It is with the utmost joy that I get to share with you the impact my Blooma experience had with my dear Alluna Grace’s birth!
Being in my third pregnancy and passionate about natural childbirth since my first, I had always had a desire to have a waterbirth which lead me to Health Foundations in St Paul. Living in rural Iowa, our opportunities for midwives, waterbirths, and the like are very slim, in fact, many people don’t even know natural childbirth still exists! Health Foundations’ website linked me to Blooma! I bought the Be Blooma Well Prenatal Yoga DVD and awoke for most of my second and third trimesters to Sarah and the momma gang!
The DVD was exactly what I needed to affirm my strength and inner wisdom while at home! I was questioning my choice of a waterbirth after discussion with my rural doctor, but after watching the birth experiences on the DVD I knew I was making the right choice! Continue reading →
You may remember the moving, wildly honest letter from a second-time mama to herself on the topic of fear that the Blooma blog posted a while back. What an example Sarah B. sets for not stuffing your fears, but instead looking them right in the eye! Now, make sure you catch her Christmas Eve birth story!
Our little one was 11 days overdue — it was honestly getting a bit emotionally trying on me. I literally began to think that I would FOREVER be pregnant (not cool — except for the part about forever being able to go to prenatal yoga! Ha!) I was beginning to get worried about many things – like “will I give birth to a 15 pound baby?!” or “will I actually be able to push this baby out if it gets too big?!” or “will I even be able to give birth at Health Foundations naturally or will I have to go into some cold hospital to be induced?!” All of these things were circling my brain. And even though I was very aware of “letting them go” and telling myself that “what will be will be,” I couldn’t help but find myself worrying about these things on a frequent basis.
I also was aware that there is no “right way” to birth but I also was very determined and passionate about giving birth naturally, at a birth center, with those that have been with me through this whole journey. Some things are just hard to let go of or imagine otherwise, even if you hold no judgement on other ways of birthing.
Anyway… our little one DID finally arrive! I gave birth to a BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY on the morning of Christmas Eve — 7:55 a.m. to be exact — at Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center. Viggo Edison made his grand entrance in the bright, beautiful morning sun weighing in at 9lbs, 3oz and 22 1/4 inches long. Details you say? Well, here’s the birth story, in a nutshell…. Continue reading →
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