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  • Working on this beauty today ♡ •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
#birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum
  • Working on this beauty today ♡ •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
    #birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
    #centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

  •  6  0  10 hours ago
  • I can’t wait to get down to the river this spring! My #wcw Yemaya!
........ Yemaya protect & heal us with the waters of the ocean of life. So we may never thirst in body or spirit under your protection. May the Mother of All Orishas accept us to her bosom. May waves of her healing energy wash over us. May her love and compassion increase these in us all, making us kind to ourselves as well as to others. May the ocean, origin of life, sustainer of life, make us strong & long-lived. May the waves, ever shifting, remind us that we are beings of change and that, like the water, we are flexible, not hard & set like the rocks of the land. ASE!
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#wcw#yemaya#selfcare#rvadoula#river#feminist#blackdoula#blackgirlsgarden#yemoja#orisha#ancestors#egun#homesteading#blackgirlmagic#unapologeticallyblack#selflove#growsomething#spirit#goddess#mermaidsandmuffins#queen#reikihealing#tibetansingingbowls#libations#fire#scorpio#rva#thediversedoula#ase#pleasureactivist
  • I can’t wait to get down to the river this spring! My #wcw Yemaya!
    ........ Yemaya protect & heal us with the waters of the ocean of life. So we may never thirst in body or spirit under your protection. May the Mother of All Orishas accept us to her bosom. May waves of her healing energy wash over us. May her love and compassion increase these in us all, making us kind to ourselves as well as to others. May the ocean, origin of life, sustainer of life, make us strong & long-lived. May the waves, ever shifting, remind us that we are beings of change and that, like the water, we are flexible, not hard & set like the rocks of the land. ASE!
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    #wcw #yemaya #selfcare #rvadoula #river #feminist #blackdoula #blackgirlsgarden #yemoja#orisha#ancestors#egun#homesteading#blackgirlmagic#unapologeticallyblack#selflove#growsomething#spirit#goddess#mermaidsandmuffins#queen#reikihealing#tibetansingingbowls#libations#fire#scorpio#rva#thediversedoula#ase#pleasureactivist

  •  43  1  18 hours ago
  • Greetings,

Birth In Color RVA is a community of practitioners engaged in the promotion and practice of culturally centered reproductive health support in and around Richmond, VA. Aligned through membership and purpose, we offer women, families, and communities the place and space to be supported and affirmed through information and choice

Our network is expanding, that means we can serve more women!

Looking for a Doula, start planning now! Visit our website, email us to set up a free consultation and meet the Doulas that are available for your Estimated Due Date ! .......
#birth#babies#midwife#rvadoula#birthincolorrva#reiki#reproductiverights#blackmidwives#grandmidwives#grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus
  • Greetings,

    Birth In Color RVA is a community of practitioners engaged in the promotion and practice of culturally centered reproductive health support in and around Richmond, VA. Aligned through membership and purpose, we offer women, families, and communities the place and space to be supported and affirmed through information and choice

    Our network is expanding, that means we can serve more women!

    Looking for a Doula, start planning now! Visit our website, email us to set up a free consultation and meet the Doulas that are available for your Estimated Due Date ! .......
    #birth #babies #midwife #rvadoula #birthincolorrva #reiki #reproductiverights #blackmidwives #grandmidwives #grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus

  •  20  0  18 February, 2020
  • HUG SOMEONE TODAY AND FEEL THE LOVE! 🥰 #oxytocin is #thelovehormone!  It causes that warm, tingly feeling that you get during a hug and orgasm. 👀 It also starts labor contractions, helps with postpartum recovery and breastfeeding! This amazing hormone is so powerful that it is even produced synthetically as Pitocin. #theremdy #remedybirth #gettheremedy #rvadoula #doula
  • HUG SOMEONE TODAY AND FEEL THE LOVE! 🥰 #oxytocin is #thelovehormone! It causes that warm, tingly feeling that you get during a hug and orgasm. 👀 It also starts labor contractions, helps with postpartum recovery and breastfeeding! This amazing hormone is so powerful that it is even produced synthetically as Pitocin. #theremdy #remedybirth #gettheremedy #rvadoula #doula

  •  9  0  18 February, 2020
  • Do not be afraid to speak up. Pregnancy discrimination should never be tolerated! 
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, "pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth." Pregnancy, and all that comes with it is natural. Being treated unfairly because of it is unnatural!

Know your rights. You have: 180 days to file a charge (may be extended by state laws). Federal employees have 45 days to contact an EEO Counselor.

To learn more about the laws, regulation, and guidance designed to protect women during pregnancy and after childbirth, visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's website.
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#postpartumdoula #postpartumdoulas #postpartumdoulasdothat #postpartumdoulasupport #postpartumdoulashelpmoms #postpartumdoulaservices #rvadoula #postingnaturally #endpregnancydiscrimination #knowyourrights
  • Do not be afraid to speak up. Pregnancy discrimination should never be tolerated!
    According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, "pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth." Pregnancy, and all that comes with it is natural. Being treated unfairly because of it is unnatural!

    Know your rights. You have: 180 days to file a charge (may be extended by state laws). Federal employees have 45 days to contact an EEO Counselor.

