The number one issue I deal with as a post natal doula is sleep deprivation! Let’s face it, sleep is a most basic human need and we all go a little loopy when we’re low on it. When I was having babies, my husband and I would refer to it as ‘wake torture’ and it was just that.
Posts tagged ‘infant’
When talking with expectant mums, I’ve always majorly underplayed 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).
*Photo used with thanks to Jes Jackson.
Early days with your new baby are super precious and as keen as you’ll be to show her off, you’ll need some clear boundaries to ensure you and your baby can thrive.
You’re gonna need your space, it’s crucial! but there will be a crowd of your nearest and dearest for whom this is also a precious event. You’ll need to balance the two; and a delicate balance it will be! Read more
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.