Birth Junkie

Connection. Trust. Courage. Surrender. Beauty.

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To the left you will find in-spirations, ex-halations and in-between, a journey.

Always into the unknown.
Recent Tweets @GraceFullBirth

gracefullbirthing:

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for #blessing our space with your #love! #regram from @sunkap

What it looks like for some people in the middle of a contraction.

gracefullbirthing:

#gracefull #mama Lea-Ann Ellison is growing #strong at #crossfit. To quote her, “#pregnancy is not an illness!” Photo by #nickstern

gracefullbirthing:

8 and a half months #pregnant. #gracefull #mamma Lea-Ann stays #strong at #crossfit . #photographer #nickstern

gracefullbirthing:

8 months #pregnant = #motivation ! #pregnant #maternity #crossfit @crossfit

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I've always wondered... Does the woman ever stink or smell when giving birth ? Like she's all there in the open.
birthjunkie birthjunkie Said:

When a woman gives birth this a natural ‘musky’ oder in the air, which comes from all the sweat glands.  Check out this article for more info:

http://www.blogher.com/how-are-vaginas-supposed-smell

This blog helped me power though a fast and intense labor with my son born in May. I was induced at 8:30 in the morning, my water broke at 6:30 PMand I was at 4 cm, then he was born at 8:11PM. I couldn't get pain medication even if I wanted it but I pushed through and I really do think it was in part due to reading about and seeing so many wonderful births on this blog. thank you!
birthjunkie birthjunkie Said:

Hi There!!  I’ve been gone for a while because I have been opening up my birthing center in Los Angeles.  I’m so glad to hear you were inspired to trust your body and baby!!!  

gracefullbirthing:

#mamma, #dad, #sister, #baby AND #placenta all in the #birthingtub together! Yup, that’s how we roll at #gracefull! We love our #lotusbirth s!!! #midwife #midwifery #burbank #homebirth #naturalchildbirth #birthwithoutfear #waterbirth #family #instalove #childbirth @sunnyrowe

gracefullbirthing:

Lol!!! @sunnyrowe #midwife #midwifery #pregnant

gracefullbirthing:

eileenpeters:

WE HAD A BABY!


wow, what a wild ride…  we could not have done it without our amazing midwife Elizabeth Bauchner from Gracefull Birthing.  she enabled me to have litereally the most incredible experience of my life.  i will be forever grateful.

xo

http://gracefullbirthing.com/

Awe!! We love our mammas!!!!

enceintenue:

@enceinte_nu enceintenue.tumblr.com
#enceinte #pregnant #nue #nude

callthemidwife:

Janet Russek
2013
Pregnancy P

callthemidwife:

Janet Russek

2013

Pregnancy P

amazingbirthphotos:

This determined mother had a VBAC after a T-Incision cesarean birth! A hospital birth surrounded by love and support. The connection between her and her own mother had me in tears. The story, pictures and video are so moving. 

More here:http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2012/11/07/supported-vbac-after-t-incision-pictures-and-video/

(via heartandsoulmidwifery)