Like new moms, new fathers also have unique needs to support them in the early days, weeks, and months of the postpartum period. While it's true that moms experience the brunt of the physical experience of birth and postpartum healing, dads go through their own experience, often with little support
“Birth goes best if it is not intruded upon by strange people and strange events. It goes best when a woman feels safe enough and free enough to abandon herself to the process.” – Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman, A Midwife’s Story
When you sign up for any Lamaze childbirth class, you can expect to learn thoroughly about labor, birth, and postpartum through the use of evidence-based resources and instruction. But that's pretty much where the similarities end. A Lamaze class can be taught in a group or privately; a Lamaze class
Have you ever heard an old-forgotten song or smelled a familiar smell and found yourself thinking of a particular place or time? Stimulating your senses of touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell can be a powerful way to focus or distract your mind.
Just as you begin to prepare for baby's arrival by finding a pediatrician (see Wednesday's post), it's also key to begin thinking about choices, challenges, and changes that come with parenting a new child -- whether it's your first or fifth. In particular, new parents are experiencing a new path an