Recently I was able to sit down and chat with a fantastic resource for the Indianapolis area, Tahwii of In Natural Harmony. If you haven't heard about the company and you're in the area, it's a need-to-know resource for parents and babies. You name it in terms of birthing - In Natural Harmony does it. Doula services, hypnobirthing, birth pool rental, concierge services, infant massage, child development classes, Reiki - the whole nine.
So when Tahwii offered to come teach me a little bit about infant massage with Little Lady, I was super excited to jump on the opportunity.
As part of INH's services, Tahwii came out to our home and gave me a private, one-on-one course in our own living room with no pressure to cart the kids somewhere or coordinate nap times. When Tahwii arrived, it was immediately apparent that she is excellent at her job in the ways that are most important when caring for a birthing mother. First and foremost, she was calm - and calming. No matter how many toys Little Man brought over to us, how many times Little Lady rolled over or crawled away, or how often we stopped for a diaper change or potty break - Tahwii was relaxed, understanding, and flexible. As a mother who has birthed twice already, I know that those qualities are necessary in a birth support person - as you so strongly need that person in the room who seemingly has everything under control and can guide you through the process as easily as possible.
|Guys. Those rolls! I just can't handle how fantastic Little Lady's legs are!!!|
I know that right after both of our children were born - we took frequent postpartum herbal baths. Not only were those baths beneficial to our babies and I physically, but they were fantastic at increasing our connection to each other and the love from mother to child. If were are able to have more children, I will definitely be using the infant massage techniques I learned as I'm positive they are just as bonding as the herbal baths we took. Especially since in that stage of parenthood, anything that promotes quiet, calm moments between you and your baby is a huge win!
If you're looking for not only a provider of assistance in birthing, but also a resource in our local community - please check out Tahwii from In Natural Harmony!!!