Preparing for what happens after baby is just as important as preparing for how they enter the world. The fact is creating your postpartum experience prenatally only leads to a more positive experience after birth.
As a doula, I think of myself a little like Mary Poppins’ bag – full of resources that can help ease your transition to parenthood. One resource that tends to get used over and over? Essential oils! I recently shared my top oils for pregnancy, birth & beyond over at Mother Muse Magazine.
Baby-wearing is one great method to accomplish your mamahood tasks without engaging your core as much as lifting and holding your babe in your arms would. Whether you are planning a Cesarean, recently had one, or are planning ahead just in case, this blog post is for you.
Coffee is such a crutch for many new parents who want to avoid feeling like a zombie after a restless night. But the caffeine content might not be the best way to recover from your night feeds, and in fact, can cause even more hormonal craziness than what you’re already facing in the postpartum period. This post isn’t to make you feel even more mom shame, because coffee is a staple for most of us. Instead, I’ve gathered a post of nutritious alternatives to get your morning energy back, because we can’t always get a full night of zzzs with a little one in the house.
i recently chatted with my client/single mama by choice/overall boss babe alyssa garrison from random acts of pastel. we talked about all things doula life & i even shared my favourite smoothie recipe.
the holidays are right around the corner (seriously - where did 2018 go?) & that means it’s time for all things holiday shopping. between baby registries and prenatal appointments, putting together your own wish list might have fallen to the wayside.
thus, here is the official 2018 birth boss holiday gift guide for the mama-to-be.
Welcome to the first part of the birth boss series on essential oils in childbirth! In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be profiling different essential oils that every birthing person should stock in their labour toolkit. Oil #1: Lemon!
Fuelling your body with the right vitamins and nutrients is a great way to kick start your baby-making bod into gear, and fuel your future little one too. Healthy eating isn’t about dividing food into good or bad categories, but rather, I encourage my clients to think about how nutrient-rich food makes you feel. Click through for the ABCs of Fertility Nutrition.
We’re not talking about giving your baby face masks here... But babies need skin care routines too. When we picture our perfect little newborns, we imagine their skin being silky soft, smooth and smelling so fresh you want it bottled as a perfume. In reality, that can be pretty far from the truth. Newborn skin can get pretty funky; it can be flaky, dry, bumpy, discoloured - you name it.