We often see films or commercials, or read in books or we have heard from other moms that the moment they held their newborn in their arms, they fell in love. Instantly. Without doubt and without questioning. Yes, it can happen that you instantly fall in love with your baby the moment you look at her. But it can also be that these feelings come after some days or weeks. It can be that falling in love with your baby takes time. And that is OK! Love WILL come!
The ideas for my blog posts most of the times come when I am doing something not related to my job. When I am vacuuming or washing the dishes for example. So, yesterday I thought, what if I share my why. Why, although my studies and my background is completely different, I chose to invest time and get my training as a postpartum doula. Because of my story.
I must confess breastfeeding is one of my favorite topics. So, I thought of starting a series of blog posts about breastfeeding. And what’s better to start with, than a look in the past?
Very often, reading such a title refers to stuff you need to buy for your newborn and probably some stuff for yourself. I don’t want to talk about any of that, as my initial thought is how to get mentally ready and practically ready, but on a different level.
In Germany, every pregnant person is entitled to the support of a midwife throughout their pregnancy, the birth, and the postpartum period. Although not mandatory, many families find it helpful to have a midwife who can support them during pregnancy and provide regular check-ups for the mother and baby after birth, along with valuable advic
I hear you. Whether it’s your first baby, or your second or third. Being pregnant, giving birth is a lot of work. Hard work. Then you have your baby in your arms. You might instantly fall in love. And you might not. It might not happen instantly. It’s ok, it’s normal, it has happened to many moms. Love will come. For some people, it takes time, it’s a new person you are meeting after all. Falling in love might take time, but it will come.
What a nice title, right? Can you guess what it is? You might have heard new moms mentioning that during the first weeks after childbirth, they cannot focus the way they did before. It seems that there is a scientific reason for that.
A Postpartum Doula is a person who is supporting the mother after she gives birth. This, is only a very general description, as the services every doula is offering can vary.