    To learn more about the laws, regulation, and guidance designed to protect women during pregnancy and after childbirth, visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's website.
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    #postpartumdoula #postpartumdoulas #postpartumdoulasdothat #postpartumdoulasupport #postpartumdoulashelpmoms #postpartumdoulaservices #rvadoula #postingnaturally #endpregnancydiscrimination #knowyourrights

  •  4  0  17 February, 2020
  • #mentalhealthmonday 
#prioritizepostpartum

#Repost @crunchy_mama_0128 (@get_repost)
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The “fourth trimester” refers to the first three months of baby’s life. During this time babies can be very fussy because they miss your womb. They want that comfort back and this big world just isn’t as comfy as the dark, warm, quiet womb of yours. The best way to help baby is to mimic the womb. Lots of warm snuggles, being close, skin to skin, comfort nursing (is you breastfeed), and the mindset that you will be the only thing your baby wants for awhile. When you think about this you think about how hard it is for a mom to do anything else. The first three months of both my children’s lives I was just a stationary milk factory. I didn’t move from my spot on the couch much and once my husband went back to work I became a master at doing everything one handed. It was tough. This is why mamas need help!

Some ideas to help a new mom:
• Cook meals for her • Come to the house just so she can talk and feel a little human again • Help to dishes/laundry/etc. I heard one mama talk about how her best friend would come over and just sit on the couch and fold the laundry while mama nurses and help her sleeping baby.
• If mom is comfortable, come and watch baby for a few hours so she can get some peaceful sleep • Bring a care/breastfeeding basket over. 
Please add your ideas or things others did for you that helped you so much! ❤️ •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
#birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum
  • #mentalhealthmonday
    #prioritizepostpartum

    #Repost @crunchy_mama_0128 (@get_repost)
    ・・・
    The “fourth trimester” refers to the first three months of baby’s life. During this time babies can be very fussy because they miss your womb. They want that comfort back and this big world just isn’t as comfy as the dark, warm, quiet womb of yours. The best way to help baby is to mimic the womb. Lots of warm snuggles, being close, skin to skin, comfort nursing (is you breastfeed), and the mindset that you will be the only thing your baby wants for awhile. When you think about this you think about how hard it is for a mom to do anything else. The first three months of both my children’s lives I was just a stationary milk factory. I didn’t move from my spot on the couch much and once my husband went back to work I became a master at doing everything one handed. It was tough. This is why mamas need help!

    Some ideas to help a new mom:
    • Cook meals for her • Come to the house just so she can talk and feel a little human again • Help to dishes/laundry/etc. I heard one mama talk about how her best friend would come over and just sit on the couch and fold the laundry while mama nurses and help her sleeping baby.
    • If mom is comfortable, come and watch baby for a few hours so she can get some peaceful sleep • Bring a care/breastfeeding basket over.
    Please add your ideas or things others did for you that helped you so much! ❤️ •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
    #birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
    #centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

  •  16  0  17 February, 2020
  • It's time for Doula Fact Friday!!! Did you know?
Doulas can support a wide range of birth situations

It's a common misconception that doulas only support moms who are planning a "natural/vaginal" birth.  While doulas do often support no/low intervention births, we are also trained to help support moms who want an epidural/iv pain relief, those who are planning to be induced, those who may even need a scheduled c-section can all benefit from having a doula!  We have an intimate and thorough knowledge of birth and are able to help prepare you for whatever type of birth you are planning.  All families can use the support of a doula during their birth - no matter how that birth will look! 
#doulafactfriday #didyouknow #doula #birthdoula #professionaldoula #RVAdoula #supportunderstandinglove
  • It's time for Doula Fact Friday!!! Did you know?
    Doulas can support a wide range of birth situations

    It's a common misconception that doulas only support moms who are planning a "natural/vaginal" birth. While doulas do often support no/low intervention births, we are also trained to help support moms who want an epidural/iv pain relief, those who are planning to be induced, those who may even need a scheduled c-section can all benefit from having a doula! We have an intimate and thorough knowledge of birth and are able to help prepare you for whatever type of birth you are planning. All families can use the support of a doula during their birth - no matter how that birth will look!
    #doulafactfriday #didyouknow #doula #birthdoula #professionaldoula #RVAdoula #supportunderstandinglove

  •  6  0  14 February, 2020
  • Are you apart of the Squad? Get your patch , put it on your favorite jacket , tote or hat! 
Not a birthworker but know one this is a great gift! Doulas love the little things! 
Happy Black History Month, we are ancestrally certified to do this work! Reclaim it and wear it proud!!
Message me for details on how to order! .
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#melanateddoulasquad#melanateddoulas#birth#babies#midwife#rvadoula#birthincolorrva#reiki#reproductiverights#blackmidwives#grandmidwives#grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus#doula#doulalife#birthworkersofcolor#blackmamasmatter#blackdoulas#richmonddoulas#richmonddoulacollective#blackmidwivesmatter
  • Are you apart of the Squad? Get your patch , put it on your favorite jacket , tote or hat!
    Not a birthworker but know one this is a great gift! Doulas love the little things!
    Happy Black History Month, we are ancestrally certified to do this work! Reclaim it and wear it proud!!
    Message me for details on how to order! .
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    #melanateddoulasquad #melanateddoulas #birth #babies #midwife #rvadoula #birthincolorrva #reiki #reproductiverights #blackmidwives#grandmidwives#grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus#doula#doulalife#birthworkersofcolor#blackmamasmatter#blackdoulas#richmonddoulas#richmonddoulacollective#blackmidwivesmatter

