The Hamilton Family Doulas BlogWriting stuff about the having babies life so you have things to read!
Check out Leanne Palmerston, co-owner of Hamilton Family Doulas and a doula with over 10 years of experience as a doula in Hamilton, as she provides her best tips for managing your labour.
It seems like newborns never sleep. Until you have a toddler to chase after. Then it seems like all newborns ever do is sleep! The truth is somewhere in between and that’s not great news for most new mothers.
This year was challenging, wasn’t it? I found it the hardest times I’ve ever had to live through. But I made it through.
This year I want to do more than live through challenges.
Today’s Recipe Time recipe is a great protein and vegetable rich salad with lots of flavour that will provide you with food for a few days. It’s a bit spicy and the cilantro gives this salad a bright, fresh flavour profile.
Ice is often recommended at two key points in birth and the postpartum period but new research is showing that ice is NOT good for healing.
Trust me when I tell you, there is no magical product, parenting style or baby care trick that will make being a new parent easier for you. But this wisdom will probably do better than that.
The thing about postpartum depression is you often don’t realise you have it. But everyone around knows the truth: you went crazy.
We seem to have forgotten that there are certain stark realities about the birthing body. New parents are healing from birth and we should nurture them the way they are learning to nurture their new child.
“Choose a goal” she said. I watched as the faces around me grew thoughtful, then excited. What could I possibly write down?
Life is about to get a little crazy. That’s where a Postpartum Doula fits in. You can hire a Postpartum Doula to take care of yourself, your baby and your home for a better new parenting experience.
If you tell me you want to have your baby in a certain way I’ll care very much about that and help you with that kind of birth. What I don’t care about is what I think about your way of giving birth.
This is a question I get asked a lot. What should a woman wear for birth?
There are lots of options. I have a few practical recommendations.
Well, we do tell them they can do anything!
“Should I make a cafe?”
“That might be an awesome thing to do when you are an adult!”
I trained to be a doula at The Farm in Summertown TN. I met and had dinner with Ina May Gaskin. We talked about knitting socks. So, it is was a shock to discover that Ina May was one of the signatories to an open letter to the Midwives Alliance of North America protesting their adoption of inclusive language.