Northeast Doulas Blog
Senior Prom, 1985… Randy Patterson? … nowhere to be found.
Instead, I was working as the heavy metal DJ of a small club in Middletown, NY called JB’s Rock 3.
On that particular night a small band named Metallica were opening for the legendary Ramones and I was playing records in between sets.
My love for Heavy Metal was instilled in me by my family.
My parents were graphic designers and worked on album covers for bands like Metallica and Anthrax and my aunt and uncle owned an independent record label known as Megaforce Records.
Postpartum Help… Do I Need It?
Understanding what your postpartum needs will be while you are pregnant, can be a very tricky thing.
You haven’t even given birth to this baby yet, so how will you know your needs.
You might be asking yourself….
Who will help me?
Will breastfeeding come easy?
Should I hire a baby nurse?
Do I need a lactation consultant?
Is a postpartum doula a better choice for me?
When can I pump?
How the hell do I pump?!?!
My suggestion is always the same.
Ok… here we go!
I am a regular girl. My body makes noise even when I don’t want it to. I don’t try to be more than I am but hold myself to a very high standard according to my (dead) mother. Oh, we’ll get to that…. Anyway, back to my interpretation of a “regular” girl.
I am comfortable in my skin and encourage other women to feel the same way. It bums me out that that doesn’t come to us instinctually but am proud that I have done the work personally to get to that place. That being said, I know how to guide other women to it as well, if they want that! I am...Read more