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Pretty excited to add pregnancy massage to my services. One step closer to my dream of my wellness centre. Now also a member of the international alliance of holistic therapists 💖 #iaht #pregnancymassage #mindbodysoulbirthservices #mindbodysoulbirthandwellness
#praise #appreciate #feelgood #universehasyourback #willit #moreofthisplease #feelgoodvibes #mindbodysoulbirthservices #quoteoftheday Every time you praise something, every time you appreciate something, every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe, "More of this, Please." You need never again make another verbal statement of this intent, and if you were allowing your cork to float - all good things would flow to you. Abraham Hicks
A thousand times enough 💖 #mindbodysoulbirthservices #quoteoftheday 🙏
No matter what you are going through at this present time, life, career, fertility struggles, having a baby, postpartum...you got this! #mindbodysoulbirthservices #quoteoftheday #inspiration #yougotthis
“All the eggs a woman will ever carry form in her ovaries while she is a four-month-old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother’s womb, and she in turn formed in the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythm of our mother’s blood before she herself is born, and this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother.” ~ Layne Redmond, When the Drummers were Women Artwork - Amy Haderer, The Mandala Journey Repost by Sherry Johnson ✨
If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or like things are not going as you hoped...say this affirmation today and feel it fully with all your heart. #mindbodysoulbirthservices #quoteoftheday #affirmations #fortoday #divinetiming #trust #fertilitydoula #sacredspace #sacredfertility #sacredlivingmovement #fertilitygoddess #fertilitysupport
Did you know postpartum doulas cover well deserved nap time for moms and dads? Yep it is as good as it sounds ;) go on you deserve it! Ask me about my postpartum doula availability! #postpartumdoula #postpartumsupport #postpartumnaps #hireadoula #doulashelpwiththat #postpartumhealth #postpartumrecovery #theforthtrimester #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Today is International Self Care Day 💖🙏 make sure to take a minute (or a few) for yourself today! Self care is not selfish, it’s necessary 🍃 💐 🌱 #internationalselfcareday #selfcarematters #dowhatyoulove #dowhatmakesyouhappy #youmatter #selfcaredaily #followyourbliss #followyourpassion #sacredspace #sacredsurrogacyquote #mindbodysoulbirthservices #mindbodysoul
“You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Walter Hagen 🍃 Nice surprise this morning from my husband. They smell divine 🙏 . . . #sundayvibes #enjoylife #namaste #stoptosmelltheflowers #lilies #sunflowers #sundaymorning #mindbodysoul #mindbodysoulbirthservices
I have some of the best friends 🙏 this amazing late birthday present showed up yesterday and I couldn’t love them more! #feelinglikewonderwoman #friendsforlife #friendslikefamily #mylovelanguage #wonderwoman #ottawadoula #ontariodoula #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Did a little website updating yesterday 💖 link in bio “Our promise to you is unwavering support, care and the upmost respect no matter what your journey's outcome is. Fertility, pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period can all come with a lot of uncertainties and fears. Our number one goal as your support is to make sure you feel prepared to make informed decisions for yourself, to ensure an empowering and positive experience. We want nothing more than the time we spend together to be a positive, uplifting and special experience for you and your family.” - Mind Body Soul Birth Services . . . #fullspectrumdoula #fullspectrumsupport #birthdoula #birthsupport #birthplan #postpartumdoula #postpartumsupport #fertilitydoula #fertilitysupport #bereavementdoula #bereavementsupport #mindbodysoulbirthservices #youmatter #withyoueverystepoftheway #adoulaforeveryone #adoulaforeverybirth #doulaforeverystage #doulaforeveryfamily #birth #postpartum #fertility #bereavement #loss #ottawadoula #canadiandoula #doulalove #ontariodoula
I love this story! When you are pregnant sometimes those cravings like to take over ;) don’t be shy and ask your family, friends, neighbours and your doula to help with getting you yummy food. Help out your pregnant neighbours ;) . . . #pregnancyisbeautiful #pregnancycravings #pregnantlife #mindbodysoulbirthservices #birthdoula #pregnancydoula #pregnancysupport #yummyfood #cravings #satisfythosecravings
The postpartum period is one of so much importance. Parents should feel supported in all aspects by visitors, family, friends, care providers and (hint hint) their doula 💖so many changes take place and it can be an overwhelming time for a lot of families. “Let yourself feel like a pampered queen; you deserve to be given good care” - Robin Lim . . . #postpartumdoula #postpartumsupport #postpartumcare #postpartumperiod #pampernewmoms #pampernewdads #supportforall #supporttheparents #theforthtrimester #afterbaby #afterbirth #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Happy Friday friends 💖 “Smile, it's free therapy.” - Douglas Horton . . . #smile #itsfriday #fridaymood #fridayvibes #fridaythe13th #selfcare #selflove #mindbodysoulbirthservices
