What helps healing after birth?

Giving birth is a monumental undertaking for the human body and the healing that follows should be respected. However, after my own experience I feel that there is so much emphasis put on physical healing and not nearly enough dedication is funnelled towards mental or emotional healing which is just as important if not more … Continue reading What helps healing after birth?

Top ten things not to say to a pregnant woman

Ah pregnancy. The mystical experience women endure to produce tiny humans. Films make it look like a flawless experience with glowing skin and gorgeous hair and mothers often describe it as "wonderful". Now don't get me wrong. I love my kid and I would go through the whole damn thing again and push him out … Continue reading Top ten things not to say to a pregnant woman

How to support someone who has just had a baby

People are different and people need different kinds of support but I'm pretty sure I speak for most new parents when I say that we are all generically tired and shouting out (or whispering) for our friends and family to step up. Now I'm a fairly independent person and with my husband working 12 hours … Continue reading How to support someone who has just had a baby

Why equal parenting is important

After my son was born I joined a group on Facebook where first time moms could support one another through navigating pregnancy, birth, postpartum life and so on. A community of women offering support where they could and strength where it was needed - obviously there were the thorns, the ones that beat each other … Continue reading Why equal parenting is important