  •  64  1  14 February, 2020
  • Beautiful capsules going out to an amazing mama today. #placentaencapsulation #placentalove •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
#birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum
  • Beautiful capsules going out to an amazing mama today. #placentaencapsulation #placentalove •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
    #birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
    #centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

  •  10  0  13 February, 2020
  • 📸: mother_ofmany
You can labor and possibly deliver however you’re comfortable. Some of these positions are even possible with an epidural. This is a great pic of the possibilities of laboring in a hospital room bed. You have options, and a doula can help ✨

#birthwork #doula #vadoula #doulasaredope #ncdoula #doularightthing #rvadoula #birthworker #birthsupport #dcdoula #momdoulaservices #motherofmany #rva #dmv #fxbg #dmvdoulas #fxbgdoulas #doulalife #doulas #blackdoula #birthdoula #doulalove #womben
  • 📸: mother_ofmany
    You can labor and possibly deliver however you’re comfortable. Some of these positions are even possible with an epidural. This is a great pic of the possibilities of laboring in a hospital room bed. You have options, and a doula can help ✨

    #birthwork #doula #vadoula #doulasaredope #ncdoula #doularightthing #rvadoula #birthworker #birthsupport #dcdoula #momdoulaservices #motherofmany #rva #dmv #fxbg #dmvdoulas #fxbgdoulas #doulalife #doulas #blackdoula #birthdoula #doulalove #womben

  •  225  2  12 February, 2020
  • REMOTE DOULA SUPPORT?! Yes, please! Near or far, night or day. I’m here to help you through  the moments when you need evidence-based, objective advice on breastfeeding, sleep, your own nutrition, your healing, the moments when you feel like this will NEVER END, the moments when you are elated with joy and just want to chat about it, I’m here to listen to your birth story, to screen you for PPD, to just listen. THE BEST PART is that we don’t have to go through the hoops of scheduling in-person meetings. I’m there for you by voice call or FaceTime no matter your location. HOW TO SCHEDULE: Visit www.ryanthedoula.com —> menu —> contact us. Send me your name and a brief message and I’ll get back to you with scheduling. Venmo or Facebook pay accepted. 💜 Treat yourself to support 💜 #callyourdoula #doulasupport #remotesupport #postpartumdepression #postpartum #takebackpostpartum #rvadoula #doulalife
  • REMOTE DOULA SUPPORT?! Yes, please! Near or far, night or day. I’m here to help you through the moments when you need evidence-based, objective advice on breastfeeding, sleep, your own nutrition, your healing, the moments when you feel like this will NEVER END, the moments when you are elated with joy and just want to chat about it, I’m here to listen to your birth story, to screen you for PPD, to just listen. THE BEST PART is that we don’t have to go through the hoops of scheduling in-person meetings. I’m there for you by voice call or FaceTime no matter your location. HOW TO SCHEDULE: Visit www.ryanthedoula.com —> menu —> contact us. Send me your name and a brief message and I’ll get back to you with scheduling. Venmo or Facebook pay accepted. 💜 Treat yourself to support 💜 #callyourdoula #doulasupport #remotesupport #postpartumdepression #postpartum #takebackpostpartum #rvadoula #doulalife

