As a doula for years I've seen lots of variations around birth and babies. I will never forget one dad's face when he saw the coned shape of his baby's head straight after birth. I could see he hadn't expected it to look like that. So I gently reassured him that it was all normal and … Continue reading Your Baby at Birth: 10 features that are normal
So, the birth is now over. You've entered the land of lost time known as baby gazing. You stare at the amazing reminder on your baby's tummy of your recent and incredible in utero connection: the cord stump. The once life line. The once power cord between you, placenta and baby. Then the mama brain kicks … Continue reading From Cord Stump to Belly Button: 3 tips for natural care
Sadly pregnancy ain't all bout 'that glow'…. and that thick, shiny hair. You've likely heard about the possible swollen ankles, feet and fingers. Or the itchy skin of your growing baby bump. But, we don't often hear about lady bits changing! Things can often get heavy, swollen, lumpy, juicy and darn itchy down there! Um, why is … Continue reading What’s up with my lady bits..?
As a doula I've seen firsthand the difference that food and fluids can make to a woman's labour. It can affect her labour's progress, her physical and mental stamina, and her need for interventions. Here are my tips around eating and drinking in labour: Why you need to do it When & what to eat and drink The … Continue reading Eating & Drinking in Labour: Why, when, what