Category: Postpartum

Becoming a parent – stories from our providers

The transition to parenthood can be full of surprises, even for those parents who work in the birth world. Our wonderful interviewees Jeanette Samyn: Birth and Postpartum Doula Simone Toomer: Birth and Postpartum doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor and La […]

The early days of parenthood – parent perspective

As a parent, I feel like I am in a tribe with all other parents. I love hearing other parent’s experiences because it is important for me to remember that parenting is wonderful but also messy (and that is ok!). […]

Body and mind recovery after baby

Motherhood is the fork in the road of your health and life.  If it’s taken as an opportunity to heal, it is possible to get into the best shape of your life.  And by best shape of your life, I […]

Making a Postpartum Plan

Most people who are pregnant are familiar with the idea of writing a birth plan (or more commonly “birth preferences” since truly, it’s hard to plan how labor and birth will unfold!), but too few parents-to-be think about sitting down […]

Radical self care in five simple steps

My personal journey and self care  For the last four months, I set out on a bit of a challenge and adventure with my family involving travel and homeschooling. I learned so much that I wish I knew when I […]

Co-sleeping explained

Deciding how the baby will sleep or co-sleep Sleep is one of the most talked about and argued about topics for new parents. Where a baby sleeps, how long a baby sleeps, and to sleep train or not to sleep […]

My journey as a single mom, Doula, and Sleep Consultant

The story of a single mom. Today we will be speaking with Erica Shane, After Third’s community builder and long time childbirth professional. Erica has always worked with families: she started as a professional nanny and after graduating from university, […]

Working moms – preparing for your first day back

Preparing for your first day back at work If you are a working mom returning to the office, there are some practical steps you can take to get ready before that first day back.  Even if you are excited to […]