Some of you know that I'm a part-time dog walker. Some of you don’t. I return to walking dogs every so often when I need a refresher. When I need to slow my life down and reevaluate my decisions. However, at the end of the day, I am just enjoying time with all the doggies… Continue reading Monthly Newsletter Going to the Pups
Our Western society does not discuss postpartum health nor do we have practices in place to encourage full recovery. Our focus is far too often on postpartum depression and mood anxieties. What we don't discuss enough of is postpartum nutrition as it is a significant piece to newborn mothers avoiding PMAD. With a specific postpartum… Continue reading NOURISHING NEWBORN MOTHERS RECIPE E-BOOK
Dear Soon-To-Be and Newborn Mamas; I have a bone to pick with you all. I am not trying to make enemies here but sometimes when you’ve got something to say, you just need to let go of the fear and say it. Here goes… I did not get certified TWICE as a postpartum doula/professional just… Continue reading I Am NOT Your Nanny
After birth there is a Sacred Window of time; a time for complete rejuvenation of a woman’s physical, mental and spiritual health. A time for deep, extended bonding with her newborn. The first 42 days after birth set the stage for her next 42 years." Ysha Oakes If this quote stirs you in anyway, then you are probably… Continue reading SWEET AND SIMPLE GUIDE TO A NOURISHING POSTPARTUM DISCUSSIONS
Good News!!! Postpartum, Good People, is NOT a disease!!! Isn't that wonderful news? Every single woman who carries a life within her will experience postpartum. Whether a woman goes full term or decides to terminate her pregnancy... whether she gives birth vaginally or by cesarean, her mind body and heart go through changes as early as… Continue reading Spreading the Good News!
So I will be frank; stop with the baby showers, Mamas. Modern baby showers have very little value, set up unrealistic expectations and do not prepare the new family for the emotional, physical and mental shifts that take place after Baby Love is born. In fact, it does quite the opposite. Baby showers have changed… Continue reading Save the Party for Last
Saturday, October 21st, we will be at Yoga NoMa hosting our monthly Sweet and Simple Guide to a Nourishing Postpartum workshop. Each time I do these workshops, I find there's something new and relevant to address. Something that wasn't on my agenda but needing as much, if not more, attention. For example, the topic on… Continue reading Keepin’ It Sweet and Simple
Are you enjoying your pregnancy? Do you feel a deep emotional connection with your baby that is thriving within you? Are you concerned this will go away and be replaced with exhaustion and overwhelm once Baby is born? Are you concerned about breastfeeding? Do you wonder what the transition to motherhood really looks like? Be… Continue reading Sweet and Simple Guide to a Nourishing Postpartum Workshop – Upcoming Sept. 24th at Yoga NoMa!
Creating life is quite the production. It is a 12 month Creative Process. Conception * Pregnancy * Childbirth * Recovery As the Fourth Trimester Conducere, I help new parents shift into their new normal. I offer postpartum planning sessions which includes creating an action plan for proper nutrition, personal care and building a support network .… Continue reading Creating Life is a Production
EVERY MOTHER DESERVES A TIME, A SPACE, A COMMUNITY WHERE SHE CAN BE VULNERABLE, HEARD, RESPECTED; WHERE SHE CAN SPEAK WITHOUT BEING JUDGED OR UNDERMINED; WHERE SHE IS LOVED ON, CARED FOR, NURTURED AND PROTECTED; A TIME, SPACE AND COMMUNITY WHERE SHE CAN LAUGH ALOUD AND ENJOY WHO SHE IS IN THAT MOMENT. It is… Continue reading Holding Space