During this season, we all will get gifts, receive well wishes, and watch our loved ones open presents that we have chosen for them with all of the love and care we can wrap into a little box.
I wish I were able to give something to all of my lovely readers, clients, mamas, peers, and mentors, but that would be impossible.
So, instead, I want to gift something to a postpartum mama, a birth worker, and an expecting mama!
Perhaps you are a mama who could benefit from these gifts, or perhaps you are a birth worker who wants to gift it forward to a client you are working with... whatever the case, be sure to read the rules for entering at the end of this post! :)
For the mama expecting her baby, I am gifting something from my own doula library. I am giving away a copy of Mothering the Mother, an awesome back-issue of Mothering, and a plethora of samples and handouts that I normally give to the women that I work with.
Mothering the Mother is an awesome book that gives wonderful advice and information on supporting a woman in labor, how a partner can help, and how a doula can benefit the experience. There are great photos of positive laboring positions, how a father can best support the laboring woman, and what to look for postpartum.
The issue of Mothering is the special pregnancy edition from 2008 and has great information on home birth, Eco-friendly baby showers, breastfeeding, pampering mom, bed-sharing, co-sleeping, and childbirth education.
The fillers will include badger baby balm, belly lotion, nipple cream, educational handouts, and so much more!
For the mama who has already birthed her baby, I am gifting an Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Gift Set. The postpartum gift set includes Monthly Comfort Tea, postpartum bath herbs, Happy Bottom Spray, New Mama Bottom Spray, and Herbal Bottom Balm.
wrote a review here, and cannot recommend this book enough. I would LOVE to see this book get into the hands of a doula, doula-in-training, childbirth educator, or midwife. So, if you fit that description, or if you are a mama who wants to gift it forward to your favorite birth worker, perhaps you can enter to win it for them!
Since this is a season of gift-giving, I want to hear back from you, my readers, while also encouraging you to gift your friends/family/clients with information and advocacy.
- Search my blog and find an/the article that you love
- Share it on your Facebook so your friends and family can read it
- Come back here and, in the comments, share the link to where you posted the above, as well as which prize you are entering to win (be sure there is an email attached to your submission so I can reach you if you win).
At midnight on Christmas Eve morning, entries will be closed. Christmas Eve morning I will post the winners. :) You will have until New Year's Morning to get back to me with your mailing address (or the address of the person you are gifting the prize to), although I will ship them as soon as I get the go-ahead! Merry Christmas!!