How many times have you read a listicle promising "10 Things No-one Told You Might Happen During Pregnancy?" And how many times were you actually surprised to learn anything? Not many, I'll bet. Today I bring you something that truly surprised me, that truly nobody had warned me about. Farts. Trapped. In. Your. Vagina. Yes, truly. Farts, the regular kind from around back, traveling forward, getting comfortable, and then finally...sneaking out AGAIN. Aren't our bodies amazing!
I still recall the first time I heard the term "postpartum doula." It was within the first three months home with my first baby. My brother was asking about the birth and I raved about how awesome my doula had been. "Oh that's so great that you had doula! I have a friend who's a postpartum doula." I remember thinking, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. What would they even do?" I have no idea what I said out loud, but I didn't dwell on it. I was focussed on just ke
A couple years ago, I got together with friends from my old Moms Group. We'd met when our first babies were newborn and we religiously attended Moms Group at the birthing hospital. We made deep connections while chatting, feeding babies, voicing our struggles, and enjoying some time just being out of the house. Group was a lifesaver in those early days of parenting. Those days that seem to drag on for weeks. Those days when you are bone tired, but feel you haven't done anythi