We all love being a mom, before we talk about mom life, share with us who you are. We want to know your story- what do you love to do? what are you passionate about?
I am a native Floridian. I quickly developed a passion for living a cleaner, greener lifestyle. Food is my love language and I enjoy navigating through cultures and experience through food. I am innately positive and truly love bringing joy to others and helping them ﬁnd their true authentic selves.
Mom is a title we are all proud of, tell us your birth story!
My husband and I had decided that children were something we did not want! We were in agreement that we wanted to spend our time and money on ourselves! Lol. God had other plans as usual and we were given a son. I was not happy about the pregnancy and it took me about 7 months to be okay with the idea of being a mama. So little to say I did zero research about birthing a child. I allowed all the interventions and it ended in a traumatic emergency C-section. I knew that if I did pregnancy again, I wanted something different. So, after 3 years we knew it was time and we immediately conceived. In my county, legally you cannot do a VBAC in a hospital or a birthing center so I could travel outside of the county or do a home birth. After visiting a few facilities, I realized that my soul was pushing me to a home birth. I found a midwife in my area that would help. It was a magical experience. I dedicated all my time to personal development and reading about natural births, home births, watched all the videos and listened and learned. I enjoyed every waking moment of this pregnancy. My daughter was due April 24 and decided that cinco de mayo was her day so when I went into labor, I just thought we have tons of time. We went about our day with tacos on our mind and after about 10 hours of very minimal contractions and attempting to eat I just knew it was time to call the midwife. We got home. Things intensified and I had no idea that the contractions were going to be this intense. My husband was a wonderful teammate and coach for me. I remember the midwife wanting me to move back and forth from the bathroom and the bed and it was not happening! I ended up in my son’s room and the baby seemed to be stuck in transition. She would descend then ascend back and she did this for about 90 min. I remember thinking to myself I have not come this far to only come this far. My mind could do it, but I felt the fatigue of my body. My midwife looked at me and said, “What are you afraid of?” It caught me off guard as I thought, I released all my fears before. In between a contraction I said, ” I am afraid that I have done all of this prep, workouts, breathing, meditations, work and we will have to go to the hospital for a C-section.” She took my hand, had us listen to the baby’s heart rate and said, “Do you hear that she is so calm and relaxed. There is no stress on her and you WILL have her right here!” I shook my head in agreeance and heard my husband encourage me and we were ready. It was less than 10 minutes later that she was born!! It caught my husband off guard and he almost dropped her! I was so amazed at the power of a woman’s body and our ability to do this. It was a surreal experience. She was born May 5, 2018 at 9:37pm at home on a stormy night! I learned that our body will hold on to any stress, worry, pain or fear that we allow to stay in our minds. Once we can release that then we can freely live our best life
What advice do you have for first time moms?
What has this quarantine taught you?
To be still and listen. To God…my husband…my children. We
are in a season of life that seems to be moving very rapidly and the slowness of the quarantined has allowed me to hear the importance of the above stated.