Our Fall class is winding up...and we have already said, "Welcome, earthside!" to the first baby from that class. Fun times!
I thought today would be a great time to write about an idea that is gaining traction here in the West: The Babymoon.
There are actually two contexts for this term: The first one is taken before the baby arrives. A couple takes time away from their schedules to connect, intentionally make one more set of "before baby was earthside" memories; and maybe spend time talking about their birth, and their hopes and dreams for their family.
Welcome to today's guest blogger, Koren Michelle. She is the founder of Total Momma + Family Care, providing postpartum care, family fitness and nutrition classes, and support for mamas at all stages of their parenting journey.
I had my son in 2010, I didn’t know anyone with kids. All of our family is back in Ohio. I was on my own. However, I knew I wanted a homebirth. I was determined to succeed with
breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and babywearing.
While I did succeed with all of these things, that first year was TOUGH.
, Postpartum Depression
, Postpartum Plan
, Support Groups
, Postpartum Doula
, Baby games
, Baby blues
, Inside Look
In the grand scheme of planning our homebirth, there was one
thing that Bruss was unsure about: placenta encapsulation. The idea of consuming a placenta after childbirth was absolutely an eyebrow raiser for me, too, the first time I heard
After going to birth circle and researching some more, I came around to
the idea. Lots of moms testified that there was a positive effect on their postpartum period, going so far as to call them
their “happy pills”. I had postpartum
blues with both Ysabella and Bryan (incidentally, both of their labors were
augmented with Pitocin) and if there was a way to avoid that emotional roller
coaster, I was willing to try it.