Tag: postpartum

Acupuncture for postpartum depression and anxiety

“If you have suffered from anxiety before pregnancy or are experiencing it now for the first time, there is help for you.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offers great relief of the symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.  This comes […]

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!). […]

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 […]

Self care for new parents

Why self care matters Self-care takes on a whole new meaning as a new parent. While caring for your small child, you are simultaneously caring for yourself, and miraculously at that. At times, finding space in the day for self-care […]