#DoulaDiaries I’m just a doula

I’m just a doula. I’m not a witch doctor or miracle worker. But for the past six weeks life as I know it came to a standstill at the Midwives Obstetrics Unit that I am a volunteer at in Hillbrow. Read more…


#MomDiaries: When being a mom is hard

Before I was Kiki’s mom, I was the PERFECT mom. I used to say how I would never do this or that. How I was going to breastfeed until she self-weans, how my child will never eat Purity and how Read more…


#ConfessionTime

It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”  – Rose Kennedy When Read more…


#LIAM diaries- Falling in love with a boy

Funny how we fall in love… Today I fell head over heels with a little boy I am truly happy to call my godchild. Dear Liam, Wow! I have never met a godchild in person this quickly… But here it goes… Read more…


#LiefstePa Being raised by a dad

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#DOULADIARIES Natural Delivery 101

(Disclaimer: This blog is representative of my experiences as a doula. I have come to realize that every single birth is unique and different. There is no blog post that can cover all the different variations. Just like there are Read more…


#CSECTIONDIARIES What happens during a c-section?

For various reasons, you might need to have a planned cesarean section (c-section). There are various reasons you might need to have a c-section. Most health care professionals will say you need a c-section if your baby is breech (bum Read more…


#DoulaDiaries Why am I a doula

Falling pregnant with my Miss K, I had a lot of anxiety about the birthing process. It was fueled by my complete ignorance of what the process involved as well as the fear of birth itself. And to make matters Read more…


#WorstNightmare: The needlestick

Once every 39 seconds, a nurse in this country sustains a needlestick injury. While most needlestick injuries result in nothing more than a good scare, far too many of them result in serious, life-altering (and in some cases, life-ending) diseases. Read more…


Dear #CSectionMom (and the others who judge)

Hello! This is me. The c-section mom. Number 1 = elective. Did I want to try natural birth. Maybe. Then no. Do I regret that with Kiki, yes. So April is c-section awareness month. But what does it mean? Does Read more…