We all have a purpose in this life. One of life’s greatest gifts is finding that purpose and then sharing it with others. Some are meant to dance
, to teach, to explore. Some are meant to bring life into this world. Meet Lori Bregman. She is a celebrity birth doula, life/ fertility/pregnancy/new mom coach, healer, and author of The Mindful Mom-to-Be
Lori has worked with celebrity moms like Molly Simms and many others. We love the way Lori connects new moms with mind, body, spirit
connection. We caught up with Lori to learn more:
Q: The term Doula is becoming more popular! Can you tell us what a Doula really is?
In modern times, a doula is someone who assists, coaches, supports, educates and nurtures a woman and her partner throughout the pregnancy, birthing process and afterwards. It’s surprising how many people there are that don’t actually understand exactly what a doula’s job is.
I’ve had a few people ask me if doulas just do water births at home. Not necessarily! Doulas can help you birth your baby at home, at birthing centers, in hospitals, with or without pain medication — even if you have a C-section -- a doula can help wherever or however you choose to have your baby.
Q: What's your favorite part of being a doula, life coach and NOW author?
I love supporting a woman through the whole journey from start to finish. With most of the women I work, we start prepping them even before pregnancy. I see them regularly throughout the entire pregnancy where we work on mindfulness, wellness
, self care, clearing fears, trusting their instincts, empowerment, as well as building a healthy foundation for their baby within to grow from. The birth is the grand finale. Where not only the baby is born but so is the mother…that moment right then and afterwards seeing them shine, confident in themselves as a mother is the part that gives me so much joy. To see all the work we have done over the past months all come to fruition. And, of course, I LOVE getting my weekly texts and pics of their babes! Nothing makes me happier than seeing them thrive!
Strengthening your own foundation is one of the very best beginnings you can give your child. We all lead by example; children watch, mimic and become what WE are.
The healthier, happier, more conscious and aware we live our lives so will our children.
It all starts with you. – Lori Bregman
Q: What piece of advice would you give to all the moms?
Always try your best to live in the present moment. When you do this you will find that the getting there (the journey) is where all the magic happens! The journey is where you find all the lessons and the gifts that each precious moment holds. Sadly, many of us go through life with blinders on, just like a horse racing to the finish line, only seeing the end result. When we live this way we unconsciously disconnect from life itself. The past is gone, the future hasn’t happened yet, this present moment is all there really is. Every choice and action you do right NOW is a stepping stone towards your future. – From The Mindful Mom-to-Be
Learn more about Lori Bregman by visiting her at www.loribregman.com