  •  15  1  12 February, 2020
  • Signal boost for the old ways and new. Repost from @abrighterbirth - 📣 RICHMOND, VA 📣 There are still a few spots left in the @tolabor February 28th-March 1st Doula Training workshop! This training is no doubt very near and dear to our hearts as all @abrighterbirth doulas are toLabor trained. BUT ALSO! It’s the first training being offering in conjunction with (our favorite studio) @humblehavenyoga ‘s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training! This is a brand new model bringing Birth + Yoga together, creating the most well rounded, balanced, informative curriculum yet! You may choose to take the entire training, leaving with a Prenatal Yoga Teacher certification + a Birth Doula Training that will put you well on your way to certification OR you can choose to register JUST for the Doula workshop only. It’s up to you! 💛 To sign up for the WHOLE package 👉🏽 @humblehavenyoga under Teacher Trainings, and if you’d like to register solely for ToLABOR’s Doula weekend of 2/28-3/01 visit @tolabor ⚡️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Signal boost for the old ways and new. Repost from @abrighterbirth - 📣 RICHMOND, VA 📣 There are still a few spots left in the @tolabor February 28th-March 1st Doula Training workshop! This training is no doubt very near and dear to our hearts as all @abrighterbirth doulas are toLabor trained. BUT ALSO! It’s the first training being offering in conjunction with (our favorite studio) @humblehavenyoga ‘s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training! This is a brand new model bringing Birth + Yoga together, creating the most well rounded, balanced, informative curriculum yet! You may choose to take the entire training, leaving with a Prenatal Yoga Teacher certification + a Birth Doula Training that will put you well on your way to certification OR you can choose to register JUST for the Doula workshop only. It’s up to you! 💛 To sign up for the WHOLE package 👉🏽 @humblehavenyoga under Teacher Trainings, and if you’d like to register solely for ToLABOR’s Doula weekend of 2/28-3/01 visit @tolabor ⚡️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  •  38  1  11 February, 2020
  • Our Doula Mentoring Program went to Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center for a tour of thier beautiful birth center, the Doulas were able to tour the center, learn about everything Embrace offers including well woman visits & we were given time to talk to Midwife Jessica Baynes about everything birth & midwifery! I think it’s a understatement to say we left inspired! I think we have a few future midwives in the making! Thanks Jessica and Corina for your hospitality!!
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Birth in Color RVA includes 4 months of mentoring with our comprehensive doula training, we understand that this work is complicated and we want our Doulas to succeed! .
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#birth#babies#midwife#rvadoula#birthincolorrva#reiki#reproductiverights#blackmidwives#grandmidwives#grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus#rva#birthdoula#doulamentor
  • Our Doula Mentoring Program went to Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center for a tour of thier beautiful birth center, the Doulas were able to tour the center, learn about everything Embrace offers including well woman visits & we were given time to talk to Midwife Jessica Baynes about everything birth & midwifery! I think it’s a understatement to say we left inspired! I think we have a few future midwives in the making! Thanks Jessica and Corina for your hospitality!!
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    Birth in Color RVA includes 4 months of mentoring with our comprehensive doula training, we understand that this work is complicated and we want our Doulas to succeed! .
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    #birth #babies #midwife #rvadoula #birthincolorrva #reiki #reproductiverights #blackmidwives #grandmidwives #grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus#rva#birthdoula#doulamentor

  •  39  0  11 February, 2020
  • 📣 RICHMOND, VA 📣 There are still a few spots left in the @tolabor February 28th-March 1st Doula Training workshop! This training is no doubt very near and dear to our hearts as all @abrighterbirth doulas are toLabor trained. BUT ALSO! It’s the first training being offering in conjunction with (our favorite studio) @humblehavenyoga ‘s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training! This is a brand new model bringing Birth + Yoga together, creating the most well rounded, balanced, informative curriculum yet! You may choose to take the entire training, leaving with a Prenatal Yoga Teacher certification + a Birth Doula Training that will put you well on your way to certification OR you can choose to register JUST for the Doula workshop only. It’s up to you! 💛 To sign up for the WHOLE package 👉🏽 @humblehavenyoga under Teacher Trainings, and if you’d like to register solely for ToLABOR’s Doula weekend of 2/28-3/01 visit @tolabor ⚡️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#yoga #prenatalyoga #prenatalyogateacher#prenatalyogateachertraining #doula #doulatraining#doulatrainingsinternational #rvabirth #borninrva#yogadoula #birthwork #richmonddoula #richmonddoulas #rvadoula #rva
  • 📣 RICHMOND, VA 📣 There are still a few spots left in the @tolabor February 28th-March 1st Doula Training workshop! This training is no doubt very near and dear to our hearts as all @abrighterbirth doulas are toLabor trained. BUT ALSO! It’s the first training being offering in conjunction with (our favorite studio) @humblehavenyoga ‘s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training! This is a brand new model bringing Birth + Yoga together, creating the most well rounded, balanced, informative curriculum yet! You may choose to take the entire training, leaving with a Prenatal Yoga Teacher certification + a Birth Doula Training that will put you well on your way to certification OR you can choose to register JUST for the Doula workshop only. It’s up to you! 💛 To sign up for the WHOLE package 👉🏽 @humblehavenyoga under Teacher Trainings, and if you’d like to register solely for ToLABOR’s Doula weekend of 2/28-3/01 visit @tolabor ⚡️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    #yoga #prenatalyoga #prenatalyogateacher #prenatalyogateachertraining #doula #doulatraining #doulatrainingsinternational #rvabirth #borninrva #yogadoula #birthwork #richmonddoula #richmonddoulas #rvadoula #rva

  •  23  0  11 February, 2020
  • Up early this am packing orders to ship out, pulled the Wild rose card and thought of a poem I wrote a while ago, thought I’d share them both. S/n I have big smokes back in stock, you can use to smudge or to smoke and as always I can add CBD to any smoke blend ! ...........………………...................................
Self conscious 
I was moving real fast,
Knocking down pictures , 
shattering my thoughts,
Breaking my concentration,
Smashing my dreams,
Killing my spirit .....when I heard her say slow down my love...... I slowed down for a moment & started picking up the pieces, 
Cleaned up my mess,
I felt good, I felt clean

