Tag: new parent(s)

What mom needs in the first weeks after birth

Shopping for baby clothes, completing a registry, and opening baby shower gifts are such fun parts of having a baby. Who doesn’t love tiny booties, onesies with clever prints, and Sofie the giraffe? Heck, even newborn diapers are cute! But […]

Navigating the motherhood identity crisis

For many, becoming a mother is a huge identity shift. We don’t often hear the good stories, and the word “postpartum” is frequently associated with some kind of loss or crisis. We hear phrases like “Motherhood identity crisis,” “Motherhood identity […]

What you should know about your pelvic floor

The pelvic floor. You need to know about it if you are pregnant or have had children. In France, all women receive Pelvic Floor rehabilitation as part of their postpartum medical care.  Here in the US, very few women know […]

Simple nutrition for new parents

Easy nutrition when nourishing the new parent We can be so preoccupied with tending to the needs of our babies that we neglect our own nutritional needs and overall well-being. We’re running on less sleep, we feel exhausted, we may […]

The moving target of balance in motherhood

As I slink out of a dark bed, careful not to disturb the pillows and covers, I turn and take one last look at my sleeping daughters – laid out like football players signaling a touchdown. They are 5 years […]

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 […]

Kindness + Compassion for Yourself in Tough Moments

Self compassion through meditation – my personal experience As a meditator for over 15 years I find myself gravitating more and more toward compassion practices.  It may well likely be the state of the world, at this time.  It is […]