We all know that the day will come. The day where you have to leave your bundle of joy and return to your work responsibilities. But how can you do it with peace and not dread? Is it possible? It is indeed — with a little planning, preparation and tapping into available provisions.
Everyone’s body changes considerably throughout your lifetime. However, pregnancy and postpartum are one of the most drastic changes your body can undergo.
Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue with or without an infection. It is most commonly found in breastfeeding mothers. If left untreated it can develop into a serious abscess requiring surgical drainage.
Pregnancy and birth bring forth so many new experiences for the parents-to-be as well as for the grandparents-to-be. Navigating these relationship can challenge the best relationships. Discussing this before the baby comes home and you are sleep deprived is a good idea.
As a doula one of the things I can do for my families right now and in birth is to educate them and update them on their choices. Demystify the process.