Breastfeeding

Let go of expectations

  Let go of expectations Sounds like a title to a self-help book, amirite? I never would have thought that this simple, somewhat overused mantra, would be my driving force throughout my second labor, and ultimately be my guiding light over the next intense 6 weeks that followed. Let me elaborate… Here were my expectations: Second pregnancy, walk in the park. Conceive on attempt #1 just ...

By |2019-07-12T14:05:44-04:00July 12th, 2019|Breastfeeding, Home Birth, Midwifery, Parenting|

Touch

Touch, it is our earliest and our most communal sense. Whether we are a floating embryo, a tumbling toddler or a middle aged midwife, we all sense touch. Even if we are blind, or deaf, or deprived of the sense of smell or taste, we still know touch. From Bali to Bahrain, touch is both sanctioned and regulated by religion and culture. Human greetings are made ...