Natural Hair & Pregnancy

THE INTUNE MOTHER’S GUIDE TO NATURAL HAIR CARE DURING PREGNANCY 

Congratulations! Whether you are expecting your first, second or tenth baby the effects pregnancy can have on your hair can vary from person to person. You might be carrying that glorious pregnant glow on the outside, but experiencing a wide range of changes on the inside. Morning sickness, swollen ankles and heartburn are all much needed reasons to take yourself for a well deserved pamper at The InTune Mother Natural Hair Care Salon and Community Wellness Spa in Midtown Oklahoma City. With your hormones ever-changing your hair is likely to see a change, however with the help from our expert Natural Stylist, Holistic Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Postpartum Pactitioner RaShaunda Lugrand on the best pregnancy hair care techniques for natural hair– you will look and feel gorgeous from the start of your pregnancy till long after your baby has arrived.

 

COLOURING YOUR HAIR WHEN PREGNANT

Despite what many people may think,  colouring hair when pregnant is safe to do so when using the right products. Although very high levels of chemicals found in many hair dyes can potentially be harmful, the Davines brand has the safest ingredients for colouring hair when pregnant which can be found by clicking here. To be 100% sure about colouring hair when pregnant, why not arrange to speak to our InTune Mother expert colour technician to discuss the best pregnancy hair care techniques in colouring.

RELAXING YOUR HAIR WHEN PREGNANT

Despite what many people may think,  relaxing your hair when pregnant is not safe to do, even when using mild products. As very high levels of chemicals a found in many hair relaxer and can potentially be harmful. Chemical relaxers contain a cocktail of harsh chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin of your vulnerable scalp, so for your sake and baby’s, it’s best to err on the side of caution and whip your hair back and forth au natural throughout your pregnancy, if you just have to partake in chemical relaxing. To be 100% sure about the dangers of relaxing hair when pregnant, why not arrange to speak to our InTune Mother expert hair care technician to discuss the best  pregnancy hair care techniques for straightening.

PREGNANCY HAIR PROBLEMS

If you are suffering with taming your thicker hair during pregnancy – why not book yourself a FREE consultation  with our expert stylist, to discuss the best hair products to use when pregnantThe levels of estrogen are much higher in pregnant women, which may result in your hair shedding less, and appearing thicker, healthier and even glossier! Changes to hair during pregnancy can also include alterations to hair texture and hair moisture levels. If you hair has become drier, more brittle you many want to speak to our stylist on the different methods you can take the help prevent this – contact our InTune Mother Salon.

HAIRSTYLE IDEAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN WITH NATURAL HAIR

A lot of prospective moms may feel changing their hairstyle during pregnancy is the last thing on their mind – but at The InTune Mother Salon our expert stylist knows that sometimes a new look can do wonders for your self esteem.

During pregnancy your hormones are likely to be all over the place, so always talk to your stylist before making any drastic hairstyle changes.

Why not give yourself a more manageable hairstyle for when the baby arrives? Or if you are pregnant with long hair, discuss with your stylist simple but gorgeous ways to put it up out of the way.

NATURAL HAIRSTYLE IDEAS FOR NEW MOMS

Your little bundle of joy has arrived and an easy to maintain natural hairstyle is all you are really looking for as a busy new mom!

Updo hairstyles for new moms are brilliant at keeping all of your hair off your face but still looking amazing. Yaya Dacosta and Tia Mowry  are two examples of celebrity mom hairstyles we think look gorgeous! Twists, locs, and braid hairstyles for moms are equally easy to maintain and were a huge summer hair trends this year.

If your long hair is driving you mad now, then talk to our InTune Mother expert about short natural hairstyles for busy new moms. From long bobs, to pixie cuts – there are a range of short natural hairstyles that will make your life much easier now your baby is here.

