During a recent postpartum support group, I was hosting, I found myself exclaiming “This is not acceptable!” I was ashamed as a medical provider, and incensed as a mother.
I was responding to a story told by a woman I had not previously met, who attended my group at the urging of her friend. During this support group, both I encouraged both women to talk about their birth stories.
Me encanta ser consultora de lactancia materna (LC) en Chicago! Me encanta que todo lugar que veo, veo más mujeres independientemente de la raza, la orientación sexual o diferente nivel de ingresos que deciden que ella sola pueden proveer la alimentación para su bebe.Read more about Por que mi asesor de lactancia fue tan duro?
When you hire a postpartum doula, make sure you find someone baby obsessed. Yes, your doula helps the entire family, but you need to make sure they are obsessed with your baby because inevitably that person they will help the most in your family.
Last week was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. I was attending the ProDoula Conference out of town, rooming with two strong businesswomen. I was already feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable; I had been exposed to raw emotions for days in a room full of survivors of something. Read more about Trigger Warnings
I recently contemplated changing the way I do business.
Although I offer several services, by far my emergency lactation consults keep me the busiest. When a client or her partner has hit a wall with breastfeeding— but does not want to quit, they will seek out a lactation consultant for assistance.
On a recent summer vacation, our son grew by leaps and bounds in a single week.
We were vacationing with two other families, and my son the youngest child. Last year when we spent a week with these families, my son mostly played by himself and with us. He was four months into his third year, and was still steeped in parallel play.
Generally, the public loves nurses. We dedicate a week to honoring them and they are regarded as a noble profession. My clients love that I am a nurse, because I offer them a level of confidence that they are seeking when purchasing services.