Favorite Finds Friday: 3/18/16
Each week I will share five things I have found over the week that I believe are beneficial for the growing family to know about. These may include equipment, articles, decorations, or other resources. I would love to here what you have found over the week that helped you or you found especially interesting over the week.
This article was fantastic. It seems to be very popular these days to “beat up” on men and how it is clear that we don’t always communicate in the same way. However, this article takes on a positive view of the amazing support fathers offer the the women they love and admire dearly.
My friend Maria Pokluda explains that there is no need for a mother to say “sorry” at her birth. We have all been taught to be polite and do our best to not offend but when you are in labor, there is no need to apologize for what you need, asking for something, or in how you choose to bring your baby into your arms.
This is a very sweet testimony of how one doula made all the difference in one family’s birth experience.
This is a great article posted at Birth Boot Camp about how a doula can benefit a mother working toward a VBAC. These are excellent points of how we assist at a VBAC however, each of these are the same benefits when supporting a woman at any birth.
This is a beautiful article about patience and learning to enjoy the moment rather than covet the future. It is a great read for anyone waiting for anything, whether that be to become pregnant, to deliver your child, for your child to be potty trained, to get over postpartum depression, or any of the other host of things we must wait for in life. One of my favorite passages from the article is: “A child may choose a bright plastic ring over a diamond simply because she does not recognize the value of the diamond. Even so, at fourteen or even forty we may not recognize the value of patience or trust. But they are to be the diamonds in our diadem.”