PREGNANCY BEAUTY TREATMENTS AT THE INTUNE MOTHER NATURAL HAIR SALON, MIDTOWN

It can be difficult to make time for yourself when you are a busy new mom, but it is important to look after yourself. At The TIM Center, we offer a range of services to pamper new moms and pregnant women – helping to make you look and feel InTune! Our most popular service – Yoni steams – is perfect for new moms as is an ancient therapeutic way to tone and restore your feminine body for up to four weeks, which means you can feel relaxed and beautiful after giving birth to your new baby. For more information on InTune Mother services call us at 405-600-7863.

To talk to the expert natural stylist at our natural hair salon in Midtown about natural hair care and natural hair solutions for pregnant women and new moms – call us today at 405-600-7863.

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Growing Up In 2015!

TIME TO SHIFT

Have you just simply outgrown your belief systems, but you’d rather stay in an uncomfortable place? It is okay to learn new ways to think. Most of us have been taught that we can only access 10% of our brain, but what if we began to expand outside of what we have known? Most of us only believe what we have been taught to think, feel, be… etc…

I was told that I had small hips and would not be able to give birth to my oldest son vaginally. Many women are fed that same story line… But my belief was different. I believed the Creator put baby inside me via my husband, whatever the size, baby would figure how to get itself out.

I lived with the thoughts of my own mothers birth horror story for so long, that once I became pregnant, I refused to relive her experience, through my own birth. I wanted to own my experience. So I worked on my vision of birth and I created the exact experience I wanted, and my husband, sacredly held that space for me. With each birth the power became more and more evident. Now together, my husband and I help other families, hold the creative space for the birth experience they want to have.

That is why TIM launched the #HAPPY2015 New Year campaign. We are so much more than a team of hyper focused childbirth consultants. We are professional game changers. And because we know righ now, there is a mental attact on the way childbirth is viewed — We believe NOW is the best time get intune, and to forgive yourself for letting others think for you. This kind of thinking doesn’t even require 10% of the proposed brain power that we are taught we to have access to.

It’s really simple…

Remember when you were a baby, traveling down the birth canal? There was padding an bumpers along the way, so you couldn’t just fall out of the vagina? Remember how safe you were? You were closest with God than any other time in your life. You could not read, nor write, nor were you speaking words —

But now with all the flimsy, plastic, radicalized, sterile, notions of coming into life, and what and how we should believe — Somehow we lost the connection to intute from our true mental environment.

Reality is false.

Time is draining.

And Matter…

Matter is… a fragile, yet tangible system, that many of us have to grow into, yet afraid to put on a size bigger for fear of looking or feeling the awkwardness of falling down.

But one thing is clear as the day that you were born…

One day you will shift. One day you will grow.

–And this growth will either come through wisdom or through woe. Its totally up to what your belief is around who you are that determines how you will birth.

#HAPPY2015



The InTune Mother Is About Intuitive Childbirth Empowerment

Here at The InTune Mother, we take on a holistic, spiritual, NON-MEDICAL approach to childbirth that empowers the mother and partner of the unborn baby from a communal standpoint.

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STOP!!! Waging War On The Mother of Civilization

Don’t Induce Me.

Introduce Me To An Alternative.



 

So many times over the past few months, as we talk to perspective late term clients, they tell us that they are being induced. The sad part is — 3 out of 5 have no real medical reason. Either the baby is too big or they are a week past due. HUH! ARE YOU SERIOUS? One young mother said, “I don’t want to tear.” All of these reasons are fraudulent to the process of healthy childbirth. Although it is the woman’s right to choose, induction and synthetic drugs seems to be the instant solution recommended by the physician or caregiver.

It bothers me so that these women, soon to be mothers are not being given the red light, knowing the harmful effects of what this can do to mother and baby. They are not being told the many consequences of having an unnecessary induction. They are not being told that this puts them at a higher risk for c-section. Nor are they being told this can greatly interfere with their desire to breastfeed.

