How I'm Honouring My Pregnancy

Guess what - I’m pregnant! I talk all the time about honouring the postpartum person, but this post is more personal. It’s about my own pregnancy journey so far, including my freak out about the quickly passing time (!), and the ways in which I’m honouring my pregnant body.

Why Everyone Should See A Pelvic Physiotherapist After Giving Birth (Guest Post by Trang Bùi)

I’m a firm believer in the importance of pelvic physiotherapy at every stage of the pregnancy journey - in particular, during my belly binding sessions, I always recommend a pelvic physio visit at about six weeks postpartum. So I asked local pelvic physiotherapist Trang Bùi to share some information with us. Trang is highly skilled and she includes other modalities in her treatment plans, which I think is pretty cool! Enjoy the post - and remember, even if you’re many months or years postpartum, it’s never too late to have a pelvic health check-up.

A Postpartum Doula Discusses Tully (after a screening with director Jason Reitman)

WARNING: This post contains all kinds of spoilers. I’m gonna spill the beans about what this movie is about - don’t say I didn’t warn you! If you’re at all curious or interested in this movie, go see it first...then come back and read this. A word of advice, though: if you’re a mother/parent and had a difficult postpartum time, especially with regards to your emotional and mental well being, please see this movie with a good friend or someone with whom you can chat about it afterwards. It will stir up emotions. I don’t say this lightly. If you don’t care about spoilers, then by all means, read on.

Healing Hot Chocolate

The postpartum period is a time to get cozy and comfortable, keep warm, and snuggle with the new tiny human in your life. I honestly can’t think of a better beverage than hot chocolate to accompany this time of healing, emotions, and family.