Dear Labor and Delivery Nurse…

  Dear Labor and Delivery Nurse,   My clients want to breastfeed–thanks for helping to make that happen! Whether they are planning a water birth or a scheduled Cesarean birth, we’ve talked in our prenatal visits about how their choices in birth will impact breastfeeding. They have carefully considered some preferences for the birth that were made with immediate and exclusive breastfeeding in mind. Thank … Continue reading Dear Labor and Delivery Nurse…

Labor Day in the Delivery Room (aka the Bathroom)

So, I was planning on taking the holiday off and skipping this week for our blog, but today was such an incredibly wonderful day, I just had to share. At 8:00am this morning, my friend’s husband called me, telling me my friend was in labor and asking me to meet them at the hospital and be their stand-in doula (their planned-for doula was out of … Continue reading Labor Day in the Delivery Room (aka the Bathroom)

Seek Help

Breastfeeding my first child was extremely important to me. Not only for the health benefits of it and the bonding/closeness breastfeeding brings you to your baby, but because it would prove to me that my body works. See, we had issues getting pregnant. We tried for a couple of years and eventually had to seek help from a fertility specialist. We did conceive, but it … Continue reading Seek Help