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
Pregnancy is pretty cool—I mean, come on, you're building a whole other human being from scratch! But it can also be pretty exhausting—I mean, you ARE building a whole other human from scratch. And it can even be painful—you know, because you have to carry around that other human for a few months.
Here are a few simple tools to have on hand to help ease those aches and pains...Read More
Doulas. Do. It. ALL.
Whether you give birth at home, a birth center, a hospital delivery room, or a hospital operating room; whether you choose no medication, nitrous oxide, an epidural, or IV pain meds; whether you birth standing, kneeling, squatting, or on your back—your doula can/will/DOES support that type of birth. Full stop.
How do doulas support cesarean births? Let me count the ways...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