Doula (through Birth Arts International). I offer physical, emotional &mental support during pregnancy,birth & postpartum. And a Licensed Massage Therapist
Operating as usual
Hiring a doula is always worth every penny!!!
The Science Behind Doulas (17 Evidence-Based Benefits)
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. 💪🏽
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! 💪🏻
If you’ve already given birth, what position were you in?
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Happy Friday!! What are your labor day plans?
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.
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!
Authentic Birth Center • Wellness Collective
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
I looooove my job!!!
Knowledge is power
drmomma.org Research based parenting for today's growing families.
What does a Doula spend their time doing for you?
Here's a great visual posted by Hero Birth Services in Orange County.
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.
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
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!
I looooove midwives...just hired one! ;)
huffpost.com From home births to supporting C-section mamas, midwives do it all.
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.
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!
WOW! here are many of the reasons i Loooove birth!!!
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.
Thinking about hiring a doula?! Its worth it , i promise!!
Call/text me to setup a free consultation!
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 Childbirth was a wrenchingly different experience than I'd imagined. Why hadn't somebody warned me?
Love love love this!!!
If Childbirth Education and Dr. Seuss had a baby...
I am so weird, y’all.
Hi happy Saturday! I'd love your support for my newest page and group!!
Colorado Springs Christ-centered Yoga w/ Jean Marie
Happy 4th!! and thank you to all those who have served our country to protect our freedom!
Hope you have a blessed weekend!!
Happy mothers day to all mommas and mommas to be!
How many littles do you have??? Show me the pics!!!
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!
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!
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!
Womens' bodies are amazing!!!
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I provide emotional and physical support to a mother before, during, and shortly after her childbirth. I would love to help you achieve the birth you want.
We are passionate about empowering women to trust in their inherent wisdom and see their bodies, pregnancy and birth as healthy and normal!
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Caitlin is an experienced Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor offering a variety of birth and postpartum services to families in the Pikes Peak Region.
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Home birth midwifery, with personalized, professional care through pregnancy, labor & birth, and after the birth. Office visits in Colo Spgs or Parker CO.
I endeavor to provide complete and thorough home birth care to the Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo, and surrounding areas. Carmen Lackett, CPM, RM