doula zoe etkin with baby at mama circle gathering

A Little Catch Up

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and I’m sorry for that! Life is so busy, it’s hard to sit down and put some thoughts together. 2019 was quite a year–much better than 2018 (don’t even want to talk about that year!). I attended some beautiful births, supported lots of new families as a postpartum …

My Love/Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding a Toddler

We’re almost 24 months into our breastfeeding relationship. In some ways, it feels like we could be coming to a close, yet I know that some toddlers will nurse once a day for a year or more. Breastfeeding my daughter has been one of the most rewarding aspects of motherhood, and one of the hardest. …

doula zoe etkin interviewed on local memphis live with host and mother with baby

Local Memphis Live Interview

Today I had the privilege of speaking about AWAKEN space on LOCAL MEMPHIS LIVE! Check out the interview! I am so glad I can bring together the best of Memphis to offering workshops, groups, and other forms of support to Memphis area women, moms, and families. I really believe in the mission of education, support, …

AWAKEN space

Long before we moved to Memphis, I dreamed of creating a space for women, mothers, and families to gather, learn, and find community. Modeled after some of my favorite spaces in Los Angeles, AWAKEN space is a gathering space for the Memphis community. We offer groups and classes centered around pregnancy, mothering/parenting, sexuality, breastfeeding, women’s …

An Interview with Zoë & Icon Undies

Icon Undies invited me to talk about my postpartum experience for their Afterbirth campaign. The birth of a baby brings unexpected challenges to even the most prepared new parents. No one can perfectly explain what you will go through as you recover from birth and welcome your baby into your life. However, the conversation and …

What Men Need to Know About Postpartum Sex

(Disclaimer: This post is aimed at cis-gendered, heterosexual men. Queer families may experience many of the same challenges, but cis-men are particularly underserved when it comes to education about the postpartum period, thus the post is written for them.) Guys, I want to help you out. I’m here to say, it’s not your fault that …