I’ve recently been doing a lot of postpartum doula work. Both a confirmation and a reassurance in the work we’re doing prenatally—Informing and instructing our clients in the importance of resting for the first 40 days. Teaching that this is not only a good thing, but fundamentally the right thing and what our bodies intuitively […]
The Closing of the Bones ceremony acknowledges the immense changes a woman has undergone in pregnancy and childbirth and assists in bringing her spirit back into her own body. Physically, it guides her bones back into place, helps her pelvic organs shift and her uterus to shrink back down, and stimulates blood flow. Women who are honored in this way experience a sense of calm and grounding, re-establishing her sense of self.
These long, dark days, with their limited sun and missing warmth, make us ever more mindful that the warmth and glow of the festive holiday season is behind us. We’ve got too much cheese, chocolate, wine (pick your poison) in our guts, and we’re not sure what day it is…it’s somewhere between Christmas and New […]
Dear New Moms and Dads. I’m prepping for my quarterly Newborn Essentials “How to Thrive Not Just Survive with Your Newborn” class. It’s my favorite class and here’s why. In this class, we play. It’s less heady, and more hands on. We laugh (a lot). Dads and moms practice tying Bobas and Moby wraps. We […]
Amy Meilen, PT, CD(DONA) A good childbirth education class (CBE) can make the difference between parents feeling out of control and overwhelmed and being able to handle the expected and often unexpected of your baby’s birthday and the days and weeks that follow. When you’re thinking about signing up for CBE, consider your ideal birth […]