A PLANNED versus RANDOM recovery can make a world of difference. Just as we would follow a care plan after a dental procedure or sprained ankle, we should follow a recovery protocol after birth to re-balance nine months’ worth of physical, emotional, and hormonal transformations. Postpartum assistance is most often needed in the duration ofContinue reading “All About Postpartum Doulas”
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Belly Binding F.A.Q.
What is Bengkung Belly Binding? This is a traditional Malaysian method of promoting healing after an event of disconnection within the mid-torso, part of a sealing ceremony known as ‘closing the bones.’ A long piece of fabric (cotton, muslin, etc) is wrapped tightly around the torso from the pubic bone to just under the breasts.Continue reading “Belly Binding F.A.Q.”
Film Review: Pieces of a Woman
“A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.” film description on Google IMPORTANT: Many are finding Pieces of a Woman to be a wrenchingly difficult story to follow, especially for those affected by loss, sexual abuse, birth trauma, postpartumContinue reading “Film Review: Pieces of a Woman”
Top 10 Things You Need Postpartum
Here are my suggestions for things a freshly postpartum person may find quite handy, in no particular order…
How is Postpartum Doula Care Different From Friend & Family Help?
You might have heard of postpartum doulas and thought, “I’ve got family nearby and friends who will probably visit, so I don’t have the need.” It’s true that relatives and friends are tremendous assets to the postpartum support network. But here’s the thing: sometimes we may feel obligated to entertain or host guests who arriveContinue reading “How is Postpartum Doula Care Different From Friend & Family Help?”