Moore Motherhood

Moore Motherhood Moore Motherhood provides breastfeeding education classes and private lactation support. Also, private prenatal yoga clients along with group prenatal yoga classes in the community.
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The average length of a labor contraction is 60 seconds.  Unsure of how long a minute feels? Try this exercise.  Wall si...
04/28/2020

The average length of a labor contraction is 60 seconds. Unsure of how long a minute feels? Try this exercise.

Wall sit- block between thighs. Need more- add weight to lap or hands- multiple reps. Need less- build up to a minute over time.

Here is the real work- notice what you do during this time of “work”
- blast the music? Have your playlist ready for the labor room
- Notice the cold wall your back is against? Remind your support team to have the cold wash cloth and ice chips ready during labor.
- Do you keep your eyes open and look to your external environment? Write out birth affirmations to hang around your birth room
- Do you close your eyes and reach internally? Practice guided meditation, your mind may reflexively take you to your favorite meditation.
- Do you sit still like a statue. Practice your breathing techniques
- Do you rub your thighs and seek movement? Practice “slow dance” with your partner or partner massages.
You get the point! Ok try it and let me know what happens! Join our prenatal yoga classes more exercises like this 😁🤗

I’m going to join some fellow instagram mers reminding everyone of the beauty around us. I have four rose bushes at my h...
04/25/2020

I’m going to join some fellow instagram mers reminding everyone of the beauty around us.

I have four rose bushes at my house , and they are my favorite thing about my yard. They were planted by previous owners- and I’m so grateful for what they planted and left behind- it truly brings me joy.

I thought what a great lesson for parents- if every generation leaves something small behind- even if it’s just some planted bushes- you never know how many people in following generations will feel impacted by it.

Thank you @jmemart for your reminder the other week

What’s a part of you or what special item are you looking forward to leaving behind? 🌹

#treepose with some #moodlighting #balance is so important during pregnancy.  Tree pose has an opportunity to really wor...
04/24/2020

#treepose with some #moodlighting

#balance is so important during pregnancy. Tree pose has an opportunity to really work the #glutemedius. Press into all four corners of the standing foot, find something in front of you thats not moving. Open up the opposite hip and place the heel on the standing ankle, calf or inner thigh. play with arm variations (hands together in prayer, arms reaching up over head. ) take your time.

Tip- if your lifted foot made it up to your inner thigh- activate that standing thigh!

Comment with your favorite restorative pose! 😃Today mine is.. 3. If you’re rolling your eyes wondering how anyone can do...
04/23/2020

Comment with your favorite restorative pose! 😃

Today mine is.. 3.

If you’re rolling your eyes wondering how anyone can do “restorative” poses during this chaos.. I totally hear ya.. just know right before this picture Gavin threw a fishing 🎣 at Garrett- now they are both screaming. I was yelling (above the noise of my kids) across the house to my husband.. “I need you take pictures for my Instagram post!!”

Which he of course takes super serious.

🤣 if you have a minute try these out 😃

Soft breasts, feeling “empty” or not leaking anymore for a breastfeeding mom, usually between 6-12 weeks can be a sign t...
04/22/2020

Soft breasts, feeling “empty” or not leaking anymore for a breastfeeding mom, usually between 6-12 weeks can be a sign that your body has regulated the amount of breastmilk your baby needs and not an indication of low supply! This is a good thing!

When would you be concerned ? Your baby by this point has had multiple pediatrics appointments where the growth was assessed, use these appointments to take a deep breath that your baby is growing and thriving.
The normal reasons for seeking out an IBCLC (lactation consultant) are all the same.

- painful feedings
- Weight gain issues
- General concerns
- Baby behavior change

Also, when there is going to be a change in baby’s feeding status (I.e- going back to work, mom being away from baby..) reach out for support from an IBCLC to protect your milk supply!

It national infertility week so (ObVIOUSLY) I have to write something.  Truthfully for me, i can’t even begin to count a...
04/21/2020

It national infertility week so (ObVIOUSLY) I have to write something. Truthfully for me, i can’t even begin to count all the hours ive spent in my infertility journey online, trying to find someone who is going through something like me. And when i found someone brave enough to YouTube or IG their story it really got me through another day.

