We’re always deeply grateful when we hear from moms and dads about how Blooma impacts their lives. This letter (below) really made our hearts swell. Why? Because what this mama says she learned at Blooma is what we hope for ALL of you.
And that’s this: becoming a mother isn’t about having the “perfect” birth (whatever that may be to you) or being the perfect mother. It’s about knowing that you’re strong and capable. That you can work with what comes your way, even if it’s hard. That you’re willing to learn, ask questions, reach out, look inside, treat your own heart tenderly, and yes, give yourself a much-deserved hug for all the ways that you simply do the best you can.
While we’re flattered and honored to hear that Blooma helped this mama to “start parenthood on the right foot,” we know that we’re here simply to remind each of you of what you already have inside.
So kudos to you, Amanda, and to all parents and birthing women out there for all the hard and loving work you do every day, and for all the ways you reach out to encourage other mamas, too.
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma
Hey Sarah & Blooma!
I was at a baby shower this past weekend and I left celebrating my experience at Blooma more than three years ago.
At Blooma, I was taught I could be a momma! I was taught I could deliver my baby, however that happened. I was taught that I could labor, I could nurse, I could do it all. I was even taught that I could be a doula!
I listened to this momma-to-be talk about being scared about labor and birth. I listened to her talk about how she was a “wuss”…. I was so disheartened. And I couldn’t monopolize her shower… so I tried to give her some encouragement.
Anyway. I came home and I told my husband I was so thankful for Blooma: for the “education” I received and was encouraged to gather; the “non-fear-” based reading books suggested; and the doula I was referred to.
I really believe that Blooma helped me begin my journey to parenthood on the right foot. During labor, I began hemorrhaging as my placenta separated from my uterine wall – I was rushed to the OR for a C-section and my 12-hour, normal birthing journey ended in a major medical intervention BUT I knew I could do it. I knew I would be okay – because I had learned I was already a strong, capable mom. I was rooted in strength – not fear. And, because I had been encouraged to gather all sorts of information, I was prepared.
So thanks…all over again. For encouraging moms. I’m so thankful for my time at Blooma.