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Announcement! ๐ŸŽ‰ My fellow birth worker, Rachel Yellin, is hosting a FREE online video interview series called the #YestoBirthExperience: Discover how to have a healthier, less painful, empowering, satisfying pregnancy & birth. __ The series is for anyone who wants to empower birthers to have an awesome birth experience. Iโ€™m thrilled to be one of the 30 hand-picked experts interviewed for this empowering event. __ Get access to these educational, inspiring conversations and gain a new perspective about WHY birth matters as each influencer helps shift the paradigm around how babies are brought into this world, and the IMPACT this has on the baby, the birth parent, family, community and beyond! __ Grab your spot via the link in my bio! Love, @katievigos
Hey everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ Iโ€™ve been a bit quiet on here lately as I incubate a few exciting things and refocus for the next phase of my advocacy here. Warm welcome to the thousands of new followers who have joined in recent months. โค๏ธ __ EBP NEWSLETTER is launching today! ๐ŸŽ‰ To start, Iโ€™ll be recapping this action packed year and sharing an exciting announcement + a few areas of birth work I am focusing on and ways you can get involved. Sign up via link in my bio and stories, or visit the website www.empoweredbirthproject.com __ DOPE MOMS NEED DOPE MOMS ๐ŸŽ‰ your purchase of this rad tee directly supports @tinyandbrave midwifery education. She needs our support to pay for tuition and school expenses... sheโ€™s so close to her goal and has limited time before tuition is due. Please visit her page and link in bio @tinyandbrave! Also, search #wefundmidwives for more ways to support BIPOC students to enter the field, which is critical to improve the drastic racial disparities in maternal and neonatal outcomes. __ Love, @katievigos __ #dopemomsneeddopemoms #empoweredbirthproject #birthworker #EBPnewsletter
Birth waits for no one ๐Ÿ’ฅ __ This video is gold. From the nurses lining the wheelchair with paper towels to the fatherโ€™s look of surprise, birth can remind us that we are often merely witnesses to powers of nature far beyond our control. __ Found on: @julia.parteiraurbana @badassmotherbirther Mommy: @patichagas Provider: @marianavchagas __ #birthvideo #hospitalbirth #precipitouslabor #birthisbeautiful #empoweredbirthproject
URGENT: action needed ๐Ÿšจ you may recall this photo I (and many other accounts) shared recently about a surprise twin home birth. Although mother and both babies are thriving and despite attending midwife Martina @ten.moons following all required protocols after delivery, she has been reported to and suspended by Australiaโ€™s regulatory organization. PLEASE sign the petition (link in my bio/stories) and lets make this petition go viral just like we did with the gorgeous photos and #IGallowuncensoredbirth. __ Midwifery practices have long been held under constant scrutiny and at times subjected to outright attack since the medical industrial complex essentially took over the birth room during the early 20th century. Birthing people ought to always have the choice to give birth in the location and manner which feels safest to them, and midwives ought to be equally supported in their practices rather than penalized and suspended, especially when there is absolutely NO misconduct or negligence whatsoever. __ See @the_angela_gallo stories for more information as well. __ Link in bio to sign. Please share! Love, @katievigos __ #empoweredbirthproject
VOTE LIKE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT โœŠ๐ŸฟโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐ŸฝโœŠ๐ŸผโœŠ๐Ÿป __ Art by @zoebuckman and @hankwillisthomas __ Iโ€™ve said it before, and Iโ€™ll keep saying it so long as I am breathing: birth work is political. Get out there and do your part! Drop a comment about whatโ€™s motivating you to take action this election season. __ Love, @katievigos #empoweredbirthproject #birthworkispolitical
These gentle cesarean videos by @fertilugo get me every time. What a peaceful way to enter the world. __ #birthvideo #csection #bellybirth #empoweredbirthproject
{swipe left for a gorgeous uncensored birth series} ๐ŸŒฟ mama @anja_akhile shares: __ โ€œI found out I was pregnant again when my daughter was 7.5 months. This pregnancy was so different than my first. It was painful. I spent the first half of pregnancy unsure if this is what I wanted. July 4th, after watching fireworks with my husband, I sat down and wrote a letter to my unborn baby girl. I apologized for not giving her what I felt she deserved but promised her that I was ready. I let go of my fears and embraced the journey ahead of me. Later that night my contractions began and after 2.5 hours, my baby girl was born on July 5th. My first daughter is my joy. My second daughter, Violet, is my healing. Through the process of her birth, I am reborn.โ€ __ #birthstory #uncensoredbirth #waterbirth #homebirth #empoweredbirth #empoweredbirthproject
