An Empowering Yoga Practice for Loving Your Pregnant Body (7) of 8 techniques for OFP

An Empowering Yoga Practice for Loving Your Pregnant Body (7) of 8 techniques for OFP

Ever wonder what you can do every day to love, feel good, and build confidence in your pregnant body?

Well, today I’ve created a 15 minute empowering yoga practice for you that you can do every morning to help you do just that.

Not only will this practice make you feel amazing, but it will help you get out of your head and into your body as well as aid in getting your baby in the best possible position for birth.

Sound good? That’s because it is.

I know because I’ve been doing it myself every morning for the past few days and I feel like a freaking goddess.

If you do this practice regularly, it will help you embody the feeling of love, acceptance and trust in your body as opposed to just thinking about loving, accepting and trusting your body.

Yoga is as powerful a practice as you want it to be. Here’s how you can make it make a difference.

 

Discover the empowering yoga practice here

Give yourself 15 minutes of peace and quiet to follow along with me and then let me know in the comments section below how you feel.

With so much love,

Lacey

p.s. If you’re in Lafayette, I wanna make sure you know where you can attend prenatal yoga classes – The Yoga Garden at 2513 Johnston St. holds an on-going class on Thursday evenings at 5:45. I highly recommend. I’ve attended myself and I’m not even pregnant!

(6) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning series – Homeopathy

(6) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning series – Homeopathy

When people think of homeopathy, most equate it with herbalism. Not the same.

Homeopathy is a medicinal system that works off the principle of similars: “Through the like, disease is produced, and through the application of the like it is cured.” – Hippocrates

So basically, toxic plants, because of how they’re prepared, can cure the aliments that they cause. So yeah, homeopathy is plant-derived like herbalism, but how it works and is prepared is quite different – many herbs you can simply ingest, while homeopaths have to go through a preparation process where hardly any trace of the original plant is left.

The homeopathic principle of similars is even common in modern-day medicine.

Like, we know that radiation kills cancer even though it causes it too, and Ritalin calms down an ADHD child even though it’s an amphetamine-like drug that normally causes hyperactivity.

What many women don’t know, though, is how homeopathy is relevant in pregnancy and birth and how it can aid in optimal fetal positioning.

So today, I’m going to show you how homeopathy can reduce your chances of needing a c-section due to fetal malpositioning or malpresentation especially if your baby is breech. Check out the video here.

If you’re just tuning in to this 8-part series on optimal fetal positioning to avoid the need for a c-section (since 90% of c-sections are due to this), you can catch up with the videos here:

(1) rebozo

(2) chiropractic care

(3) maya abdominal massage

(4) acupuncture/moxibustion

(5) spinning babies techniques

And today, we’re talking about homeopathy.

Have you used homeopathy in your midwifery practice or know of a doula client that’s used it? Or are you a homeopath-using mama and used them in pregnancy or birth before? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know your story of using homeopathy in pregnancy and birth in the comments below. Bonus if you’ve used it for optimal fetal positioning!

With so much love,

Lacey

(5) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning series – spinning babies techniques

(5) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning series – spinning babies techniques

Ever hear those stories of being in labor for 46 hours or stuck at 8 centimeters and had a c-section for failure to progress? Yeah, I know you have. Thankfully, spinning babies techniques are here to help.

Spinning babies is a project of recorded techniques for optimal fetal positioning founded by midwife, Gail Tully, on her website, spinningbabies.com

This website and it’s accompanying techniques are unique because it comprises thousands of years’ worth of midwifery wisdom and physical therapy for pregnancy/birth nearly lost to obstetrics – when epidurals became a standard of care and c-sections were easily performed.

Nowadays, because women are mostly drugged during birth, the need for these techniques has become nearly obsolete in the hospital setting, leaving the knowledge about them to the midwives and alternative health practitioners.

The doctors can offer little to help if you can’t move and plus, they make a boatload more money when they do a c-section, so why bother with techniques?

If having a non-surgical birth is important to you and your clients, definitely check out today’s video to learn about which spinning babies techniques I use most often on my clients during labor.

For the past week, I’ve been telling you about various techniques to aid in optimal fetal positioning so you or your clients have shorter labors and avoid the need for a c-section due to fetal malpositioning or malpresentation (as 90% of c-sections are due to this reason). If you missed the previous 4 techniques, you can find them here:

(1) rebozo

(2) chiropractic care

(3) Arvigo techniques of maya abdominal massage

(4) acupuncture/moxibustion

and today, we’re talking about spinning babies techniques I use with my clients most often during labor.

