Postpartum

Bringing the New Year In Strong! #2019

I'm very blessed by God to be able to say that I bought my new year in lounging on my couch with my husband and son. Binge watching a pretty good Netflix series called Designated Survivor. On January 2nd. I return back to work which means I got calls to make, emails to respond to, and new welcome packets to put together.

As I look back a year ago today I am Blessed to be able to say that I am a business owner. I wasn't able to say that year ago today. This year I looking to meet a lot of new families. I am hoping that my business will flourish in every way possible. And every woman I come into contact with with whether its a colleague or client will feel empowered.

For those who have given birth before do you remember when you finally did that last good push and your baby was born? The afterfeeling of “Wow, I feel strong. I feel powerful. I feel like that was the hardest thing I endured but I accomplished it. And it was a sense of pride that no one can possibly take from you. That's how I want to feel when I know I have done my job as your doula. And that's what I hope you feel after you give birth.

Powerful! Strong! Beautiful! Unstoppable! Woman!

I have alot of things to accomplish this year. I will be working on adding childbirth and breastfeeding education courses to my service list. Obtaining every training that ProDoula has to offer: Postpartum, Placenta Encapsulation, and Infant Feeding Specialist.

So I'm excited for this year. Excited to be Your Doula. And so should you.

2019 here I come!

Baby vs Mom: Who is more Important?

ONCE YOUR CHILD COMES ITS NO LONGER ABOUT YOU!

How often have we heard that saying? A lot right. I even remember being told when I was pregnant with my son ‘to soak up all the attention now because once the baby born no one will care about me.

How sad is that?

I want to challenge that statement and say that YOU ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT AS THE BABY.

How can you care for your baby if you are not taking care of yourself. It not being selfish to go take a shower, or read a book. Or buy yourself something you want and need at the store. Its loving yourself. It is valuing the woman you are. You are just as Important as your baby.

If you ever hear or read those words let it go in one ear right out the other. Its Mom Shaming and that is not welcomed into your presence.

If you ever feel guilty for taking care of you; say this to yourself.

“I'm taking a shower because I care about myself. When I care for myself I take better care of my baby.”

“I am important too.”

“It is ok to love myself.”

Your not harming your baby. Your baby don't think your mean. Your baby don't think your selfish or evil. Your baby needs you to take care of you.

And don't be afraid to ask for help. Whether you believe it or not there are people who want to help. And just waiting for the opportunity to do so. When you start getting those thoughts in your head know that I am just a phone call, text message away.

I am that birth doula that will remind you that you are a Woman before you are a Mom. And you are a greater mom for this.

This is one of the reasons why I won't ever address my clients as “mamas” because you are woman. You will be address by your first name unless otherwise.

If you reading this and need a quick reminder of what a awesome woman you are don't hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warmly,

Alpha & Omega Doula