After the birth of my fifth baby I struggled to enjoy the process. I dreaded waking up in the morning to my children and looked forward to bedtime only to dread waking up again the next morning to start over. I didn’t feel like I was meeting anyone’s needs successfully, including my own. I didn’t […]
I am in the midst of the fourth trimester. I wish I had understood this concept earlier with my first baby. It is the idea that there is another three months of gestating after we give birth. I really think the fourth trimester gets overlooked because we focus so much on getting to
Maranda Bower was a wonderful guest to interview for the podcast. She is the CEO and founder of Postpartum University, supporting both mothers and professionals in health and whole body healing. She’s a renowned expert in top educator in the fields of functional nutrition and coaching in relation to postpartum, and is nicknamed The Womb
It was such a joy to interview Katie and Amie about their powerful new book. This book and journal, helps to lead you through documenting and processing your birth experience. Leading towards healing and hope. https://amiemccrackenauthor.com/ IG: @katie.rossler
How frankincense and myrrh can help us reconnect with our earthly parents and our Heavenly Father and Mother.
We received this post from Carol Vezzani who contributed to our book the beautiful essay “My Angel in Gethsemane” in our Atonement chapter. Carol also blogs at http://anunsuccessfulblog.blogspot.com. I enjoyed this post because I love the idea of Mary being proactive and empowered about her birth. Enjoy! –Robyn Empowering Mary: A Paradigm Shift on
With Christmas approaching I have been pondering the concept of “humble birth.” We speak of Christ’s birth as being under humble circumstances. In fact one popular hymn begins, “Jesus once of humble birth” (Jesus, Once of Humble Birth, Hymns, 196). One of the primary’s songs describes his birth this way: This is the stable, shelter so
There are many beautiful works of art depicting Mary riding a donkey as Joseph led them to Bethlehem. I never questioned whether or not Mary rode a donkey on her journey with Joseph. However, as I was researching the symbolism of Mary riding a donkey to Bethlehem and Christ riding a donkey as he entered
I hadn’t forced anything by doing a version or getting an induction, both choices I was fine with making, of course. It was just reassuring to me when my water broke and left us with one, clear answer. I wasn’t nervous anymore (still freaked out about the recovery, but the surgery itself, I was really pretty chill with), and it no longer seemed like the undesirable choice. It was just the way this baby needed to come into the world, and who was I to argue with that or stress or worry about it. It was right, and I knew it.
The whole point of the placenta burying ceremony is that it is a strong way of “closure” to the time of immersion mothering right after a birth. It can be done on it’s own or in conjunction with some milestone, such as a blessing, first birthday, return of menstruation, etc. Though I thought 18 months was a long time to keep it in the freezer, I think I did it at just the right time for us.