Or, maybe I’m just a tired mom who doesn’t need one more thing to do. I used to feel guilty... And mostly for the reasons I just mentioned. It would give us family time, and I know my kids would probably enjoy it. It would be nice…
You don’t have to go into every prenatal appointment with your defenses up, armed with information, prepared to argue your case with your provider. There are providers who value their patients, mother and baby, and who are willing to fight FOR them and not against them. They will not try to take advantage of your vulnerability during labor. They will not try to scare you into decisions you don’t want to make. They will not shame you for your choices. These providers do exist! We just have to look for them.
Homemade Organic Elderberry Syrup is a must have every fall and winter at our house. Over the years I have trialed and tested and perfected what I believe is the best tasting elderberry syrup around! We use it (along with many other things, of course) to ward off the winter time “bugs” and keep our immune systems in tip top gear. While I cannot promise that this is the magic potion for cold season, I can at least promise your kids will like it!
Sibling doulas are a valuable asset to any birth team. If you are considering inviting your children to attend your birth or have children who have already requested to attend the birth of their new sibling, a sibling doula is a great way to ensure your children are supported, informed, and cared for.
The belief in support for every member of the family, at any age.
A Doula for Everyone!
The birth of a new baby is also the birth of a new family.