I heard you! Pre and Postnatal Yoga classes NOW online! It is Winter, it is cold outside... get on the mat from the comfort of your home! You just need:
a yoga mat, internet connection, block and pillows. Wear comfortable clothes
Proudly announcing my Dancing for Birth Classes downtown Beijing!
Dancing for Birth combines labor coaching circuits, prenatal and postpartum fitness and dance for a smoother delivery and a healthier postpartum. Come dance with us every Sunday morning! Online classes available, DM me!
Many times I have been asked whether doulas can help before/during/after a C section. Of course yes, we can! Doulas support you, your birth supporter(s) and your choices. In case a C Section needs to be performed, whether scheduled or unscheduled, a doula can help you in many ways. A doula can create a homey environment even during your surgery in the OP. She will be by your side supporting you and your partner with the birth you desire, she will be your emotional support and
Babywearing week 2017 has almost come to an end. I am truly happy to see the babywearer community growing fast! Babywearing benefits are endless and this is not meant to be one of those post where they go throuth all the pros one by one, no worries! The other day I have been engaged in a discussion where babywearing was most seeing as an evi way to "spoil" a child and deny him/her the incredible gift of self soothing. Well, self soothing and babywearing do run on two separate
Yesterday we said Aurevoir to the Father of Gentle Birthing. He has contributed greatly throughout his life to a respectful concept of Childbirth, Women as powerful life bearers and Childcare in general. His work is totally fascinating for me and his books had an incredible impact on my own life and doula journey. Thank for all you have given to this World, Frédérick! Info on Frédérick Leboyer here (see references below for further links).
It's been a long time since my last post. Yes, life is busy and exhausting sometimes. Overwhelming. Gosh, I forgot to breathe! Just like I say to the moms I support, don't forget to breathe! And I did. Breathing is the key to manage anxiety and stress and well, go through life. Personally I believe that a mindful breathing is doable by anyone, no need of special training. Anyway a guidance would be nice and useful when we cannot have a clear vision. There are many videos by P
April is the Cesarean Awareness Month. As a natural birth supporter, c-section mom and as well mom of 2 wonderful VBAC babies, it is very important for me to vehiculate the right message. Cesarean section is a very important, life saving tecnique we are grateful for. Thanks to modern surgery, aesthetic damages and recovery are far better than before. Yet it is a primary abdominal surgery with considerable side effects, on both physical and emotional level. There are tons of a
Ok, this is absolutely a NO GO. I always try to listen, understand and accommodate mommies' and daddies' needs but, hey, this is just unsafe on too many levels! So pardon me if I may seem a bit too strict. Here is why we must not perform the forward facing, no matter which support you are using. 1. The straight position overloads the little spine, which instead should always keep the physiological shape (C shape for non walking kids, then developing in synchro with the develo
It takes a while to get what a doula is (see previous post here). When they get what I am, they will eventually ask me: "What's in your bag?" A doula bag is like a Mary Poppins' bag. But no magic pills!!!! As a doula, I have to read and hear people, both moms and dads, before they get to realise they need something. A n y t h i n g. And this is what I love to do. I love childbirth and I love to take care of people. I do need tools though, so let's open my bag... 1 full set of
This year I want to celebrate Women's Day giving Thanks. Thanks to the Moms who choose me for being their companion through their journey into Motherhood. Thanks to the Women who fought and to those who fight for a better World. Thanks to Mother Nature who wanted me to be a Woman. Thanks to my Mom, who was the mean into this amazing World. Thanks to my Sisterhood, to my Circle of Women always ready to support me. Thanks to my Little Girl, who chose me and loves me uncondition
One of the most frequently asked questions is "Can I breastfeed in the sling?" As a mom I do understand why this question: social blame, privacy, the urge of setting up a private and safe nest for your little one. Plus the idea of nursing while carrying your baby around is extremely attractive! As a coach my answer is "Yes and No!" Are you confident breastfeeding? Are you very confident wearing your child? If you are confident, you know your baby and yourself, you do a proper
Babywearing has become very popular lately as a healthy way of connecting with your baby and has finally moved from a small niche audience to mainstream parenting (especially in big cities where carrying your baby is way more convenient than pushing a large stroller!) Wearing your little one is biologically normal and basically means free cuddles, free hands and intense bonding just to name a few of its numerous beneficials! In order to have a wonderful and safe experience,
What do you do? You are a dou... What?
I love the look that paople gives me when I answer that question! I am a Doula. What IS a Doula? Doula, from the Greek δούλα, doúla, “servant-woman”. A Doula offers non medical support during labor, birth and postpartum. This includes physical assistance (natural pain management, massage, posture), emotional support to the birthing family and acting as an advocate for the birthing mom. A Doula can help during post partum in many ways, f