I had a close friend ask me the other day if she could hire me as her postpartum doula to help with her 16 year old. Of course it caused me to chuckle, but nevertheless it had me wondering if new moms believe that hiring a postpartum doula is something that MUST be done before their baby is born. Does she think if she's already been home for a little while with her new baby, then it's just too late? Of course, pre-planning is great and it will put your mind at ease, but.....
Your life is now transitioning with a new little person in it and this can be a lot to navigate! As new parents there is a lot to keep up with. From breast or bottle feeding to baby soothing and lack of sleep, we can easily start to second guess ourselves. During our first few weeks postpartum, we are running on just a few hours of sleep at a time and exploring new territory with our new, teeny babies. There are so many questions that may run through your mind during this tim
Meet Deb! Deb is one of the most nonjudgmental, calming and comforting postpartum doulas you could have on your support team. When she is not working with clients, either during the day time or throughout the night, she really is just an all around funny and wonderful person to know! Enjoy a little dip into her personality from these great conversation starters below. 1. What's your favorite piece of clothing you own? My Snoozie slippers. They are hands down the most comforta
I recently read a blog that really stirred up some thoughts and questions as far as why we don't reach out for help as new moms, as women. Or when we do it's often well after we tried to do it alone. Why do we just deal or even suffer in silence? Is it because we feel that we have something to prove to ourselves? Is it because of the pressures of everything we have going on? This especially blows my mind because we crave real, raw experiences with our friends, our tribe. We w
It's time for another fun post from one of our labor and postpartum doulas, Hali! In all honesty, everyone should know this woman. 1. What is your favorite piece of clothing you own? My favorite piece of clothing that I own is a kimono with elephants on it. I love kimonos and I LOVE elephants! I always walk a little taller when I wear that thing. 2. What job would you be terrible at? A job that I would be terrible at is accounting! Paperwork scares me, I could never sit still
It's not surprising when we work with postpartum families that may be nervous to give their newborn baby their first bath at home. After all, you have a nurse available to help get your baby cleaned up while you are in the hospital recovering. Babies are tiny! The fragility of them can be nerve wracking to new parents. Add in some crying because the air that hits their tush is cold and you can get flustered pretty quick! After their umbilical cord stump falls off, around 7-10
I don't know how you all prepare Thanksgiving dinner, but every year we seem to have an abundance of leftovers. Sure you can make the turkey sandwich every Friday afternoon and choose from one of the many sides to accompany your Butterball between bread. But, what if we get bored with the slabs of turkey laid over the thin layer of mayonnaise? That can't just be me...right? Now, I'm not complaining. Having enough food to consume daily is a blessing, let alone...a plethora of
The amount of baby items you can purchase can seem endless and be a little overwhelming when you simply google, what to buy for baby or baby items for the first year. But, with the help of our clients we have put together a list of commonly referred to must have products to get you through at least the first month after bringing baby home. Aside from diapers, wipes and adorably sized clothes there isn't a whole lot you have to have on hand for baby's arrival. And when babies