1st was a shade of purple-blue and his cord was wrapped around his neck 3 times . He was coated with white matter which I learned were calcium deposits due to his being 2 weeks late .

He was born at 11:11 on 3-11 and he has major psychic abilities that have much traumatic influences and deserve healing .

Targeted because of our very strong connection, I pray for his blessings and healing ❤️‍🩹

This is something that comes up with all of my clients.

It’s another fear that has been driven into us from the media and shared stories.

👉 Nuchal cords are a variation of normal and rarely cause a problem.

🤔 What if i told you that nuchal cords are as common as 1/3 of all pregnancies.

👉 It looks pretty scary to see something wrapped around a babies neck but we have to remember they don’t breathe through their lungs, they get oxygen and blood through the cord.

👉 Ok, but what about the cord being compressed and stopping that?

👊 Well, natures got you covered.

The cord is covered in a jelly substance called Wharton’s Jelly.

👉 This is there to protect the veins and arteries in the cord. To stop them from being compressed and it does a fantastic job and means that the cord can squish into all sorts of amazing things including knots without causing a problem.

👉 In fact, the cord being around the babies neck is a good thing. If it were around the babies head it would get squashed coming out from under the pubic bone as this is a tight squeeze.

So it being tucked under the chin around the neck is actually a great way of stopping this from happening.

👉 Once born you (or your midwife) can easily slip the cord over your babies head, sometimes doing a somersault flip on the way out.

✨I keep saying it, natures unbelievably clever and thinks of everything.

Posted @withregram • @purebirths Cords around the neck – Nuchal cords

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Birth Truths

✨What if we told women the truth about birth✨

We’d have to tell them that contractions will probably be more than “surges” or “sensations.”

That they’ll probably rock your f✨cking world and leave you begging for salvation as you clutch the edge of the tub or the hospital linens

That your gentle breathing exercises and your Spotify soundtrack will be left in the dust as you sweat and pant and sway and swear your way through it

That you’ll trip harder than any mushroom you ever did in college and vomit with the same ferocity and travel to places deep within yourself that you didn’t know existed. That you’ll float above your body and simultaneously be trapped in it with an intensity you’ve never tasted

And in that intensity, in the sweating and the swearing and the swaying and the vomiting and the endless hours of contractions crashing down upon you

You’ll find your strength

You’ll find a resilience you’ve never known

You’ll find the power you need for the journey of motherhood ahead

In the messy humanity of it all

You’ll find that you are holy

A portal to the divine

Capable of indescribable miracles

A vessel of sacred life

What if we told women the truth about birth?

We’d have to tell them they are capable of anything

Worthy of being treated like goddesses

Made to walk through the flames

Surf the tidal waves

Dive into the underworld

And come out alive

Not unscathed

Not unchanged

But whole

And healed

And ready to take on the world

If we told women the truth about birth

We’d have to admit that we’ve lied about everything else

And that they are more powerful

More fierce

More capable

More beautiful

Than we’ve ever let on.

If we told the truth about birth?

We’d shatter the world.”

~ Words and Art by Catie Atkinson

Spirit Y Sol