A little about my diet growing up. I grew up eating like most kids in the 80’s. Cereal and pop tarts for breakfast, public school lunch, fast-food, pop, juice, ice cream, candy…. All of it. Oddly I was never overweight but I ate so bad. I could blame it on growing up in a small town or maybe my parents just didn’t know any different. This life style continued into my 20’s but smoking and drinking added into the mix. Yuck.
The good stuff, where it all took a turn. I had graduated from cosmetology school, I was working at a high end salon and spa for 3 years, having fun, still eating bad, drinking way to much and I find out I'm pregnant. My aunt and my cousin found out from my mom and instantly took over. I thank them and my mom for making a stressful situation the best thing that ever happened to me. My aunt and my cousin are massage therapist and energy workers. I had weekly appointments with them throughout my pregnancy to clear, balance, restore my bodying, and try to make a bad environment for a baby to grow in a good one. They taught me how to clear my energy, protect us energetically, muscle test and so much more. They are also very educated on natural childbirth, the dangers of ultrasounds and everything medical. I was that crazy person that doctors hate. I went in with lists, long lists, I wouldn’t let them touch me or my baby with anything. I refused all the tests they wanted me to do, all vaccines ( they wanted me to get booster vaccines to protect the baby, no thank you), I didn’t even let them listen to the heart beat. For some reason I had a gut feeling to do the 21 week ultrasound. I was called back a few days later, I went in and they told me something wasn’t right with my baby’s brain, they saw signs of downs syndrome and wanted to do more ultrasounds and testing. I told them absolutely not, if she had something wrong then I didn’t want to have any more radiation on her. My family sent me to a local natural path to see if she could test to see what was going on. It wasn’t good, my unborn daughter was in rough shape. I was put on high doses of multiple different supplements. At the time I had no idea what they were I just trusted her and took everything and kept going back to get checked every couple weeks. She also had me change my diet, I started eating organic food and avoiding dairy and gluten.
Shorty after finding this out my mom gifts me the level one and two of spring forest qigong with Master Lin and Normandale college. I loved every moment of it. I saw spirit guides and moved energy for the first time and it was so cool! When my daughter was 1 I was able to finished the level 3 class. After finishing the second level of qigong my mom gifted me with level 1 and 2 of craniosacral therapy with Dr.Carol Phillips at St.Catherine university. I learned so much about the body and pregnancy. The best part is that my unborn child was getting energy work done on her by amazing healers and I was learning how to raise a child the best way possible. After months of classes, learning and many visits to my natural path my daughter was born (2 weeks early on her own) perfectly healthy!! My only regret is that I wasn’t able to have a home birth with a midwife that could have given me the birth experience I really wanted.
My family continued to work on my daughter after she was born. This lucky little girl got a massage every week for the first year of her life. We did unwinding, rebirthing, energy work… all of it!!