How to write a postnatal plan

How to write a postnatal plan

You may have heard of a birth plan, but have you heard about a postnatal plan? In our culture we are often focused on the birth, and most of all, on the baby. It is clear from the focus antenatal classes have, there is preparation for the birth, and also preparation...
The lost art of postnatal wrapping

The lost art of postnatal wrapping

All around the world, there is a custom to binding the hip and/or the belly for the first few weeks after birth. It makes sense when you think about it. During pregnancy, the body adapts to accommodate the growing baby: the pelvis tilts and widens, the spine curvature...
How baby books ‘experts’ harm new parents

How baby books ‘experts’ harm new parents

I hate so-called ‘baby experts’ who promise that your baby will be happy and super easy to look after if you follow their rigid ‘schedule’. Gina Ford is the most famous one in the UK, but there are plenty of similar ones all over the world....
What is postpartum bodywork and why we need it back.

What is postpartum bodywork and why we need it back.

All around the world there are (or used to be) traditional practices to help a new mother’s body heal after birth. Regardless of the continent, these traditions usually include some massage and wrapping rituals, as well as binding the belly and pelvis, and keeping the...