Posts tagged: postpartum journey
Meet the Doula: Katelyn Gonzalez from Hayward, California
Meet Katelyn Gonzalez. Katelyn is a doula and childbirth educator who works with and supports clients to meet their desires and needs around birth and postpartum. She has been practicing full time in the San Francisco Bay Area for 4 years, has attended over 100 births, and has supported dozens...
Meet the Doula: Lindsey Ehlers from Austin, Texas
Meet Lindsey Ehlers. Lindsey is a postpartum doula and mother. Before becoming a doula, she's worn many hats: from working in special education as a therapist to being a braille transcriptionist. In our Meet the Doulas series, Lindsey shares why she became a doula and the importance of a community during such a vulnerable period in a mother's postpartum journey....
Meet the Doula: Allison Cline from Austin, Texas
Meet Allison Cline. Allison is a certified birth doula and childbirth mentor based in Austin, Texas. In our Meet the Doulas series, Allison gives us a glimpse into her own growth journey as a parent and walks us through what a recent birth and labor experience looked like. She shares how COVID has changed...
Meet the Mama: Marcela Ramírez from Miami, Florida
Meet Marcela Ramírez. Marcela is a first time mother to a baby boy and a full-tim architectural designer based in Miami, Florida. In our Meet The Mamas Series, Marcela gives us a glimpse into her labor and delivery experience and shared what she wish she had known about the postpartum recovery process.
Meet the Mama: Courtnie McClister from Houston, Texas
Meet Courtnie McClister from Houston, Texas. Courtnie is a stay at home mother and a first time mom to a sweet 8 month old baby boy. In our Meet The Mamas Series, Courtnie describes the precious moment when she first meets her baby and shares the many challenges that she...
Postpartum Philosophies: Warmth, Bowls, and Mugs
Warming postpartum practices may sound comforting or even second nature. Perhaps you have heard about them from your family, friends, or neighbors, or you already routinely practice these. Prioritizing your own warming rituals of self care and love can benefit you during your postpartum journey and beyond.
Meet the Mama: Angela Medina from Miami, Florida
Meet Angela Medina Meet Angela Medina. Angela is a Product Designer from Miami, Florida and a first time first time mom to baby boy, Oliver, who is now 3 months old. In our Meet The Mamas Series, Angela shares some of her must-have items that helped her with her postpartum recovery and a several...
Meet the Mama: Elaine Leung from Antioch, California
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Elaine is a Senior Revenue Accounting Manager, managing a team of 6 staff members. At home, she's managing an adorable 10 month old son. In our Meet The Mamas Series, Elaine gives us a glimpse into her postpartum journey and shares what she would have done differently.
Meet the Mama: Elysse Smiley from Campbell, California
A fifth generation Californian in the San Francisco Bay Area, Elysse is a product designer and a mother of two -- Violet who is 8 years old and Cora who is 16 months. In our Meet The Mamas Series, Elysse shares her story on how asking for help supported her...
Meet the Mama: Monika Aldarondo from Castro Valley, California
Currently residing in Castro Valley, California, Monika is a a photographer, a podcaster, and first time mother of a 5 year old with a chronic illness. She shares her story on what it's like having a chronic illness during her pregnancy and postpartum period, followed by liver transplant.
Meet the Mama: Kendra Bell Holmes from Portland, Oregon
A first-time Mom to an outgoing 7 month old beautiful baby girl. Kendra is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who works with children and their families with developmental disabilities. Kendra shares tips and advice from her experience with a prolonged postpartum recovery after her 30 hour of natural labor that ended up as an emergency c-section.
Meet the Mama: Peggy Chen from East Bay, California
Meet Peggy Chen, a licensed clinical social worker and first time mom with a handsome 12 months baby boy, residing in the East Bay of San Francisco Bay Area. In this series, Peggy shares her transformative journey into motherhood, her precious bond with her son, her experience with postpartum anxiety and...
Meet The Mama: Jessica Phan, Co-Founder of Ritual Meals
Meet Jessica Phan, our very own Co-Founder of Ritual Meals and first time mother in San Francisco Bay Area. In our new Meet the Mamas series, she give us a glimpse of her postpartum experiences and post-pregnancy rituals, and shares insightful advice about early motherhood.