“Expecting mamas and new mamas, I must share this with you. I felt so much pressure to do everything right during my pregnancy, to make sure my baby was healthy and to seem like I had it all together. But, the truth is, I’ve been experiencing some anxiety. Just when I was about to accept these feelings as my new normal, a friend told me about @expectful’s pregnancy & new motherhood meditations. I had never meditated before and wasn’t sure if it was for me, but everyday I practiced I felt my worry and stress fade further and further away. The meditations helped me focus less on what could go wrong and more on how beautiful this experience was and how much I wanted to savor it. My favorite part however, was that every time I practiced I felt a deeper connection to my baby and to myself. These moments to simply feel and be one with this growing baby were some of the happiest moments of my entire pregnancy. @expectful isn’t just for me, it’s for my developing baby too. _ Expectful is an iPhone and web app that makes meditation easy for hopeful, expectant and new moms. Each one of their guided meditations has been created to support you throughout your fertility, pregnancy and motherhood journey. _ Their mission is to give babies the best start in life, and that begins with you. Go to expectful.com/birthhour (link in profile) and sign up for your 15 day free meditation trial. It may just change your life.
Such an amazing episode today!!After a healthy pregnancy with twins, Amy @exercisingbalance and her husband were planning another home birth. Their first two children were born at home. Amy and her midwives were hoping to make it to 37 weeks. When labor began at 36 weeks, they all decided that giving birth in the hospital would be the smartest and safest choice. The midwives wanted to be confident that the babies were fully developed and 37 weeks was the goal. Click the profile link or search The Birth Hour in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to listen. 🎧
“I never get tired of watching women tap into this raw power. Six minutes before meeting her baby, one hour after arriving at the hospital. 3:17 am.” - words and 📷@austinbirthphotos
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