34 semaines ✨ cette grossesse (et cette enfant) m’a clairement été envoyer pour m’apprendre beaucoup.... mon bébé se présente par les fesses. Je le sais depuis longtemps déjà. Je croyais jusqu’à aujourd’hui qu’elle c’était retourner la semaine dernière (après un traitement d’acuponcture, d’ostéopathe et un petit rituel avec une looongue lettre écrite pour elle de moi) et je viens d’apprendre que ce n’est pas le cas... s’en suit le néant. .
Je ne sais plus rien. Je ne sais pas où je vais accoucher et clairement, il se peut que je n’accouche pas à domicile comme voulu. J’ai un rendez-vous la semaine prochaine pour voir si notre mini est toujours la tête en haut... si c’est le cas, on tentera une version externe (si possible) et si ça ne fonctionne pas, je souhaite tout de même tenter un accouchement vaginal, encore là, si possible. Ça implique un accouchement à l’hôpital, avec des médecins et un risque beaucoup plus élever de césarienne... très loin de l’idéal que j’avais, soit à la maison avec des sages-femmes. .
Je vous partage cela parce que j’en ressent le besoin. Je sais que j’ai quelque chose d’énorme à apprendre dans cet expérience, quelque chose de plus grand que moi... Je sent que je dois apprendre à lâcher prise, comprendre que je ne peux pas tout contrôler, accepter ce qui se présente... et ce n’est pas facile pour moi en ce qui a trait à l’accouchement. .
Je vais tenter de me répéter ce que mon chum me dit: notre bébé va venir au monde du mieux qu’elle peut, et moi je vais l’accoucher du mieux que je peux 💕
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Yesterday was National Entrepreneur Day! We were busy working with clients during the day and night so we missed it- work work work work work 🎶.
In our line of work, oftentimes people are surprised that we charge for our services. It’s a hot button topic within the doula community.
We’re going to talk about the elephant in the room amongst doulas: Money. We entered this career not as a hobby, but to support our families. Dual household incomes are important for both of us. We have different stories and paths that led us to where we do are today...maybe we will share them here one day.
Heavily female focused careers have an added element that male dominated careers do not. Women wanting/needing to make money is met with judgement. Yes, there are doulas that offer their services for free. And those same doulas also have horror stories of boundaries being broken, being taken advantage of, and being put into positions that are way outside their scope of care. And clients- well they get what they pay for. We can’t think of a male dominated career that involves 100% grit like ours- one requiring a 24/7 on-call life, hours (or days) away from our families, overnight care in someone else’s home, never ending office work, and the emotional toll it takes experiencing the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows. We definitely don’t know of a male dominated job compared to ours that would ask a man to do it for free!
One of our goals with the services we offer now- and the services we will be offering in the future- is to show other women that they can also choose a service & product career path and be PROUD of it! What we provide holds value- and it’s okay that we are compensated for it! We love financially contributing to our family. And we know the clients hiring us value and respect what we do. Louder for people in the back- THEY VALUE US!
Remember friends... “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done with them.”
Your doulas AND entrepreneurs,
Jordan + Amy
November 20, 2014 vs. November 20, 2019. •
We as women give up A LOT for our littles. I mean look at that girl on the left. Sore, expanding hips, intense sciatica pains that still affect me to this day, stretched skin, squished organs, leaky you know what, swollen feet, uncomfortable sleeps, oh and all the pee breaks in the wee hours of the night....and that's only pregnancy. •
For years I believed I had to eat, sleep and breathe my child. Don't get me wrong, I've loved it all (well most of it all!) But I lost myself along the way. For so long I found myself almost too tired to play, my patience level was growing thin and I lacked a lot of motivation to do fun activities that I always swore I'd do one day if I had a child. Hello mom guilt! •
One day the light switch went on and I selflessly decided I needed to make a change not only for myself but for my little family as well. •
So here's to my 4am club because that's where all this change has taken place! 👊🏼 Cannot wait to see where these next 5 years take me...but perhaps they could go slower than these past years have!
