Have you heard of a BABYMOON?
Well let me just fill you in--It is a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born. IF you could take a BABYMOON vacation, where would your destination be?
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Essential Oils for Pregnancy, postpartum and infancy is an exciting time as a couple prepares to welcome a new baby into this world. Even though pregnancy is such a natural process, it seems like a miracle is happening inside the mother as a baby forms and develops. However, even though such happiness and joy can be associated with this time of life, the mother may find that it is accompanied by some physical difficulties. Because a pregnant woman’s options for medical drugs are limited, essential oils are often a relief during times when prescriptions cannot be given. Many oils are safe to use during pregnancy, especially when diluted with a carrier oil. In this class, we will discuss what oils to use for common ailments experienced during pregnancy and motherhood as well as safety data for oils to avoid during this time.
The information on this page is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, illness, or injury. Seek professional medical attention for any disease, illness, or injury.
As a postpartum mom it's hard to eat healthy sometimes because were always on the go, and trying to get back into the groove of our flow. I know with 3 kids, being a business owner and also just human the struggle is real. It's so easy to reach for the bad stuff, but don't let that be YOU! In the picture above and the below description is some things I jump start my week with pure goodness to help me through my work week. Please feel free to contact us for for all your postpartum needs. As postpartum doulas we help nutrition education, meal prepping, initiate breastfeeding, placenta Encapsulation, understanding a babies cries with #destanbabytalk, babies sleep rhythms, pet care and so much more to help the whole family transition in union at ease. We're all human and understand things take time, but if you can find #support, please reach out to someone and take advantage as much as possible to prevent #postpartumdepression
Starting my week off good with #mealpreppingsunday #healthysnacks and #breakfast ....
Top picture: my #quinoa cereal favorite - 2 cups of quinoa, 1 cup of mixed fruit, 4 dates, 1teaspoon of coconut palm sugar, 1 teaspoon of bee pollen, 1/4 cup of grounded flaxseed, 1Table spoon of chia fruit spread.
Boil quinoa, fruit, cc sugar, bee pollen & dates until soft. Then place in small mason jars for the week. You can add chia spread and cc milk after heated hot or cold. (I like it hot.)
Bottom picture is my favorite veggie pudding for snacks.
Ingredients: 1/4C of Whey protein, 1 squash, 1 sweet tater, 1/4 cup of carrots (not shown), 1 teaspoon of cinnamon & cloves, 1teaspoon of turmeric, 1can of cc milk, 4 tablespoons of chia seeds, 2 tablespoons of gelatin, 2 tablespoons of grounded flaxseed, 2 tablespoons of raw honey, 2 teaspoons of vitamineral greens and blend for 2 minutes and place in small Mason jars and chill for 4 hours and viola! You will have a nice pudding heathy snack full of protein and omega 3 and super foods with lots of fiber to keep everything flowing through your day. And if you're breastfeeding like I am baby gets the nourishing benefits too!
