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A nurse is looking for a vein on the hand of a premature baby.

stunningpicture:

A nurse is looking for a vein on the hand of a premature baby.

“We live in a society where sleeping next to your baby is considered extreme parenting, yet letting them cry alone in a crib is considered normal or even necessary.”

(via mamalovescaleb)

Posted 1 day ago With 1,108 notes

“Dear future child
If it’s 3am and you find yourself in a world of complete despair
Please do not turn to strangers on the internet for solace as I did
Please climb onto my bed
And I will hold you until the demons sleep
If it is Thursday morning and you are too sad to move
I won’t force you
I will buy ice cream and we will watch your favourite tv show and I will remind you of your importance
If you feel as if you have no purpose
I will remind you that you were created entirely with love and every pain you feel, I feel too
When you’re sure you can’t go on anymore
I will tell you that when I was 21 I searched for peace at the bottom of a vodka bottle chased by a bottle of pain killers
But that five years later
When you were placed in my arms in the delivery room
I realised that you were why I had been holding on
Without realising it, you saved me, do you know how amazing that is?
So if you ever feel like grabbing that vodka bottle, put it down, we will get in the car and I will drive until the sky turns magenta
I will show you how the sun rises every morning to encourage you to rise too
Sweetheart I refuse to be unaware of your sufferings
As my mother was to mine.”

Your mental health is my priority. (via be-fearless-brave-and-kind)

Posted 1 day ago With 7,395 notes

kailamarie:

Love this shirt!

kailamarie:

Love this shirt!

What To Do If You’re Holding My Crying Kid

dearbabyquinn:

  • give her to me
  • stop holding her
  • give. her. to. me.
  • don’t tell me “I got it”
  • because you don’t
  • GIVE ME MY BABY

Posted 1 month ago With 441 notes

faeriesandlakes:

That’s for freaking sure…

faeriesandlakes:

That’s for freaking sure…

sunflower-mama:

I’m having one of the happiest moments of my pregnancy yet, you guys. Do you see this? This beautiful room? It is one of four equally beautiful rooms at the birthing center which I just chose to deliver in. THAT MY INSURANCE COVERS!!!
All four rooms have similar setups~ a full bed, birthing pool, and plenty of space and seating for friends and family (This room is bigger yet in the other direction). 
You are given a doula (if you don’t already have one) who home cooks your meals and helps you with breastfeeding, etc. etc. Anything you need. If you stay two nights you get a massage! It’s beautiful as you can see, full of art and color, and it’s basically designed as a retreat for you to get comfortable with your new baby in a nurturing and loving “vacation” type setting. Sleeping, waking and eating on any schedule you choose. It’s close to the hospital I would deliver at too if I were choosing to, so that’s a comfort. 
And get this, the main midwife and founder of it is the mom of one of my middle school Waldorf friends! :P 

I can’t even get over this. I need this room in my life.

sunflower-mama:

I’m having one of the happiest moments of my pregnancy yet, you guys. Do you see this? This beautiful room? It is one of four equally beautiful rooms at the birthing center which I just chose to deliver in. THAT MY INSURANCE COVERS!!!

All four rooms have similar setups~ a full bed, birthing pool, and plenty of space and seating for friends and family (This room is bigger yet in the other direction). 

You are given a doula (if you don’t already have one) who home cooks your meals and helps you with breastfeeding, etc. etc. Anything you need. If you stay two nights you get a massage! It’s beautiful as you can see, full of art and color, and it’s basically designed as a retreat for you to get comfortable with your new baby in a nurturing and loving “vacation” type setting. Sleeping, waking and eating on any schedule you choose. It’s close to the hospital I would deliver at too if I were choosing to, so that’s a comfort. 

And get this, the main midwife and founder of it is the mom of one of my middle school Waldorf friends! :P 

I can’t even get over this. I need this room in my life.

The life and times of a doula.

I am so very excited to begin accepting clients. This mama is ready to get in their and empower other women!

Posted 1 month ago With 1 note