It can be challenging for any pregnant person to make friends with their ever-evolving pregnant body. For many, in the beginning, it's a struggle to cope with the constant bloat. Feeling like you no longer fit into your clothes and also not yet fitting into your Maternity Clothes. Then there's a feeling like maybe your bump is not big enough to showcase in skintight clothes and people will simply assume you've gained weight for no reason (also, is that so bad? Discussion for
You could... We like to reframe 'Should' to 'Could'... :) There's no one way, or one right way. Ultimately, you do what feels right to you and your family. Hiring a doula is a big decision! Bringing someone into your intimate family circle to witness a life changing moment is no light decision. And, a good doula doesn't take it lightly either. We know the privilege we're receiving when we're invited to join you at the birth of your children, and the birth of you, as a parent.
We are almost a year into this pandemic and while we are all getting used to “new normals”, wearing masks, Zoom meetings and hangouts, getting tested, keeping our circle extremely small - something that hasn’t changed is Doula Support. Sure it may “look” a little different, but the unwavering support has not changed. Maybe your friend had a Doula, or your care provider spoke to you about the benefits of a Doula? (Check out our blog Do Doulas Do That to get a better idea of wh
Like being pregnant does't have enough of its own anxiety, let's add the anxiety of what postures can I and can't I do in my yoga practice?! First, take a deep breath. Second, just listen to your body! We'll go through this journey together as we explore some common yoga postures and what a pregnant person can do to modify. I'm in my second trimester and every time I step onto the mat it feels like a different practice. I've been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 10 y
As Doulas ourselves, we’ve heard it all. The questions, the concerns, the worries, the jokes… Believe us- we know there’s plenty of confusion out there! Here are the most commonly asked questions we get as Doulas: Q: Whats the difference between a Midwife and a Doula? A: We like to joke that Midwives work from the waist down, and Doulas work from the Belly Button Up. But theres more to it than that!! Doulas at Wyld Birth & Postpartum are a solid resource for education and
We’ve all seen the heteronormative movies- a young, gorgeous couple has drunk herteronormative intercourse, conceives a baby effortlessly, cis-female goes into labor and channels all of her discomfort at her frenetic cis-male husband- yelling and cursing at him, “YOU DID THIS TO ME” then baby is born (magically already clean and swaddled) and the parents share a knowing look, sweet kiss and eventually a loving slow dance at 2am in the living room while rocking their quiet, sl
My best friend sent me this article today, "Get the Epidural"- one that has been making its away across the virtual birth world like wildfire. I responded to her with the following and upon her suggestion, I share it here with you now!
I support, encourage and value open and honest discourse regarding almost ANY subject, and I have to be frank and say that I highly disliked this particular article. Jessi Klein makes the age old assumption that childbirth is painful and that
Is pregnancy a metaphorical practice run for parenting? Testing our patience, relinquishing control over things out of our reach, slowing down our pace, making challenging decisions, trusting support, taking care of ourselves amidst chaos, learning to live on less sleep, snacking throughout the day (though throughout pregnancy I snacked on healthy, well thought out snacks...now I shovel Cheddar Bunnies and Veggie Sticks in my mouth like its my last meal...) Anyway, can we loo