Posts in the ‘wellness’ Category

The Next Chapter

This journey started long before the day of the birth.  Long before conception. So many chapters to this child’s story. And so when things started to happen, it felt like it had taken forever to get there and was going slow, but then all at once it felt so fast. Five days before her 40

Ever so gently

It was only a few days after her 40 week date, and she had been experiencing contractions all night.  They were inconsistent and she didn’t think they were intense enough to pay attention to. So she was laying in bed trying to rest, and then she suddenly felt wetness. Her waters had ruptured every so

In their own time

“Hi! So started having some back pain about two hrs ago. Took a shower and drank a glass of water and laid down. Just had three contractions about 9-10 mins apart Just wanted to give you a heads up What should I do now? Lol”   And so it began.  We would like to think

She had a plan

Birth is most reliably unpredictable. Unpredictable in ways that are hard to imagine. Doulas will always tell you to expect the unexpected, but until you live it you can’t know what that means! This parenting duo had taken the classes, heard the stories, done the reading, chosen a care provider they were comfortable with and

The journey home

2018 was the year of wild birth stories, and this one is right up there full of surprise and absolutely unexpected! There is something about being pregnant that has the potential to bring out the ‘knowing’ that we all have. This Birther was always full of questions about this new journey she was on, but

Devoted

The importance of feeling safe, supported and centered can never be emphasized enough when it comes to pregnancy and birth. This birth journey started out with some challenges because of late stage pregnancy care provider changes that were out of their control, which led to uncertainty about the birth location and a general feeling of

Timing is everything

It was their third time walking the birth path. The first two births were so different from each other that they were ready for anything, or they thought they were! She had a restless night with the same kind of feelings she had before her second son was born. The discomfort was manageable but not

Birth power

This birthing team did all the things to set the stage for a quiet, gentle birth experience this time. We knew it would be intense, and probably compressed, but we thought we could manage the pace, be ahead of it all. We couldn’t account for her birth power, that deep untamed wild within her.  We

Moving in the direction of Flow

After a full night of achey labourey feels it felt like it had all gone away once she got up and walked around. Okay, so maybe not today? But soon right?  We had been waiting a week already, it felt like it was time. And then a few hours into the day she was pretty

Expect the Unexpected

Their first baby took his time coming; they were prepared to wait.  In fact they were so ready for this baby to arrive a week or more after his 40 week date, she missed the early signs of labour. 18 days before his ‘due date’ her Doctor told her that her waters had ruptured and

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