Some tips for getting fathers involved in pregnancy. It’s important to respect that not all fathers are going to have the same level of enthusiasm and involvement, and that’s OK. But if he’d like to be involved but doesn’t know how, these tips can be great.
A great guide to the simple basics of pumping breast milk. It’s not everything you could ever need to know but it is a good place to start.
I loved this. Doulas love to quote the stats about the benefits of doula work (and if you are, make sure they are current stats!) but it doesn’t seem to get very far. This article reflects on why it’s not about medical benefits – it’s about a fundamental cultural issue that won’t be resolved by any amount of research into benefits.
I’m still absolutely a working doula, with no plans to ever stop. And this essay explains many of the reasons I love my job. The reasons I feel like I have the best job in the world I could ever have. What I Miss About Being a Doula.
This weeks video is part 4 of the Lamaze International care practices: Avoid Unnecessary Interventions.