As a Certified Your Birth Experience Childbirth Educator, we dig deep into creating your birth plan during our classes together by learning what NORMAL birth, breastfeeding and postpartum look like. We focus on the positives of birth, breastfeeding and postpartum rather than the negatives. We create three plans together during class, a Birth plan, a Breastfeeding plan and a Postpartum/Baby plan! As a doula, I can also help you navigate the right direction for all of your plans upon learning what is most important to you and how you make medical decisions. #birthplan #breastfeedingplan #babyplan #postpartumplan #birthpreferences #birthpreparation #childbirtheducation #childbirtheducator #doula #postpartumdoula #yourbirthexperience credit: #mindbodysoulbirthservices
The process of writing out your birth plan isn’t so that you have a concrete plan as to how your birth will go, it is so you are prepared and knowledgeable on all of your options and possible outcomes. This is something as your doula I can help you with. “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any!” ~ D. Korte . . . #beprepared #hireadoula #doulashelpwiththat #birthdoula #birthsupport #birthplan #knowyouroptions #knowledgeispower #fullspectrumdoula #mindbodysoulbirthservices
As your doula... My promise to you is unwavering support, compassion, care and the upmost respect no matter your journey’s outcome. I currently have availability for both local and online services. Send me a message for your free consultation today. . . . #birthdoula #birthsupport #birthwithoutfear #postpartumdoula #postpartumsupport #fertilitydoula #fertilitysupport #bereavementdoula #bereavementsupport #hireadoula #unwaveringsupport #womenempowerment #mindbodysoulbirthservices
I know it’s so very hot right now and it can be very uncomfortable when you are pregnant so here are some tips to stay cool during these heat waves. . . . #birthdoula #birthsupport #doulatips #doulalove #summerheat #mindbodysoulbirthservices #pregnancytips #babybumps #stayingcoolwhilepregnant #drinkwater #staycool #heatwave
“Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.” - David O. McKay . . . . #passion #purpose #yourbestself #yourbestlife #yourbestyou #wednesdaywisdom #purposeoflife #purposefulliving #quoteoftheday #purposedrivenlife #mindbodysoulbirthservices
I have started my journey to becoming a Reiki Practitioner/Master and I am loving it so much. Level 1 is complete and currently working towards level 2. “Put your Trust in Reiki and Reiki will never fail you. Learning to be present with an open heart for others is the best way to help them heal.” #reikihealing #reikipractitioner #reikimaster #reikihealer #reikienergy #meditation #mindbodysoulbirthservices
I love this visualization so much by @duvet_days on cervical dilation during labour. Fruits of our labour...⠀ © Designs By Duvet Days / All Rights Reserved . . . #birthdoula #cervix #dilation #fruitsoflabour #birthsupport #birthvisualization #birthwithoutfear #birthwithconfidence #ottawadoula #ontariodoula #canadiandoula #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian friends ❤️🇨🇦 Have a safe and wonderful day with your families. . . . #canadiandoula #ottawadoula #ottawa #canadaday #ontariodoula #canadaday2018 #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #bereavementdoula #fertilitydoula #mindbodysoulbirthservices #fullspectrumdoula #doulasupport
Let’s have a little Saturday fun :) how much did all the babies you have given birth to weigh combined? . . Here is my example: Jaiden 7lbs9oz, Brooke 5lbs15oz, Emma 5lbs10oz, Surrogate Twins: J 4lbs, O 3lbs7oz = grand total of 26lbs 9oz ❤️ . . . #babyweights #birthfun #saturdayfun #birthnerd #babyscale #birthdoula #newbornweight #mindbodysoulbirthservices
These words can be hard for a lot of people no matter what life journey they are on. Jobs, relationships, family etc. In the birth world whether you are trying to conceive, going through fertility issues, currently pregnant, possibly ready to give birth, in your postpartum period or possibly suffered a loss it’s important to have faith that it will all work out how it’s meant to and to trust your body. We may not understand why our journeys unfold the way they do but just know there is always someone to reach out to who has either been there or just wants to offer a listening ear. Life can be so tough sometimes but you are that much tougher ;) your feelings are validated always
