What can I expect?! It has been instilled in our brain that when you are going into labor, you feel a ton of pain, you go to the hospital, get an epidural, a everyone starts yelling “PUSH” and poof! The baby is out and you have your baby in your hand. This can be lovely I’m sure, but there are other ways to give birth. Ways that can involve nice warm tubs of water, a calming atmosphere, dim relaxing lights & music, and your midwife, doula, or husband massaging your hips and back. You can have a very active & beautiful birthing experience. Read on because the best thing you and your partner can do is to Get Educated!
Thank you so much Katie for being so supportive, knowledgeable, & encouraging when I came to you freaking out about my little boy not latching right. You calmed me down, reminded me this is what my body is suppose to be doing, and reminded me how tiny my son’s stomach is at 5 days old. 1 month later, my son is breastfeeding perfectly, growing like a weed, and I’m loving every second of it. You’re such a blessing! Thank you!
J.D., San Clemente, CA
Katie, thank you so much for all the encouragement and support during my first few days of breastfeeding my little girl. As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect, thanks to your advice and help, my little one is breastfeeding like a champ and I’m confident and comfortable she is getting the best nutrition possible.
Kelsey Ryan Brothers, Washington, DC
Thank you for all your advice and nutritional support Katie! I had gestational diabetes and was nervous because I’ve never had to worry about my diet, let along follow a diabetic diet. The greatest thing you gave me was encouragement and reminded me that I’m not alone and that I can eat healthy for my pregnancy and growing baby inside of me.
M.M., San Clemente, CA
I’ve never had to watch my weight, even after my first child was born, the weight just came off. After my second child was 3 months, and I was exclusively breastfeeding, the weight was not coming off. I was worried. Katie shared her non-diet advice with me... Not only will my body and mood be changed by feeding it rich nutrients, but she reminded me that nourishing myself is just as important as nourishing my new little girl with breastmilk.
L.D., San Juan Capistrano, CA