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CFC staff Leia and Angie visit 4thtrimester Bodies

CFC staff Leia and Angie visit 4thtrimester Bodies

Yesterday Angie, and I met up in Toronto for an afternoon that we were both very excited about, but both for different reasons, very nervous about.  We were going to take part in http://4thtrimesterbodies.com/ .  They are an amazing organization that are on a Worldwide tour “dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes ”brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding.

I had been mentally preparing myself for the photo shoot for a few days, and what “bearing it all” would mean.  What I couldn’t prepare for was the video I was a part of.  I didn’t know what questions I’d be asked, until that moment.  The first few were easy, name, where you live, number of kids…..

Then the tough part-  Being asked what you want to share about your birth experiences, and why you took part in this project was really tough!! It hit me like a ton of bricks, literally.  I felt like I had been throat punched, the wind taken out of me.  Why?  Well for the next few minutes, I stumbled through my birth philosophy, my experiences as a Birth Mom, a Mom Mom, and a Surrogate Mom, I shared what a blessing all of those “titles” were, and how I regret nothing from my births, and used each one as a learning experience for the next.

It was a funny feeling at the end of the interview, as I wasn’t sure if my answers were “right”.  It was in that moment that I realized, it wasn’t about them being right, rather about my sharing them.  Not sharing them for others to learn about my greatness, but for me to learn about my greatness.

As I write this, I feel myself rambling as I did, during my interview, however want everyone to know that working with http://4thtrimesterbodies.com/ was an amazing experience, in which I learned so very much about myself as a woman, and Mom.

I’m not sure what Angie’s experience was, as I took her little one Cyrus for a walk while she did her interview.  I wanted to allow her the space to talk, without eyes on her, as she did for me.

I hope that you visit this site, and if you are so inclined, book a session with them.  It was this video that sold me on these amazing women!!!


Leia and Angie from CFC visit 4thtrimester bodies project in Toronto

Leia and Angie from CFC visit 4thtrimester bodies project in Toronto