Whether you’re birthing at a hospital, birth center or at home, creating a space that feels cozy and safe is essential for nurturing your mama spirit. All women need a “birth cave” — a space where you can let go and tune into your baby, body and heart.
For some mamas, a birth cave is literally a physical space where she may have inspiring pictures visible, soft candlelight (or electric candles in a hospital), or special mementos to hold onto. Maybe your cave is even the bathroom, where you can be left alone! For others, the birth cave is inside — a place where you can close your eyes and just breathe. Ideally, we have a combination of the two.
We loved hearing from third-time mama-to-be (and third-time Blooma mama!) Carolyn B. about the creation of her birth cave — by her husband! She birthed her first two babies at Minneapolis hospitals and this time decided to birth at home. Here’s what she wrote to us: Continue reading