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The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are offered as a supportive modality to enhance health and wellness, and are not meant as an entire approach to health care. If you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your health care provider first.
Practitioners of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® report that many common health care symptoms are alleviated by these techniques. Organ functions are supported and enhanced.
This list contains the most common symptoms that may be improved by incorporating this holistic modality into ones health care.
FOR FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY
Happy BIRTHday to these two babes whom came #Earthbound double time on 8/31 😝🎂🎉🎈
Lets talk Anatomy. The placenta (Greek, plakuos = flat cake) The placenta is composed of three layers. The innermost placental layer surrounding the fetus is called the amnion. The allantois is the middle layer of the placenta (derived from the embryonic hindgut); blood vessels originating from the umbilicus traverse membrane.
The placenta functions as a fetomaternal organ with two components: the fetal placenta (Chorion frondosum), which develops from the same blastocyst that forms the fetus, and the maternal placenta (Decidua basalis), which develops from the maternal uterine tissue.
In the picture shown of the two placenta’s were the owners of twins. (💙Boy & girl💝) twins that develop in separate sacs surrounded by two separate chorions are considered dichorionic. The prefix "di" indicates two. All dizygotic, or fraternal, twins are dichorionic. Twins that are dichorionic are by definition also diamniotic, since each amniotic sac has its own outer membrane.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are six major acupressure points on the body that are believed to induce labor.
Labor pains and giving birth is the most difficult stage of pregnancy but these soothing pressure points provide labor pain relief and promote smooth delivery.
There are six major acupressure points on the body that are believed to induce labor in Chinese Medicine.
Spleen 6 point. The spleen 6 point (SP6) is considered one of the more versatile and commonly used points. Bladder 60 point. Pericardium 8 point. Bladder 67 point. Large intestine 4 point. Bladder 32 point.
Acupressure Points To Induce Labor:
Spleen 6 Point (Sanyinjiao)
Pericardium 8 Point (Laogong)
Bladder 32 Point (Ciliao)
Bladder 67 Point (Zhiyin)
Large Intestine 4 Point (Hoku)
Kidney 1 Point (Yong Quan)
Gallbladder 21 Point (Jian Jing)
Liver 3 Point (Tai Chong)
Its World Breastfeeding Week!! Lets celebrated together by tagging us on IG or FB in your breastfeeding journey from August 1-7.
We all can encourage breastfeeding women with support and positivity to improve the health of babies around the world.
Breastfeeding promotes better health for mothers and children alike. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is 6 months old.
Be well mama, be you!
What is Fetal Position? And Why Does it Matter?
There are several different fetal positions that your baby can be in, and some are better for giving birth than others. If your baby is in a less-than-ideal position, it can cause painful, long labors and sometimes unfortunately interventions.
These shown diagrams pose as a example visual three-step process for identifying baby’s position in the final months of pregnancy that I learned months back in my @spinningbabies training with Tammy Ryan.
You may be able to identify baby’s fetal position based on his/her kicks or hiccups (kicks should be up high; hiccups down low).
Pretend you can visualize the baby with LOA. The left occiput anterior (LOA) position is the most common in labor. In this position, the baby's head is slightly off center in the pelvis with the back of the head toward the mother's left thigh.
The right occiput anterior (ROA) presentation is also common in labor. In this position, the baby's head is slightly off center in the pelvis with the back of the head toward the mother's left thigh.
OP- I see this A-LOT supporting births and moms complain of severe back pain through contractions and labor. In occiput posterior position, your baby's head is down, but it is facing moms front instead of her back. If a baby is in this position, sometimes it will rotate around during labor so that the head stays down and the body faces the mother's back (OA position).
Women are drowning because they lack support systems. They lack family willing to help. They lack partnerships that allow them adequate time to decompress from being a mom. Most of self care is done as an after thought. It’s done after you cook the kids dinner, after you get the kids in bed, after, after, after you do everything for everyone else.
We don't give exams or offer medical advice. We are not midwives or doctors. Our work is in caring for the practical and emotional needs of laboring women and their partners. We signpost to information. We advocate. We make nourishing food. We listen. We fill a role that women have filled for each other for millennia. This kind of non-judgmental, experienced support from a layperson can make a profound difference in the transition from individual to parent, and the research backs this up. Together we can do all things in supporting you, mama. You are not alone!
The two most common types of episiotomy are: Midline – a cut from the vagina directly towards the anus. Mediolateral – a cut from the vagina at an angle off to one side of the anus. Second Degree: This is the most common type of episiotomy. It extends through the vaginal lining as well as the vaginal tissue. However, it doesn't involve the rectal lining or anal sphincter. Third Degree: A third-degree tear involves the vaginal lining, the vaginal tissues, and part of the anal sphincter.
Prevention to include-
1. Perineal massage. Studies show that perineal massage reduces your chance of tearing during birth. ...
3. Warm, wet towels
4. Don't lie down
5. Stay calm and breath .
At Earthbound we believe in providing a safe birthing space for all as well as respecting and educating women by not performing episiotomies unless medically necessary! Not every birth results in a tear, and natural tears typically heal better than episiotomies.
Cervical dilation. It’s often believed that that once you’ve reached full dilation, the medical staff will instruct you to start pushing. But in reality moms should avoid "coached pushing" . During the final stages of (unmedicated) labor a birthing mom will experience the Fetel Ejection Reflex. By working with your body and only pushing when YOU feel the urge, you’re able to better utilize your energy and work with your breath. Your tissues can stretch more slowly and you drastically reduce the risk of tearing. Imagine if someone started screaming at you to “PUSH-PUUUSH” as soon as you sat on the toilet for a bowel movement. It wouldn’t be helpful... because sometimes you just need a moment to get things moving, right? So even if your cervix has reached 10cms, it’s not uncommon to need a moment of rest before you “get the urge”. Only your body possesses the intrinsic wisdom of knowing when everything within you is perfectly aligned to finally push your baby #earthbound
The lovely yarrow is an antispasmodic with an affinity for the female reproductive system. It has been used to treat the heavy bleeding and intense pains of dysmenorrhea and endometriosis. A uterine stimulant, yarrow is also used to provoke menstruation, increase circulation to the uterus, and to promote its overall health and function. It’s so effective, herbalists will use it along with hormone-balancing herbs to treat ovulation dysfunction. Another cramp-soothing, uterus-loving herb is Lady’s Mantle. It’s also a soothing healer, so it’s a wonderful addition to sitz baths. Contact Ravens Healing wing located in Southern Pines for all your herbal, tinctures and salve needs!
Natasha has 18 years of experience working with birthing and postpartum mothers. She is well versed and rounded with experience in holistic wellness and integrative medicine. Natasha focus is to treat the body as whole instead of a symptom.