Do you ever observe your child? motherhood rie Feb 23, 2021

 Sensitive Observation IS the RIE® Method. Grounded in respectauthenticity and trust, the manner of which we come to understand our infants’...

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Gratitude + Trust Prayer prayer women's circle Feb 23, 2021

 Dear Divine Feminine, 

 

With a grateful heart, I thank you. 

My life is extraordinary and full of love.

 

I feel divine precision. 

I am open, take leaps, listen and...

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What is a Doula? birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 22, 2021

A doula is usually a female caregiver that provides a laboring mother and her partner with continuous, nonjudgmental emotional and physical support throughout pregnancy and birth. 

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Trust Your Child's Competence motherhood rie Feb 22, 2021

Building off of respect and authenticity, the next piece of the RIE® method is trust. More specifically, it is trust in our children’s competence.

Staring from birth, ...

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Who will be the first to touch your baby? birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 22, 2021

Who will welcome baby into the world as its first introduction to life and human contact outside the womb? Your hands? A gloved hand? A stranger? Your partner?

 

For my first birth, it was a...

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Parenting with Authenticity motherhood rie Feb 21, 2021

In addition to respect, one of the other main tenants of the RIE® method is authenticity.

How can we define authenticity?

According to the dictionary, it is something that is real or...

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10 Steps to Prepare for Pregnancy preconception pregnancy Feb 21, 2021

When I share that my husband and I prepared for 18 months before even trying to get pregnant, I am usually met with wide eyed stares and a sense of bewilderment. Preparing for pregnancy isn’t...

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RIE is Respect motherhood rie Feb 21, 2021

If I could sum up the RIE® method in one word, it would be respect.

I know what you are probably thinking. “Of course I respect my baby!”

Maybe you take offense that I...

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Birth At Home birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 21, 2021
This is birth. 
Normal, natural, biological, physiological birth. 
 This is birth at home. 
 Without being tethered to machines. Without being under constant surveillance....
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My Three Day, 70 Hour Unmedicated Home Birth birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 19, 2021

On April 1, 2017, I gave birth to my first child, Arya Rose. I decided to share the story of her birth because it was both normal and extraordinary, what I planned for but not what I expected and...

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What is RIE? motherhood rie Feb 19, 2021

Lucky for me, before my daughter was born, I was introduced to RIE® parenting by our family pediatrician. After reading numerous books on the subject, I felt extremely thankful to have a...

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A Village Prenatal Prayer motherhood prayer pregnancy sisterhood womanhood Feb 19, 2021
Divine Feminine, 
 
Please be with us in this sacred circle.
 
Allow us to honor, nurture and serve the pregnant women among us 
So that they remember......
 
This intimate...
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