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.”
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”
Many people, from those expecting a baby to those who are merely curious, ask me the big question: what is it exactly that a doula does?Continue reading “What does a birth doula do?”
After birthing a baby, your emotions and hormones are running wild. You may feel exhilarated, calm, relieved, proud, sad, tired, blissed out, stressed or worried – and most likely, a combination of all.Continue reading “After birth: Hormones and the Baby Blues.”