You have probably heard all about the “postpartum checkup” or “postpartum follow up” or “postnatal visit” already. Whatever you call it, there’s a plethora of stigma surrounding this pivotal appointment with your OBGYN or Midwife. In true Indiana Birth & Parenting fashion, we’re here to peel back the layers and shed light on what you can really expect…and what feelings might pop up unexpectedly.Read More
Bringing home baby #2?! We're here to help with some tips about how to prepare your firstborn (aka 1.0) for their newborn sibling (aka 2.0).
Before you jump in, we want you to remember there will be double the tears, double the exhaustion, double the fears...and double the love.Read More
In Part Three of our Postpartum Series, we’re headed up north and talking about what you can expect from the upper part of your body during the first 72 hours post-delivery. This area tends to be the hub for a lot of “firsts” for new moms.Read More
Have you ever planned a wedding? There are so many details, plans, preparations, and dreams that go into the process.
We like to think that experiencing pregnancy and childbirth, though sometimes a surprise, can be planned for much the same. When we take the time to prepare our bodies and mind for the journey ahead, rather than letting pregnancy and birth happen to us, it can lead to a more empowering and joyful experience.Read More
Warning: This is an unfiltered post about body fluids and functions after birth. Kindly move along if it’s TMI for you. No hard feelings!
In Part Two of our Postpartum Series, we’re going down under and exploring everything that happens to your body during the first 72 hours after giving birth. Today is all about what to expect from the waist down.Read More
Take it from two experienced birth and postpartum doulas who are also moms- prepping for life after labor and delivery is crucial. The postpartum period comes naturally with unavoidable twists & turns but there is good news! Taking a few small steps now will have you thanking yourself in the future.Read More
Have you ever had something so necessary and precious to say, but the words fall flat? No matter how precise and descriptive you are, it’s simply not enough.
Well, friends, that’s where I was when I started this blog post.Read More
I don’t typically write about my client's births. I believe that the stories, timelines, emotions, ALL OF IT are theirs to tell. Not mine.Read More
As your pregnancy support team, your birth doulas and your parenting confidants, YOU are OUR Taylor Swift. You can trust us. We’ll be there, quietly, always cheering you on and supporting you from the wings when you want to take center stage. And, we’ll offer our strong presence when you desire to turn down the noise and focus on your quite, private moments.Read More