Postpartum doulas: So much more than depression

When we hear the term “postpartum” we often associate it with postpartum depression. It is common that the first time we hear about postpartum anything is when someone is referencing their experience with postpartum difficulties, including depression and anxiety. It … Continued

The Part No One Talks About: Gender Disappointment

I can remember the deep, burning embarrassment and the feeling of shame that came over me when they said, “Congratulations! It’s a boy!” My face quickly shifted from excitement and wonder to disappointment. I wanted to cry. Another boy.  I … Continued

Hey, You Gonna Eat That?

I can remember the first time my midwife asked if I had any plans for my placenta after birth. I probably looked at her like she had three heads. “Uhhh.. nooo…” Slipped from my mouth. I considered myself to be … Continued