12 Things to Remember…

...during the first 12 weeks postpartum. Inspired by this post, I decided to expand on the idea to create a visual guide for the 4th trimester, otherwise known as the first 3 months postpartum. It's a blur of hormones, interrupted sleep, adjusting to either a whole...

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“Everything is Awful And I’m Not Okay”

A few months ago, I happened upon an inspiring blog post from Eponis | Sinope titled, "Everything is Awful and I'm Not Okay". If you've ever dealt with overwhelming moments in life or more serious bouts of anxiety/depression, a lot of these points may resonate with...

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Doula Work During Pregnancy

When I was just starting out as a brand new doula, I read a lot of blog posts written by experienced doulas about tricks of the trade and other lifestyle adjustments. It was immensely helpful to me. Now that I'm not so new anymore, I like to try to pay it forward for...

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The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

This doula has a confession to make. It's only taken to my third pregnancy to finally embrace the wonders of prenatal massage. (I know!) Why did it take me so long? Honestly, because I didn't value self care enough and taking time for me. It's easy to justify spending...

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Understanding Birth Trauma

"In the end, a healthy baby and mom are all that matters." Chances are you've heard these words before, or maybe you've even said something like it to a new mom. For a mom dealing with the effects of birth trauma however, these words can do more harm than the...

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Why I Became A Doula

March 22-28 is #worlddoulaweek. In celebration there are various posts, pictures, and more on social media discussing the global impact of doulas, how they help with families, and provide education and support in all birth situations. Choosing the doula for you...

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