Maybe you’ve been taking the hospital childbirth education class and as part of the last session they take you on a tour of the labor and delivery floor and the postpartum unit. Or maybe you took an outside class but still want to see where you will be giving birth. It’s time for the Hospital … Continue reading Let’s Take a Tour
We were never meant to live this life alone. We simply are not designed to go about our lives without companions, mentors, and students. We need people in our lives that are in the same season of life or circumstances. We need people who are ahead of us on the journey so that we can … Continue reading I Need My Person!
I have posted about preparing for postpartum before and I spend time with all my clients talking about some of the things they may want to think about and prepare for. But I've not had a written postpartum plan ... Until Now It's been a rainy and stormy day and with my morning appointments done, … Continue reading Game Plan
My husband has played golf on and off for many years, but this past summer he had the opportunity to get out on the links quite a few times. I am definitely a beginner, never having actually been on a golf course, but I was able to join him on the driving range several times. … Continue reading Can’t My Golf Instructor Be My Doula?
The postpartum period can be an amazing time of bonding with your new baby. It can also be a very difficult transition. While the baby blues are very common, intense feelings that go beyond 2 weeks might mean a call to your health care provider is a good idea. Here are a few questions to … Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask During Postpartum
Usually lots of time and thought goes into planning for the birth of your baby. But usually not near as much thought goes into planning for the postpartum period. Instead, you may find yourself coming home from the hospital with a tiny human thinking, “What the heck?” Sometimes you can’t believe they let you take … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Postpartum
It's the big day! Time to bring baby home! And time for your dog to meet your little one! What can you do to make the first introduction go smoothly? The most important thing to remember is to be calm. Dogs can sense when you or others are agitated or anxious and they react accordingly. … Continue reading Puppies and Babies – Part 3
What are some things you can do in the weeks leading up to bringing baby home that can make the introduction go more smoothly? It's important to remember that dogs handle change in different ways, some better than others. First, know your dog and how he responds to new people and situations. Then take some … Continue reading Puppies and Babies – Part 2
Our 4-legged babies are a part of the family. But as much as we may anthropomorphize them, we need to remember that they are animals. The friendliest dog can still be unpredictable in certain situations. I recently attended a workshop about introducing your baby to your dog given by Robin from Fydoland. She gave us … Continue reading Puppies and Babies – Part 1
This year's theme for World Doula Week is #doulasbenefiteveryone. World Doula Week's Facebook page posts a challenge for each day of the week, which celebrates doulas all over the world as they empower families during childbirth. One of the challenges is to tell a brief story about how being a doula has benefited me in … Continue reading World Doula Week