When we give birth we want it to be the best experience possible. It’s a sacred time that cannot be repeated. However, especially for first time parents, there is a good amount of fear surrounding the entire birth process from being afraid to poop when you push to the fear of dying during childbirth. Given birth is so unpredictable, the fear of the unknown can really build up in our minds and become hard to sort through on our own. Often, when we sit down and brainstorm about
Weird question, right? How could the two possibly have enough similarities to get them confused? If a parent is experiencing any issues with their mental health they would just get help and there's no way it could ever get so bad. So bad that they might get mixed up with the wrong crowd. A good parent would never let their emotions affect their parenting. They would protect their child/ren from seeing them like they are a weakness... If you think this way you might want to st
“I’m hiring a doula next time to avoid…” “I need a doula to protect me from…” “If I would have had a doula it might have saved me from…” “If you’re not comfortable with your doctor, hire a doula.” Just talking about these phrases, and variations of it, there is an implication here that might give an expecting family the wrong idea… These phrases imply that doulas are advocates. advocate [verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt] verb (used with object), advocated, advocating.
But doulas are for expecting and new moms, right? What if you could hire them for more? In November, of 2014, my youngest daughter turned one. Like other one year olds, she had her finger pricked to check for lead. She had a level of 19. 19?! They reassured me that finger pricks are often inaccurate, but to be safe all four girls should get blood work. Finger pricks are inaccurate alright. My oldest had a level of 6. (no big deal) My youngest three’s levels, though, were scar