Why does my baby’s belly button smell like a rotten garbage can? What the hell is this tar-like substance that I can’t wipe off my baby’s butt for the life of me?
Proper nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum is important but sometimes hard to achieve. As a postpartum doula when I go visit a client, part of my job is to make a smoothie, snack, tea or light nutritious meal for the new sleep-deprived, emotional, sore, excited mother. I love being able to help fuel mom with nourishing food, plenty of water and foods to help fuel and heal her body. There's nothing like extra love and care during those first few weeks and I love being a part of it!
Nowadays there are hundreds of books out there and it can be quite overwhelming at times. Which ones do you read? What advice do you listen to - well that's a whole different topic now, isn't it? Which books are worth purchasing and how do you know which ones to steer clear of? There are some great reads and again it depends on multiple things!
Almost two years ago I started to read. I wanted to test the waters and see if becoming a doula was really for me before I committed to anything like training or a new career path. I ordered 'A Passion for Birth' by the famous anthropologist, author, actor, mother, world traveller, advocate for multiple causes and feminist, Sheila Kitzinger.