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Posts Tagged "motherhood"

The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Blog Posts |

The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

“The cause of our suffering is our reaction to the reality of no escape.” Pema Chodron I remember thinking to myself during my first labor, as the contractions began to intensify, and I felt them coming from my back all the way around to the front, if only I could get myself up out of the gap, before the contraction made it all the way around and closed in at the center of my tummy, I would be alright. As the contractions grew stronger, and my desire to escape became more intense, I...

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“What is Your Track Record?”

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“What is Your Track Record?”

Recently I was asked a question by an expectant mother who called to inquire into birth doula services. “What is your track record”, she asked, “for realizing unmedicated vaginal birth outcomes, versus medicated births, as well as cesareans?” This question, I must admit, caused a very strong emotional response, and I have been musing on it since yesterday. It made me think firstly that it was interesting that she asked this question very openly and forthrightly, a few do. Most leave this as an...

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Perception is Everything!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Perception is Everything!

Perception is Everything! Perception is everything. Perception drives your biology. Your perceptions are what cause you to make the choices and decisions you make, and they are also the source of physical, hormonal, energetic, and chemical reactions and changes in your body. What are your personal perceptions of pregnancy, your upcoming labor and birth, and your impending transition into motherhood? During labor, negative perceptions cause unfavorable physical consequences. The thoughts we...

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Birth Plans, or Visual Intentions of a Joyful Birth?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Birth Plans, or Visual Intentions of a Joyful Birth?

In my birth support practice, we don’t make “birth plans”. We make birth preference outlines, which are more flexible, and which we realize are not set in stone and can change, just like life and birth, which are living and dynamic processes, and for which change is normal. We don’t create rigid plans that have to then be hypervigilantly guarded against, lest someone should try to make changes to them. Instead, we use our birth planning session as an opportunity to help...

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It Does Truly Take A Village

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Blog Posts |

It Does Truly Take A Village

It Really Does Take A village – Allison Harris NCTMB,LMT,CD “Our greatest biological gifts are the power of relationships and the brain’s malleability.” Dr. Bruce Perry – Child Trauma Academy In a presentation by Dr. Bruce Perry, based on his book “Born for Love – Why Empathy is Important and Essential”, he spoke of the importance of positive, loving, relational experiences to support the brain growth and development of our children. Dr. Perry compared the difference between the larger,...

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