Congratulations! You have a baby on the way! Your emotions are probably running rampant as you process the news that you’re about to become a parent. Don’t worry, it’s normal. You can help yourself remain calm by preparing your life and home for your baby’s arrival, and our tips will show you how.
We couldn't be happier to welcome Daniela to the Lifetime of Love Doula team. She will be joining us in the capacity of birth and postpartum doula. We look forward to our clients falling in love with her as much as we have!
Preparing for baby’s arrival is an exciting time. Expectant moms plan and prepare diligently in anticipation of baby’s needs. However, one of the areas frequently overlooked in preparation for postpartum is the challenge of meal preparation and proper nutrition for Mom once the baby arrives.
For even the most domestic of Goddesses, combining the needs of feeding your newborn baby with your lack of sleep, your own recovery, and your possible dietary or food sensitivity needs, makes the necessity of nourishing postpartum meals a real challenge.
The solution: Batch cooking freezer meals!
If you are battling with low breast milk supply you may have heard about Lactation cookies. As a postpartum and infant care doula, I am often supporting breastfeeding mothers increase their milk supply but I rarely make lactation cookies because I've been so disappointed with recipes I have found online.
The process of hiring a doula is easy! Whether it's through the website, our Facebook page, or our Instagram account - once you get in touch with us, you're in great hands!
From there we offer a complimentary consult which gives you a chance to get to know us, and gives us a chance to learn more about you and your wishes for your pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum period.
We look forward to the opportunity to support you!
What a great day!
Today, I had a chance to get out of the house and see a movie with my business partner and 30+ other moms and their babies. This afternoon we had the pleasure of hosting the Stars & Strollers movie at the Cineplex in Orangeville. Carol Anne had called up the manager Adam and asked if they could screen “Bad Moms” for us today, and man did we pack those mamas, babies, and strollers into that theatre!
I was at a sporting event with my kids recently when I noticed a mother struggling with her toddler. This poor woman and child were squared off in a battle of the wills. From what I could gather, this mother was trying to get her 2-year-old to sit still through the entire event which, let’s face it, is something most adults can't do! This mother’s face was dripping in sweat and frustration (and a touch of embracement) as she attempted to subdue her daughter to fulfil a greater expectation that she and society had placed on them:
“You should be able to manage it all!”
“I love when you talk about your work because your eyes just light up!” My best friend said this to me this past week while I was drawing a picture of a baby, placenta, umbilical cord in a
uterus on the paper-covered table top at Jack Astor's. Our waiter was probably less excited, maybe even grossed out as I explained to my friend about how the placenta detaches from the uterus after a baby is born.
How many people can say that their eyes “light up” every time they talk about their job?