Birth of July 20 We decorated the flower "Chinese Trumpet Vine（Campsis grandiflora）"on a wall hanging on a Buddhist altar.
#Chinese Trumpet Vine
#SGI Buddhist altar
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#Decorate flowers on altar
Pregnancy comes in all different shapes and sizes, and so does Chiropractic treatment. During pregnancy chiropractic can help reduce tension, keep you feeling good and moving well. Pair this with some trimester related rehabilitation and we have the perfect combination for a smooth birthing process.
It is an absolute pleasure to go through the journey with friend and client @astoncrabtree
Would you believe she is 6 months already!
Exactly a year ago, I got out of bed to start my day and the minute I stood up my waters broke. 16.5 hours later you were here and we can't remember what life was like before you arrived.
We are definitely feeling all the emotions today, especially after looking through the photos from the last year😢
To our beautiful, happy, funny, clever, determined, cute and cheeky little man, we love you more than life itself. Happy 1st birthday Jett River 💙
We encourage our youth to continue their education, why not hold ourselves to the same standard? #ProDoula has a variety of programs and resources so that as a #BirthWorker you may continue your #Education and continue leaving #BIRTH#BETTER than you found it 💚
It’s 2018 and in this era of feminism and #femaleempowerment I’m seeing an abandonment of ourselves and our nature being touted as #liberation ⚡️⚡️ It’s true! Women can now choose to ignore and override their biology with all these advancements in medicine and “progress” (ahem, patriarchy) we have. We don’t have to bleed anymore, we can choose not to birth. We can just take pills to prevent it all and continue working or doing whatever else we want to be doing.
And if we do have a baby, we don’t even have to be with it, that’s what nanny’s and sitters are for, or if you’re the prime minister of NZ, that’s what your baby daddy is for and you best bet everyone will hoot and holler louder for him than they ever did for any woman who chose to stay home and meet the needs of her baby.
Before I get ambushed, I have NOTHING against women who choose to not have children (not everyone can, not everyone is called), or women who need help with childcare. I need help with that shit, too. We all do. It takes a village. What I do have a problem with is a woman’s totally justified and natural response to a outside stimulus that threatens her nature and biology, and then calling that liberation.
We don’t live in a culture that supports us as bleeding, birthing, lactating women. Everywhere we look we are being sold the message that WHO WE ARE is inconvenient (bleeding) and not valuable (going out of the home to work literally pays more than raising the next generation). Of course women don’t want anything to do with that. Where do we fit in a man’s world as women who are fat with blood, babies, and milk? But just because we were smart enough to catch on to the world’s discomfort with our bodies and the power they hold doesn’t mean we are liberated when we choose to ignore and abandon it ourselves. It’s not feminism. If denying and rejecting our basic physiology and functions that powerfully symbolize and teach us the lessons of life and death isn’t a direct and obvious reflection of oppression by the patriarchy then I don’t know what is. 🌙🌙 When I say this, I’ve heard women respond, “I’m not only my body. I’m not only my biology and my functions.” CONTINUE IN COMMENTS 👇🏼👇🏼
As we launch our new look Insta page today, I thought it might be fun to introduce me and Jessica, we are the founders of TPC. This was one of the first press photos we ever took, and I love it, it actually looks like I’m tickling Jessica and making her laugh!
Jess and I met at preschool in the US. Both of us had kids in the UK and taken a similar class to TPC where everyone was organized by their neighborhood and due date. We marveled over the fact that we had these incredible experiences with this crew of other parents that were pregnant at the same time and lived nearby, and how much support, love and friendship we got from these modern day villages. We soon realized that our friends that had given birth here in the US had very different stories, and from that TPC was born!
Jess and I each have two kiddies, Jess two boys and I have one girl and one boy. Jess is far more reserved than I am at times, a box checker, hates confrontation and is definitely the adult in our relationship! She loves a good british comedy and is 100% Brit in all areas although she was born in Massachusetts! We are both definitely cat people and often (dont judge!) send each other photo’s and videos of our kittens which we adopted only two weeks apart. She is an amazing Mum and loves a good swear word. Ha!
I am Jamaican born, brought up in LA then moved London at 11, hence the UK connection. I am definitely the more sales-y one (is that even a word?!) and often have to be reorganized as my to-do lists grow bigger and bigger. Every day we must speak to each other 20 - 25 times, I speak to her far more than I do my husband... she is genuinely my “work wife”! ;) It is an understatement to say we LOVE what we do. We can genuinely change peoples lives for the better with our classes, and often get incredible emails from the parents that take our classes sharing the experience of their birth and pics of our gorgeous TPC babies!
Thank you all for being part of this amazing journey that started over 3 years ago...all from a chat in a preschool playground! Who would ever have thought??!!.....
Wow!! What an incredible image 📷 #lifeinsidethewomb#incredible#amazing#ouramazingbody#humanlife#baby#childbirth#placentaencapsulation#hypnobirthing#birthsupport#birth#brisbane#2lifedoula#Repost@thelanguageofbirth
BIRTH IS A LANGUAGE OF USING YOUR FEAR “Fear is a vitally useful emotion. It places you on the alert, catalyzes your senses, and heightens your awareness in the face of danger. Fear is your friend, the radar for your voyage through life. It is a basic instinct of human survival—physical, psychological, spiritual. We need to have an acute sense of what threatens our well-being. Sensitive antennae well-tuned to danger signals allow us to spot and deal with threats as they occur. Fear teaches us to pay attention to what’s going on, and a well-honed sense of fear allows us to maintain dynamic equilibrium in an inevitable unpredictable world.
But fear’s danger signals get muffled when we develop a pattern of denying and suppressing our fears. By not paying attention to specific fear signals, that energy get diffused into a generalized paranoia, a perennial low-grade alarm fever that pervades our lives.
Fear writes its signature all over the body, but we’re all so used to it we’ve become desensitized to the loud-and-clear message of our body language. And this pervasive fear simply compounds itself; it paralyzes our life energy, seizes up our feelings. We’re so afraid of what we’re going to lose, so painfully attached to what we have, that we numb ourselves into a living death to shield us from the pain of real living. By clinging to life as we have it, we deny ourselves a vibrant present and future. Fear properly channeled yields wide-awake engagement.” Gabriel Roth
Gorgeous image found at @hamileannelersayfasi#thelanguageofbirth#thelanguageoffear#fearisagift#empoweredbirthproject#birthofamama#gabrielroth#cesareanbirthisbeautiful#cesareanbirthisbirth#cesareanbirthismagical#bellybirth