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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pregnant and squatting-anyone up for a second round

Ever tried squatting while pregnant.  I got to work with a group of ladies tonight where we did just that(well I not pregnant, but they are).  We had so much fun learning how to rock and roll with a little bun in the oven while learning how to squat and help facilitate labor, as well as strengthen and stretch muscles that will help us the rest of our lives:)

Anyone up for another session?  I would love to do this again.  While it's way more fun hanging out with each other, you can see a little bit of what we were doing from this article.  Also, check out this thread for a discussion on squatting, pushing, and our habit of tucking our tailbones under(which is bad btw).  I don't know why I never connected two and two before now, but there you go.

I think I may write up exactly what we did in my next newsletter.

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Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.