Today we chat with Emilie Beecroft. Emilie is a postpartum doula, lactation consultant assistant and mom to two. Her children are 4 ½ and 2 1/2 . We chat about how Emilie decided to pursue becoming a postpartum doula, what a postpartum doula does and why a new mom might want to hire one and about some really helpful resources for new moms, both locally in our Sacramento area and more generally. When the weather gets nice again, Em will be hosting her monthly postpartum in the park moms groups here in Sacramento. You can follow her facebook page for more updates. She also hosts new moms groups at Java Mama here in Folsom twice per month on the first and third Tuesday. My favorite part of the interview was what she would tell a new mom – “You’re Doing It Right.” Enjoy the show!
You can find Emilie’s website here.
Follow her on Facebook here.
Emilie is also a member of the Capital City Doula collective.
In the inaugural episode of the Postpartum Podcast, I speak with Lesley Miller of the blog Barefooton45th. She is also the editor of Kidaround magazine, wife to Jonathan and mom of two. In this episode we talk about how her first postpartum year was rocked by her husband’s cancer diagnosis, how different her postpartum period looked like with her second child, the importance of slowing down during your postpartum year, rest, and listening to your instincts. Lesley also talks about how helpful counseling can be and overcoming her struggles with anger during the newborn period. Her honesty is inspiring and I thank her so much for sharing her story!
A blog post of hers that we discussed was her post called “Dear Mom of a Newborn.”
You can find her blog here.
You can find her on Twitter here.
You can find her on Facebook here.
You can find Kidaround magazine here.