I was so honored to talk with Emily, the founder of Milk Makers lactation cookies and teas (now part of @munchkininc!!), on today's podcast! Such an amazing story of a mama solving a problem she had and sharing it with other mamas! Be sure to listen to the interview at the end of today's episode! ・・・ Cute enough to eat! 🍪 Our Milkmakers cookies help mom produce more breast milk so baby stays fed and happy. // 📷 by @rowilliamsbrann
Yunji and her husband Kent had planned for a natural hypnobirth with a doula in a hospital. They spent weeks taking classes and practicing hypnosis at home, only to learn that their baby girl was breech at 36 weeks. Yunji did everything she could to get the baby to turn including acupuncture, moxibustion, yoga, special chiropractic treatments, handstands in the pool (yes really, every day!) and even an external cephalic version at the hospital. Nothing worked. She ended up having a scheduled c-section at 39 and a half weeks. Their baby girl Kaya was born on August 19, 2017, just over 8 pounds – her head was in the 98th percentile, which doctors told Yunji and Kent may explain why Kaya didn’t or couldn’t turn. Click the profile link or search The Birth Hour in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to listen. 🎧
Her swollen postpartum belly, Her engorged breasts with brand new milk... Those creases from her bra, from being so full Those veins, bulging from the pressure. I have met very very few women who, in this stage, feel beautiful. It's hard to... with all the discomforts of being freshly postpartum. Sore. Achy. Crampy. Tired. So tired. Sore. Sensitive. Emotional. More tired still. Still bleeding. Possibly torn. Constipated. Bloated. Hungry. Thirsty. Did I mention tired? But, my god, when I see women in this phase, all I can think of, is how mighty, how glorious, how beautiful, how strong they are, in all their discomforts. In all their sacrifice. In all their divine earthliness. And the bond of love that radiates from these new mothers to their newborns, is a power unlike any other in the universe. New life is an incredible thing. And nurturing it from ones own body, is a whole other level of awesome. All you life-giving, life-nourishing women out there, you are amazing. (Words and 📷 @ellianagilbertphotography)
Look at the alert happy baby captured by @aprilbly! ❤️ ・・・ This beautiful baby girl was born after a very long, difficult birth. Her birth didn't go according to her parent's careful research and planning. She came her own way, in her own time and greeted us all so cheerfully! Sometimes birth surprises us...these new parents handled it like champs!