And I started moving fast again,
& when it began to hurt I couldn't hear her.... I sat still but I couldn't feel her... I cried for a minute, a hour , a day & I heard her say surrender my love....
& when I did , 
she helped me pick up the pieces, 
She cried with me,
 she told me I'd never be alone,
She calmed my spirit again,
My vision is clearer,
My thoughts are sharp,
My heart is whole, 
I'm ready to love again..... I'm ready to fall in love with her all over again..... #birth#babies#midwife#rvadoula#birthincolorrva#reiki#reproductiverights#blackmidwives#grandmidwives#grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus#herbalsmoke#herbalcigarettes#smudgestick
  • Up early this am packing orders to ship out, pulled the Wild rose card and thought of a poem I wrote a while ago, thought I’d share them both. S/n I have big smokes back in stock, you can use to smudge or to smoke and as always I can add CBD to any smoke blend ! ...........………………...................................
    Self conscious
    I was moving real fast,
    Knocking down pictures , 
    shattering my thoughts,
    Breaking my concentration,
    Smashing my dreams,
    Killing my spirit .....when I heard her say slow down my love...... I slowed down for a moment & started picking up the pieces, 
    Cleaned up my mess,
    I felt good, I felt clean

    And I started moving fast again,
    & when it began to hurt I couldn't hear her.... I sat still but I couldn't feel her... I cried for a minute, a hour , a day & I heard her say surrender my love....
    & when I did , 
    she helped me pick up the pieces, 
    She cried with me,
     she told me I'd never be alone,
    She calmed my spirit again,
    My vision is clearer,
    My thoughts are sharp,
    My heart is whole, 
    I'm ready to love again..... I'm ready to fall in love with her all over again..... #birth #babies #midwife #rvadoula #birthincolorrva #reiki #reproductiverights #blackmidwives #grandmidwives #grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus#herbalsmoke#herbalcigarettes#smudgestick

  •  18  0  11 February, 2020
  • It’s about time to get some seeds started, and I’m not just talking veggies seeds, I’m talking about anything that can grow! Businesses, ideas, money... What seeds are you planting? How will you manifest your goals, nothing happens overnight. 
S/n but who’s down to start some veggies seeds with me? I’ll be hitting the greenhouse soon! .
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#gratitude#rvadoula#thediversedoula#urbangardener#baby#seeds#veggies#pregnancy#growyourownfood#growthmindset#plantbased#mindfulness#greenhouse#beekeeperslife
  • It’s about time to get some seeds started, and I’m not just talking veggies seeds, I’m talking about anything that can grow! Businesses, ideas, money... What seeds are you planting? How will you manifest your goals, nothing happens overnight.
    S/n but who’s down to start some veggies seeds with me? I’ll be hitting the greenhouse soon! .
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    #gratitude #rvadoula #thediversedoula #urbangardener #baby #seeds #veggies #pregnancy #growyourownfood #growthmindset#plantbased#mindfulness#greenhouse#beekeeperslife

  •  18  0  10 February, 2020
  • Yesterday we trained 7 new Doulas , all black women, all passionate about birth, pregnancy and creating change for black birthing people and children.
It’s so inspiring to see joy in the eyes of others when you talk about your passion, I contemplated becoming a midwife, I still think about it, but I’m so thankful for those that are doing the work now to save lives, hats off to the midwives, student midwives and midwife assistants! You are amazing! 
Happy Black History month. Sharing this book because it has the most beautiful pictures ever and black midwives are the GOATS!.
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#birth#babies#thewomenwhocaughtthebabies#midwife#rvadoula#birthincolorrva#reiki#reproductiverights#blackmidwives#grandmidwives#grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus
  • Yesterday we trained 7 new Doulas , all black women, all passionate about birth, pregnancy and creating change for black birthing people and children.
    It’s so inspiring to see joy in the eyes of others when you talk about your passion, I contemplated becoming a midwife, I still think about it, but I’m so thankful for those that are doing the work now to save lives, hats off to the midwives, student midwives and midwife assistants! You are amazing!
    Happy Black History month. Sharing this book because it has the most beautiful pictures ever and black midwives are the GOATS!.
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    #birth #babies #thewomenwhocaughtthebabies #midwife #rvadoula #birthincolorrva #reiki #reproductiverights #blackmidwives #grandmidwives#grannymidwives#blackart#blackauthors#blackliterature#blackhistorymonth#doulalife#doulasupport#doulatrainings#fubu#forusbyus

  •  316  25  9 February, 2020
  • It’s time to find a doula! Doulas not only give emotional and physical support, but guide you with evidence-based information. Have questions about birth locations, providers or the birth process? I’ve got you covered! Doulas replace Google and I use my experience in the community to help you prepare for a family-centered experience and healthy mom and baby. Hiring for mid-late July and Oct 2020 and on! mybirthrva.com #mybirthdoula #rvadoula #rvavbac #rvahomebirth #borninrva #rvabirth #doulas #rva #richmonddoulasblog
  • It’s time to find a doula! Doulas not only give emotional and physical support, but guide you with evidence-based information. Have questions about birth locations, providers or the birth process? I’ve got you covered! Doulas replace Google and I use my experience in the community to help you prepare for a family-centered experience and healthy mom and baby. Hiring for mid-late July and Oct 2020 and on! mybirthrva.com #mybirthdoula #rvadoula #rvavbac #rvahomebirth #borninrva #rvabirth #doulas #rva #richmonddoulasblog

