This blog was originally posted September 8, 2017.
Everyone should have a group of friends that they feel at home around. There are so many shirts and mugs and hand-painted pallet wood signs beckoning us to Find Your Tribe. According to Merriam-Webster there are a few definitions of the word tribe but basically your tribe is your support system, your comic relief, your shoulder to cry on. Your tribe is your friends and their friends that you know you can count on for a coffee date or to grab a beer, to watch your kids or to borrow a fancy purse because why would I own a fancy purse! These are the people who have enough in common with you that you can talk for hours but enough differences that you are interested in them and never bored.
Warning, I use the word poop a lot in this post.
Ew! You can poop when you push? This is what many people’s response is to hearing there is a possibility of pooping when you push. My response as a childbirth educator and birth doula is YES, you might, but there is almost a 100% chance you will have no idea it’s happening. Here are six things to know about when it comes to passing a bowel movement and pushing a baby out.
Maybe you are someone who wants to be proactive and prepare for breastfeeding during your pregnancy. You are committed to the idea of breastfeeding and want to be sure you and your little one get off to a good start, that's amazing! Good for you, Mama! You might start asking others for advice or personal experiences. You might be Googling and following online groups and forums to see what others are doing or have done. While any advice you receive, whether it is solicited or unsolicited, is typically meant with the best of intentions, it isn't necessarily always good or evidence based advice.
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