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”

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”

Lactation Cookies Doing the Doula Style

I decided to make some of these for the mum I am looking after at the moment, as baby wasn’t putting on weight and the IBCLC diagnosed a problem with mum’s milk supply.  I got the main gist of the recipe from Housepoet’s Famous Lactation Boosting Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Flaxseed cookies… but added myContinue reading “Lactation Cookies Doing the Doula Style”

Baby Whisperer Part 2

This name was given to me by 2 sets of parents recently. I happen to turn up for work and their babies just happen to be going through a fractious phase. I step in, say hello, and offer to have baby and, voila… baby calms down and quietens.  The parents stare at me in disbeliefContinue reading “Baby Whisperer Part 2”