I never cease to be amazed at the way science catches up to what we know intuitively about mothers and children.
We have a "mother's intuition". Mothers dream their children's dreams. They can feel emotions or sense danger across miles of separation.
Why? Because their fetal cells literally reside in our bodies.THIS
blog post outlines many of the different ways our children's cells remain in us after we give birth, and how our bodies benefit from being pregnant.
I believe it is never too early to start connecting with our babes.
I am so excited to announce a monitrice service for couples that want
to have a natural birth outcome in a hospital setting. Jennifer Hoeprich, LM, is now extending her
skill set to families who want to stay home as long as possible before heading
to a hospital for their birth.
What is a monitrice?
A monitrice is a professional, medically trained, labor support person, who
provides clinical monitoring within the home environment, including cervical
dilation exams, auscultation of fetal heart tones, and monitoring of general
well-being of mother and baby, during labor.
The baby you have always dreamed of is here!
They are precious, tiny, and completely dependent on you! You cherish the opportunity to nourish them,
teach them, and wait for the day when they begin to interact with you by
smiling at you, making and keeping eye contact, your first shared laugh
together…all of these moments are priceless.
Then something occurs to us - "when" is a matter of time. They are here
with you forever. You will never go back
to your life before baby.
I had the pleasure of meeting Katie Hess at anetworking
last year. Thanks to that meeting,
I used her flower essences to release some fears and to
find calm as we approached our birth. We
also used them at the blessingway and each guest got to enter our “sacred
space” by getting a mist of the flower essence of their choice.
I also feel like Angelika “resonates” with the benefits of the flower essences. I used them every day for the last two weeks of pregnancy, and then in the time afterwards I have used them pretty consistently.