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DIY Postpartum Herbal Sitz Bath Tea Bags – Mindful Mommy

Expecting mothers spend so much time preparing and getting ready for the baby that they forget about themselves and don’t realize how much their bodies will be affected by labour and delivery. Labour is hard work and a new mothers body will need time to heal, rest & recover. So I came up with a simple…

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Do You Really Need a Doula?

“There is something that women have intuitively known forever, that having another supportive woman who has been through labour herself and who can help take some of the fear and uncertainty away, does wonders during labour.” – WellnessMama I remember how scared I continually became as I approached the due date for the birth of…

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Why I love being a Doula – Mindful Mommy

I love getting to know you. I take so much enjoyment from meeting new people and spending time with them. That is one of the main reasons I became a doula. Meeting for coffee/tea dates or meeting to have a manicure or a pedicure are amazing ways to chat, bond and just spend time together.…

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Postpartum Care Kit

Most women prepare for the actual labor and birth, but often the postpartum pain and recovery takes them by surprise. And as mothers we get so caught up in our babies that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves.  After the birth of baby it is so important that you take care of yourself,…

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Can Meditation Help with Postpartum Depression? – Mindful Mommy

“While 30 percent of women with a history of depression are at risk for a recurrence during pregnancy or postpartum on average, the study found that that number dropped to 18 percent among those who used mindfulness techniques.” From <https://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/pregnancy/the-big-benefit-of-meditation-and-yoga-for-pregnant-and-postpartum-moms–study-.aspx> I know so many of us suffer or have suffered from Postpartum Depression at some point…

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Are Doula’s Only about Natural Birth? – Mindful Mommy

It’s time that women begin to feel empowered and supported in the birth world again. Almost every time I tell someone that I am a doula, they assume that Doulas are only advocates for natural birth and natural birth only. That could not be further from the truth. This has really made me realize how…

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Finding My Purpose – Mindful Mommy

I once read somewhere that as children the games we play the most a reflect what we are going to be when we grow up. Looking back on my childhood, I remember playing “house/mommy” with my dolls, “dress-up”, “cashier” (I ended up spending 10 years in retail) and “office” (I worked in an office too).…

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Postpartum Care: New Mom Anxiety – Mindful Mommy

Becoming a new mother is a very momentous event and one that includes significant changes to your body and your mind. After Giulia was born, along with feeling that I was hit by a Mack truck, I developed a lot of anxiety! As if the hormones weren’t bad enough! It was terrifying to experience these new…

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Time to Let Go – Mindful Mommy

The best thing I have done since giving birth is letting daddy help. I should note: it was never up to me to “let” him help. However, as a brand new mom, I found myself wanting to be in control of my daughter all the time. It was important to give daddy the space he…

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