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Postpartum Plan - Topic 5 of 5 - Tourmaline Birth and Wellness Collective + GIVEAWAY

Postpartum Plan (The importance of a detailed postpartum plan) + GIVEAWAY! by the midwives at the Tourmaline Birth & Wellness Collective   The postpartum period is a time of transformation, physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and spiritual. Establishing a postpartum plan will help you build a foundation so you can attend to five universal needs: rest, nourishing food, loving touch, companionship, and contact with nature.    VISITORS   Who do you want to visit you in the first three days?     In the first two weeks?     In the first month?     REST   What do you anticipate...

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Exercise in Pregnancy and Postpartum - Topic 4 of 5 - Tourmaline Birth and Wellness Collective

Exercise in Pregnancy and postpartum Written by the midwives at the Tourmaline Birth & Wellness Collective   Relaxing relaxes the ligaments in the body and pelvis and softens and widens the cervix. It is present through the whole body and studies show that it still circulates up to six months postpartum. One of the best exercises in pregnancy is walking. We recommend walking at least 30 minutes or 2 miles a day. In the first trimester this might be a brisk walk, but as your baby and belly grow you will gradually slow, listening to your body. In the third trimester...

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Nutrition, Supplements & Eating for Two - Topic 3 of 5 - Tourmaline Birth and Wellness Collective

Nutrition, Supplements & Eating for Two by Tourmaline Birth and Wellness CollectiveWe recommend you eat every 2-3 hours. In addition to eating breakfast, lunch and dinner, we recommend eating snacks in between, you might consider making your meals smaller. Switching to six to eight small meals a day will help keep blood sugar regulated and it aides in curbing many of the common complaints of pregnancy. Make sure you are eating protein with each meal. This, paired with good hydration will help keep nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and headaches at bay. It also will help keep you nourished and healthy in...

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Breastfeeding + Breastfeeding Expectations - Topic 2 of 5 - Tourmaline Birth and Wellness Collective

Breastfeeding + breastfeeding expectations   Written by the midwives at the Tourmaline Birth & Wellness Collective   Coming down from your birth high and settling into breastfeeding is a whirlwind for many. With your vagina leaking blood, your breasts leaking milk and your eyes tears it can be overwhelming. Here is a breakdown for the natural sequencing in the first two weeks. Day by day, moment by moment things are constantly changing. Be gentle with yourself and babe. Nourish yourself, Hydrate yourself, rest and Breathe. Allow everything else to fall away as you and baby come into your breastfeeding relationship. Sucking...

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