I’ve got some exciting news!!🎤🥳 . @teaishas_divine_doula_ is taking over my Instagram stories this Tuesday!! . I met Teaisha right here on this little app a year or so ago, and I love her sense of humour and honesty. She’s going to tell you all about her work as a doula and her new line of body butter! . Head over to Teaisha’s profile to get to know her before Tuesday- I promise you’ll love her! #collab #doula #doulasupport #doulalife #kingston_on #womensupportingwomen
As a privileged white woman I will never know the same journey as women of colour, but I can do my best to listen and stand behind them as they collectively gather steam and fight for their right to survive childbirth. If you aren't anti-racism, you're part of the problem. Click the link in my bio @mamasoup.ca to read about my realization that being an ally to POC isn't good enough anymore. I wrote this post almost two years ago, and as a birth professional and a human being I called myself out on my bullshit so I could learn and make a difference to the way POC are profiled in healthcare. Last week, I made a donation to @reclaimtheblock and if you're not sure what else to do, spend a few bucks to help the people on the frontlines make a difference on your behalf. If you're a person of privilege, you can do something to help. And if it feels a little uncomfortable to you, you're probably headed in the right direction.
Who's tired of doing all the things? I just want to let you know that you can let some shit slide so you can find a moment or two for yourself. You can let some of that control go and feel the sense of freedom that comes with sharing the load. Ask for help early, and ask for help often. You're not a nag if you ask for help. You're not weak. And if your partner doesn't do things the same way that you would, who the fuck cares as long as it gets done? If you want to read more about it, click the link in bio @mamasoup.ca Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
Empowered Cesarean: a Complete Guide to Planning Your Birth and Postpartum. You can have an empowered caesarean birth without sifting through the scary world of Dr Google and recover like a powerhouse. Enjoy discrete, digital learning and a virtual birth coach at the same time. I see you, Girl. You waited to start a family while you fast-tracked your career and now you’re finally pregnant. You’ve been preparing your birth plan ever since that plus sign showed up on the pregnancy test. But just like the stock market in 2020, your well-laid birth plan has crashed: your doctor just told you that you’ll need to give birth by c-section. Ummmm, say what now? As a woman who prides herself on always being in control you’re probably feeling overwhelmed about what you need to know before you give birth, what’s going to happen while you’re in the hospital and what to expect during your postpartum recovery. I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories of infections, breastfeeding issues, a lack of bonding and pain that was out of control. What if I could give you information to take you from anxious to empowered for your planned cesarean birth? Click the link to jump onto my wait-list for this epic, online course re-launching in June.
Did you know that over 30% of women in North America will give birth by c-section? Did you end up having a cesarean? I'd love to hear about it so comment below👇
Inside look 👀 at my home office. I have to admit that for a home office during a pandemic, I've got a sweet deal. I miss my office in town right now, but I'm not complaining too much over here. I picked up this print from a gallery in the Bahamas a few years ago and the artist's message really spoke to me: 'Field of Joy' is about the celebration of women. Women can accomplish enormous things individually, but particularly if they come together. I used 7 women because 7 is a spiritual number depicting completion. There are 7 women but they represent one. It's a beautiful reminder to me that women can accomplish more together than apart. It's that belief that keeps fuelling the @mamasoup.app community. Click the link to join up with some other women who are making motherhood a little easier together.
What if I could offer you a free download that teaches you how to latch your newborn baby to the breast with easy to follow directions? Establishing breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth means more bonding, more practicing and an easier time establishing your milk production. A patient's husband once called me, The Boob Whisperer after I taught his wife how to recognize early feeding cues and latch her baby. I'm sure your nurses will help you while you're in the hospital because nurses are ah-mazing (and I happen to be one). But when you download this guide, you can learn the foundations of a good latch BEFORE you even give birth. Know a pregnant mama who wants to breastfeed? Tag her below so she can grab this for the best start.👇 Follw the link in my bio @mamasoup.ca to download this amazing tool now!
Coffee to change the things we can and wine to accept the things we can't. Rinse and repeat. Tell me below- are you team ☕ or 🍷 ?