"Once there was a boy named Nikolai who sometimes felt uncertain about the right way to act."
He had three burning questions:
When is the best time to do things?
Who is the most important one?
What is the right thing to do?
Most of us are still very much like the boy Nikolai in this beautiful book, The Three Questions. Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy,
Stepping into a new role like parenthood brings up a lot of questions and insecurities. Tuck this bit of wisdom from Leo Tolstoy--by way of a children's book--into your back pocket to remind yourself of what's most important.
And if you have a postpartum doula, we'll help remind you:
The thing to focus on is what is happening right now. Almost everything else can wait. Accept help from others for the things that can't.
The most important one is who you are with. THAT INCLUDES YOURSELF.
The right thing to do is what works for you and your baby.
When you come to a place where you feel muddled, ill-prepared, confused, scared, or uncertain, your postpartum doula will help you find the answers you need to move forward. We are different from your friends because we won't simply tell you what to do, or what we did with our babies. We'll help you find the answers that work for you.
Because, as this book says on the last page, "This is why we are here."