Covid 19 and A Shift in Support

So beautiful yet capable of causing havoc in the human body. The SARS-CoV-2, or SARS Coronavirus -2. We are currently in a state of emergency in Ontario in response to the Covid 19 worldwide pandemic. Many countries are on lockdown, with their borders closed in an effort to control the pandemic. This has been inContinue reading “Covid 19 and A Shift in Support”

It’s been a while…and volunteers needed!

It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here. I have decided to start blogging again as I used to enjoy doing it. I have been pretty busy with the business and work and so the blogging  got pushed aside. Since I last penned anything on here, I have become a CAPPA Certified ChildbirthContinue reading “It’s been a while…and volunteers needed!”

Sitting the Month – The Chinese Confinement Period (CAPPA Article Contribution)

As a Malaysian postpartum doula of Chinese origin, a large proportion of my clientele are Asian (Chinese). I have supported quite a few Asian clients who observed the traditional practice of sitting the month or Zuo Yue Zi or Zhor Yuit. I am sure a lot of postpartum doulas are aware of this tradition, butContinue reading “Sitting the Month – The Chinese Confinement Period (CAPPA Article Contribution)”

Soothing techniques for Colic

The year was 1998. I had just given birth to my first child, Mitchell Alexander Jordan, born on the 2nd of June. I was a registered midwife in the UK and had been practising midwifery for 5 years. I thought it would be easy, I thought I knew all about newborns. I was mistaken! MitchellContinue reading “Soothing techniques for Colic”

Death of a Mother and Baby in Bristol, UK

I feel a bit sad this weekend on hearing of the news of a mother who took her own life and that of her baby’s a few days postpartum, in Bristol, in the UK.  All life is precious, and any life lost is sad, but this double tragedy is close to heart as the hospitalContinue reading “Death of a Mother and Baby in Bristol, UK”

Now Offering Labour Doula Services at Cherry Blossom Doula Services

Another string to add to my bow. Have recently completed a Labour Doula training workshop with Kimberley Healey Fernandez of the Toronto Doula Group. I also recently attended a niche marketing workshop too. This doula is ready to rock and roll. I am busy this December, am currently waiting for the birth of another client,Continue reading “Now Offering Labour Doula Services at Cherry Blossom Doula Services”

Labour and Childbirth… some of my thoughts

I am a true believer in all women having the labours they want and want to experience, some want it all natural, with a doula, birth coach, midwife, whale music, water birth, hypnobirthing, some want all the drugs available, an epidural at the first contraction and some choose an elective caesarean section. One of myContinue reading “Labour and Childbirth… some of my thoughts”

Laid Back Breastfeeding AKA Biological Nurturing

Recently I discussed this method of breastfeeding to a new mum who was having a few problems with obtaining a good latch resulting in sore nipples. She was pretty sceptical and because I was the only person amongst all the health care professionals she had encountered since the birth of her baby, including nurses andContinue reading “Laid Back Breastfeeding AKA Biological Nurturing”