I am spending today cuddling my little man nonstop after the biggest weekend we’ve had so far.
After 7 months of being exclusively mama I went back out into the world to start my journey of becoming a doula. I am beyond excited to support women and their partners on their birthing journey soon. I’m feeling incredibly grateful learning from one of the most experienced doulas in Perth and feeling the support of all the other powerful women who are on this journey with me.
As excited as I was for the training, it also meant that for the first time I was separated from my little love for longer than an hour, which meant I was absolutely terrified. For the first time I had to let go of him. It was good. And it was bad. Kai had a wonderful time with grandparents, but my mum guilt took over. Until I realised that again, it is just our modern society that puts so much pressure on young mothers and families, making them feel inadequate no matter what they do. Why are mothers who decide to ‘just’ be a stay at home mum seen as lazy and clingy? And mothers that are back at work 6 weeks postpartum as neglecting their child? It’s time to change those perceptions and stop the judgement. It’s time for more trust. Trust in ourselves and all the mums out there. We all do what we believe is best for us, our children and our family. We are all different. But we are also all good enough. 💕
📷 by the talented @chloe_trayhurn_art