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June 2019 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts

Calorie Intake While Breastfeeding

Posted on: June 25, 2019 | Breastfeeding

Calorie intake while breastfeeding

Do you know what the recommendation is for increasing your calorie intake while breastfeeding? I bet you won’t believe it when I tell you… Hold on tight! It’s not the equivalent of pancakes with bacon and sausage smothered in maple syrup, followed by a giant chicken parmigiana and spaghetti dinner …

I Had a Hairy Baby

Posted on: June 19, 2019 | Babies, Pregnancy

Lanugo, a hairy baby

Why doesn’t anyone tell you that you might have a hairy baby?! A hairy, furry, fuzzy BABY! Imagine expecting to give birth to a soft, sweet precious, beautiful little girl and opening your eyes to a bald-headed baby with hair on its BACK, SHOULDERS, and ARMS! I mean, you are …

I Watched You Become a Father

Posted on: June 16, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Musing, Parenting Philosophy

I am a doula. I stand in the space of birth while reducing fear and instilling strength and I watch as you become a father. I have been on the other end of the phone when you nervously called me to say, “She is ready for you to come now…” …