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Creating a Postpartum Plan

Creating a Postpartum Plan During pregnancy, many new families are learning and preparing to care for their newborns. After your baby arrives, managing your old and new lives can be challenging! Creating a postpartum plan is important because it can feel overwhelming to be thrown into parenting and to wing it with little to no direction. For some, it is...

7 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth

When does lactation start? With your mind and imagination racing about all things newborn-related, when you are pregnant, it’s important to prepare for childbirth with the same intention and dedication. Support yourself through your childbirth journey by assembling your birth team, watching birth videos, taking a childbirth education class, visiting your birth location, writing your birth preferences, packing your birth...

When does lactation start?

When does lactation start? Believe it or not, milk production and the process of when lactation starts begins around the middle of pregnancy, as early as 16-20 weeks in most pregnant people. If you’ve thought about breastfeeding/bodyfeeding/chestfeeding your baby, or pumping, but want to know more about what is happening during the process, read on. Let’s dive in and learn...

How a Doula Can Transform The Birthing Experience

How a Doula Can Transform The Birthing Experience Doulas are an invaluable resource for new and expecting parents. They provide a wonderful array of support that begins during pregnancy and lasts through the postpartum period. Walking through this time of your life with the guidance of a trusted birth or postpartum doula will transform your birthing experience through continuous and...

The Signs of Labor

The Signs of Labor Waiting for the signs of labor to begin can be an arduous process, requiring lots of patience. You can’t help but look for the signs that your baby will be with you soon. As you near the end of your pregnancy, keep in mind that the range of healthy delivery dates can be anywhere from a...

What to eat when you are trying to conceive

What to eat when you are trying to conceive By Lillian Yang, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist   If you are trying to conceive, working on your own health can greatly improve your chances of conception! Adequate nutrition can make a significant impact on fertility and, of course, make you healthy overall. Plus, incorporating healthier food choices will optimally nourish your baby during...

10 gifts for new parents for the holidays

10 gifts for new parents for the holidays Between carrying the weight of a growing baby, preparing to wake up all night, repeated feedings and physical recovery from birth, few people have more to handle than the person getting ready to birth or the new mom or parent after giving birth. And as we get closer to the holidays, it...

How Much Does a Doula Cost

How Much Does a Doula Cost   A doula is a birth professional who supports pregnant people and expecting families prenatally, during labor, and after delivery during the tender first days and weeks of the fourth trimester.  While a doula is non-clinical and offers no medical support, doulas provide emotional, educational and physical support. A doula’s support and services are...

Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Mom or Lactating Parent

Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Mom or Lactating Parent By Lillian Yang, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist   First of all, a big congratulations to you! Whether you’ve come to this article prior to giving birth, or after, it is never too late to learn about nutrition for the lactating parent or breastfeeding/bodyfeeding mom.  As a new mom myself, I learned that breastfeeding is...

The Role of Hormones in Lactation: What You Need to Know

The Role of Hormones in Lactation: What You Need to Know Have you been hearing more and more lately about hormones and how they affect almost every function of your body? Have you wondered what role hormones play during lactation? Let’s dive in together and take a closer look at all things hormones and breastfeeding/bodyfeeding! What are hormones? Hormones are...