Postpartum


How to Stay Connected With Your Partner after the Birth of Your Baby

How to Stay Connected with Your Partner after the Birth of Your Baby   In life, there may be any number of occurrences that can take us away from feeling connected to our partners. Certain key life events can especially test our relationships, such as starting a new job, moving, and, of course, having a baby. While babies are small...

Newborn and Baby Poop

Newborn and Baby Poop   If you are a first-time parent, it may be surprising for you to realize how much time you spend thinking about your baby’s poop. In fact, your baby’s bowel movements may be a frequent topic of discussion in your household for the first couple of years of their life, or until they are completely and...

5 Considerations in Proper Use and Selection of a Car Seat for an Infant

5 Considerations in Proper Use and Selection of a Car Seat for an Infant   During the introduction of most of my infant CPR & Safety classes, I admit to everyone that not one time in either of my children’s early lives were they properly fitted in their infant car seats.  I also point out that not one time were...

What New Parents Should Eat Beyond the 4th Trimester

What New Parents Should Eat Beyond the 4th Trimester   By Sara Cammorata, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Congratulations! You are finally coming out of the fog of the fourth trimester and you and your baby are really establishing routines and getting to know each other. It feels like you are starting to get the hang of this thing, right?  So now...

6 Postpartum Doula Hacks To Recover From Childbirth

6 Postpartum Doula Hacks To Recover From Childbirth   Take it from a pro with over 20 years of experience as a postpartum doula helping parents transition into their new routine after birth: the postpartum experience is very different from family to family with no one single story of recovery from childbirth. When it’s your first time birthing a child,...

The Formula Shortage Crisis: Why, How, and What Do I Do Now?

The formula shortage crisis: why, how, and what do I do now?    We are in the midst of an unprecedented formula shortage which is creating a crisis for parents of babies who rely on formula for some or all of their diet. Parents in need of formula must know what their options are in order to feed their babies...

Potty Training From Birth or Elimination Communication

potty training from birth or elimination communication   Not many people in the US are familiar with the concept of potty training their baby from as early on as birth, but when deciding between disposable or cloth diapers, it may be worth your time to put elimination communication on the table as an option as well.  Remember parenting is not...

7 Tips When Bringing Home a New Baby Sibling

7 Tips When Bringing Home a New Baby Sibling Newborn babies are quite small, but they can often stir up big feelings and questions. Especially if you are bringing home a new sibling. How can you help manage the transition of a new baby into your family? Who will watch your older child(ren) if you spontaneously go into labor? If...

New Parents Guide: The First Weeks Of Parenting

New Parents Guide: The First Weeks Of Parenting Your baby may have been the only one born recently, but their addition to your family is a huge adjustment for all involved. Fortunately, in the first few weeks of life, your baby will need very little: a safe place to sleep and a consistent method of eating are really the most...

5 reasons why postpartum doulas help the transition into parenthood

5 reasons why postpartum doulas help the transition into parenthood When you finally hold your new baby in your arms, the feeling is so wonderful. It’s something you had longed for, but like most new parents, you’ve got some questions, insecurities and are pretty much exhausted a lot of the time. The amount of effort a newborn requires is often...