As you embark on this beautiful journey of parenthood, it's important to prepare for the unexpected aspects of the postpartum period. One such surprise that catches many new parents off guard is postpartum night sweats. Today, we're diving deep into this common yet often unspoken phenomenon, so you can navigate it with ease and comfort.
As you enter the postpartum period, it's crucial to acknowledge that this phase often comes with unexpected challenges that are rarely discussed. While much attention is focused on the birthing experience itself (even about pooping during birth), little is said about the first postpartum bowel movement.
6/1/2023 0 Comments
With the beginning of Pride month, I think it is essential to reflect on the significance of inclusivity and support for LGBTQ+ families. In celebrating diversity, I want to share some thoughts about the importance of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals, regardless of their gender identity or family structure. For me, using non-gendered language in my content and on my website is a deliberate choice, as I recognize and respect that not every birthing person wants to be referred to as "Mom" and that families come in various forms. This Pride month, let us emphasize the need to support and uplift LGBTQ+ families throughout their birth and postpartum journeys.
5/19/2023 0 Comments
Being a doula is a profound role that grants me a unique opportunity to witness the most vulnerable and intimate moments in someone's life. It is a privilege to be entrusted with the care and support of individuals during their childbirth journey. The cornerstone of the doula-client relationship is built on trust—a trust that enables clients to fully let go and embrace their journey with confidence.
Read more to explore the significance of trust in the doula-client relationship, the unfiltered aspects of birth, and how doulas celebrate and honor these moments without judgment.
You really can’t understand how much birth can wreck your pelvic floor until you’ve done it. Maybe you’ve heard (and winced and the mention) of tearing and episiotomy, but even if you come through without one, a vaginal birth is still a lot of trauma for your nether regions; and that includes the muscles that control your pee and poo 🚽 When you get home there’s still a lot of healing to do!
Read on for my recommendation for the surprising accessory to make going to the bathroom a little more comfortable: