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My Newly Postpartum Body…

Posted on: August 16, 2019 | Postpartum, Uncategorized

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 …


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 …


When Your Crying Baby Triggers Rage

Posted on: April 11, 2019 | Postpartum

Crying baby

A crying baby is a tremendous challenge and anyone who has experienced this knows it to be true. The crying starts and you shift the baby from one position to another. The crying continues. If you are sitting, you stand. If you are standing, you walk. But the crying continues. …


Wow, That Postpartum Period…

Posted on: March 21, 2019 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum, Pregnancy

postpartum period

Wow, that postpartum period and that newborn sure can throw you for a loop… You’re so in love with your baby that you’ve neglected yourself… You know the old saying, you’ve got to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others, right? Have you been doing that? I know, …


The Overstimulated Baby

Posted on: March 13, 2019 | Babies, Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum

overstimulated baby

The overstimulated baby is the baby that gets passed from person to person. The mother seems frustrated and everyone wants to help. First, her friend. “I’ll take the baby. You go relax for a few minutes.” She takes the baby. She brings the sweet crying bundle up on to to …


Why the Little Things Mean a Lot

Posted on: February 27, 2019 | Doula Life, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Westchester doula

Pregnancy and early parenting are harder than most women let on about and because of that, the little things we say and do for them, really mean a lot. Westchester based doula, Debbie Aglietti has some advice Here is a list of 15 “little things” you can do or say, …


I Was Angry at My Baby

Posted on: February 20, 2019 | Babies, Breastfeeding, Postpartum

angry at my baby

Oh girl… You’re not alone. I totally get it. I remember a time my own baby made me angry. She was about 2 months old. She was safely tucked into her car seat and we were driving home from a short trip to the grocery store. It was warm outside …


Let’s Get You Some Support

Posted on: February 17, 2019 | Babies, Depression, Postpartum

support

Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on the transition you are making from woman to mother. I’m really not quite sure which of the two is more challenging but I know for sure that they are both huge milestones in a human beings life. I’ve been a doula …


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