Why I love a messy house!October 4, 2019
I love to see a messy house when I visit my clients, especially in the days after the baby is born.
It means that they are focusing on the essentials and simply have no time to tidy - and that can be a very good thing.
They are eating, staying hydrated, connecting with baby and maybe resting.
Doulas – Take Note!September 27, 2019
This has happened several times in my career as a birth doula…
➠ A repeat client is working with me.
➠ They have a concern or fear or burning question related to their previous birth.
➠ They have a fuzzy memory of events and times or even a strong memory of something that doesn’t make sense.
➠ Their partner has a completely different memory.
➠ They need some solid information to move forward.
➠ They expect me to remember what happened at their previous birth.
Enter the Doula Birth Log.
Why Doulas Should Discuss Prenatal Expectations and Postpartum Reality with their ClientsSeptember 24, 2019
As a postpartum doula it is important to talk seriously about how prenatal expectations can differ from their actual lived reality after baby is born.
Although the woman might be mostly focussed on the upcoming birth, these are important discussions to have especially when we know that the difference between what they expected and what is going on can cause a lot of pain.
We cannot predict what the postpartum will bring for them and what they might be experiencing;
15 Things a Postpartum Doula Can do in the First Days that Clients AppreciateSeptember 13, 2019
1). Bring some fresh fruit – even a small bunch of strawberries can taste great!
2). Refill water bottles and offer tea or fresh juice.
3). Offer to hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign to restrict visitors so clients can rest.
4). If they’re at the hospital, remind them that they can ask non-medical staff and visitors to come back later - after the new family nap or after a visit is complete.