Loudoun County VA Birth Doula and Photographer
Operating as usual
Hey Mamas! Your look has gone high fashion 💜
We've all been there
Some good insights here ✨☺️💤 ... including: What if instead of focusing on how our baby is sleeping at night (which is a total luck of the gene-pool draw) we worked out how to make nights more restful for us parents – while still balancing our babies’ need for contact and responsiveness through the night?
thespinoff.co.nz Mum of two Emily Holdaway doesn't sleep much, but she says she is thriving. Here's her secret. It’s been two and a half years since our first child was born. Two and a half years since I’ve had a full night sleep. If you had told me this before motherhood I would have laughed at you. Or looked
beautiful human ✨💜
thestranger.com "The more of us there are in medical careers, the more research we’re going to get. We have to build up our numbers so we can lead the research to get the care we need."
Let your kids be wild ☀️🍃
theoutbound.com These days, our kids’ lives are overscheduled, filled with pressure, and can be pretty intense.
lifestyle.diply.com A C-Section birth is birth.
#welcometo2019 #newmoms #youaremagical 💜
This tiny thing.
This tiny thing, that yesterday felt gargantuan.
Cocooned inside your being, weighing down every step.
This tiny thing.
This tiny thing that conquered your body and intends on stealing your sleep from here to eternity.
This tiny thing, that changed your world.
Broke your heart from loving too hard.
Who knew that was even a thing? .
#honestlymothering #womenofillustration #femaleartist #punkymoms #newmomlife #newbornart #motherandbaby #motherhoodrising #lifteachotherup #fourthtrimester #raisingthefuture #gentleparenting #motheringthroughinstagram #nightfeeds #motherhoodinspired #normalisebreastfeeding #midwife #doula #skintoskin #newborns #postpartumbody #postpartumlife #redheadsofinstagram #wildflowers #newbabysmell #firsttimemom #parenthood #dcdoulas #dcmoms #birthsupport #childbirthisamazing #repost @tayneetinsley
💜 a yummy way to make your own little holiday treat 🍭🧼 and they’re made by my sister!! she’s a yoga teacher on the south shore of Long Island, where we grew up 👩❤️👩 grab a homemade gift for yourself or a friend 💝 while supplies last xoxo
yup, I’m in a new city! excited to be exploring DC and planting seeds of vision here. #dcdoulas and #dcmoms I’d love to connect 💜
Homemade body scrubs! Made by yours truly!!! Lavender, Vanilla & Peppermint!!! Sooo Awesome!!! Contact me if your in need of a last minute Christmas gift! 🎁🎄Namastar Yoga
I’ve always thought that echinacea was the most giving flower 💜🧡
“Echinacea is an herb that is native to areas east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. It is also grown in western States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Several species of the echinacea plant are used to make medicine from its leaves, flower, and root. Echinacea was used in traditional herbal remedies by the Great Plains Indian tribes. Later, settlers followed the Indians' example and began using echinacea for medicinal purposes as well. For a time, echinacea enjoyed official status as a result of being listed in the US National Formulary from 1916-1950. However, use of echinacea fell out of favor in the United States with the discovery of antibiotics. But now, people are becoming interested in echinacea again because some antibiotics don't work as well as they used to against certain bacteria.” source: WebMD
both parents can make breastfeeding a family activity 🤱🏻💜 #ittakesavillage
10 WAYS DAD CAN REALLY HELP WITH BREASTFEEDING
When mom breastfeeds, dads can feel like they’re out of the loop. She may not want to pump or bottle feed so dads have to try and engage somehow with feeding the baby. Because… well, they’re half yours! Here are some ways dads can REALLY help with breastfeeding.
Follow First Smile - Baby Journal App for more.
every family has their own style #celebratediversity 💜
innovation 🌼 great for breast cancer survivors and trans parents too!
"And sometimes breastfeeding looks like this. Have you had to use a "supply line" or a supplemental nursing system? Many woman with low supply and adoptive parents use a device like this. 🧡Breastfeeding is about so much more than milk🧡- it's about comfort, love, bonding, feeling safe, warmth. Many woman using a supplemental nurser go on to have very long and satisfying breastfeeding journeys. I would love to hear your story about using this device! 📷:#Repost @belleverdiglionephotography @hartfelt_services ・・・"⠀
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✨💜 motherhood is all about transformation
❤️ Beautiful depiction of pregnancy to motherhood ❤️
Ethereal purples, warm blues, teal and iridescent pink and gold.
50cm square, french linen box canvas.
£250 plus p&p.
hey mamas - have you considered having a bo***ir photo shoot to promote personal empowerment?
check out this story from a mom of 4 lovely littles!
breathlessbo***ir.com My biggest fear was that I wouldn't look good , no matter how much photoshop, lighting, etc. was done. I am blown away. I had a hard time choosing what photos to purchase because even the unedited ones looked SO GOOD. I can't believe someone like me can look so sexy. This was so much more empoweri
Great news for traveling moms! ✈️💜
usatoday.com The lactation rooms must be private, accessible and have a place to sit and electrical outlets. And they can't be inside bathrooms.
very important info to know before going in to labor 🤣 *happy tuesday mamas*
yay! we have entered the season of sweaters and snuggles 🍃👩👧👦
Happy #FirstDayofFall! What's your favorite thing about fall?
Credit : Mum Probs
let’s hear it for the lioness birthing mamas out there 💜🙌🏽 you got this!
What would you add to this list? ✨💜
“As a parent, you can bolster your child’s innate kindness. In fact, when your child is between ages 4 and 7, that’s a critical developmental window when their brain is especially open to developing a lifelong kindness habit.”
happyyouhappyfamily.com Read these books about kindness, and you'll be priming your child's brain to grow into a kind, compassionate soul. We all know the world could use more of those!
everybody loves a good foot rub ✨💜
apost.com Reflexology has been practiced for centuries. Practitioners use the body's pressure points to relieve pain. People might find reflexology helpful when trying to calm down their fussy babies.
😄 [but seriously, can you?]
Yes, this is one part of the story. With a Doula you should always feel well prepared going in, well supported throughout, and well taken care of upon returning home 💜 questions? feel free to reach out directly at [email protected]
Via The Ugly Volvo
Being educated in advance, of many possible scenarios, helps ease making quick real-time decisions for birthing parents 💜 do you need help with your birth plan? Reach out to see how we can work together!
#educationiskey #birthingwithoutfear #knowyouroptions
this is why I doula 🙌🏽💜 #supportyourbirth #bostonbirthdoula
Beautiful clothes with a purpose 💜 would you wear these tops/dresses?
Leche Libre makes clothes for women to confidently breastfeed wherever they please 🤱
Every body heals differently. Make sure your goals are realistic and flexible 💜
sweetmombod.com Feeling pressure to lose the baby weight and get your "pre-baby body" back? Please read this.
Amazing Product Alert! Use this balm as the belly stretches to keep your skin supple and after baby is born to help promote quicker healing. Also great for nursing moms, there’s an unscented version for you 💜
Plus it’s locally developed and produced by my superwoman friend and mom of two beautiful girls, Paula Hoss. Follow her for daily inspiration and advice ✨
clnanddrty.com Our Natural Miracle Balm does it all! It's deeply hydrating and great for stretch marks, as a ni**le balm, tattoo care, eczema, psoriasis, as a nursing balm, for cracked skin and more! The texture of this balm is creamy and soft, it absorbs effortlessly into the skin and leaves a pleasant, lig
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