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Breastfeeding during Coronavirus

What you need to know about breastfeeding during the spread of Coronavirus. If you are due to have a baby soon or are currently breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or bottle feeding an infant, you likely have a lot of questions about how to and keep them safe. While there are still plenty of unknowns about COVID-19, the CDC has released guidelines with best practices for parents who are nursing. Continue Reading Breastfeeding during Coronavirus

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Diastasis recti and postnatal recovery tips for the first 6 weeks and beyond

diastasis recti and postnatal recovery tips for the first 6 weeks and beyond Pregnancy and birth challenge the body in incredible ways. One condition that affects at least 60% of women during and after pregnancy is called abdominal wall separation, or diastasis recti. For over a decade, I have been working closely with women to help them navigate the physical… Continue Reading Diastasis recti and postnatal recovery tips for the first 6 weeks and beyond

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Baby Sleep Tips That Will Help You Get More Sleep

If your baby isn’t sleeping well, chances are you’re talking about it with your family, your friends, your neighbor, maybe even the barista at the coffee shop. When no one is getting the sleep they need, it’s tough, but know that you’re not alone. Just about every household with a new baby, first time parent or not, will struggle with baby sleep at some point during the first year. Continue Reading Baby Sleep Tips That Will Help You Get More Sleep

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What is the best nap schedule for babies between 5 and 12 months?

“When can I put my baby on a schedule?” As a sleep coach, that’s one of the first questions I hear from new parents who are ready to get back some control over their lives. It makes sense: the first few months with a newborn can be a whirlwind as our carefully planned existence gets thrown out the window, replaced by emergency diaper changes and frequent overnight wakings. Continue Reading What is the best nap schedule for babies between 5 and 12 months?

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When To Call A Pelvic Floor Therapist

“I pee every time I sneeze… is that normal?”
“Every since I had a baby, sex is so painful…does everyone experience that?”
“Every since I gave birth, I feel so much pressure down there… is that ok?”
“My baby is 6 months old; I’ve almost lost all the “baby” weight but I still look pregnant and my lower back is super sore… is that normal?”
“I am so constipated… should I be worried?” Continue Reading When To Call A Pelvic Floor Therapist

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Helpful Dental Tips for Pregnant Women & Nursing Mothers

helpful dental tips for pregnant women& nursing mothers DR. AMANDA TAVOULARIS (dentably.com) Dental health may not be on the forefront of your mind during your pregnancy or while you’re breastfeeding. However, it’s important that you take care of your teeth and gums during this time because up to 75% of women develop inflammation of gums, or gingivitis while they are… Continue Reading Helpful Dental Tips for Pregnant Women & Nursing Mothers

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Q&A with LaShanda Dandrich IBCLC – Black Breastfeeding Week 2019

We asked the talented LaShanda Dandrich, IBCLC, a boober provider and the driving force behind Uptown Village Cooperative, to shed some light on what she does day-to-day to help families, how she got here and what keeps her going. This week is Black Breastfeeding Week and boober also wanted to hear her thoughts on why it is important to proactively show support to bring about change in black families. Continue Reading Q&A with LaShanda Dandrich IBCLC – Black Breastfeeding Week 2019

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Why can therapy help prevent perinatal depression

Did you read the latest news on preventing the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth? Back up…do you know what the most common complication actually IS? Diabetes? Nope. Preeclampsia? Try again. Believe it or not, perinatal (loosely defined as the time from pregnancy to postpartum) depression and anxiety are actually the most common ailments that women face during this time. Between 11 and 17% of pregnant and new moms suffer from depression and/or anxiety. The good news is that perinatal depression and anxiety are treatable AND, as we now know, preventable. Continue Reading Why can therapy help prevent perinatal depression

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What’s A Postpartum Doula And Why Do I Need One?

Over the past thirteen years, I’ve gotten used to blank looks and confused reactions when I tell people that I’m a postpartum doula. After all, even with increasing attention to the importance of the postpartum period (both in terms of physical and mental health), the unconscionable health crisis in the black community around birth and the postpartum period, and articles like this one, most people still don’t know what a postpartum doula is. Continue Reading What’s A Postpartum Doula And Why Do I Need One?