The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Feeding

Let’s start with, HOW YOU CHOOSE TO FEED YOUR BABY IS YOUR CHOICE. There, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, how about a little expectation vs. reality when it comes to feeding your baby these first six weeks. Ready? Here we go. EXPECTATION: I’m going to breastfeed because it’s the best for[…]

The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Emotional Adjustment

Postpartum DOES NOT equal depression. The word postpartum is an adjective that simply describes the period of time after a person has birthed a child. Yep, that’s it. So let’s all try to stop saying things like “she has the postpartum” because that’s not a thing. There are SO MANY different aspects of the postpartum[…]

The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Physical Recovery

Coming home with your newborn baby is an exciting and scary time. Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a well-traveled expert, there is a lot to consider when it comes to your own recovery. As a postpartum and infant care doula, what I often see with my clients is that the reality does not match[…]