The early months of having a new baby (or babies) at home are often isolating and monotonous, yet family, friends and others around the new parents expect them to exude only joy and happiness about having a new baby. Groups for new parents can help normalize this juxtaposition of feelings and experiences and create a community around this new role.
Many people are unfamiliar with the role of the postpartum doula, and what the training and education of becoming a doula looks like. Today’s blog post is intended to give new parents some insights about the work involved in becoming a postpartum doula, before that person walks in the door to support their family, as well as shine some light on the process for those considering this career path.
I love this recipe because it fits in to postpartum real life quite well, with the regular and frequent interruptions of babies, it can be put together over a period of time as one stops to tend to their child. It’s also really easy to grab a bit of bliss bits one handed while holding baby or nursing, and gets some healthy food in to you. And finally—it just tastes good- excellent even when rolled in to yogurt!
Many parents, despite the warnings of the American Academy of Pediatricians, find they bring their baby into their bed with them at some point-- often out of desperation to get some sleep when their child refuses to sleep alone. But this isn't always done in a thoughtful, safe manner.