  •  15  1  8 February, 2020
  • Welcome to the first DOULA FACT FRIDAY! 
Did you know? 
You can hire a doula at any point in your pregnancy? 
While it's definitely more beneficial to hire a doula sooner rather than later, I've been hired as late as 41 weeks and less than 24hrs before the client went into labor! If you are afraid that it is too late for you to hire a doula, I can promise you that it is NOT!  Make that call or send that email and reach out!  Even if the first doula you contact isn't available for your due date, I can all but promise you that she'll be able to refer you to other doulas in your area that are available. 
#doulafactfriday #didyouknow #doula #birthdoula #professionaldoula #RVAdoula #supportunderstandinglove
  • Welcome to the first DOULA FACT FRIDAY!
    Did you know?
    You can hire a doula at any point in your pregnancy?
    While it's definitely more beneficial to hire a doula sooner rather than later, I've been hired as late as 41 weeks and less than 24hrs before the client went into labor! If you are afraid that it is too late for you to hire a doula, I can promise you that it is NOT! Make that call or send that email and reach out! Even if the first doula you contact isn't available for your due date, I can all but promise you that she'll be able to refer you to other doulas in your area that are available.
    #doulafactfriday #didyouknow #doula #birthdoula #professionaldoula #RVAdoula #supportunderstandinglove

  •  4  0  7 February, 2020
  • Which story are you believing today? The one where you hold all of the power, or the one where you are powerless? The one where you are a victim, or the one where you are the co-creator of your own circumstances? The one where you have no choices, or the one where you have infinite choices? The story you believe is the story you will live. ••today is Feb 5th and as you know, February is Black History month. you may also be aware there is a serious healthcare crisis right now for birthing women of color in America. racism unconsciously & consciously affects the quality of care women receive in the hospital during labor, birth, and postpartum. more casually and perhaps accurately put, black women and black babies are dying at the hands of doctors in this country. I would not be doing good work if I did not say these words. I acknowledge my privilege as a white woman with access to quality healthcare which is exactly why it’s important that I speak & act. I guess my message to you today is—don’t let your fear of speaking up in the wrong way or accidentally offending someone or being misinterpreted stop you from speaking up about these issues.•••Women with access MUST be vocal bc they have the keys to the gates of change as our system is set currently. •••Today I’m meditating on how the ancient practices doulas study and provide to clients originated in indigenous societies, yet in our modern society,  indigenous people and people of color often have no access to doula care. That’s not ok. And yes there’s a lot behind all of this. So where to begin?•••Lets start by reclaiming our power together.••• #birthingjustice #rvadoula #doularva #blackhistorymonth #blackwomen #blackwomenbreastfeed #blackwomenbirthstories #racism #pregnancy #postpartum #birth
  • Which story are you believing today? The one where you hold all of the power, or the one where you are powerless? The one where you are a victim, or the one where you are the co-creator of your own circumstances? The one where you have no choices, or the one where you have infinite choices? The story you believe is the story you will live. ••today is Feb 5th and as you know, February is Black History month. you may also be aware there is a serious healthcare crisis right now for birthing women of color in America. racism unconsciously & consciously affects the quality of care women receive in the hospital during labor, birth, and postpartum. more casually and perhaps accurately put, black women and black babies are dying at the hands of doctors in this country. I would not be doing good work if I did not say these words. I acknowledge my privilege as a white woman with access to quality healthcare which is exactly why it’s important that I speak & act. I guess my message to you today is—don’t let your fear of speaking up in the wrong way or accidentally offending someone or being misinterpreted stop you from speaking up about these issues.•••Women with access MUST be vocal bc they have the keys to the gates of change as our system is set currently. •••Today I’m meditating on how the ancient practices doulas study and provide to clients originated in indigenous societies, yet in our modern society, indigenous people and people of color often have no access to doula care. That’s not ok. And yes there’s a lot behind all of this. So where to begin?•••Lets start by reclaiming our power together.••• #birthingjustice #rvadoula #doularva #blackhistorymonth #blackwomen #blackwomenbreastfeed #blackwomenbirthstories #racism #pregnancy #postpartum #birth

  •  12  0  5 February, 2020
  • And to confirm you've found the right match, the answers to EACH of the following questions should be YES! ⠀
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How do you feel about this person being a part of your birth or postpartum experience? Do you feel a connection? Does your partner also have a good feeling about the Doula? Can you afford your Doula’s fee? Do you feel you will be well supported and not judged? Are you looking forward to having this person be there for you?⠀
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#rvadoula #dcdoula #fxbgdoula #doulatips #birthsuppot #hospitalbirth #homebirth #pregnancyjourney
  • And to confirm you've found the right match, the answers to EACH of the following questions should be YES! ⠀

    How do you feel about this person being a part of your birth or postpartum experience? Do you feel a connection? Does your partner also have a good feeling about the Doula? Can you afford your Doula’s fee? Do you feel you will be well supported and not judged? Are you looking forward to having this person be there for you?⠀

    #rvadoula #dcdoula #fxbgdoula #doulatips #birthsuppot #hospitalbirth #homebirth #pregnancyjourney