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#AD Happy Wednesday— I’ve partnered with award-winning @Enfamil Enspire to talk about our feeding journey. Enfamil Enspire Gentlease is designed to reduce fussiness, gas and crying in 24 hours. It has immune-supporting lactoferrin, a key protein also found in colostrum and breast milk. #EnfamilEnspires
So many things. Kam was able to go with me to my high risk specialist visit today and that in itself is a miracle bc SO much travel lately. Bisquick got to hang with Mema + grandma so the visit counts as a date right?? BEST part though is it’s looking like this pregnancy won’t be high risk if I can just keep my blood pressure down 🙌🏼 itty bitty bb is comfy cozy and measuring right on track for our June 8th due date and after an extension full abdomen ultrasound we’re preeetty positive my IUD left my body at some point. So educate yaself, learn how to check where yours is, and don’t listen to a doctor who says you should have one inserted a week after giving birth. Just trust me k. Fletchy was asleep during milestone photos today so mama gets a spot on the roller + dance moves bc heyyy I’ll be 26 in three days and will 110% forget the day of bc I just cannot remember my own birthday to save my life anymore especially bc we seem to always be traveling every November 23rd. Bb was 11 weeks Monday + I feel BIG y’all. I think it’s just bloat and what not bc itty bitty is itty bitty but I swear I didn’t have this much belly to hold with Fletch at this point. I’m antsy to get out of this first trimester bc I’m tired of being tired but also still freaking out daily that I’m PREGNANT WHAT. Gah. So many emotions all at once but mostly just HOLY COW TWO BISCUITS.
ps just now noticing I rly need to water that pothos omg
If you know me, you know Christmas is my favorite holiday. ABSOLUTE FAV. Madaya came home with these for the boys and I immediately started crying. I knew which ones she was getting (I asked her to pick them up for me) but seeing them in person, next to each other just melts my flipping heart. This Christmas is going to be by far, my favorite one yet. 💛🎄🦖
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Having a Miscarriage is of Pregnancy Fears:
One in four women is likely to have a miscarriage, and very often this can happen with the first pregnancy. Many women live in fear for the first 13 weeks of their pregnancy. When a miscarriage occurs, it is the body flushing out a fetus that might have been growing improperly. Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do to stop it, and it can be devastating to lose a pregnancy. But there’s no reason not to remain optimistic. After all, three out of four pregnancies do not result in miscarriage.
Technically 20 weeks on Thursday, but we had the anatomy scan today! Baby is growing and developing perfectly! Got a really nice profile shot from the ultrasound, and found out baby’s sex as well!
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Hard to believe there is less than 12 weeks left until baby girl is here.
It seems like it was taking forever to get here and now we are so close. 💕💕 Definitely feel discomfort already, sleeping is tough , most nights are filled with flippin’ to the other side.
Little miss is moving like crazy and I’m enjoying it, for the most part she doesn’t keep me up at night let’s hope she’s a good sleeper like her brother. —>> looking so much better these days than I did with kamden 😜😜 #babymama#28weekspregnant#pregnancy#glowing#babygirl#messybun#momoftwo
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On average pregnancy will last nearly 40 weeks, although for the average first time mother labor may start between 41-42 weeks and can still be considered normal. Because this post is to bring awareness to postdate pregnancy I will list areas of concern to take note of. If any of these present please contact your careprovider: *Minimal fetal movements each day. Most careproviders will have you keep track of kick counts daily. If you haven't felt a minimum of 10 separate movements contact your care provider.
* Less uterine size/amniotic fluid, when you just feel smaller or you can see babys body outline and contour. It's best to have an ultrasound to measure the AFI amniotic fluid index(amount). Lower the fluid higher the risk of fetal distress, a pinched umbilical cord and or still birth. *If you were sickly throughout most of your pregnancy, or baby is small for gestational age it's best to have biophysical profile/non stress test done past 40 weeks until labor starts. Sometimes the placenta doesnt always provide exactly what baby needs. Its when you monitor baby that you can tell when or if its necessary to intervene . *Posted photos above top left is low amniotic fluid, AFI, in uterus, top right an aged postdates placenta, bottom left postdates peeling skin, bottom right meconium stained umbilical cord, skin & placenta. All signs of postdate pregnancy. Both low fluid level and aged placenta can pose a risk for complication. Please notify your provider if you notice a decrease in fetal movement or amniotic fluid.
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