Alright y’all. If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m a major birth nerd. The science of making, growing and bringing life into this world gets me straight giddy. What might surprise you though, is I wasn’t always this way. Not one bit. In fact, like many other women in this culture, I thought birth was… Continue reading The Book Every Pregnant Mama Should Read
Did you hear? It’s World Doula Week!! Don’t know what a doula is? Well we can’t be friends. I’m just kidding (kinda). If you still don’t know what a doula is then go read some stuff and come back. If you do know what a doula is and you love them as much as I… Continue reading How to Thank a Doula During World Doula Week (or any other time in life)!
I was introduced to the world of doulas over 4 years ago now. Since then I’ve been pretty vocal about who they are, why I love them, why I think everyone should have one, and most recently why I wanted to be one, yet I still get mixed reactions when it comes up in conversation.… Continue reading Doulas gotta pay bills too
Today is my sweet baby girl’s first birthday. I was desperately ready for her to vacate my uterus when I was pregnant, but I’m so not ready for today. I wish she could stay little forever, but kids don’t seem to do that do they? It’s been a crazy year with lots of not sleeping… Continue reading Rowan – A Birth Story
I’ve been wanting to write out my birth stories for some time now. I honestly think I’ve avoided it for this long because I still feel a sting of disappointment when I think about it. Especially because my second birth was so eerily similar to my first. Which ultimately just makes me feel broken. Our… Continue reading Rory – A Birth Story
Today is Rowan’s 8 month birthday. She’s almost been out as long as she was in. Insane. It feels like yesterday we were in the midst of the newborn haze. Oh wait, that was yesterday because she still thinks she’s a newborn. No in all honesty since hiring a sleep consultant I’m definitely becoming less… Continue reading When does the postpartum period really end?