I'm Having a Baby!
Congratulations! You are now at least in your second trimester. You've heard your baby's heart beat and have probably felt some fluttering movements from them. For many Mom's their morning sickness has (mostly) abated and their energy has returned. You might even be developing a small baby bump. Now is a great time to look at your care team.
In this stage, we're going to focus on 3 areas.
- Hiring the right care provider
- Connecting with your baby
- Preparing your body for labor.
- Safe and effective exercises to prepare your body for labor and birth.
Hiring the Right Care Provider
It's important that the birth team you choose is already aligned with your needs and desires for your birth. You want to trust your birth team and feel well supported by them. We'll dive into what your goals and desires are for your birth. You'll figure out what's really important by tuning into the wisdom and intuition that lies within your body. I'm sure your body is already giving you messages about whether your care provider is a good fit for you or not.
Connecting with Your Baby
Start getting to know your baby. Learn your baby's rhythms and their individual personality. Notice how they respond to you and their environment. By deepening your understanding of who your baby is as a person, will help you make more confidant and empowered decisions for them as a baby. Wouldn't it be wonderful to intuitively know how to soothe your crying baby?
Preparing Your Body For Labor
Your body has a natural wisdom. It knows how to give birth to your baby. Generations of women have done this before you. You can do this too! We have to create a space though where your body is able to go into labor on it's own. I call this my "Best Odds" plan. This plan is the culmination of over 20 years experience working with expectant mothers. Everything that I have learned that can either help or inhibit a body from going into labor will be addressed. We'll work to
- align your hips and pelvis
- encourage your baby to be in an optimal position (it's more than just head up or down)
- create a calm and connected mindset so you feel grounded in your body
- tune into the wisdom your body is already giving you to make empowered and aligned decisions.