Infant Sleep

June 16, 2020

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?

June 10, 2020

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 […]

The Unconventional Village

I’ve probably Googled it twenty or thirty different ways: “postpartum without a village” “surviving postpartum without a village” “parenting without a village” “mom without a village” I found some random articles and blog posts that were along those lines, especially regarding parenting. Some were really good. Some…not so much.Most sources assumed that I was in […]

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

June 2, 2020

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.

Postpartum Dads

May 27, 2020

Postpartum dads can have postpartum depression, too! Please contact me if you need more information or resources about this.

Exhale, Enjoy, Endure – A guide to the first 5 days postpartum

May 19, 2020

EXHALE – what you can be relieved about: Labor is over! You did it, whether you delivered vaginally or by c-section, your baby is here. If you delivered at a birth center or hospital, you’ll be headed home within the first couple days most likely, and oh my – what a sweet comfort it is […]

Postpartum in Japan

My 2nd child, Malachi, was born in May, 2012. I wrote this soon after that, mainly about the hospital stay. When people find out I had 3 of my babies in Japan, the main question I get is “Is it very different?”. Well…here’s the answer. 😉 It’s the last day of my maternity leave! I […]