What is Mother’s Intuition and why don’t I feel it?

What is mother’s intuition, anyway? (And why don’t I feel it?) Sometimes it comes easy. We “just know” what we need to do and we do it. But the concept of mother’s intuition or the encouragement to “trust your gut” can also cause a lot of frustration, especially if you tend towards anxiety and overthinking,Continue reading “What is Mother’s Intuition and why don’t I feel it?”

What is mother’s intuition, anyway? (And why don’t I feel it?)

Sometimes it comes easy. We “just know” what we need to do and we do it. But the concept of mother’s intuition or the encouragement to “trust your gut” can also cause a lot of frustration, especially if you tend towards anxiety and overthinking, like me. Add in all of those postpartum hormones, sleep deprivation,Continue reading “What is mother’s intuition, anyway? (And why don’t I feel it?)”

Six Strategies for Handling Unwanted Advice

There’s nothing like having a baby for becoming an advice magnet. From the moment your pregnancy becomes known, everyone from strangers on the sidewalk, to store clerks, to your great aunt Mabel has something to say what you should or should not be doing, often accompanied by horror stories of what could happen if youContinue reading “Six Strategies for Handling Unwanted Advice”

A Doula’s Tips for Self-Care

It’s hard for me to imagine a single person whose life hasn’t been affected by the events of the past weeks. We are all going through an intense time of heightened emotion and uncertainty, absorbing new information, adapting to a new reality, stepping away from our accustomed routines, slowing down, and staying home. If youContinue reading “A Doula’s Tips for Self-Care”