Tag Archives: birth

Five things you should know about respectful maternity care and birth trauma

Five things you should know about respectful maternity care and birth trauma

In October 2015, my work took me to a global strategy meeting on maternal and newborn health. Nearly 2,000 of us (researchers, advocates and service providers) from 75 different countries gathered together to discuss the current state of maternity care and develop the global agenda going forward into the next decade.   What was at… Read More

Postpartum support and the 3 am rule

Postpartum support and the 3 am rule

  This month’s Mama Story features Julienne DesJardins, a virtual assistant with expertise in digital marketing. As a business owner turned mamapreneur, Julienne brings lessons from management, marketing, and mamahood into the mix of her postpartum journey.   Confession: I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in October.   So, naturally,… Read More

Motherhood: My Life with Light

Motherhood: My Life with Light

My dear friend Kim Swanson is sharing her Mama Story with you today, and fair-warning: it’s a tear-jerker! To be fair, I am most definitely a crier and pretty much every single story I am sharing with you over these next few days made my eyes water. Kim’s story made the tears spill out for… Read More