On Postpartum Support for Mum

baby clothes

When you think about visiting a new mum not long after birth, what image springs to mind? Do you picture spontaneously popping by, bringing a lovely bouquet of flowers and a cute little teddy bear, and getting inside to see – and hopefully hold! – that precious new baby? If so,…. Well, I’m sorry to […]

On A.R.T. and I.V.F.

A.R.T. & I.V.F. petri dish

Hi, my name is Jenn. I am an A.R.T. survivor. 😉 -Or maybe I should phrase that differently: my name is Jenn, and I’m an A.R.T. hero! 😁 Either way, the message is the same: I have personal experience with A.R.T., Artificial Reproductive Technology; in other words, my husband and I weren’t able to conceive […]

On Christmas As A New or Expectant Mum

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Christmas……. The most wonderful time of the year! -Joyous, peaceful, serene…… Whoever envisions Christmas that way is clearly not deep in the trenches of pregnancy or new parenthood. Christmas is “supposed” to be such a happy time of year, and it can be! – It can be peaceful, blessed and wonderful…. And it can also […]

On Being a New Doula

Startled New Baby is like a startled new doula

Being born can be startling; so can being a new doula! Image: Unsplash I’m Pretty New at this ‘Doula’ Stuff Being a new doula is a tricky thing. On the one hand, I studied at Doula College, I’m always learning more, I feel like I know stuff! – but on the other, I’m only scratching […]

On Being a Christian Doula

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I am Christian, unarguably and unapologetically. Have been, all my life. I’m a birth and postpartum doula, too – also unarguably and unapologetically – at heart for a good long time, although officially only since February 2023. What Does It Mean To Be A Christian Doula? What does it mean to be a Christian doula? […]