The hospital bag! It seems to be the question on every pregnant person’s mind. I just googled it and there were 48 million results. 48 million! So why on earth am I writing ANOTHER post about what to pack in your hospital bag?Continue reading “What you really need in your hospital bag – The Doula Edition”
So, you’re pregnant!
And you feel the worst.
People love to brush morning sickness off with a cute, “awww, that special time!” comment and a “but you know that means the baby’s healthy!”. You will come across other mothers who remember clearly how it felt and will offer you commiserations. However, well wishes and smiles aren’t going to get you through it. Morning sickness is very rarely only in the morning. Many people find it worsens in the evening, and some people have the feeling of nausea or dullness all day long.Continue reading “Morning (Noon and Night) sickness.”
There’s a funny thing that happens when you start telling people you’re pregnant. It’s a thing that continues right on throughout the 40ish weeks, and can even be seen during labour and certainly into your first days, weeks and months as a new mother.Continue reading “Positive Pregnancy, Positive Birth”
AKA: False labour – and I’m going to tell you right now, there is nothing false about it!
So many pregnant people that I talk to are confused in the last days, or sometimes up to a week, before their labour becomes active.Continue reading “Prodromal Labour”
Loneliness: a feeling most new mothers are very familiar with. And it’s interesting and strange because, of course, you aren’t alone. You’ve got your new baby. Your partner’s around. You’re texting your friends and following people’s lives on Facebook while you feed the baby. You might have family popping around to cuddle and fuss and help. You might have a mother’s group to catch up with once a week.
So why are you feeling so desperately lonely?Continue reading “Alone Together: Motherhood and Loneliness”