Postpartum | Welcome to A Conscious Beginning

Welcome to A Conscious Beginning.


This space has been created by Roxanna who strives for all parents to have a healthy, happy, easy postpartum! Each person’s journey into parenthood is unique and special and should be tailored to them. Healthy individuals begin with conscious choices. Who we chose to invite to our births, what we eat, and knowing when to ask for help are all pieces to making important transitions be as smooth as possible.

The journey into parenthood is full of intense and beautiful changes. The choice to breastfeed/chestfeed is sometimes met with challenges. Being informed at the right time can make navigating this beautiful relationship more enjoyable for you and baby. As we prepare our minds and bodies for birth we should do the same in preparing for the postpartum period and breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

A Conscious Beginning offers Placenta Encapsulation and Lactation Support services to the Greater Vancouver area including: Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Surrey, and Langley. We welcome consultations with parents of any gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or family structure.

Get started with some Tips for a happy postpartum. Then, when you’re ready, have Roxanna help you have a great beginning to parenthood!

The Art of Holding Space for Birth

Last year I was birthing my last and 3rd baby. I am having all the feels. The biggest ones being of pure gratitude for the support I was surrounded by. Every time I look back over details I am near tears with how amazing the support I had was. My birth team might not...
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Pinch Test

At the base of your nipple, where your nipple meets your areola, place your thumb and index finger. Press in gently but firmly about an inch behind your nipple. As breasts are unique, it is common to have variation in nipple's and their elasticity from one breast to...
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Can I still breastfeed if… The myths and truths about breastfeeding challenges

This is a series breaking down the myths and truths about breastfeeding challenges. There are a lot of barriers to breastfeeding happening on a larger scale. Check out this article from Pathways about larger systemic barriers. I want to break down things a little...
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Loving Your Postpartum Body

During my third pregnancy I struggled with my body. I was so uncomfortable. I was the heaviest I have ever been in my life, everything hurt, and I hated the way I felt. Logically I knew my body was amazing. That nourishing humans, and birthing these humans, was no...
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Asher’s Birth Story We welcomed Asher Lee Farnsworth on October 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm, weighing 8.2 pounds and 19 inches long. Each of my births was unique and my third proved to be my most challenging. I expected to feel some thread of familiarity because, well...
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The Best for Moms and babes: Belly Binding and Breastfeeding

Its no secret that the best for baby is breastfeeding. Bonus is that breastfeeding is also good for mom's mental and physical health too. When couples plan on breastfeeding they may take a breastfeeding course, read a few books, and maybe buy a breastfeeding pillow (I...
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You can reserve your placenta encapsulation services online, find out where Roxanna is next speaking or contact her to book your consultation.

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