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November 26, 2018

Blame social media, blame society, blame the need to keep up with the Joneses. The bottom line is that mothers are struggling on a daily basis and many feel too much pressure or shame to be truthful about it. We see picture perfect motherhood on Instagram, even leave out the darker details of our parenting struggles when we talk to close friends or family. For many, the real version of motherhood is not just a messy bun, massi...

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...

May 11, 2015

 

As a doula, I not only help people vision their birth, or thrive through the first few months postpartum, I help people become parents. Seems funny, in a way, since I am not yet a parent myself. I credit my ability to guide people into parenting with the excellent upbringing I received from my own parents. Thanks mom and dad! Were they "perfect"? Of course not. But were they thoughtful, creative, sensitive, articulate, respon...

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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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