WHAT’S IN A NAME? THE MEANING BEHIND SACRED NEST

Sunday | August 14, 2016

sa·cred: to be regarded with great respect and reverence Sacred Nest was born out of a passion for empowering women and celebrating their transition into motherhood while protecting the raw and vulnerable experience of postpartum. Many people have asked me where I came up with the name Sacred Nest. What does it mean? What do we stand for? For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been incredibly passionate about women, birth, babies and family wellness. Personally, I have had [more]



OUR LIST OF FAVOURITES FOR YOUR FOURTH TRIMESTER

Thursday | July 21, 2016

Looking for that useful item that all moms love? We’ve got the list for you! All the baby stuff out there can be overwhelming at times but we know to keep it simple. Babies don’t need whole lot in those first few months; just a ton of love and cuddles. We’ve picked our favs and we know you will love them too! Lily Padz – these are a huge hit with us! You can skip the disposable breast pads and just get [more]



THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! BREASTFEEDING & LARGE BREASTS

Wednesday | July 6, 2016

Oh the struggle! It’s not an easy feat breastfeeding when you are well endowed in the chest area. Even with my education and experience as a lactation educator, I struggled in those early weeks with our newest addition. When babe is new and learning how to breastfeed, getting a good latch can make all the difference. But it’s not just about the latch. Newborns are so teeny and small that they too need to be supported so we always like to [more]



THE NEED FOR POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

Tuesday | June 23, 2015

Today, many families have some idea of what to expect when they are about to have a baby. We have an abundance of information on the internet and social media that can confuse new parents and cloud their intuitive and instinctual abilities. Everyone has an opinion these days and we have moved ourselves further away from our families and villages. We are left to our own devices to figure things out and expect other things to come naturally to us. [more]



CREATING YOUR SACRED NEST

Monday | June 15, 2015

The dictionary defines Sacred as “reverently dedicated to some person or object”. Sacred Nest is about creating a special intimate place for healing, bonding and love. As a postpartum doula and lactation educator, I counsel new parents on creating their own Sacred Nest during the early days with a new baby. The transition into motherhood is exciting and terrifying. It’s not something you can completely prepare for, but there are things you can do to ease the transition and enhance your well being. The birth [more]