Hello everyone, this is a post about a Facebook group that I have started up, that I hope will grow & evolve into something much more...
It's a group for Pregnant women and new mothers, to help with the transition into motherhood, holistically... but some of the members are a few years into the transition & say that the support is always needed!
The transition into motherhood is one of the most powerful and often most difficult times of our lives - physically, emotionally & spiritually. And it is far too easy to stay quiet about our concerns, problems, and inner most thoughts (for so many reasons).
When I was expecting my son (now a 2 year old whirlwind) I was amazed at how little information and support is out there for women who want to have a more natural, and old school/ traditional birthing experience, and who want to do things naturally. I spent hours trauling the Internet, spent many a long night on pinterest & read a great number of books to try to find the information & knowledge I was looking for. But nothing prepared me for the massive emotional & personal shift that was about to take place, or the journey I was about to begin. Not only the journey into motherhood in terms of the intense and mammoth task of looking after a small & defenseless human being, but realising that my whole life up until that point had been dedicated to me, & me alone. The persuit of my goals & aspirations, & that time I spent on my own endeavours would never be entirely my own again.... when this dawned, I felt entirely lost...it hit me like a freight train...
For this reason, and several others, including the fact that my 'holistic' birthing experience didn't quite go to plan, nor did I get the holistic support I really needed after my sons arrival, OR all of the countless other worries that were going through my head, the idea for this group was born.
I also felt there was very little holistic support out there post-natally for women, to help with the transition and the upheaval that a little one brings alongside all of the joy and happy moments. Everything seemed so clinical & so black and white. I shut myself away, & I want to be there for others who may be inclined to do the same!
I know that there are already lots of similar groups out there, but I feel that they are aimed more at the practicalities of motherhood, not so much for supporting the evolution & transormation of the women herself. This is something I feel strongly that I need to do, and it is something that I feel really passionately about!
In this group you will find tips on Nurturing yourself; Cultivating Self-Love; Advice on Meditation, Daily Ritual, Spirituality & Spiritual practise (specific to the transition to motherhood); Natural Health & Nutrition information; Holistic Parenting; Hypnobirthing and Natural birth; Green Living; Information about Natural Products, & Services; Links to resources; and above all else, SUPPORT & NON-JUDGEMENT!"
It is in it's very early stages at the moment, but if you know of anyone who is expecting, or finding the transition to motherhood difficult, please pass on the information! I'm hoping that this will grow and evolve into a small community, so if any of you offer services or products that would complement this Ethos, then please send me any information & I will happily pass it on to my mums and mums-to-be!
At the moment this group is small, but the potential love and support that this group can offer is limitless!
I hope that the group will offer a space where we can share openly & honestly with one another our thoughts, feelings, worries & woes... any tips we have found that help, any websites, videos, blogs, meditations, activities, etc. etc. I will try to impart any wisdom as a Holistic Healer & Health practitioner that I can, and of course as a mum.
Love, Light & Many Blessings you beautiful souls!