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I had a few very light contractions starting 11ish last night. I had these several times before and nothing ever came of them. They were very irregular and no big deal so I didn't really pay any attention. I did some walking and took a hot bath, etc. Hubby came home from work around 3am and we relaxed and waited to see if they would pick up and then decided to get to bed around 4:15. I couldn't sleep through the contractions but they weren't bad so I went back downstairs and walked. I didn't have any contractions that were intense until around 5:45am, which is when I woke up hubby and asked him to do some timing for me to see if this was 'real' labor. I kept walking around the kitchen and living room because laying down hurt too much. All of a sudden I got nauseous and threw up a few times and had a tiny bit of bloody show. At that point I finally believed I was in labor. Right after that I remember thinking oooh I don't think I can do this! And then 'oh that's a transition thought, but that's impossible because I've only been having real contractions for a little while! Since the pool was taking so long to fill, I decided to head up to the shower. I had a strong contraction on the stairs and all of a sudden felt like I had to poop. I just KNEW it was poop because I hadn't been in labor long enough or hard enough LoL... Well of course I didn't need to poop- as soon as I sat down on the toilet FER kicked in and my body just started pushing her out. My water broke and I stood up and hustled into the shower. I told my hubby that I swore her head was coming. I still didn't believe it. It was too fast. Another quick contraction, and I reached down and felt her crowning and all her hair. I asked hubby for a warm washcloth for perineal support and he ran to get one. He was gone for seconds and another strong contraction came and as he was looking where to apply the washcloth I reached down and used my hand to press on the top for support and I felt the ring of fire for a very brief second then BAM she squirted out into my hubby's hands!!! Thank goodness hubby has quick reflexes!! 7:13am! I gathered her up in shock and held her to my chest, she had no head moulding and instantly cried and was rosy pink and vigorous. I moved to the bed and she latched like a pro and nursed for a long while, and the placenta came out effortlessly about 20-30 mins later. I feel like super woman!! I could not have asked for a better birth, clean up in the shower was a lot easier than if that mess happened in the pool (she pooped right as she came out and of course there was blood everywhere). I am on cloud 9!! Other than moaning loudly through the strongest contractions, I had no issues handling the pain and it was hardly anything at all compared to my other births (all in the hospital).
I'm fifteen weeks five days pregnant with my fourth baby and I don’t feel connected to him yet. On my worst days it’shard to even be excited about his presence. We were “done” having babies or so we thought. I had gotten rid of all the baby gear except what we were currently using for my 18 month old. The only thing I hadn’t gotten rid of yet was my maternity clothes and that’s because I was saving them for my sister in law who will be trying to get pregnant at the end of the summer. I was mentally prepared to be done being pregnant, to be done breastfeeding, to sleep through the whole night again! It took me a long time to be “done” and now I have to mentally switch gears all over again.
It’s not to say that I won’t love this baby or that I wish I wasn’t pregnant, but man, I still haven’t wrapped my head around the fact that I’m growing another human being inside of me. It happens to everyone- “Surprise Babies”. Not just teenagers, but married people too. I count myself blessed to be married to a wonderful man who provides for our family and that we are financially stable; it doesn’t mean that it won’t strain our finances or that my husband won’t worry about how to pay for another child, because he is already thinking about it, but God will provide and we will be ok.
This baby was a total surprise. I’m not even sure when he was conceived. For married people, we’re still pretty hot for one another so it could have been one of many dates. We’re also blessed in that if my husband looks at me too long, I get pregnant. I know this is not the case for many people. God saw fit to bless us with another baby and I’m doing my best to get excited about it.
I think the main reason I’m not connected to this baby yet is because I’m dealing with some major issues with my first baby, my oldest daughter. She’s nineteen and trying to figure out life. In the meantime, she’s shutting me and the family out and man does it hurt. Like keep me up at night hurt. I lay in bed praying for her, for me, for the family because there is nothing else I can do. I hope that when I get some closure with her my heart will be more open to this baby.
The other pesky reasons are so vain- I had finally gotten to within 10 pounds of my pre-eighteen month old baby weight, I had started a job at a new agency and we were trying to get it off the ground, I love sleep and the toddler is just now sleeping through the night consistently. Actually typing those out makes me feel crappy, like I’m making a baby?!? So much more important than looking smoking hot in a bathing suit right? Hotness is so over rated. ;) I’ve tried to keep up my workout routine to keep some of my hotness, but that first trimester kicked my tail. I could have went to the gym, but nothing else would have gotten done and to me, a clean house and fed kids are more important than me going to the gym. So, for now, the gym waits.
I know I will eventually feel connected to this baby, at some point. Maybe once I feel him move more consistently, maybe once I really look pregnant instead of just chubby? I have 25 more weeks to get connected to him. (We’re pretty sure it’s a boy. I had an ultrasound 2 weeks ago because I’m so old, 37, and although the stinker wouldn’t show his face we got a great potty shot!) My mom says this baby will be my greatest blessing. I’m holding on to that and my faith that God gave us this baby for a purpose. I know he will fit in just fine and once he’s here I won’t be able to imagine life without him.
Psalm 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.
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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.