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January 8, 2019

We're almost 24 months into our breastfeeding relationship. In some ways, it feels like we could be coming to a close, yet I know that some toddlers will nurse once a day for a year or more. 

Breastfeeding my daughter has been one of the most rewarding aspects of motherhood, and one of the hardest. It started out with excruciating pain and poor latch, that, thanks to my amazing IBCLC, Kimberly Durdin, we worked to improve....

December 28, 2018

Today I had the privilege of speaking about AWAKEN space on LOCAL MEMPHIS LIVE! Check out the interview!

I am so glad I can bring together the best of Memphis to offering workshops, groups, and other forms of support to Memphis area women, moms, and families. 

I really believe in the mission of education, support, and community that we are creating at AWAKEN. Learn more by visiting the website: www.awakenspacememphis.com

November 12, 2018

I've been supporting new families as a postpartum doula for almost 7 years. Over the years, my practice has grown and my skill set has expanded. I've always had a love for global postpartum traditions, specifically the foods, healing modalities, and overall approach that so many cultures have for the postpartum period. Some years ago, I learned about vaginal steaming from the amazing Keli Garza of Steamy Chick. I knew right aw...

November 7, 2018

Let's be real. These days, many of us are parenting through mental health struggles. Just because we aren't in the postpartum period anymore (although, I argue that it lasts a lot longer than the medical establishment says), doesn't mean that those of us who struggled with postpartum mood disorders don't continue to deal with them into the toddler years and beyond. 

My own postpartum experience was challenging. I had never been...

October 27, 2018

Long before we moved to Memphis, I dreamed of creating a space for women, mothers, and families to gather, learn, and find community. Modeled after some of my favorite spaces in Los Angeles, AWAKEN space is a gathering space for the Memphis community. We offer groups and classes centered around pregnancy, mothering/parenting, sexuality, breastfeeding, women's reproductive health & fertility, and writing. 

We've been opened sinc...

September 3, 2018

Back in February we made a big cross country move from Los Angeles to Memphis, TN. My husband, Max, and I decided that LA just wasn't the place for us anymore, and that we wanted to raise our daughter in a smaller, more livable city. Memphis offers a lower cost of living, family support (thanks mom and dad!), a lot less traffic, a small towny feel with medium city amenities, and lots of green nature to explore. 

We're so happy...

July 6, 2017

 Icon Undies invited me to talk about my postpartum experience for their Afterbirth campaign. 

The birth of a baby brings unexpected challenges to even the most prepared new parents. No one can perfectly explain what you will go through as you recover from birth and welcome your baby into your life. However, the conversation and information out there needs to be more honest! Learn about my own postpartum experience in this...

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Hi! I'm Zoë

I'm a birth & postpartum

doula, author, and founder

of AWAKEN space in

Memphis, TN. I split my

virtual life between Memphis

& Los Angeles, where I started

my practice. My other big job is being a mama to my daughter June. When I'm not momming, doula-ing, teaching, or writing, I dabble in graphic design. My mission is to highlight fresh perspectives on women's health, pregnancy, birth, motherhood, and beyond. Learn more about me, AWAKEN space, and my writing.

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July 6, 2017

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