The Fear Of A Big Baby

 

Okay! first of all let me start by saying, “There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.” What is fear? (False Evidence Appearing Real) So just the other day an expecting mother in our community told my husband (mind you she is 28 weeks gestation) that she was going in at 34 weeks to be induced… OMG! I almost fainted. When he asked her why, she confidently said, “Oh my baby is going to be too big, so I’m going to go in early.” Now every part of me wanted to scream, but I had to keep in mind what I have learned from experience, and then evidence based studies.

What if she had gestational diabetes was my first thought? This sometimes can cause big babies. Which the medical term for big baby is macrosomia, which literally means “big body.” The other is shoulder dystocia. Even still there is no sure shot way of determining that this will be the outcome, thus fostering the need to induce and possibly add the drama of a c-section. Then I thought of the fact that some physicians are just eager to add pressure to moms in order to cash out on drugs and the use of shiny new tools and gadgets, with these harmful assumptions — more often than not.

Other researchers have found that when a first-time mom is incorrectly suspected of having a big baby, that care providers have less patience with labor and are more likely to recommend a C-section for stalled labor.

My husband and I are not medical professionals, but we consult with enough to know that, more women are getting unnecessary inductions and c-sections than the law should allow. This surly adds to the rubble of poor or traumatic outcomes for mother and baby during the process of childbirth. Mom’s are not told the dangers of the drugs, the developmental distress, and the physical and emotional distress that can follow this type of pressure. Somehow too many physicians manage to present these options due to the inadequate assumptions, least giving the body time to process in the normal.

Researchers have consistently found that induction for suspected big babies does not improve the health of moms or babies.

So many woman are tricked into impatience. They miss the gift of what their bodies can do because, they trust their doctors more than themselves. When women are told otherwise, they are often shut down and smacked with a boatload of policies and procedures.  Also in their subconscious, they often hear the tragedy of their own birth stories. To the point that c-section has become a hereditary. Don’t get me wrong, in some cases — such procedures are necessary, but not at the rates that we see today.



 

Closing Evidence

 

One should be grateful to have informers like Evidence Based Birth in their arsenal. We are. The greatest part to this article is that WE have to lean how to do the research for ourselves, in order to find great resources such as the one linked above. The more we know the better birth outcomes we will achieve. The more we learn to reconnect to our innate matressence… the more we will find that the evidence surrounding majority of maternal health and wellness is medicalized and based on various assumptions.



 

The InTune Mother Is About Childbirth Empowerment

Here at The InTune Mother, we take on a holistic, spiritual, NON-MEDICAL approach to childbirth that empowers the mother and partner of the unborn baby.

If you find this article useful… Which I surely hope you do… Then say InTune to other information just like this and SUBSCRIBE HERE!

The InTune Mother is now offering intuitive consultations, creative workshops, and empowerment coaching using our proven methodology The BOSS Method. 

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Quantum Childbirth

Getting Out of The Mind and Into The Heart of Childbirth

See No Evil

How many times do you see pregnant women who look depressed or soiled about pregnancy and childbirth. Often I wonder how or what it is that causes  women to feel this way during such a remarkable time. Maybe she is in a bad emotional space with her partner? Maybe she is not financially prepared for her new bundle to arrive? So she thinks. Maybe she is just having a bad day? But whatever the case, this is all too common, especially in the urban community where most moms are unmarried, low-income, and lacking sufficient education to remove themselves for such disparities.

This leads me to think that we as a community are not looking at this picture with a clear view. At times I drift of into this so called Utopian idea of the world and how it works, so bare with me on this. I believe that we are all just mirrors of our own reflections and what we see in front of us the most, is what we begin to identify as ourselves. This means the environment that we surround ourselves with, ultimately becomes us. This may not be 100% true for everyone because, some people are visionaries and understand how to create his or her own abundant reality from a simple thought or feeling. This is always favorable right? Yet in still this idea is not seen the same way when we have not so healthy outcomes. We like to blame others for our circumstances, our thoughts, and even our emotional reactions. I know you have heard someone say, “You made me mad”, or “You made me do this or that”. This is a person who has no control or accountability for themselves. This my friend is a victim. And really we are only victims to our ideologies of our current circumstances… not the reality that we create… Or what it is that we think… based on how we look at what we see.

