Precious Postpartum, Pt. 2: Essential Rest

I just had yet another family–they only hired me for postpartum support, so didn’t get my normal spiel about postpartum care while we had prenatals together–tell me “we just don’t talk about what postpartum is actually like nearly enough in our society!” I KNOW. Believe me, I’m trying. Hence, this series of posts about some … More Precious Postpartum, Pt. 2: Essential Rest

More Good News!

Quite often, when I meet with new families to see if we might be a good fit for each other, they come with a list of great questions. (Like this one) I love that; the best conversations get started with those questions, and between the two of us, there is a lot of information being … More More Good News!

I’m ready!

Years ago, I realized that I was spending nearly one-quarter to one-third of my time in prenatals discussing postpartum plans. I had families–in plural–tell me of the pressure they felt after their firstborn to “bounce back” and “have it all together” within a week of giving birth. I would say things like “if the body … More I’m ready!

Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part One: Studies and Statistics

In celebration of having now attended forty births, I am developing a series of blog posts on just a few of the myriad reasons that make hiring a doula an awesome choice.  This portion looks at some of the studies and statistics regarding doula care.  (Note: there has been a HUGE amount of studying on … More Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part One: Studies and Statistics