Mary’s journey to her VBAC highlights how much knowledge is power and how important is it to choose the right provider for you. I saw her post in a small parenting group that I am part of asking for information and after a day or so of no replies I offered to chat about her experience and see if I could help her figure out her options.
While breastfeeding is a wonderful journey filled with love, nourishment, and a deep connection between mother and baby, it is not uncommon for families to face unexpected challenges during this natural process. A great ally for parents who are facing these challenges is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), who is armed with expertise and unwavering support.
I remember my first call with Jenny. We had a nice phone chat and then met a few days later. Jenny had her first baby in another country but knew she wanted a different birth story this time. I was excited to support her as her doula and learned a lot from her. Getting to know this woman and having the honor of witnessing her take control of her experience is something I will forever be thankful for. Here is her story.
Bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful and transformative experience, but it can also be accompanied by a range of emotional challenges. The perinatal period, which includes pregnancy and the first year postpartum, is a critical phase that demands specialized support for both the expecting and new parents. This is where a perinatal therapist plays a crucial role.
This birth was very special to me. It was such an honor to be asked to be a doula for a doula. I met Vanessa a couple of years ago and have gotten to know her quite well. Vanessa is very organized and my filing usually consists of half folded pieces of papers shoved into the center consul of my car. We balance each other well and we carried that same dynamic into her pregnancy and birth.