A short n sweet one for you all, offering my top 3 Instagram accounts to get you pumped for birth.
Yes, you heard me. No, that is not a typo.
Get. Pumped. For. Birth.
There’s a lot of fear and anxiety associated with childbirth and I’ll be the first to admit that I was quietly terrified of labour. My own theories why include a) we perceive we have zero control over how it all goes down, b) people share their horror stories VERY freely and c) we’re diving deep deep into unknown territory.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
There are a large number of movements and groups championing bringing women’s strength and kick-assery (Is that a word? It is now!) front and centre. Personally I find nothing more empowering than scrolling through moments captured of women transitioning, pushing, breathing, digging deep deep into themselves and emerging triumphant with endless reserves of power and strength.
So without further ado, here they are.
Monet Nicole is a Colorado based birth photographer. And oh my goodness I dare you to view her images without your heart beating deep and swelling to the size of a melon. Vernix, and pulsating umbilical cords and fists and perfect first meetings.
Angela Gallo is a Melbourne based Doula and Birth Photographer, she has a talent for capturing some of the most raw and powerful moments of birth I've ever seen. 'Nuff said.
An absolutely stunning collection of images connecting women with nature, breastfeeding with confidence, joy and abandon. Created by photographer Sarah Murnane, you can register your interest in becoming a part of the project at australianbreastfeedingproject.com.au
Told you it was short and sweet.
You've got this Mama *fist pump*