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Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth is in Fishhoek, Western Cape, South Africa.
Fishhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
A woman in labour
is at her most powerful and vulnerable.
Vulnerability is not weakness.
To be vulnerable is to have courage.
To let go of your social constructs,
To let go of your inhibitions,
All of this takes a special kind of courage.
One that says,
Accept me as I am... And
I do not yearn for your acceptance of me.
I do not care about your approval of me.
I stand wholeheartedly in my power,
Stand with me ONLY if you are strong enough to accept the power that flows through me, around me and over me.
Otherwise: there's the door.
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Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth
Each week you are invited to send us your big birth question and we'll cover every angle. Charlene and Karen share their recommendations and some anecdotes - both funny and serious. If you love what you hear and you want more then drop by and download our FREE 40 page pregnancy playbook and journal packed with loads of fun stuff and tons of "must know prego info". Grab it! Link in bio 💕. Find us on Spotify.
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Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth
She strips off all the layers.
Clothing first...
Then inhibition...
Then fear...
Then abuse...
Then her father's death...
Then her thoughts of being incapable...
Then her scarred heart...
Then her anxiety of the process...
Then her fear of the unknown...
Then the death of her grandmother...
Then...
Then...
Then...
Birth helps her to just drop it all.
To let it go into the fire,
Burning the edges to cinders.
Her baby emerges.
And She,
Like the Phoenix,
Rises from the ashes.
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Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth
You can thank me later! Here's a quick guide and recipes to help heal the perineum for the Postpartum Mama.

💜Spray bottle for the loo:
Mix:
-100mls Witchazel
-4-5 tablespoons of sea salt or Epsom salts
-1-2 drops or high quality lavender or tea tree essential oil

Spray the area every time you go to the bathroom - to assist the healing process.

💜Padsicles
A pdsicle is a frozen pad, made for nicks, tears or episiotomy. It is so soothing can help with bruising of the area. It is also helpful for post caesarean birth to place over the dressing.

What you will need:
-A spray/squeezie bottle
-1 cup Raspberry tea
-¼ cup of hammelis (witch hazel)
-3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
-3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
-A tube of single ingredient aloe vera gel / hammelis gel
-1 to 2 packs of 12 absorbent maternity pads
-A butter knife that you have sterilised in boiling water

Method:
1. Make the tea and pour it into your spray/squeezie bottle once cooled.
2. Add the drops of essential oil to the bottle.
3. Lay your pads out, face up on a table on top of a clean towel / linen saver.
4. Spray the solution of tea, witch hazel and oils onto the pads quite thoroughly.
5. Squirt a little of the gel onto the tea-soaked pads and then spread like butter onto each pad.
6. Fold pads in half and place into a clean freezer bag / lunchbox and freeze.
7. Use as desired.

Do not use one pad for an extended period of time. Change as needed.

💜Sushi Noori aka Seaweed: This is an amazing natural product too. Get a pack of sushi noori and
use the sheets individually.
Take one sheet, fold it in half, wet it under water and place on top of
a dry pad. This has immense healing capacity.

💜Soak in a sidz bath of salt or Epsom salts daily until all healed up.

Thanks to @gaylefriedman for your contribution to this recipe list too❤️
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Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth
You are never alone.
Not even in your labour, dear mama.
When it gets really tough...
When it reaches the pinnacle of what you think you can do...
Remember this always:
At this very moment as you move through your surges, somewhere on earth, another mother is bringing her baby forth.
One born every minute.
Let the love flow from one mother to the next,
Bringing babies earth side. ❤️❤️🌎❤️❤️
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Relax Into Birth
Relax Into Birth
Another baby earthside tonight. Yeah!
Also cool to be allowed into hospital. 💜
Relax Into Birth