Did you know that at full term, mother has almost 2 pints of blood pumping into the uterus every MINUTE? The amount of fluid exchange between amniotic fluid, fetus & mother reaches almost one gallon (~3.5 Liters) per hour at term!!! Amniotic fluid completely surrounds the embryo (as seen in this video). In this way it insures freedom of movement for the embryo, space for development, absorbs blows, & keeps the embryo from sticking to the placenta. Itโ€™s a clear, watery fluid that is filtered out of the maternal blood. A large portion stems also from the fetus itself (from the skin, the umbilical cord, the lungs & the kidneys). The makeup of the amniotic fluid is thus quite complex, with many maternal & fetal constituents. This includes water & electrolytes (99%) together with glucose, lipids from the fetal lungs, proteins with bactericide properties & flaked-off fetal epithelium cells (they make a prenatal diagnosis of the infantile karyotype possible). From the 5th month the fetus also begins to drink amniotic fluid. Close to the end of the pregnancy the amniotic fluid is replaced every 3 hours! There is now evidence that amniotic fluid may have more use than only as a diagnostic tool & may be the source of a powerful therapy for a multitude of congenital and adult disorders! A subset of cells found in amniotic fluid & placenta has been isolated & found to be capable of maintaining prolonged undifferentiated proliferation as well as able to differentiate into multiple tissue types encompassing the three germ layers. It is possible that in the near future, we will see the development of therapies using progenitor cells isolated from amniotic fluid & placenta for the treatment of newborns with congenital malformations as well as of adults! #MEDspiration Written by: @medspired @medspiration ยฉโ€ช10/26/2018โ€ฌ All Rights Reserved.ย  Video Credit: @dravivianemonteiro __ #encaul #amnioticsac #amnioticfluid #bellybirth #csection #cesarean #empoweredbirthproject #medspiration
โ€œI mean, I am pretty sure I have the best job ever.โ€ ~ @santacruzbirthphotography @montereybirthcenter __ #postpartum #birthisbeautiful #birthcenter #breastfeeding #placenta #delayedcordclamping #empoweredbirthproject
Mama and Doula @diyyaaa_ shares: __ โ€œHappy 1st birthday my love. Iโ€™ve been head over heels since day one... Everyday I have with you, I cherish. You truly are the best thing that has ever happened to me.โ€ __ Video @barefootmidwife (full length version on YouTube, link in @diyyaaa_ bio) __ #birthisbeautiful #waterbirth #homebirth #doula #midwife #birthvideo #empoweredbirthproject
Another surprise twin home birth! ๐Ÿ’ซ @ten.moons shares: __ What a homebirth ๐Ÿก full of unexpected surprises ๐ŸŽ, literally one after the other!! ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Mum gave birth ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป to her sweet little baby boy ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป in water ๐Ÿ›€ and then we thought the placenta was about to come... ๐Ÿค” But as it turned out, there was another baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป boy about to make his entrance into the world!! ๐ŸŒ What a super hero ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป mum Brooke is. ๐ŸŽ‰ What an amazing birth!! โœจ The twins are identical twins and were born this morning โ˜€๏ธ 19/10/18 @ 08.03 & 08.07 weighing 2350 and 2200gr. Mum ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ and babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป are doing really well. Big congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ to everyone!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ™ __ (For other birth professionals out there, Iโ€™d love to know your take on surprise twins... Iโ€™ve heard there are instances where one babe is hiding behind another on ultrasound, or no ultrasound is done in pregnancy and only one heartbeat detected, etc. Either way, itโ€™s pretty miraculous!) __ #twinbirth #homebirth #waterbirth #twins #birthisbeautiful #midwife #empoweredbirthproject
โ€œThis is the only video my son Langston has with his mother. Wrapped in the iconic receiving blanket.โ€ ~ @4kira4moms __ America is the most dangerous developed nation to give birth. More than 700 mothers die each year from pregnancy related causes. Take a stand and demand change from your lawmakers by joining #BLANKETCHANGE campaign. Post a pic or video of your baby in their receiving blanket to show your support for @marchofdimes. Take action by visiting marchofdimes.org/blanketchange. Tag your friends and family to join us. Our voices can and will make a difference. __ #4kira4moms #sheshouldbehere #maternalmortalitycrisis #marchofdimes #empoweredbirthproject

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