaga.com Rainbow babies are babies born immediately following a miscarriage. My son, Shep, is my rainbow baby! He was born 348 days after my miscarriage.

07/12/2019

Birth never ceases to amaze me! It's such a spiritual and magical event, and so inspiring when a mother is allowed to labor as SHE WISHES! I am so thankful I get to encourage & support women on the most important day of their lives!
Last night I had the honor of being a doula for an amazing couple! They had a beautiful water birth!
Mama was so strong, dad was a pillar of strength for her, the midwife was wonderfully supportive and beautiful baby girl blessed us all with her angelic presence a! I love being a doula!

06/01/2019

Too cute!!!

Saturday Funny!

04/25/2019

Authentic Birth Center • Wellness Collective

04/15/2019

Yes!!!!

After spending the weekend at the Birth Without Fear Conferences I feel even more passionate (if possible!) to inspire you all to trust in yourself, to empower other women & to take hold of what it means to be a woman and all we are capable of. As I said at the conference, speak possibilities into yourself, and to other women, so that we can stand together feeling strong, capable, loved, supported & can take birth back to what it should be. It’s time for all women to stand together & reclaim birth & ourselves. Xx #birthwithoutfear #womenarestrong #standtogether #birthkeepers #womenshealth #burningwoman #hypnobirthinginternational

02/20/2019

I looooove my job!!!

drmomma.org 01/27/2019

Fetal Lungs Protein Release Triggers Labor to Begin

Knowledge is power

drmomma.org Research based parenting for today's growing families.

01/24/2019

Yes!!

What does a Doula spend their time doing for you?

Here's a great visual posted by Hero Birth Services in Orange County.

broadly.vice.com 01/17/2019

Every Pregnant Woman Should Get A Doula, Study Says

Yes!! Its soooooo worth it and you can often use your HSA!

broadly.vice.com To many, doulas represent a certain type of bourgie luxury. According to a new study, however, the health benefits of hippie-style birth coaching are biggest for low-income women.

01/16/2019

Traci Weafer, Maternal Instincts Doula

I know how hard waiting on labor can be. It can be irritating and ridiculously hard physically not to mention emotionally. There are some things to consider when waiting. Did you know that your earliest ultrasound will be your most accurate date? Read about the evidence on due dates at https://evidencebasedbirth.com/duedates. There is even a free one page handout you can share with others! #doula #birth #birthkeeper #pregnant #pregnancy #duedate #evidence #evidencebasedbirth #education #childbirth #childbirtheducation #tracidoula #montgomerydoula

01/16/2019

Wow

Amazing!!

01/14/2019

Many have been asking me about HYPNOBIRTHING! I AM STARTING TO TEACH A 5WEEK SERIES IN FEBRUARY FIR EXPECTING PARENTS INCL MY BOYFRIEND AND MYSELF! THIS A FULL CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS: WE COVER EVERYTHING FROM SELF HYPNOSIS TO RELAXATION TECHNIQUES TO NUTRITION TO FEAR RELEASE AND MUCH MORE! PLEASE PM ME FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ALSO READ THE COMMENTS FOR A VERY DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THE COURSE, ITS A TOTAL OF 10HOURS!

huffpost.com 01/14/2019

29 Gorgeous Photos That Give Midwives The Credit They Deserve

I looooove midwives...just hired one! ;)

huffpost.com From home births to supporting C-section mamas, midwives do it all.

mothering.com 01/10/2019

Study: Hospital Water Births Safe and May Reduce Need for Epidural - Mothering

Yaaaaassss

mothering.com A new study offers reassurance for women who want to have a water birth. In fact, having a water birth might help avoid an epidural.

01/05/2019

Had the honor of attending my first birth of 2019 today! Mama went into labor in the middle of the night and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at 1:06pm at our brand new amazing birth center!! welcome sweet girl!!! Love my job! :)

[12/27/18]   I have a mama ready to have her beautiful baby any day now at Beginnings Birth Center!so excited! Those bathtubs are amazing! DOULA LIFE IS MY FAVORITE LIFE!

12/22/2018

Jean Marie Massage Therapy

I had a cancellation for a 60min massage at 330pm today if anyone wants it! $5off today only , comment here or text 719-351-6734

12/19/2018

Jean Marie Massage Therapy

Need an Xmas gift? Look no more! I'm selling gift certificates!! $55/60min (full hour session unlike massage envy!)

pregnancyvideo.net 10/23/2018

30 Powerful Photos From The 2018 Birth Photo Competition

WOW! here are many of the reasons i Loooove birth!!!

https://www.facebook.com/151852678770637/posts/259393668016537/

pregnancyvideo.net The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has announced the winners of their 2018 image contest, and the powerful photos that they have judged to be the winners show the raw beauty and drama of childbirth, as well as the sheer joy that follows.

09/21/2018

Yes!!! This!!

09/12/2018

Thinking about hiring a doula?! Its worth it , i promise!!
Call/text me to setup a free consultation!

08/23/2018

Im so excited to announce im taking HypnoBirthing Instructor training course!
This is a 4day intensive class and once i complete my exam i will be fully certified to hold childbirth education classes in HypnoBirthing for expecting parents !
This class is AMAZING!!!!!

washingtonpost.com 08/08/2018

Perspective | We owe it to one another to be honest about the crazy mess that is motherhood

Good read !
https://www.facebook.com/212479902690178/posts/264726467465521/

washingtonpost.com Childbirth was a wrenchingly different experience than I'd imagined. Why hadn't somebody warned me?

08/02/2018

Love love love this!!!

If Childbirth Education and Dr. Seuss had a baby...

I am so weird, y’all.

07/07/2018

Colorado Springs Christ-Centered Yoga w/ Jean Marie

Hi happy Saturday! I'd love your support for my newest page and group!!
Colorado Springs Christ-centered Yoga w/ Jean Marie

https://www.facebook.com/john316yoga/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/226838738142932/

Christ-Centered Yoga includes Christian music, scriptures, and devotionals to center & anchor us to Jesus. God created us to move & breathe w Him!

07/04/2018

Happy 4th!! and thank you to all those who have served our country to protect our freedom!

06/09/2018

Hope you have a blessed weekend!!

05/13/2018

Happy mothers day to all mommas and mommas to be!
How many littles do you have??? Show me the pics!!!

04/24/2018

Did you know that prenatal massage has so many great benefits for both mama and baby?!
I offer PRENATAL MASSAGES starting at $50, please message me or call today to book!

nurturedfoundation.com 04/17/2018

4 Reasons Dads Love Doulas | Nurtured Foundation

Sometimes, there is a misconception that doulas will replace/take over for dads. ..this isn't true!
As your doula, i will complement and team up with dad to ensure YOU are supported in every way possible!

https://nurturedfoundation.com/dads-love-doulas/

nurturedfoundation.com Doulas aren’t just a great companion for mom, they also provide amazing benefits to expectant Dads during labor, as well. Dads absolutely love having a doula present at birth, and here are 4 ways doulas give exceptional support to birth partners!

thestir.cafemom.com 04/16/2018

15 Raw Birth Photos That Show How Amazing the Va**na Really Is

Womens' bodies are amazing!!!

https://www.facebook.com/ilovebeingamomcafemom/posts/1818660871525315

thestir.cafemom.com

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Colorado Springs, CO
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