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The importance of attachment 

If the imprint of bonding wasn’t established and a child doesn’t properly attach to their mother or parent in the beginning they could later in life have a hard time attaching and being intimate with another . One way to lock in healthy attachment is skin to skin as often as possible post birth and for the days , weeks and months that follow. 
For nine full months your baby has been developing in protective and peaceful sanctuary within your womb. Coming earth side can be a traumatic experience for your little one . To make the transition easier, I always suggest immediate skin-to-skin contact . They say babies thrive the best when they are returned right away to their natural habitat which is to the mother – You are familiar  as they knows your energy , smell , voice and your heart beat  all this helps them feel safe as they transition into this world .  
 skin-to-skin contact also helps: stabilize baby’s body temperature and heart rate. Normalizes baby’s breathing patterns and lowers the levels of stress hormones . The baby is exposed to natural bacteria from the mother, which helps prevent her from getting sick and baby will be  more likely to latch on right away, feed longer and more easily. If the mother is unavailable, your partners chest is the next best place for your baby to be




    Homemade Ginger Ale – morning sickness remedy

    I was being interviewed last week for an article for fitbie.com by the talented Shelby Driggers. We were talking healthy choices and got on the topic of soda and decided to create a healthy alternative together…  Heres our HOMEMADE GINGER ALE .This is also a fabulous remedy for morning sickness and a lot healthier then the sugar and chemical filled sodas from the store .

    Lori and Shelby’s Homemade Ginger Ale

    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup of grated fresh ginger
    1 1/2 cup of water
    4 tbsp Agave Nectar, or to taste
    Club Soda
    Fresh mint

    Bring to a boil the ginger with the water and reduce to a simmer for 35 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Once cooled down, add the Agave Nectar. Then use a hand mixer to puree.

    Take 1 1/2 tbsp of the ginger mixture and pour over a glass of ice. Mix in club soda and stir. Top with a fresh sprig of mint as garnish.

    **Ginger can be pretty bitter if not sweetened to your exact liking. Be sure to taste test and find the exact amount of Agave that speaks to your taste buds

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    Birth prep exercise – Focused breathing

    Birthprep :This is a great #exercise to practice your #labor #breathing and #visualizations to. You can #breathe thru anything for a 30 count breath !!! Imagine a line going up as you count SLOWLY to 15 noticing how it peaks , then count backwards SLOWLY from 15 down to 1 as you visualize a line coming down the other side almost like a mountain peak. This is how long a contraction usually lasts ..( trick here is to count slow and don’t rush ) Find a wall space place your hands at your side with your feet hips distance apart . Put a soft ball or yoga block in between your thighs above your knees. Position your body like you are sitting in a chair. When you start feeling a burning in your legs, close your eyes and start to visualize and count . When you get back to 1. Stand then do a few more rounds . You can also have your partner count and you can do a focused breath breathing Example : “Breathe in peace exhale tension” or “breathe in strength exhale doubt “

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    Relax those inner thighs and groin area pre and during labor

    During childbirth the inner thigh muscles often tense up . Massaging the inner thighs during labor helps to relax the pelvic area and open up the cervix. During labor I use unscented coconut oil ( spectrum makes a great one ) with a few drops of lavender oil to help melt away any tension or stress.This massage exercise on the foam roller is a great way to break up any tightness you might be holding in your inner thighs leading up to #birth . Come to elbows (if belly is big to hands), straighten left leg behind , bend right knee and start by placing roller at an angle by groin area .Move your body ,having roller go up and down inner thigh from groin to knee . After a few times when you feel ready switch sides .

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    Getting to the root of and living your truth #motherhood

    When I prep women for pregnancy or childbirth , we spend time getting to the root of the truth in who they really are. By unraveling projections, conditioning and removing the masks ….. Peeling away them all to uncover the truth which lies within. “BE CAREFUL WHO YOU PRETEND TO BE BECAUSE YOU MIGHT FORGET WHO YOU ARE ” – Who is making these choices for you? Are you living and operating from a place of your truth or have you allowed someone else’s projections or views in the drivers seat steering the course of your life ? We are all unique and different – which makes us all special in our own way .. Your child choose you to be their mother .. You have the gifts and lessons that only you can teach them … When you pretend to be something your not to be accepted by others or society your child will miss out on what they came here to get from you -Lori Bregman

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    Fear as your teacher

    Lately in my line of work I have seen so much fear during pregnancy and around the birth process . Fear can be a great teacher, at the root of it holds a special message for the mother to be. When it shows up there is a priceless lesson to be worked thru on during the path into motherhood . It often comes up to point out the inner work and part of yourself that still needs some healing and integration to help better prepare you to parent your child” – Lori Bregman

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    My favorite birth playlist

    I just made the most RAD playlist full of beautiful kundalini Music for my birthing ladies . I have found when I play this kind of music during labor, my girls go into a zone that helps connect them to their Shakti  ( power , empowerment , divine feminine , creative power , divine mother). This music holds a healing vibration that speaks directly to the soul , calms the nervous system and helps open , clear and purify the subtle energetic systems. It’s also a great calming rhythm for you to move you body around to the beat. When you sing these chants they each hold a special healing vibration and energy that will move throughout your body as well as into the world . Birthing Playlist :

    1.Jai Ma ( freedom song) – Suzanne Sterling

    2.Gayatri Mantra – Deva Premal

    3.Mothers Blessing – Snatam Kaur

    4.Anada Me – Suzanne Sterling

    5. Chattr chakkr meditation – Nirinjan Kaur

    6. Ek Ong Kaar – Snatam Kaur

    7. O mother – Suzanne Sterling

    8. Bountiful, blissful and beautiful – Siri Sadhana Kaur

    9.Waah Yantee – Snatam Kaur

    10.Guru Ram Das Raakho Saranaa-Ee – Snatam Kaur

    11. This is to mother you – Jennifer Berezan

    12. Long time sun – Simrit Kaur

    13. Ad Guray Nameh – Nirinjan Kaur

    14.Ong Namo – Snatam Kaur

    15. So much magnificence – Deva Premal , mitin

    16. Sat Siree Siree Akaal – Snatam Kaur

    16. Om Namo Bhagavate- Deva premal 2015/01/img_3704.jpg http://www.rootedforlife.com


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