I was diagnosed with severe ovarian reserve deficiency (AMH 0.2) early 2016 and I’ve come so far from not taking my diagnosis seriously (“so I’ll just take some clomid for a month and get pregnant?”) to 6 (or 7 🤷🏼‍♀️) medicated IUI cycles, ivf and three embryo transfers - two unsuccessful one resulting in a miscarriage- and a couple uterine surgeries to correct my uterus. And in between- completing an international adoption bringing my two greatest treasures home.

Infertility is a grieving process( process being key word) I sometimes have a voice creep up in the back of my head saying “why do you have to work so hard to grow your family” and this can lead to a lot of guilt and negative feelings. I stopped looking for the answer to this question and have changed to focusing on what i do have. All the things in my life that have come easy along with all my blessings. I set my mind on gratitude, faith and trust. I’m proud of mine and my family’s story. I’ve been asked how I’ve continued to take care of birth moms and why i expose myself to something to sensitive and personal to me. It didn’t happen over night and I still struggle sometimes, but Im now able to listen to someone else’s story without bringing it back to myself. Disconnecting the persons story to my own personal experience. It works really well for me and it allows me to truly feel someone’s else’s joy. Continuing to just “show up” when at times all I’ve wanted to do is isolate was actually the most healthy thing I could do. My patients and coworkers will never know how much they’ve helped me. The great thing about being a nurse is a lot of experience in putting other people first. The hard part about that was not always giving myself compassion on hard days.

Can i offer a suggestion if you know someone who is going though infertility ? (applies to any struggle really)it’s so important the person comes up with their own conclusions of what they are going through. As I said- I’ve chosen to conclude gratitude and focusing on what do i have. This is only after I worked through- sadness, anger, frustrations. Each of these steps needs to be felt and acknowledged and can be so hard for family/friends to watch. Simply allowing someone to go through these emotions and let them take their time to come up with whatever conclusion they decide can be so helpful.

For the infertility warriors- my fellow 1-8- You aren’t alone. And if no one has told you yet .. “it’s just not fair” - from a specialist doctor who I’m grateful to have as a resource.

Formula feeding moms- In the first 48 you can expect your baby to take in around 10-15 mls per feed. Your baby’s stomach...
04/19/2020

Formula feeding moms- In the first 48 you can expect your baby to take in around 10-15 mls per feed.

Your baby’s stomach is the size of a cherry 🍒, or this ball of gauze (I’m at work so I’m trying to be creative 🤣)

A baby’s stomach grows by day three and the amount of formula needed should be expected to increase.

Did you know #ibclcs have training and can assist you with bottle feeding and will support you through any way you choose to feed your baby?

Oh look at my bestie making magazine articles 🤩🥰Megan Fread
04/18/2020
How to Adjust Your Birth Plan for COVID-19

Oh look at my bestie making magazine articles 🤩🥰
Megan Fread

With hospitals implementing new policies to help curb the coronavirus spread, giving birth might look a little different these days. Learn how to plan ahead.

Feeding/holding a baby or sitting a little extra having you feel a little sore or tight? Try these poses a couple times ...
04/18/2020

Feeding/holding a baby or sitting a little extra having you feel a little sore or tight? Try these poses a couple times a day to help open things up.

In the side laying pose- take time to set up and get aligned - using a pillow or blanket to lift neck while having a pillow or bolster to support knees and ankle will help you get the most of the pose- the most important part - BREATHE - lengthen that breath and feel yourself “melt” open!

Second pose helps open the #sidebodies! Really press in to the grounded hand as you life up and over with the other. Stay for a few breaths- notice on the exhale if you can reach a little further over. Play with releasing the neck by bringing the gaze back down to the mat.

April is the last month to purchase my workshops for $35.  Starting in May, yoga in the labor room and my prenatal breas...
04/18/2020

April is the last month to purchase my workshops for $35. Starting in May, yoga in the labor room and my prenatal breastfeeding workshop will be $50! As of now, both will be offered virtually
Thank you everyone for your support, making pricing for my offerings has been one of the hardest parts about my business. Share with anyone who may benefit! 🙏🏻🤰🤱🏽👼🏽

Join @bhamlovestoslam, registered dietitian and myself for a discussion on nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum. I ...
04/14/2020

Join @bhamlovestoslam, registered dietitian and myself for a discussion on nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum. I will also be available to answer any questions on diet while breastfeeding. DM for zoom link!

Looking forward to this discussion 🧡💪🏻

04/11/2020

Cat-cow pose getting uncomfortable during pregnancy? Try these options..

Take the “cow” part out and simply stop at neutral table top.

