Preparing for Birth

Pregnancy and childbirth can be so confusing, what’s safe? what isn’t? What’s best to take to the hospital? What’s best for my baby? So many books, posts, blogs, friends, parents (the list goes on!), all offering different advice and sometimes sharing things that may not necessarily be true!

There is so much preparation that goes into birth and your perfect birth plan. This is why childbirth education classes are so important, but let’s be honest, in the last year so much has changed. It’s like the rules are different now. Those in-person classes are either few and far between or even gone, but it doesn’t make that information any less important, in fact maybe even more important.

There has to be even more intentional in creating the birth you desire than ever before. It’s like training for a triathlon. I did this a few years back and it was intense, I didn’t just decide I’m going to do a triathlon the next day, there were lots of preparations and training that helped me be successful.
I’m here to empower you! I’m your biggest cheerleader! You are stronger than you think, never doubt your strength, you can do anything! I promise it will be worth it!

Many of you have been more open-minded over this last year about home birth. Especially when you found out your partner couldn’t be with you during labor. I also saw insurance companies cover the birth center and home births when they didn’t in the past.

Over the years of serving women just like you, there are definitely bullet points to address as you plan for your birth.

Bring your partner on board with you. It’s great for you to attend childbirth class, read all the books, watch all the videos, but it will be so much easier when you and your partner are on the same page. It’s hard to do it by yourself but so much easier when you have a partner to run this triathlon with you!

Don’t be afraid of interviewing several docs or midwives. It’s important to find someone you resonate with. Someone, you’re comfortable with. Ask all the questions. Like their cesarean birth rate, inductions, how “natural-minded” are they. I personally love it when potential clients interview me. It works both ways, I get to see if they are a good fit for me.

Set a good nutritional foundation. Nutrition is really key to a healthy pregnancy. Dark green leafy veggies every day. Protein at every meal and protein snacks in between. At least 3 quarts of water a day with 1-2 drops lemon essential oil in it. A quality whole food prenatal vitamin. dōTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality is my favorite. Enzymes (TerraZyme) with all your meals and probiotics (PB Assist) every night before bed.

Creating a human is hard work so make sure you are getting plenty of relaxation and restful sleep. As you get closer to birth, relaxation techniques will be your friend. Relaxation is the key to laboring with grace and ease. You will want to be well-practiced when it comes to relaxing in labor.

I have created a 4 week Essentially Prepared Childbirth course just for you. When you enroll, you will learn answers to questions you didn’t know you had.

➳ What food to avoid to minimize bleeding.
➳ What tests to expect what other options you have.
➳ What positions and postures help your baby be in the optimal position for birth.
➳ My favorite blends to have for labor and postpartum.
➳ Tips and tricks for relaxation in labor.
➳ Postpartum and baby care.
➳ So much more!

Seriously…I have packed this course with SO much information, I promise you…I am NOT holding ANYTHING back!

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