Postpartum In Real Life

  • Infant Sleep
    Infant sleep is so incredibly important to understand during the first year postpartum, for your own health and sanity! Here’s an infographic I made with some basics, but feel free to contact me with any questions. One of the things I do as a postpartum doula is to help new families come up with a […]
  • The Village Ideal: Does it exist?
    My husband and I got to know each other in an African bush village; the women gathered over the fire pits, the children played freely – no telling who’s child was whose, except for the ones on their mother’s back, or who came back to their mothers to nurse. It was a beautiful picture of […]
  • Everything is awful and I’m not OK
    Questions for the New Mother to Ask Before Giving Up Are you hydrated?  If not, have a glass of water. Try to have one every time you feed baby. Have you eaten in the past three hours?  If not, get some food — something with protein, not just simple carbs.  Perhaps some nuts or hummus? Have you showered in […]
  • Mommy Tummy
    Or, “Will I ever fit into my pre-pregnancy pants again?!”
  • Mastitis Information
    Please don’t use this as medical advice. When in doubt, always call your doctor or an IBCLC! Feel free to save and print this information, or share the link.