>>> POSTPARTUM <<<

Full Family Rest + Rising, for Many Continued Blessings

by Leigh Ritchie-Steele, Rachel Fox Tierney, Maya Hackett and Leslie Button

release date: January 16, 2017

Postpartum is a full-family transformational marathon where nothing is as it was before. What if we included and accounted for the mental health and emotional wellbeing of both parents and siblings? What if we trusted mothers and babies to do what they have always done? What if we were supported to truly listen to our bodies about what feels healthy and right? 

We aren't always able to do that. It's a bumpy road, with many slippery slopes, and at the same time, hourly chances to elevate your family practices for decades of continued blessings.  We've collected our notes, born of the wisdom from so many precious families, for a postpartum that nourishes you, supports your baby, and includes the wellbeing of your entire family. It is, in every way, a love letter.

 

>>> POSTPARTUM BLOG <<<

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AUTHORS:

LEIGH STEELE IS A BIRTH DOULA, BIRTH CONSULTANT, AND FOLK BOTANICAL CRAFTER. HER MISSION IS TO HOLISTICALLY SUPPORT WOMEN ON THE PATH OF PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND POSTPARTUM. LEIGH ADVOCATES FOR THE DIVERSE CHOICES WOMEN HAVE SURROUNDING FERTILITY, MOTHERHOOD, AND PARTNERSHIP AND FINDS HER DEEPEST SPIRITUAL CONNECTION THROUGH THIS FORM OF SERVITUDE.  HER HEART HAS BEEN EXPANDED BY HER FOUR CHILDREN AND THIS BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE LIFE FULL OF DESERT SUNSHINE, (MOSTLY) WELCOME CHAOS, AND EVERYDAY ADVENTURES. 

 

RACHEL FOX-TIERNEY IS A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE AND CALIFORNIA STATE LICENSED MIDWIFE WHO HAS BEEN ATTENDING BIRTHS IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES SINCE 1998. SHE HAS SERVED HUNDREDS OF WOMEN DURING THEIR BIRTHS AND POSTPARTUM FOR OVER A DECADE IN HER GROUP MIDWIFERY PRACTICE. SHE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND AND THEIR HOME-BORN TEEN BOYS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

 

MAYA HACKETT IS IN A CONSTANT STATE OF HEART MULTIPLICATION WITH HER HUSBAND DAVID, THEIR FOUR BOYS AND AN URBAN*STEAD OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS. SHE'S HAD POST PARTUM DEPRESSION, BUT DIDN'T KNOW FOR MONTHS BECAUSE SHE WAS ALSO VERY HAPPY SOMETIMES. TURNS OUT, THERE WAS A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT WHY SHE JUST COULDN'T DO SOME THINGS. AS EMPRESS TIDES PUBLISHER AND CO-FOUNDER OF CALIBRATION INSTITUTE, MAYA LIVES HER PRACTICE OF RESTING + RISING.

 

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HOMEBIRTHER LESLIE BUTTON IS A STAY-AT-HOME MAMA OF THREE AND FORMER ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY. A TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR EXAMINED CHOICE, NUTRITION, AND SIMPLE PARENTING, LESLIE IS HAPPIEST WHEN HER TOES ARE IN THE SAND WITH HER HUSBAND AND BABIES. SHE MAKES HER COMMUNITY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH A NORTH CAROLINA HOMESTEAD IN THE WORKS. SWOON.

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