  •  26  6  5 February, 2020
  • ARE YOU PRACTICING MINDFULNESS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? ⠀
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Practicing mindfulness can help to release fears and anxiety’s around childbirth and can help you better manage depression. It can also help you relax while in labor.  Journaling, Yoga, and Meditation 🧘🏾‍♀️ are all helpful techniques to practice throughout your pregnancy. There are also some birth specific techniques such as Hypnobirthing and the book Mindful Birthing. ⠀
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#mindfulness #meditation #mooncycle #art⠀
#birthwork #doula #vadoula #dcdoula ##rvadoula  ##birthsupport  #dcdoula #rva #dmv #fxbg #dmvdoulas #fxbgdoulas #doulalife #doulas #blackdoula #birthdoula #wombman #doulasupport ⠀
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  • ARE YOU PRACTICING MINDFULNESS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? ⠀

    Practicing mindfulness can help to release fears and anxiety’s around childbirth and can help you better manage depression. It can also help you relax while in labor. Journaling, Yoga, and Meditation 🧘🏾‍♀️ are all helpful techniques to practice throughout your pregnancy. There are also some birth specific techniques such as Hypnobirthing and the book Mindful Birthing. ⠀
    Tag artist!⠀

    #mindfulness #meditation #mooncycle #art
    #birthwork #doula #vadoula #dcdoula # #rvadoula # #birthsupport #dcdoula #rva #dmv #fxbg #dmvdoulas #fxbgdoulas #doulalife #doulas #blackdoula #birthdoula #wombman #doulasupport ⠀
    #maternity ⠀




  •  26  2  5 February, 2020
  • Did you know my herbal cigarettes now come with CBD added (if you choose), they can be broken and sipped in tea or can be smudged for aromatic and medicinal purposes? Now you know and guess what I’m teaming up with my favorite artist/ Sculptor @charismaroselle to provide you seasonal subscriptions with herbs, soaps, oils & art ( sculptures , pipes & more)
Message me for the details on how to sign up, only ( we are only taking 50 subscribers)
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#herbalist#sculpting#art#herbalsmokes#cbd#sipvapesmoke#sip#vape#smoke#teas#artistoninstagram#rvadoula#pleasureactivist#smudge#reikihealing#customart#customblends#blackart#claysculpture#claypipes
  • Did you know my herbal cigarettes now come with CBD added (if you choose), they can be broken and sipped in tea or can be smudged for aromatic and medicinal purposes? Now you know and guess what I’m teaming up with my favorite artist/ Sculptor @charismaroselle to provide you seasonal subscriptions with herbs, soaps, oils & art ( sculptures , pipes & more)
    Message me for the details on how to sign up, only ( we are only taking 50 subscribers)
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    #herbalist #sculpting #art #herbalsmokes #cbd #sipvapesmoke #sip #vape #smoke #teas#artistoninstagram#rvadoula#pleasureactivist#smudge#reikihealing#customart#customblends#blackart#claysculpture#claypipes

  •  33  3  4 February, 2020
  • I survived. 
I’ve survived things that still haunt my life, 
things that have left me traumatized , 
trauma that seeps in quietly,
trauma that fucks up the good days, 
trauma that keeps me up at night, 
trauma that invades my personal space, 
trauma that fills my head with thoughts of misery and loneliness.

Trauma I’ve healed from.
Trauma I’m healing from.

As I heal. 
I will remember to gather the pieces,
to put the meat back on my bare bones,
Bones left dry and insecure,
To fill up on healing,
To feed my mind, body and soul,
To maintain a healthy weight.
To remember how I survived. 
To remember I am still healing

Circa 2013 .
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#keepinmindimanartist#rvadoula#thediversedoula#writersofig#poetsofig#soniasanchez#heal#selfcare#love#live#laugh#healerquotes#books#blackgirlmagic#brownsugarsocial#reikihealing#dowhatmakesyouhappy#readersofinstagrampoetry#trauma#mentalhealthmatters
  • I survived.
    I’ve survived things that still haunt my life,
    things that have left me traumatized ,
    trauma that seeps in quietly,
    trauma that fucks up the good days,
    trauma that keeps me up at night,
    trauma that invades my personal space,
    trauma that fills my head with thoughts of misery and loneliness.

    Trauma I’ve healed from.
    Trauma I’m healing from.

    As I heal.
    I will remember to gather the pieces,
    to put the meat back on my bare bones,
    Bones left dry and insecure,
    To fill up on healing,
    To feed my mind, body and soul,
    To maintain a healthy weight.
    To remember how I survived.
    To remember I am still healing

    Circa 2013 .
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    #keepinmindimanartist #rvadoula #thediversedoula #writersofig #poetsofig #soniasanchez #heal #selfcare #love #live#laugh#healerquotes#books#blackgirlmagic#brownsugarsocial#reikihealing#dowhatmakesyouhappy#readersofinstagrampoetry#trauma#mentalhealthmatters

