As most new parents know, the first few months of a new baby's life can be a bit of a blur. Between constantly waking to feed the baby, change the baby, rock the baby, and so on, it is nearly impossible to get a good nights sleep.
I want to hold the hands of the African-American community and Baton Rouge residents and tell them it will be okay. I want them to know I acknowledge their pain and their hope for peace. I want them to know that I support them because that is what you do for people in need. Even if you don’t know them or you cannot relate to their experiences that are not yours.
You read that correctly.
I do this work for the money. I am a doula with the goal to pay my bills.
You will not see us involved in Improving Birth rallies and other events people associate with trying to improve birth for women, but why? Because, while we believe advocacy definitely has its place, we do not feel it is a doulas job to be an advocate.
There is a picture somewhere of me holding up the doll that Christmas, looking at the camera like the completely ungrateful child I was.
There is a reason they call it labor, it is hard work and is very tiring. The absolute best thing that you can do when you start feeling contractions is REST.
So, you've had your baby and you get the go ahead from your doctor to resume... ahem... relations with your partner. What if it hurts though?
Like other moms, I have often felt completely consumed in the every day life of parenthood. Just trying to make it from one day to another and keep the kid alive and the house standing.