This little beauty is your labour and birth buddy! But how? I hear you ask...
Well have you heard these sayings...
"soft face, soft fanny"
"loose lips, loose lips"
"as above, so below"
That's because your jaw is a mirror of your pelvic floor. If you are holding tension in your jaw you are holding tension and creating lift in your pelvic floor but when we bring awareness to this area, we are able to transfer relaxation, allowing our pelvic floor to soften and lengthen, allowing for an easier birth.
This pink clay konjac sponge can help relax your facial muscles when gently massaged over your face, neck and shoulders between contractions (while your birth support person scores multiple brownie points in the process). As we know for birth, a relaxed jaw is a relaxed pelvic floor and this little eco sponge brings with it heavenly mini facial vibes, to do exactly that.
And not only that! Perfect for postpartum as a self care ritual too! Just pop it in the compost when it starts to break down. A win for you and the environment!
The Full Story
Jen from Seasons of Mama, discovered its magical little powers as a mini facial-feeling sponge as a Mama bear just looking to up her self care game! And wow did she discover something more —— she is amazing for women in labour!
On a path to living a low tox life, she purchased one of these pink clay konjac sponges to try. Impressed by the fact it is 100% biodegradable, made from Japanese konjac potato fibres and mineral rich pink clay (with amazing skin benefits -increasing blood flow and assisting with cell renewal). It was love at first try as it felt like a mini facial. It quickly became one of her favourite skin care rituals and she remembers one night thinking to myself “how amazing would this be for Loz in labour”
So who is Loz?
Loz is her beautiful sister. Rather than act as her Midwife for her second birth (due to insurances etc) she said she would act as her Doula, supporting her and her brother in law. She had a dreamy home birth and when she was labouring away in the birthing pool, she used the soft sponge to gently massage her face between contractions. She watched as her shoulders visibility lowered, her facial expressions just melt and she relaxed more deeply into labour. She had an incredibly empowering birth - the most beautiful birth I have ever witnessed and we welcomed another little boy into our family, baby Rayen, Feb 2020. She said to me that day that it was one of her fave things and made for a beautiful distraction too.