Making Your Birthplace Like Home & Why It Matters

Often when we head to our birthplace we are walking away from all of the things that bring us comfort. What if we told you that there was a way to create more of an at-home experience in whatever setting you're birthing in AND that it will even help your labor to progress more comfortably? Oxytocin and adrenaline have an interesting relationship and when oxytocin is flowing it's generally due in part to mom feeling safe and being able to relax. Hint: Oxytocin is the hormone that causes contractions and the same hormone that flows during intercourse. Naturally, if you can find a way to be more relaxed and feel safe, your body will react positively to those feelings.

Show Notes

3:30 - Everything in the hospital is so generic and wipedown-able (yuuup, that's a word now). Literally from the walls, to the pillows, to the waterproof covered bed to the linoleum floor, most of it screams, "This is not home."

11:40 - Hospital gowns. They're uncomfortable, drafty, there are buttons and...

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5 Things Essential Oils Do For Pregnancy & Birth That You Don't Know About

 
The entire point of the My Essential Birth Course is to empower women to create their best birth experience...and to do that, we train you with ALL the things that help make that possible. Essential oils are one of those tools! Not only can they address common pregnancy ailments safely & effectively (goodbye low energy!), but they also play an important role in creating muscle memory for birth. Not sure what that is? No worries, mama! We'll cover allll that in this episode.
 
[1:21] Essential Oils are integrated throughout the birth course
[1:48] Essential Oils are one of the many tools to use for pregnancy & birth
[3:16] There are so many things you can't take during pregnancy
[5:56] We love and use doTERRA oils because of their quality, safety, and efficacy.
[7:28] We see essential oils in hospitals & birth centers
[8:12] The 5 areas that every pregnant mama/new mamas deal with constantly
[8:49] FIRST UP: Immune Support!
[9:57] Stephanie's...
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