You can move into a rocking cat by rounding the spine and bringing hips to heels. Take time to breath and explore while you make space in the spine. Exhale- round spine bring hips to heels ,inhale - rock forward spine neutral send breath down and out

Ground the hands in front of you either on the mat or propped up with yoga blocks and moving into a cat cow variation from here. This will bring the attention on the opening the upper body. Exhale- round upper back - inhale- heart comes forward feel shoulders and chest open

Check out the videos for examples

Happy birthday to my children Gavin and Garrett! They bring all the light in my life (and tiredness to balance it out✌🏻👌...
04/09/2020

Happy birthday to my children Gavin and Garrett! They bring all the light in my life (and tiredness to balance it out✌🏻👌🏻)

They are the big 4 and I’m so lucky i get to spend this special day with them! They teach me gratitude everyday and because of them im such a softer person.

Without them I wouldn’t have had the courage to begin Moore Motherhood. Nothing like having twin boys to make you stronger 💪🏻

There are no words to describe the love and happiness of watching your children grow thru life 🧡

DM for more details. Participants will need zoom!
04/09/2020

DM for more details. Participants will need zoom!

04/08/2020
Southern Pines CrossFit

Southern Pines CrossFit

Please join Jules and Darla this morning, and of course, invite your friends 😊

Join me as i talk with Julie, Strength training coach, as she talks about benefits and options for moms who want to begi...
04/06/2020

Join me as i talk with Julie, Strength training coach, as she talks about benefits and options for moms who want to begin or continue a strength training program during pregnancy. This is a non formal free event, you can come and go as you please.

Please DM myself or @Julie kmcevoy for meeting ID and password!

Get outside. I haven’t made a #pmads post in a while, I thought it might be a good time. A perinatal mood and anxiety tr...
04/01/2020

Get outside.

I haven’t made a #pmads post in a while, I thought it might be a good time.

A perinatal mood and anxiety training #pmads I took thru @psi_nc gave tips to give clients. The instructor was a psychologist who worked at a busy hospital in Phily and specifically worked with parents who had a baby in NICU. This NICU was busy, level IV, and had very sick babies. Even in the dead of winter (if you’re from the north you’ll understand) she counseled parents on the importance of bundling up and getting outside for at least 15 minutes a day, preferably more.

You can imagine it’s easy for parents with a baby in the nicu to stay for hours at the baby’s isolette.

We’ve all experienced this mood shift before, even if on a smaller level.

Take care of yourself- and yes, there is science behind that rejuvenating feeling you get from a little fresh air. And yes, i know a lot of parks are closed, but you can still get outside.

Have you been getting outside lately?

Note time change to April 11th @1030 to give you a relaxed Easter Sunday In order to keep a small class size I’m only ta...
04/01/2020

Note time change to April 11th @1030 to give you a relaxed Easter Sunday
In order to keep a small class size I’m only taking 10 couples. Contact to sign up 😊 🐰

35$ per couple - participants will need zoom.
Darla is labor nurse at the local community hospital.

This two hour workshop will cover-

🤰Stages of labor
🤰When to show up to the hospital
🤰Pain management - medical and comfort strategies for you and your partner
🤰Beneficial breathing and meditation techniques for the different stages of labor
🤰What to expect in the hospital setting
🤰Yoga movement techniques to assist in opening the pelvis

Contact Darla @ [email protected] or 920-242-3773

03/31/2020

My phone told me my usage was “up 17%” this week.. I was wondering where that busyness in my mind has been coming from.

Time to balance it out. 🙏🏻🧘‍♀️

Virtual Prenatal yoga 5:15 tonight. DM or comment to join.

Check out this online resource for anyone looking for childbirth education . I know many in person hospital workshops ha...
03/30/2020

Check out this online resource for anyone looking for childbirth education . I know many in person hospital workshops have been canceled but there are many ways to still get your education!
MamasteFit & The Doulas of Mamaste

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! We will be announcing the winners this afternoon!

We are giving away THREE of our self-paced, online childbirth education courses!!

Enter the giveaway by tagging a friend who would also love this course and share our post in your stories or feed for extra entries!

Giveaway entry ends Tuesday, March 31st at 12pm EST!

If you’ve already bought a program and you win, you’ll be refunded your payment!

