As the time approaches to bring your new baby home, you may be nervous about how your first baby—your fur-baby—will handle the new addition. You love them, afterall, and don’t want them to feel replaced or resent their new family member.
Apps often make our lives easier, consolidating a mess of lists into a single magical, clickable icon we can tap time and again to keep things organized. They have apps for everything these days! Grocery lists, calendars, period trackers—and yes, even apps to use during pregnancy and postpartum.
But with so many options, you may find it overwhelming trying to find the right apps for you and your family. Let us help!Read More
For many, bringing a newborn home completely shakes up their routine. Instead of feeding everyone in the house 3-6 meals before bedtime, you’ve now got a sweet little mouth asking for milk 8-12 times (roughly) per day, including throughout the night.
Here are a few things you can do to make the 2 A.M. feed—and the others, too!—a little less dread-worthy...Read More
Near the end of pregnancy it’s common for the cervix to enter the spotlight, as cervical exams are often offered at each appointment starting around week 36. Even friends and family become invested in what exciting things your cervix is up to, the question of dilation arising again and again in conversation!
But there’s more to predicting labor than dilation.Read More
I had no delusions of being a “perfect” parent, but I did have plans that didn’t pan out—and not because they were far-fetched, just because I didn’t have the type of support I needed.
I didn’t know then that I could hire someone who...Read More
A question as old as birth itself:
What should I put on my baby registry?!
Here are your doula's foolproof tips for creating the best baby registry for your family:...Read More
One day you’re snuggling a sweet, sleeping newborn, the next you’re shushing and rocking an inconsolable babe.
One day you’re daydreaming about who your child will grow up to be, the next you’re begging them to stay little forever.Read More
The leaves are finally changing all over the Capital Region and fall is in full-swing! From picking apples to picking pumpkins, fall bucket lists are being filled to the brim, much like warm cups of cider. But while you may be checking off all of the typical fall activities on your list, there's one unique autumn affair you may want to pencil in for November 19...Read More
As you prepare for your baby's arrival, you've got a checklist of all of the things you need to get done: organize the nursery, wash the baby's clothes, attend childbirth education classes, hire a doula, prep freezer meals, and so on and so forth--whatever it is you feel you need to do in order to be ready when the day finally comes, right?
Take a look at that list: is CPR and first-aid training on it? If not, keep reading!Read More