  •  24  2  3 February, 2020
  • ⏰HOW  LONG DID YOU WAIT TO HAVE YOUR 2ND CHILD? ⠀
🤔WHAT APPREHENSIONS DID YOU HAVE WHEN YOU FOUND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT WITH CHILD #2⠀
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Saw this on Pinterest and I laughed for so long. They are so serious swatting at that stork!! These two people are just having fun and living and loving. They want NO PARTS of the consequences of that good loving 🤣. He got a broom AND an umbrella. He’s so serious y’all! It looks as if she’s swatting him with baby blanket #1. ⠀
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Don’t know the original artist. Hope this brings you all a chuckle 😂😜. ⠀
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#love #pregnancyhumor #maternity #Stork #dcdoula #rvadoula #fxbgdoula
  • ⏰HOW LONG DID YOU WAIT TO HAVE YOUR 2ND CHILD? ⠀
    🤔WHAT APPREHENSIONS DID YOU HAVE WHEN YOU FOUND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT WITH CHILD #2

    Saw this on Pinterest and I laughed for so long. They are so serious swatting at that stork!! These two people are just having fun and living and loving. They want NO PARTS of the consequences of that good loving 🤣. He got a broom AND an umbrella. He’s so serious y’all! It looks as if she’s swatting him with baby blanket #1. ⠀

    Don’t know the original artist. Hope this brings you all a chuckle 😂😜. ⠀

    #love #pregnancyhumor #maternity #Stork #dcdoula #rvadoula #fxbgdoula

  •  13  4  29 January, 2020
  • New on the blog today. Head on over and check it out ♡
www.cvadoulas.com/blog
@cvadoulas •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
#birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum
  • New on the blog today. Head on over and check it out ♡
    www.cvadoulas.com/blog
    @cvadoulas •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
    #birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
    #centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

  •  4  1  29 January, 2020
  • New on the blog today. Head on over and check it out ♡
www.cvadoulas.com/blog •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
#birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
#centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum
  • New on the blog today. Head on over and check it out ♡
    www.cvadoulas.com/blog •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
    #birth #baby  #doula #postpartumdoula
    #centralva #centralvirginadoulas #cvadoulas #cva #bestdoula #farmville #farmvilledoula #richmonddoula #RVA #rvadoula #charlottesville #charlottesvilledoula #cville #cvilledoula #lynchburg #lynchburgdoula #placenta #placentaencapsulation #placentaingestion #placentalove #placentamagic #realisticpostpartum #breastfeeding #chestfeeding #takebackpostpartum

  •  5  0  29 January, 2020

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  • ✨Baking a baby?✨
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We've got another Meet the Doulas coming up:
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This is a great opportunity to chat with us and ask tons of questions if you've been considering working with a doula! We want to meet you and hear from you. What does your dream birth look like? What are your goals and do you feel fully supported and prepared to achieve those? All of our doulas bring their own passions surrounding birth into their support too and we'd love to share that with you! From education to lactation, placenta encapsulation to postpartum: we are here for you💛
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Sunday | July 28 | 12-2p
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112 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd | RVa
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Light refreshments🍩
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#rvababy #rvaborn #rvadoula #richmonddoula #richmonddoulas #abrighterbirth #dolife #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #lactationcounselor #placentaencapsulation #childbirtheducation #rvamom #rvadad #rvaparent #meetthedoulas
  • ✨Baking a baby?✨

    We've got another Meet the Doulas coming up:

    This is a great opportunity to chat with us and ask tons of questions if you've been considering working with a doula! We want to meet you and hear from you. What does your dream birth look like? What are your goals and do you feel fully supported and prepared to achieve those? All of our doulas bring their own passions surrounding birth into their support too and we'd love to share that with you! From education to lactation, placenta encapsulation to postpartum: we are here for you💛

    Sunday | July 28 | 12-2p

    112 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd | RVa

    Light refreshments🍩

    📷:@fruitaquarian



    #rvababy #rvaborn #rvadoula #richmonddoula #richmonddoulas #abrighterbirth #dolife #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #lactationcounselor #placentaencapsulation #childbirtheducation #rvamom #rvadad #rvaparent #meetthedoulas

  •  371  10  23 July, 2019
  • A man may ejaculate 40 million to 150 million sperm, which start swimming upstream toward the fallopian tubes on their mission to fertilize an egg. Fast-swimming sperm can reach the egg in a half an hour, while others may take days. 📸@renderburger
#bwoc#mommy#doula#pregnant#pregnacy#rvadoula#doulalife#laboranddelivery#homebirth#waterbirth#birthincolorrva#baby#babies#multiples#birthcenter#goddess#womenarestrong#hypnobirthing#essentialoils#aromatherapy#childbirtheducation#culturalcompetency#zoranealehurston#sperm#ovaries#birthsupport#birthfacts
  • A man may ejaculate 40 million to 150 million sperm, which start swimming upstream toward the fallopian tubes on their mission to fertilize an egg. Fast-swimming sperm can reach the egg in a half an hour, while others may take days. 📸@renderburger
    #bwoc #mommy #doula #pregnant #pregnacy #rvadoula #doulalife #laboranddelivery #homebirth #waterbirth#birthincolorrva#baby#babies#multiples#birthcenter#goddess#womenarestrong#hypnobirthing#essentialoils#aromatherapy#childbirtheducation#culturalcompetency#zoranealehurston#sperm#ovaries#birthsupport#birthfacts

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