The start of Matrescence

Your Matrescence Journey Matrescence.  According to the Cambridge dictionary, Matrescence is the “process of becoming a mother”. But what does this term actually mean?   Matrescence was a term coined by American anthropologist Dana Raphael PhD whilst she explored the transition into motherhood from an anthropological standpoint.  Dana Raphael stated that “childbirth brings about a

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What is a doula?

So, what actually is a doula and why do I need one? The term doula was coined by American Anthropologist, Dana Raphael back in the 1970’s.  Taking inspiration from the Greek word, doule, meaning to serve, Dana used the term doula to refer to a supportive companion to pregnant women during childbirth and postpartum and

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