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I Guess That’s Why They Call it The BABY Blues

Posted on: September 1, 2019 | Doulas

Baby blues

The baby blues. Short-term emotional ups and downs that stem from the recent birth of a baby that are actually, very normal. In fact, up to 80% of postpartum individuals report having these mood changes. Typically beginning just 2-3 days post birth, the baby blues sneak up on us and …


Your Doula Prenatal Visit

Posted on: August 25, 2019 | Doulas

Doula prenatal visit

Congratulations on your pregnancy and kudos to you for hiring a doula! I bet you’re wondering what happens at your doula prenatal visit. Well, we’re gonna break that down for you right now! Your doula prenatal visit is an appointment that will take place between you, your partner (if you …


My Newly Postpartum Body…

Posted on: August 16, 2019 | Postpartum

Postpartum body

My newly postpartum body is soft. Its skin moves in ways that it never did before. It feels different and it looks like it’s been “used.” It has legs that are unshaven, hair that is unkempt and eyes that feature dark circles around them. It leaks fluid from various locations …


Overnight Care for You and Your Baby

Posted on: August 11, 2019 | Breastfeeding, Postpartum

Overnight doula care

When it comes to hiring help after having a baby, overnight care is the best gift you can give yourself! It’s 9:00pm and you are absolutely exhausted. Your 2 week old baby is finally asleep in your arms after spending 2.5 hours crying, fussing, farting and feeding. You’re not quite …


10 Things No One Told You About Newborns

Posted on: August 2, 2019 | Babies

Newborns

Newborns… I must say, there is real beauty in lack of knowledge when it comes to newborn babies. I mean, what we don’t know, certainly can’t hurt us, right?? We asked new moms to tell us some “minor” details about bringing a newborn baby home that somehow, their friends neglected …


I Was Robbed of a Natural Birth

Posted on: July 28, 2019 | Doulas

A natural birth

There are plenty of pregnant individuals who have a soulful connection with a pre-determined birth philosophy. When it comes to the birth of their baby, a natural birth, unmedicated and un-intervened is what they expect and have always imagined. And for others, their instinct is, “I trust my doctor and …


Partner Parenting; Are you Sabotaging it?

Posted on: July 10, 2019 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum

Partner parenting

Are you partner parenting or are you feeling like you’re in it alone?  Do you find yourself complaining that apparently you are the only one who can hear the baby crying? That you seem to be the only one capable of changing a diaper? That packing the diaper bag is …


3 Refreshing Summer Recipes

Posted on: July 5, 2019 | Doulas

summer recipes

3 Summer Fun Recipes Chilled Strawberry Soup 1 quart fresh strawberries cleaned and sliced 4 ounces softened cream cheese ½ cup of sugar 8 ounces of lemon yogurt 3 cups half and half ½ cup strawberry liqueur In a food processor mix strawberries, cream cheese and sugar until it becomes …


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 …


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