Tag: Birth

Try A Little Tenderness, World Doula Week

My daughter was born via cesarean section almost eighteen years ago. The cesarean birth was not what I had envisioned or planned. As it does for many women, a cesarean left me feeling that my body was broken. That I was weak and unable to handle it.  More so, I felt I was in shock and would often tell friends and family…

Back To The Beginning

When your roots are in safe, compassionate birth …. you always find your way back. We’re happy to say we’re building our doula business. Stay tuned for exciting doula news come the spring. In the mean time, book now for your upcoming birth. Booking for families in Rockland, Westchester, North Jersey and parts of NYC. Every woman deserves a doula,…

Education, Social Media & Motherhood

I was just talking to a dear colleague for whom I am grateful to be friends with, the wonderful Amber McCann & Nourish Breastfeeding Support.  We were discussing the upcoming ILCA conference and the business of breastfeeding, both locally and nationally.  Part of our discussion was on the business of education and helping mamas grow their confidence and wisdom before baby…

Breastfeeding In The Heat

On more than on occasion I remember sitting down to nurse during a heat wave and found the calm moment to just be was a very welcome moment indeed, especially if I remembered to have a cool drink near by. My second was born in August, after just coming through what the news claimed was the “hottest July in NYC history”.  Air-conditioned city buses,…

Transitioning to Two

We have all struggled with the changes a new baby in the family brings.  Emotions runneth over during this time, and mothers often wind up with more than their fair share of the baby blues as they grapple with meeting the needs of the whole family.  I have sat and listened to many, many new moms share with me how…