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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...

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...

February 29, 2016

 

(Disclaimer: This post is aimed at cis-gendered, heterosexual men. Queer families may experience many of the same challenges, but cis-men are particularly underserved when it comes to education about the postpartum period, thus the post is written for them.)

 

Guys, I want to help you out. I’m here to say, it’s not your fault that you don’t understand postpartum sexuality. Blame our culture. Men are simply not taught how to be...

July 2, 2014

 

I see a lot of lists out there touting what parents should buy in preparation for their little one’s arrival… and I have to say… most of it is useless! You honestly don’t need a wipe warmer or a Diaper Genie (though they can be nice). Here’s my guide to items I have found to be the most helpful for my clients in the first few months of their baby's life. This is by no means a comprehensive or authoritative list, it's just thi...

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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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