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The Intact Birth

Two hours after birth this happy thumbsucker has been fed, held by her mother and she is ready for an exam in the presence of her family. As she is the third ...baby, the father has asked the grandmother to cut the cord before the midwife checks and weighs her.

An Intact(placenta) Birth is about using common sense and a compassionate approach to childbirth - the separation of the placenta from the baby should not be hurried and thoughtlessly performed. Immediate cord clamping is unnatural, and even more harmful when the cord is still pulsating. There are no clamps or scissors in nature. We know that waiting to cut the cord restores the baby's blood back to her from her placenta, promotes crucial bonding (keeps a mother and her baby close together), and faciliates microbiome colonization by the mother. As research advances, the reasons to have an Intact Birth becomes more imperative. The baby's blood and cord is rich with stem cells.

Even before much evidence emerged about the importance of the baby receiving all her blood, there was never a really good reason for premature clamping and cutting. Separation should be the exception rather than the rule. Even in emergency cases where babies need help, keeping the cord intact until it has stopped pulsating #waitforwhite is best thing you can do for your baby.

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March 1

5 Reasons to Hire a Doula
1. Cesarean section decreases 28%
2. Use of Pitocin decreases 31%
3. Likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth increases 12%
4. Risk of ...being dissatisfied with the birth experience decreases 34%
5. Length of labor can decrease by 25%

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It may be your first, it may be your fourth, but when you’re pregnant and considering your baby’s birth and delivery, having the proper support team is critical in ensuring you and your baby get off to the right start. Did you know a doula can help with that?
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I never knew that massaging the feet could do so much. I'm trying these next time our baby is crying!

The feet are connected to various parts of the body. Massaging them can work wonders!
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Sibling love

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Breastfeeding Mama Talk

Sibling love. 😂

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February 3

Yogi mother

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Beauty Pop

Yoga guru parenting like 😳💕

by @carleebyoga
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Beautiful tree of life. Placenta

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Sacred Earth Healing

Whenua - Placenta - Tree of Life

Heres some amazing facts I thought I'd share 💚

* The placenta is made up of 50% cells from the mother and 50% of the cells from... the baby... If you know anything about organ donation, you will know how amazing it is that the mother’s body doesn’t reject it...

* The sperm is responsible for creating the placenta and umbilical cord...
So, technically, the placenta is *his* organ- growing in your body, supporting the baby you both created... How beautiful is that

* The baby’s blood and the mother’s blood never actually meet... The mothers blood carries all the oxygen and nutrients to the placenta which then filters out any impurities or toxins, then transfers the ‘goods’ into the vessels to the babies blood...

* A placenta is typically about 1/6th the weight of the baby (1-3 lbs)...

* A baby can send stem cells through the placenta to heal its mother organs if they are struggling, including the brain, liver, kidney and lung... The placenta also creates cells to protect the mother’s heart and fend off breast cancer...

* The placenta preforms the duties of a lung, liver, kidney and its own endocrine system providing all the hormones for both mama and baby throughout pregnancy...

To have life growing inside you truly is a miracle ...

This is why we bury our whenua (placenta)... we give it back to the whenua from which it come from...we are one with papatunuku 💗

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Ever wonder what it's like to work in a building full of birth workers?? Let us show you... #videosbybabymoon #birthcenterfamily #birthcenterfunnies

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January 15
Physiological birth is an involuntary process, related to activity in the primitive brain and body structures. It occurs best when a woman’s parasympathetic nervous system is operational and …
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Through several years of being a part of the birth world I have noticed a trend. Dilation is *the* birth topic. No matter how a mother plans to birth, when the time draws near, dilation is the one thing on her mind. Why? Cervical dilation tells us one thing and one thing only – where you are right t...
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My most used ‘tool’ during births

A rebozo is a wonderful tool to have in your bag for labor and delivery. Come and read about 5 ways to use a rebozo during labor.
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Birth in all its magnificence

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Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories

Amazing news! My FB ban has been lifted and this incredible video of birth moments from birth photographers around the world is back! Thank you all for your love and support. It truly does matter!

Interesting read

Please hesitate before you whisk your baby off to surgery for tongue or lip tie. There are other ways to solve these issues.

Why the increase in tongue-tie surgeries and what risk to the community?
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Michel Odent has moved from being the benign natural-birth pioneer to a doomsayer predicting that caesarean sections will increase autism spectrum disorders and change humanity on an evolutionary level
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Brilliant visual

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Channel Mum

If you're pregnant or have ever been pregnant you MUST watch this... 😲 Check out all our pregnancy videos: http://www.channelmum.com/parenting/pregnancy/

Credit: Liz Chalmers

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Super way to commence natural birth

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This doctor and patient dance routine is actually happening for one amazing reason!

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Tresillian Early Parenting

WATCH our video and learn about settling your 6-12 month old bub.

It covers all the common questions around developing sleep patterns and settling and re-settl...ing:

- How to spot early signs of tiredness;
- Preparing baby for sleep;
- Remaining calm and relaxed;
- Creating a safe sleeping environment;
- Hands on responsive settling.

Read more advice on settling your 6-12 month bub here... http://bit.ly/29Yeqjo

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