If you look over there ---->
You will find that I have added 2 pages.
One of those pages is a new little Kind Birth venture of mine.
I have (for my grammar nerds out there) figuratively LOST MY MIND about these little gems.
- I use them for myself. I find that they really help in the morning when I get out of bed feeling like I'm about 150 years old, after a challenging workout at the gym, and the real magic is that my husband (bless his heart) who is the WORST massager in america, can finally give me an amazing massage.
- I use them for women in labor...with a 100% approval. This is the new epidural, ladies.
- I took them on a "mom's getaway weekend" and we took turns providing a receiving relaxing massage while sipping on red wine.
- I break them out at dinner parties and my friends and family can not get enough.
The internet is a powerful thing. I didn't have it available to me when I was "Expecting Kindness" all those 19 years ago. It's a blessing and a curse, both ways. I lacked the ability to find support, or seek answers for concerns I had, but I have since had some terrible experiences looking for birth related video's online and over the years I have been grateful that I wasn't pregnant while surfing the web. Scary images, scary sounds, misrepresentations of normal labor, and frightening links that are totally unrelated to what I was searching have all come up. So I have surfed for you. I will continue to add to this page as I come across what I recognize as a true representation of labor and birth, in a variety of locations, with various providers, and offering a range of total lack of intervention, to the cesarean section that we all want to avoid when possible. May you enter into your labor process with a positive, healthy, realistic expectation of what labor can look like. I will go on record as saying that some preparation and some one to provide physical, and emotional support is absolutely an important part of being able to BE in labor; to breathe, to relax, to welcome the powerful sensations and use them to make the process as efficient and effective and comfortable as possible.