So when we think of childbirth, we automatically think hospital or doctor. More-so today, we are even thinking surgery. WTH! Childbirth is NOT even a medical event. Childbirth is a natural event. It is just as natural as the man and the woman who came together to conceive the child that awaits it’s birth. Was there a surgeon in the room when you were making the baby… I don’t think so… Unless y’all were role playin’. So let’s discuss more on why we have to guard how we see things. Mainly because we have been fed a useless amount of symbols that are unnatural to the concept of what is considered evil to our existence. So when we identify more with the pain body, then life is seen through a stretched and complicated lens.

Hear No Evil

The more jargon that is heard when talking about childbirth, the less appealing it becomes. Having babies somehow becomes a chore and a stagnating vulnerability. Then what is left of motherhood is this abandoned and helpless idea that is painful and full of woe, but I beg to differ. While carrying my first son, I heard women talk about how they had to have C-Sections because, they were too small, or they labored too long. Then there was the ones who said, “It was horrible”. The partial look on my face is ingrained in my memory. I would tell them that, that was their story and I am sorry that their experience was thus and so, but mines will be different because, I believe my body knows what to do.

I often had sweet talks with my unborn baby about his arrival. I would tell him to take as long as he needed, but just get here safe. I would tell him that we were a team and that one day he would see me from the other side. I would tell him to follow my voice into the light. To this very day, my oldest son is very direct and very cardinal in his thoughts. Sometimes I have to tell him that it’s okay to be flexible in order to stay in the flow. I say this is due to my unwavering spirit of accomplishing the birth outcome that I wanted. Talk about the law of attraction, which is calling into existence what we want.

The crazy thing is that we are so consumed with the ideas of blessings and curses that we forget, that they both work in tandem with our own emotional desires. The Universe is a vast place full of creative forces and elements of timeless change. This is why it is important that when a woman is pregnant she hears no evil because, her baby is also listening. As early as 16 weeks during the pregnancy it is said that baby’s hearing is developed. So just imagine how baby might feel if he or she is only hearing bitter, fear based stories about it’s new world. Or, what about loud arguing or fighting words? The power to tell those nay sayers to keep their negative birth stories is not enough and a person looks like a fool when arguing with themselves. We have to apply the right amount of empathy to listen as the moms share, so that we can empower them through our own strengths. We have to tune into ourselves and deeply identify with the fact that sharing can be healing. And when a woman is not InTune with the act of mothering or childbirth, she is readily walking in fear, restriction, and bondage. Each of these do not speak to the enlightenment of how the magic of childbirth really operates… because it happens uniquely and totally undisturbed. This technique takes fearlessness, intuition, and self-directed education.

Speak No Evil

So as I conclude on the aspect of how we perceive things through the power of what we see and hear, we have to also be aware of the power of our own words… Not just the words of others. No other person can speak death or destruction over your life or circumstance unless you allow them to. Unless you give that person power over who you believe you are. This goes for your mother, your partner, the doctor, your spiritual family, social media, or even your midwife. I have been in a place where the most supportive people have been perfect strangers. Yet the most unsupportive people have been  my own team mates. How are you expected to win when there are agents in your camp? You have to speak your truth. You have to speak the life that YOU want! This is easier said than done. It takes courage and discipline to speak with supportive language about such a controversial subject. And who would have thought that childbirth would be such a controversial subject matter? The thing is, everybody has an interpretation of what childbirth means to them, and that is okay. So when you come to grips, with what is real and true to your own heart, then you have stepped into the realm of “Quantum Childbirth” ~ getting out of the mind and into the heart of childbirth.