Self care is so important for our mental health. All too often we get so busy with our lives, kids, jobs that we tend to forget to do things for ourselves in order to re-charge. Remember you can’t pour from an empty cup ;) take care of yourself #mind #body #soul . . . . #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcaredaily #fillyourcup #enjoylife #enjoythelittlethings #momlife #dadlife #singlelife #findyourbalance #feelgood #embracethejourney #postpartumdoula #birthdoula #pregnancysupport #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Remember it’s ok to not have it all together all the time 💖#Repost @moderndaywonderland ・・・ Somedays I just want to give up. Throw in the towel, walk out that door and never look back. Somedays I burn the toast, spill the milk, and yell at the kids. . Somedays I look in the mirror and see a sleep deprived, older version of someone I used to be. . But mamas, those are the days that truly show us how strong we are. It's ok to have bad days. To cry in the bathroom, or hide in the pantry. Just remember that your not alone. We are all going through this crazy adventure together, and you are so much stronger than you think you are. . When my mom was going through chemo, the girls and I would constantly send her encouraging letterboard quotes. You got this, was one that we never had the opportunity to send. I'm finally ready to recreate it as a reminder to myself that no matter what hard times we are faced with, we are never alone in our struggles. This is a reminder to me, and for all of you mamas that no matter what life throws at you, YOU GOT THIS. . Tag a beautiful mama below who might need a little reminder this week that she's got this! Xo❤ #rebuildmamasvillage . . . #yougotthismama #womenempoweringwomen #goingthroughthemotions #mindbodysoulbirthservices #postpartumhealth #postpartumsupport #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #momlife #momsofinstagram
Nobody likes to be rushed - especially babies. You’ve made it to 37 weeks and you are sore and tired trust me I get it but most babies are not ready to be born at 37 weeks. Please let your body and baby tell you when they are ready. Walking, bouncing on a birthing ball, exercises, dancing and sex are all great things you can do at the end of a healthy pregnancy and will most times help with a shorter labour. Please don’t try to induce your labour at 37 weeks through other means. Always talk to your doctor or midwife before using anything in pregnancy you aren’t sure of. I see so many women reach 37 weeks and they start all kinds of labour inducing activities and truth be told if your body/baby isn’t ready it won’t happen. Relax, take a warm bath, go for a massage, get yourself a doula etc to help ease your discomforts. You can do it. **this of course does not apply to any medically needed inductions** #healthypregnancy #gothefull40 #letithappen #fullterm #doulasupport #pregancyjourney #healthybaby
Do you have a hard time drinking the recommended amount of water you should be during the day? Why not be conscious and eat your water as well. Here are a few fruits and veggies you can snack on to keep that water intake up. You can even put some of these in your water for a little flavour boost. It is so important for everyone to stay hydrated but it’s especially important when you are carrying a little bundle, in your postpartum period, or even when trying to conceive. Some other examples are: . ▪ Bell pepper ▪ Broccoli ▪ Eggplant ▪ Pumpkin ▪ Tamoto ▪ Zucchini ▪ Apricot ▪ Blueberry ▪ Grapefruit ▪ Orange #eatyourwater #doulatips #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #fertilitydoula #doulasupport #summertimetips #healthyeating #stayinghydrated #highwatercontentfood #healthypregnancy #healthypostpartum #healthyfertility #hydration #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Working on my new course I’m super excited about while the kiddos play round two with backyard fun. Pretty great day so far with the oldest home from school. #pddayfun #sunshineinmysoul #fertilitycourse #fertilitydoula #alwayslearning #fridayvibes #fridayfeels #lovingthesun #mindbodysoulbirthservices
I am loving this new course I started yesterday with @sacredfertility. I am already learning so much and working towards my fertility doula certification 💖 #alwayslearning #sacredfertility #fertilitydoula #fertilitysupport #fertilityawareness #sacredspace #tryingtomakeadifference #mindbodysoulbirthservices
A special email came through today from @childbirthinternational and I am feeling very proud! This is an achievement I have been working so hard on since last August and I am now not only a certified birth and bereavement doula but now I get to add a fully trained and certified CBI postpartum doula to my credentials! Hard work pays off! I couldn’t be more excited about this and bringing everything I’ve learned to my amazing clients through my company #mindbodysoulbirthservices . . . . #postpartumdoula #postpartumsupport #certifiedpostpartumdoula #childbirtheducation #childbirthinternational #postpartumhealth #alwayslearning #helpingfamilies #newbornsupport
As a woman who has suffered not just one loss but multiple I can confidently say that there is never enough support out there. This course not only certified me as an SBD birth and bereavement doula but it helped me heal and grow not only for myself but as a support for others. Loss is still such a taboo subject but it doesn’t need to be. No one should ever have to walk their journey alone. You can take this course to become a certified doula or you can take this course to simply heal, be part of an incredible community and be able to understand the magnitude of loss and able to offer compassion and knowledge to people in need. I’m very blessed that this course @stillbirthday was available to me and now I am even more blessed to be able to mentor fellow doulas on their path to certification. If you would like to chat about how this course can help you just send me a message. It is also currently on sale! 💖 #bereavementdoula #bereavementsupport #stillbirthday #stillbirthdayuniversity #coursesale #mindbodysoulbirthservices
