Nesting Days Blog

Two blue jays built a nest in my lemon tree early in the spring, and I had patiently kept my distance as they diligently tended their young over the past months. As it turned officially summer this weekend, I decided it was time to get the ladder out and take a closer look at their handicraft.

I’m a trained postpartum doula. Because many people don’t know what a postpartum doula is or does, I usually begin by explaining what I don’t do. I am not medically trained. I do not make diagnosis, give medical advise, or administer medicine.

What I do do is Nurture, Educate, Support and Transition (N.E.S.T.) the new mother and her infant on their journey from womb to world.

Let’s face it, no matter how thrilled you are with your new baby, you still need to be able to perform simple functions to get through the day.

As a postpartum doula, I encourage new mothers to slow down and give their bodies time to recover from pregnancy and delivery, and to get to know their babies, but you can go stir-crazy without some mobility.

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