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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…


#MoreThanMom Love yourself enough not to lose yourself in motherhood

(For my sister from another mister- not really as my dad regards her as his daughter- my bestie Cherise Lombard who will be a mom soon!) Becoming a mother changes everything … or does it? Sure, your priorities shift, your Read more…


To the mom who lost her child

Dear N, When I walked in there this morning I was happy and cheerful. Signed the register, and went on my usual stroll around. And then I found you. At the bed by the window. Sitting quietly. Purple blanked wrapped Read more…


Here is 10 reasons you should have a birth doula…

No matter what your plans or expectations are for the day you give birth, having the proper support can have a hugely positive impact on your experience. Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, a planned cesarean or hopes Read more…


The start of the doula journey…

I have been thinking of becoming a doula a lot over the past two years. When I was pregnant with Zoe the thought crossed my mind on hiring a doula. But like you all know things did not work out Read more…


When birth does not go as planned

Right from the start I knew I wanted my birth to be as natural as possible. I educated myself. Worked at it. Saw a midwife. Already met up with a doula. I planned to own it. I read numerous articles Read more…


Traumatic births and Post Natal Depression

Perhaps let me start at the very beginning… Khloe’s birth was a c-section. I wanted a natural birth from the beginning and my OBGYN at that time convinced me that because she was a breach baby and she was “big” Read more…


Placenta encaptulation: Why I did it and would I do that again

There have been no real studies to this day that can prove that consuming your placenta after birth is going to save you from PND. Placenta encapsulation has gained a lot of traction in the past years but it is not a new practice. It has even part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Placenta encapsulation is said to assist in the alleviation of anxiety and fatigue as well as replace lost iron and nutrients in post parts women. So the “evidence” is largely based on personal experience and historical.