What will be written in your life chapter for the month of June? #newmonth #allnewpossibilities #embracethejourney #hellojune #mindbodysoulbirthservices #quoteoftheday
One of the hardest things for a lot of people is letting life unfold as it’s meant to. I struggle with this still at times but it’s something you work on daily. What is meant for us will never pass us by. It will always come when the time is just right 💚 “If it’s meant to be, let it be, let it be, baby, just let it be” #letitbe #meanttobe #lifeunfolding #wednesdaywisdom #optimism #justlife #embracethejourney #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Time to get back into some studies 💖 since I have completed my birth, postpartum and bereavement certifications it is now time to complete my childbirth education certification with @birthartsinternational so I can offer my clients the best pregnancy and birth resources possible. #alwayslearning #childbirtheducation #mypassion #birthworker #birthartsinternational #classescomingsoon #mondaymood #alwaysbusy #cbe #mindbodysoulbirthservices
This article by Adriel Booker really spoke to me and I feel that this topic should be talked about more. Pregnancy after loss can come with so many fears and anxieties. It doesn’t mean you aren’t happy or joyful and also does not mean you should keep the pregnancy secret until you hit a “safe” zone. If I have learned anything over the years it is that there is never that “safe zone” in anything. This is a part from the article that really stood out to me - . . . “After I lost my first baby someone I looked up to said to me, “that’s why I encourage young mothers to keep their news to themselves or among a small group of friends until twelve weeks into the pregnancy.” At the time I didn’t respond because I was still broken and tender (after my loss at thirteen weeks *ahem*) and was in no mood to defend our decision to “go public” about our pregnancy or our miscarriage. (I’ve never once regretted that decision, by the way.) If that same woman—or someone else—ever says something similar to me in the future I’ll know how to respond. I will ask her: Why? Why would I keep my pregnancy secret until I was “safe” (which we all know isn’t really safe)? Is it because we are incapable of walking with one another when pain comes? Is it because we are so uncomfortable with death that we’d prefer to treat it as a private matter that has no implications within our extended circle and community? Is it because we’re afraid of things that can’t be “fixed”? Is it because suffering and pain and grief are best dealt with in isolation? In secret? In shame? Surely not. (And I know she doesn’t think so.) Why then are we obsessed with being secret until we have a greater guarantee of “viability?” Why then do we think we can hold our breath for twelve weeks and then exhale as if some magic number is our ticket to safety?” http://adrielbooker.com/early-pregnancy-announcements-miscarriage/ #pregnacyafterloss #pregnancyaftermiscarriage #pregnancyafterstillbirth #stillbirthday #bereavementdoula #bereavementsupport #losssupport #mindbodysoulbirthservices
I absolutely love this and add adoption, surrogacy, step parenting and co parenting in 💖🙏 #Repost @moderndaywonderland ・・・ Dear mamas, Your birth story is special, unique and beautiful because no two bodies are the same. This means there’s no right or perfect way to give birth, so let’s celebrate the fact that we created life and brought them into this world however that may have been. . @meg.boggs and I had very different experiences, but both of us became mothers. At the end of every birth story is that magical moment when you first lay eyes on your beautiful baby. What do you remember most about that special day? . . . #csectionmomma #vaginalbirthmomma #allbirthsmatter #birthsupport #birthwithoutfear #mindbodysoulbirthservices
I am a Stillbirthday certified doula. I can walk this journey with you. You never have to feel alone 💖 #bereavementsupport #sbddoula #losssupport #stillbirthsupport #miscarriagesupport #sbdcertified #mindbodysoulbirthservices #Repost @stillbirthday ・・・ Have you ever reviewed your medical records? They are yours. It can be an exhausting process: If you were under OB office care, they will have your files. If you received hospital care, their records department can help you. If anyone is unhelpful, a patient advocate from the hospital can help. You'll complete a short release form. It can take time to get them printed or sent to you. If they are in instant download format, not all notes and data may be there - you might have to start the process over. If they are backed up on report requests, you might want to narrow down timeframes of your medical history to be printed, so that it can be printed sooner. They might have delivery options, like fax, mail, or pickup after they've been printed. You can bring a stillbirthday doula to sit with you when you collect your records. Leaving the hospital with a manilla envelope filled with notes from medical professionals - strangers - about your birth and your baby can be very, very overwhelming. You aren't alone.