Check out the course here: https://mamastefit.teachable.com/p/childbirth-education-course

This Wednesday let’s talk pelvic floor and yoga! Or not.. that’s cool too@hayleykavapt is an expert with the pelvic floo...
03/30/2020

This Wednesday let’s talk pelvic floor and yoga! Or not.. that’s cool too

@hayleykavapt is an expert with the pelvic floor muscles and #pelvicfloorexercises. She’s also a fellow #boymom💙 and as a physical therapist has a great Instagram page providing #realtalk. If you’re in Moore county or N.C., you’ll want to have her as a resource. Please join us for a free virtual coffee via zoom this Wednesday-

Meeting ID- 497-283-252
Password- 194389

Comment your email id be happy to also send the link via email if you’d like!

I can promise I’ll be wearing clothes but i can’t say the same about my children 🤦🏼‍♀️

35$ per couple - participants will need zoom. Darla is labor nurse at the local community hospital. This two hour worksh...
03/29/2020

35$ per couple - participants will need zoom.
Darla is labor nurse at the local community hospital.

This two hour workshop will cover-

🤰Stages of labor
🤰When to show up to the hospital
🤰Pain management - medical and comfort strategies for you and your partner
🤰Beneficial breathing and meditation techniques for the different stages of labor
🤰What to expect in the hospital setting
🤰Yoga movement techniques to assist in opening the pelvis

Contact Darla @ [email protected] or 920-242-3773

From an adoptive mom- This is one of the first pictures taken of me and my children. We are posing but we are all scared...
03/28/2020

From an adoptive mom-
This is one of the first pictures taken of me and my children. We are posing but we are all scared in an unfamiliar hotel room in S.Korea.

They look like babies to me now ☺️ but they were a little over two years old. That’s two years of their lives and history that didn’t have me in it.

The idea of me giving “advice” is funny because I’m very much still learning and adapting, but let me offer you this perspective from an adoptive mom who unconditionally loves her kids.

Whether you’re uncomfortable and pregnant, maybe trying to figure out how this pandemic is going to affect your birth. You could be an exhausted postpartum mom cluster feeding her baby or maybe a “threenager” is ruling your house.

Notice all these phases are very much acknowledged. I promise you the only thing worse than being in the thick of it is looking back and realizing you weren’t there. Trust me, someday - maybe in many many years- you’re going to want those conversations of “the longest labor ever” or “you didn’t let me put you down for 2 years.”

From a mom who would do anything to have been there for her children thru it all -embrace it mama.

It’s weird times - I hope this post reaches you in a way where gratitude can shine thru- even if it’s for just a minute 🙂

Breastfeeding 🤱🏽 mechanics Positioning and alignment for both mom and baby (often micro adjustments) can make a big impa...
03/27/2020

Breastfeeding 🤱🏽 mechanics

Positioning and alignment for both mom and baby (often micro adjustments) can make a big impact on how the baby latches and transfers milk in the early days of breastfeeding. Luckily- no matter what position the mom chooses- the following alignment can apply.

Belly to belly- baby’s belly facing moms baby with no gap

Baby spine from neck to sacrum aligned. Avoiding the baby having to turn their head. Try placing a water bottle by your shoulder and turn your head to drink from it 😁

Close- avoid bringing yourself to baby and bring baby to you- no gap - allowing baby’s hands and arms to wrap around breast as opposed to creating a gap with baby’s arms.

Little tips- big difference -
- have something that your baby can push their feet against
- Mom- get yourself comfortable and relaxed prior to feeding.

In my home visits we use what’s available and create a “breastfeeding nook”

Learn more in my prenatal breastfeeding workshop coming up THIS SUNDAY 😌🧘‍♀️🤱🏽🧡

$10Enjoy a prenatal yoga class designed for pregnancy and early postpartum in the comfort of your home! Via zoom- Meetin...
03/27/2020

$10
Enjoy a prenatal yoga class designed for pregnancy and early postpartum in the comfort of your home!

Via zoom-
Meeting ID- 141-393-371
Password- 867420

Payment via Venmo- contact Darla @ [email protected] or 920-242-3773 for details

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Southern Pines, NC
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Darla is a registered nurse certified in maternal newborn nursing. She is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and registered yoga teacher. Darla has worked in the hospital setting for 8 years as a mother-baby nurse, stork nurse and labor and delivery nurse. She is now wanting to serve the community by offering prenatal and postnatal yoga along with breastfeeding classes and private lactation consults.

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Loved your prenatal yoga class today! Thank you for offering such a wonderful thing to our community!
Go girl!! We are all cheering you on!! ❤️🙌