As some of you know I am having a baby this fall… and let me tell you … I am FREAKING OUT! I am beyond excited to give birth and finally see what this journey is all about. I am in LOVE with my belly and all of the crazy changes that are happening in my body. BUT, I am also like, “What? I have to be a mom?”
“How is this all going to happen?” And…
“Do I really want to be a mom?!”
And I, like so many of you, want to make sure that I am doing all I can for myself and my baby to ensure the “best pregnancy ever”…(all said with a laugh and a sweet smile). The daily questions of, “what to eat, drink, take, not take, think, wear, say”… ugh, that list goes on and on. There is SO much pressure out there to do it “all” and to do it all “right.”
I’m guessing some of you out there feel that way, too? Overwhelmed by the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” of pregnancy and planning for birth? But it doesn’t have to be that way. We have the choice to turn off the outer stimulation, the voices of everyone else, and tune into the rich love and knowledge residing inside our own hearts.
Share with me and other mamas reading: how do you turn off your brain, and tune into your heart and baby? (Prenatal yoga helps to be sure!) Because I know, as well as you do, that the pregnancy and birthing wisdom we need is already within. We just have to figure out how to be quiet and listen. Continue reading
We’re so excited to be part of the Empower Your Pregnancy online conference taking place this Jan. 17-18.
This free call-in seminar for expecting mamas features over a dozen pregnancy and birth “experts” who will share their wisdom of how to create a happy, healthy pregnancy and empowered birth.
Set a reminder on your phone to call in this Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m., when Blooma founder, prenatal yoga teacher and birth doula, Sarah Longacre, chats with Nichi Hirsch Kuechle of My Healthy Beginning about the benefits of prenatal yoga. Her talk is titled: Your Inner Goddess/ Bringing Her to Your Pregnancy through Prenatal Yoga. That’s a pretty perfect title if you know Sarah!
Sarah Longacre, Blooma founder and prenatal yoga teacher
Registration for the call (and all the other amazing panelists, too) is FREE, but you’ll need to register in advance. (Registering is as simple as providing your first name and email address.) Then you’ll be e-mailed the phone number to call when it’s time, and a full schedule of speakers and topics for Jan. 17-18.
After you sign up, all you’ll need to do is chill on your couch with a cup of tea and listen in. It’ll be almost as if you’re having tea with a slew of birth experts right in your own living room!
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma
The feedback about Blooma’s Birthing From Within (BFW) workshops has been so positive, that we’ve scheduled several incarnations of BFW so you can pick, choose, mix and match the classes right for you! We offer classes tailored toward first-time parents, for those birthing again, and for mamas who want to combine their prenatal yoga practice with BFW wisdom. Continue reading