When you get pregnant after suffering a loss it can be an extremely emotional roller coaster. I know all too well as I have been through this myself. When you suffer a loss it’s hard to keep your mind in the right place and you have to work at it every single day. No two days will be the same either. One day things will be amazing and the very next you can be in emotional distress. You want to be happy and positive but your mind is on high alert. Every single twinge in your body, every cramp, every ache, every pull, every feeling you over analyze. It will take a huge toll on your body and mind. Be easy on yourself and take it day by day. Make sure you keep some affirmations close and know that your feelings are important 💖 Self care is so important during this time so treat yourself to a mani, read your favourite book, go for a nice nature walk etc. Seek out support from someone you trust to talk through your feelings as well. A doula is someone who will listen, support you, help you come up comfort techniques and with ways to relax through your pregnancy. Just remember you are not alone 💖 . . . #bereavementsupport #pregnancysupport #pregnancyaftermiscarriage #pregnancyafterloss #bereavementdoula #birthdoula #fullspectrumdoula #pregnancyselfcare #stillbirthday #pregnancyafterlossaffirmations #mindbodysoulbirthservices
"To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings." -Anne Christian Buchanan Repost by @atlantabirthcenter @thelanguageofbirth #childbirth #pregnancy #midwife #midwifery #thirdtrimester #postpartum #doula #birthisbeautiful #naturalchildbirth #birth #birthart #mindbodysoulbirthservices
Very excited to add this gorgeous one of a kind Ice Dyed Birth Rebozo and affirmation banner kit from @the_barefoot_momma to my doula bag. They are even more gorgeous in person. #birthdoula #birthaffirmations #doulasupport #doulamail #comfort #rebozo #laboursupport #mindbodysoulbirthservices
May is #National #Doula month. People often ask me why I am so passionate about #birthwork and what exactly it is that I provide as a birth worker. I am so incredibly passionate about helping as many as I can have the most positive birth and postpartum experience possible. Giving birth is one of the most incredible times in someone’s life so why not have someone there who’s main purpose is to support you unconditionally. 💖 Here is a list of just some of the things you get when you hire a doula. I’d say we are well worth it ;) Physical Support * Soothing with touch through the use of massage, counter pressure, or a rebozo * Helping to create a calm environment, like dimming lights and arranging curtains * Assisting with water therapy (shower, tub) * Applying warmth or cold * Assisting the birthing person in walking to and from the bathroom * Giving ice chips, food, and drinks * Emotional Support * Continuous presence * Reassurance * Encouragement * Praise * Helping the birthing person see themselves or their situation more positively * Keeping company * Showing a caring attitude * Mirroring—calmly describing what the birthing person is experiencing and echoing back the same feelings and intensity * Accepting what the birthing person wants * Helping the birthing person and partner work through fears and self-doubt * Debriefing after the birth—listening to the mother with empathy Informational support * Guiding the birthing person and their partner through labor * Suggesting techniques in labor, such as breathing, relaxation techniques, movement, and positioning (positioning is important both with and without epidurals) * Helping them find evidence-based information about different options in pregnancy and childbirth * Helping explain medical procedures before or as they occur * Helping the partner understand what’s going on with their loved one’s labor (for example, interpreting the different sounds the birthing person makes) Continued in the comments...
I am very excited to announce that we are offering Virtual Doula Services! *The first 10 bookings will receive 15% off. Weblink in the comments I believe that support should be available to everyone during this incredible life journey. Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum are one of the most magical periods of life but it can come with so many questions, fears and confusion. This is a wonderful virtual option for those of you who would love extra support and a listening ear but don’t necessarily want someone physically attending your birth. There are no location restrictions for this option. ​. . . http://rikkilenahan4.wixsite.com/mbsbirthservices/virtual-services #birthdoula #virtualdoula #virtualdoulaservices #mindbodysoulbirthservices #birthsupport #pregnancysupport #doulalife #doulalove #childbirthpreparation
Cannot wait to get started on this training with @stillbirthday and be able to offer even more support and services to my amazing clients. #adoptiondoula #adoptionsupport #stillbirthday #fullsectrumdoula #mindbodysoulbirthservices
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