Pregnancy Update – 20 weeks!

Halfway there! In today’s episode, I’m talking about lessons I’ve learned through my conversations with clients as well as experiencing my own pregnancy. We’re going to talk about:

    1. Creating connection with your baby
    2. How to involve your partner with your pregnancy
    3. The wonderful Spinning Babies technique – standing release
    4. How to feel good about what you’re eating (even if it feels super unhealthy compared to your usual diet)
    5. Why more exercise might not make you feel more tired

If you’re pregnancy or know anyone else that is, please come on out to my workshop at Take Care Shop on June 27th! We’re talking about preparing mind and body for labor. Register here.

 

 

 

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samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

 

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Why I’ve been gone for a few days

On Monday morning, I had a miscarriage.

 

This is difficult to say. And not because of the actual event – my body, hormones, and emotions have made it VERY clear that this pregnancy is over.

 

Instead, it feels difficult to say this because it feels weird to talk about me, and because I’m scared of feeling like I’m saying it for attention.

 

And even though I have a fear of pity or attracting too much attention, I feel like I have to say it for all of the people who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and haven’t said anything.

 

You know what’s been hard about experiencing my miscarriage? It’s the feeling that I’ve already been shrouded in secrecy for months, and I don’t know how to climb out of it.

 

You see, being pregnant taught me just how isolating it is to be pregnant.
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From fear to empowerment

If you have a stressful thought or fear that keeps coming up again and again, you need empowerment statements. Unlike affirmations, empowerment statements are specific and evidence-based, so they don’t feel false or arbitrary. They’re built from your own knowledge and beliefs. In this podcast, learn how to create your own empowerment statements for labor OR for any situation you’re facing.

In Today’s Episode:
-Why empowerment statements are more powerful than affirmations.
-How to create an empowerment statement.

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What do to if labor slows down

Did you know that 25% of emergency cesearean births are because of “failure to progress?” Once labor starts, we all want it to keep going. In this podcast, I discuss why labor slows down and how to speed it back up again.

In Today’s Episode:
-Why your hospital room isn’t set up to have a speedy labor.
-What you can do to get labor started again if it slows down.
-Why most of us worry about the speed of labor way too early.

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Preventing and Treating Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy

We hear a lot about diastasis recti after you’ve delivered the baby, but is it possible to prevent and treat diastasis recti when you’re still pregnant? It sure is! In today’s podcast, I’m diving into the most important exercises you can be doing to prevent diastasis recti in early pregnancy and to even help treat diastasis during your pregnancy.

In Today’s Episode:
-The most important thing you can do to prevent diastasis recti during pregnancy.
-Daily exercises to activate transverse abdominis.
-Using belly bands and kinesio tape to help prevent further separation.

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The First 12 Hours of your Baby’s Life

Most birth planning ends with the delivery of your baby, but there’s so much more to it. Let’s talk about what happens after that baby is out, so you can make the best start for your baby’s life (and yours too!)

In Today’s Episode:
-Why do we delay cord clamping?
-The many benefits of going skin to skin.
-What you need to know about delivering your placenta in a safe way.
-Why all of those tests and measurements can be delayed.

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Preparing for a cesarean delivery (even if you’re low risk)

Birth is….unpredictable. So with my clients I always focus on exploring ALL of the options and all of the scenarios, so that there is no surprises when it comes to your birth. Cesarean deliveries is one of those things we don’t like to think about, but with a 33% cesarean rate in the US, we have to.

In today’s episode:
-How (or if) you can tell if you’re going to have a cesarean delivery.
-What a gentle cesarean delivery is.
-All of the options you can ask for to make cesarean delivery an empowering and positive experience.

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In other news:

  • Check out my newest offerings: labor doula, postpartum doula, and pre/postnatal yoga!
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    samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

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Why having a birth plan is so important and how to create one

So I used to think that birth planning was for high-maintenance controlling types…and boy was I wrong. Birth plans aren’t about naming the outcomes of your birth or pretending that you can control how your birth progresses. It’s about being clear on your values for the *process* of your birth and the vibe you want in your birth space.

In today’s episode:
-The three reasons why birth plans are so important (including one super surprising one!)
-How to create your birth plan so the nurses want to read it.

If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.


In other news:

Subscribe to Happy Healthy Human Radio on your favorite podcast player:

If you like this episode, feel free to leave a review or share with a friend. Thanks for being a part of the community!

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

Join the Happy Healthy family to get special invites, event discounts, and lessons on living with intention.


samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

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The most underrated part of your birth plan

Time for another audio/video episode of the podcast. This podcast is all about an important part of your birth plan: what’s going to happen in your car ride to the hospital. It sounds silly, but your car ride plays a huge role in your mental/physical wellness when you get to the hospital.

In today’s episode:
-Why the car ride is an important part of your birth plan.
-What questions to ask yourself as you prepare for your labor.
-What questions to ask your partner/driver to have a positive experience on your ride.

If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.

If you want to watch the video version, here’s a link to the Facebook Live!


In other news:

Subscribe to Happy Healthy Human Radio on your favorite podcast player:

If you like this episode, feel free to leave a review or share with a friend. Thanks for being a part of the community!

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

Join the Happy Healthy family to get special invites, event discounts, and lessons on living with intention.


samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

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