Making Choices: Where Has Our Decisiveness Gone?

As a doula and childbirth educator I find myself part of one of the most important and private moments of someone’s life: birth. Much more than “just another day”, it’s such a key moment. It can catapult a woman into the bliss of motherhood, or sometimes the pits of despair. And so, as I work [...]

Making Choices: Where Has Our Decisiveness Gone?2015-04-28T01:47:56-04:00

I’m an A-Type and I’ve Just Had a Baby. OMG, Help!

You got straight As in school, graduated with Honors (from high school and university). You danced/worked/taught/insert-hugely-time-consuming-activity-here all throughout your younger years. You were probably on the student council, no wait…led the student council, sat on various groups in school, and likely represented your school at events. After school you got an awesome placement, rocked it, [...]

I’m an A-Type and I’ve Just Had a Baby. OMG, Help!2015-04-02T11:36:57-04:00

6 Recovery Tips for Moms After a Cesarean Birth

  Since about 1 in 3 of us will give birth by cesarean, it’s worth chatting a little bit about how that recovery is different than a vaginal birth. Cesarean births have become more and more common as each decade passes. It’s hard to believe that in 1970 the cesarean rate was 5.8%1 and is [...]

6 Recovery Tips for Moms After a Cesarean Birth2015-02-26T12:08:25-05:00

9 Things to Consider BEFORE Baby Comes

So you’re expecting. Congratulations. A baby can be an exciting time in our lives, or can scare the heck out of us. The good thing is, millions of people have done this before us, so we have a good deal to base our thoughts that it’ll probably all be just fine. But there are lots [...]

9 Things to Consider BEFORE Baby Comes2015-02-12T14:04:41-05:00