My new doula mentor (I have such a great list of mentors and personal heroes. They are amazing and I am so grateful to have them, both in doula-ing and just in life in general) and I were chatting after class today. 656 more words
This week, I celebrated my eldest being six, it was nice, it was fun, it was nostalgic and his party was hard work! Those normal average things aside, I also realised this week, that I can actually think about his birth and that – sheesh – yes- that has probably taken six years to do so! 2,882 more words
I just finished my DONA International birth doula workshop.
What do you even say?
I learned so much.
I learned (more) about late-term pregnancy, labour signs, stages of labour, comfort measures in those labour stages and how they work (or don’t work) for women and their partners, breastfeeding, not breastfeeding, informed choice (always and forever one of my favourite things), how to conduct myself in an initial interview, that women in Russia are badasses when it comes to birthing their babies, and that… 914 more words