Dear Doula, I Want My Body Back!

Dear Doula, I Want My Body Back!

I want my body back! My ankles are swollen, my belly is so heavy, my breasts are bigger (and leaked through my shirt at work the other day!), and I think I might actually smack the next person to even look like they're about to touch me... Okay, I'm being slightly dramatic. But still. Please help, I don't know what to do to make myself feel better.

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Dear Doula, I'm Carrying a Baby and the Weight of the World

Dear Doula, I'm Carrying a Baby and the Weight of the World

The last few years living in my neighborhood have been pretty difficult for me and my family. I live in a pretty segregated city, and there's a lot of tension in the air these days. A few people in my family have had bad experiences at work or at school, being called racial slurs or treated with suspicion.I have to be honest, when I found out I was pregnant, one of my first thoughts was, 'Am I too stressed out to be pregnant?' and 'Am I ready to explain these things to a child?'

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