Just Say No To That Ice Pad

Ice is often recommended at two key points in birth and the postpartum period: to dull back pain during labour and to help heal women’s sore bottoms after birth. In fact, it’s protocol after birth for women in hospital to strap on a giant frozen pad before...

Three Things That Will Transform Your Postpartum Experience

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 I do have some advice that will be better than all of those. 1 – Ignore What Everyone Else Does Did your...

I Had A Baby And Then I Went Crazy

The thing about postpartum depression is you often don’t realise you have it. You feel like you’re struggling, and that’s supposed to happen when you become a mom, right? But everyone around knows the truth: you went crazy. Birth Triggered My Mood...

Slow Down After Baby

When can I start exercising again? How long do you think I have to keep the baby in the house and away from people?  How soon can we start having sex again? How young is too young if we wanted to go away? When can I start pumping breastmilk?  How soon will the baby...

Learning That I Am Enough

I recently attended a conference put on by my new certification organization ProDoula. It was an amazing few days of speakers and breakout sessions, people who loved and supported each other. Every person was there to help ensure that we all had the tools we needed to...