Things to Have on Hand for the Postpartum Weeks...

We find copies of lists on "what to pack for the hospital" in the birth books and through childbirth classes... but have you found one on "what to have when you come home from the hospital?"

Here are a few key items I suggest picking up so that you don't have to run out in those first few days and weeks (or try to explain to your husband where to find them!!)


A Doula's Role... great YouTube video snippet

Thought this was well said...
From the Mindful Mama website... click here


So it begins...

I've been thinking about starting this blog for a few weeks now. It's been an exciting and full spring with the opportunity to assist three women with their births... one in February- baby A, and two in May- baby E and baby I.

I'm left utterly amazed at each of these births... all three shared the commonality of an expectant mama who nourished and grew their precious babe for 9 months (give or take a little) and then lovingly labored to bring them into the world... but each labor and birth having a beautiful spin of it's own. As a student of birth- I had front row seats to three very unique births... a first time mama who labored and birthed much quicker than any of us expected... a second time mama who had a much more positive birth experience this time around... and a first time mama who labored long and hard and beautifully surrendered her expectations as complications arose.

I find myself now reflecting on these births and the lessons they hold for me. I'm humbled that I was allowed to witness and learn from these women and their stories.

I'm not sure exactly what this little piece of the blog world is going to look like... but I hope that it's a place where I can share what I'm learning and what I'm thinking about and invite others to do the same. Let's face it... we're all in the process of being born into something... we've been given lifetimes to find new things and to spend our days discovering and growing and asking and wondering. For me, I'm in a season of being born into birth and all the beauty and deep wonder it holds.