Calling all pregnant women! You might have realised by now that your body is producing a miracle-a-minute. The extraordinary way that your system has naturally turned into a baby-nurturing-wonderland is incredible. Blows your mind, doesn’t it!? Your baby is getting the goods and this is always a reassuring thing, however, sometimes the flaw in the system is when YOU need to rest.
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When talking with expectant mums, I’ve always majorly under-played the extent to which their life is about to change.
Sure, there’s going to be lots of new joy, wonder, and excitement, but a newborn, by nature, can leave you a little.. rattled, scratching your head, wondering how the heck you got yourself here (although I’m sure your memory isn’t quite that bad).
The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’. A perfect job description.
As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor do I have the expertise to deliver a baby. But what I do offer is a supportive role in the journey of a pregnant woman. I support her in many ways and I work with her, to create a positive and memorable birth.
We recently took the kids on a road trip to Noosa, the happiest place on earth. From our house in Sydney, that means approximately a 14-hour drive straight (not including bladder-related interruptions).
Being a little inclined to take on a challenge, we thought this could be fun. We were dying for some warmth and what could be better to provide this than sunny Queensland. We figured that with any Griswald-style blowouts it would take us closer to 16 hours.