Have you used the spinning babies techniques on your clients or looked them up and done them for yourself? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what magic and miracles you’ve witnessed using spinning babies techniques for optimal fetal positioning by writing in to lacey@laceybroussard.com or leaving a comment hear on the blog!

With so much love,

Lacey

(4) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning – acupuncture and moxibustion

(4) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning – acupuncture and moxibustion

If you’ve never heard of using acupuncture / moxibustion as a technique for optimal fetal positioning, you have to check this out.

It’s by far the most interesting technique I’ve come across and has over a 75% success rate in turning breech babies vertex and probably an even higher success rate for turning posterior babies anterior.

Today, you get to join me from my 4th story patio up in the palm trees in Key West as I show you the skyline and talk to you about acupuncture/moxibustion as a technique for OFP and how it works.

It’s beautiful here! Key West will definitely be on my list of places to revisit. Even with a tropical storm blowing through, Key West has been very familiar yet new and has gifted me a connection back to my sense of adventure – a feeling often left behind in the throws of motherhood to school-aged children.

I’m having so much fun exploring and going on new adventures, join me in the video here to see what I’ve been up to and learn about this interesting yet ancient technique for optimal fetal positioning.

If you missed the previous days’ videos on this topic, you can check them out here:

And today’s technique (4) Acupuncture/Moxibustion

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey. If you’re loving these videos, forward them to a fellow birth keeper or mama.  So many mama’s have no idea what optimal fetal positioning is. Yet, so many of them end up with c-sections because they aren’t educated on the topic and even if they are, many don’t know about the 8 techniques I’m telling you about over this 8-day journey or how they can help. Help spread the word and empower women to have better births by forwarding away!

With so much love,

Lacey

(3) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning – the arvigo techniques of maya abdominal massage

(3) of 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning – the arvigo techniques of maya abdominal massage

Everyone loves a relaxation massage, especially if you’re pregnant. But, the arvigo techniques of maya abdominal massage are the crème de la crème when it comes to message techniques for pregnancy and optimal fetal positioning.

The Arvigo techniques of Maya abdominal massage were developed by naturopathic doctor, Rosita Arvigo after spending 30 years learning from a Mayan Shaman in Belize.

These holistic techniques just so happen to be of enormous benefit to promote fertility, facilitate ease and optimal fetal positioning in pregnancy and labor, and to aid in women’s pelvic and womb health and wellness in general.

Join me this week as we journey through this 8-day discussion on optimal fetal positioning while I take you on vacation with me to the Florida Keys.

Watch today’s video here to learn more about how this technique can help you and/or your clients’ reduce their chances of a needed c-section due to fetal malpresentation or malpositioning.

If you missed the discussion and videos on techniques 1 and 2, you can check them out here:

And today’s technique (3) The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage

Thanks so much for joining me! If you’re enjoying these videos, be sure to forward them to your fellow doula friends, childbirth educators, and pregnant mama’s.

With so much love,

Lacey

p.s. Are you a midwife, doula or childbirth educator struggling to get clients and start your business? Are you tired of forking out money on your website and business and still not getting clients? I’m now offering 1:1 private coaching sessions to help you get clear on your desires for your birth-related business and help you map out a strategy to achieve your business goals. If you’re interested, write in to lacey@laceybroussard.com to set up a free 30 minute chat to see how I can help you.

(2) of 8 techniques for Optimal Fetal Positioning – Chiropractic Care

(2) of 8 techniques for Optimal Fetal Positioning – Chiropractic Care

Did you know that chiropractic care during pregnancy can help reduce you and your clients’ chances of a c-section due to fetal malposition and malpresentation?

About 90% of c-sections are performed due to this.

That’s why we’re talking about it 8 days straight.

Today is day 2 of 8 as I take you on vacation with me to Key West, FL and dish out my best 8 techniques for optimal fetal positioning.

Yesterday I talked to you about a popular technique called the rebozo technique that doulas and midwives use during pregnancy and early labor to help reposition a malpositioned baby so your labor is shorter and your chances of a c-section are reduced.

If you missed it, you can check it out here.

Today, I’m talking to you about chiropractic care during pregnancy and how specifically it works to aid in optimal fetal positioning.

If you’re unsure of how chiropractic care can reduce chances of a c-section, check this out and get educated and empowered!

You can watch today’s video on chiropractic care for optimal fetal positioning here.

I know you don’t want to miss any more of this 8 day journey especially since I’ll be filming from beautiful Miami tomorrow.

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With so much love,

Lacey

p.s. If you’re a doula childbirth educator just starting out and/or struggling to find clients and grow your business, I’m now offering 1:1 private coaching sessions for fellow doulas and birth keepers. For more information, reply via email to lacey@laceybroussard.com