"Making eye contact with the midwife. Just born, yet so aware..." and that wrinkly hand is ovary melting adorable!

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03/22/2017 at 14:59. Facebook
"I'd heard it from everyone I encountered while pregnant - other moms, doctors, nurses, you name it: "The weight will melt right off of you when you breastfeed!"

When I first had Joelle, the weight did, quite literally, melt off of me. All 20lbs I had gained were gone, plus another 3 or 4. I'm sure you could imagine my excitement about this and I totally expected that trend to continue.

Fast...
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03/21/2017 at 02:56. Facebook
Oh hi there. I can finally stretch out! Feels sooo good.

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03/21/2017 at 02:09. Facebook
Join us in person for an incredible day of inspiration and empowerment. There's nothing else like it!
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03/17/2017 at 23:53. Facebook
The first latch. There's nothing else like it. Do you remember this moment?

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03/17/2017 at 03:32. Facebook
"Look at sweet babe reaching for her momma!!!!! The moment I would've paid money out of my own pocket not to miss! This gorgeous momma is a Labor and Delivery nurse at one of our local hospitals.

Through the years of doing birth photography, certain nurses, midwives, and OBs become like family, or at least your "work family". I'm not up there the countless hours that they are, but the hours...
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"Partners of HG moms suffer as well. HG affects the entire household – how it runs, what foods can be cooked, what scents people can wear (think cologne or shampoo), the level of quiet needed, and the heavy load on the partner in all aspects."

A Second Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnancy {Effects on the Partner} | Birth Without Fear

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Please let us know if this shows up in your feed with a like or comment. Thank you friends! Connect with us in person. All cities and dates at link in bio.

✨Also, we have brought back the vendor/sponsor option. Just three spots per event. Apply at bwfconference.com/vendors. Love y'all!

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This was posted on our blog in 2012 and is still relevant.

"This is NOT morning sickness. This is not a pregnant woman being a drama queen or lazy. This is not something a few crackers before getting out of bed can fix. Or ginger. Or what ever else is in the normal bag of tricks for morning sickness – I tried them all. This is a truly debilitating illness in every possible way. I hope that...
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – {More than Morning Sickness} | Birth Without Fear

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"Giving birth naturally to an 8 lb. baby with no complications had to be one of the best moments of my life! My baby girl has given me a whole new purpose...!" {muva.ci on IG}

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"Stop doubting women because of their size(s). That goes for ALL shapes and sizes. Let's just stop doubting women period. And stop doubting yourself!" -January Harshe

Hear January speak and connect with our community in person at a #findyourvillage gathering! {bwfconference.com}

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Share your experiences with delayed (normal) cord clamping!

Cord Clamping {Give Me All My Blood!} | Birth Without Fear

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In case your ovaries need a jump start... or explosion.

A few quick things... we are looking for two volunteers for the NYC #findyourvillage gathering this Friday.

Also, San Diego is now open and filling up fast.

Lastly, we opened up 10 more tickets for Minneapolis and Portland as they sold out so fast!

So, if you are wanting tickets, tag your friends and grab them now! ...
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We've had so many requests for a vendor/sponsor opportunity to return that we finally did just that. Only 3 spots per city. {bwfconference.com/vendors}

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The truth of this tho. ???? Time slows down to almost a screeching halt at the end of pregnancy and it is easy to just. be. done. Remember this though, your baby is wise, your body is amazing, and you are in the beginning of your baby's birth story. Once your baby is in your arms time will speed up so fast you'll barely be able to keep up. Try to enjoy this slowed down phase for what it is as...
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If you ever doubt you are a beautiful goddess, here's a reminder.
Stunning image and thoughts by Jimmy Aceino...

"Documenting this beautiful window of time with my beautiful One. In a few short weeks we'll embark on a new journey, but for now there is light and magic coming from that beautiful belly and I don't want to let it slip by unremembered."

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If you ever doubt you are a beautiful goddess, here's a reminder.
Stunning image and thoughts by Jimmy Aceino...

"Documenting this beautiful window of time with my beautiful One. In a few short weeks we'll embark on a new journey, but for now there is light and magic coming from that beautiful belly and I don't want to let it slip by unremembered."

#birthwithoutfear #dontforgetdads
Join us in person for inspiration, solidarity, and support. ✨ Link in bio. P.S. you don't need to be pregnant and yes, they are for dads and partners too!
We are asked this a lot, so did a post to help answer it. We hope to meet y'all this year! xoxo

What Is Find Your Village Anyways? | Birth Without Fear

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