Postpartum


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...

Newborn Sleep: What To Expect

Newborn Sleep: What To Expect Your baby has finally arrived and you can’t wait to play with them and show them the world! But, our little ones sure do seem to sleep a lot – sometimes up to 20 hours a day! What else can we expect from newborns and their sleep?  Let’s dive in and learn more about infant...

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...

How My Journey to Parenthood Led Me to Be a Doula

How My Journey to Parenthood Led Me to Be a Doula By Marise Angibeau-Gray, mother of 5 (including three angel babies), full-spectrum doula, fertility wellness advocate How I became a doula: from loss to self-discovery  My journey to becoming a doula was 7 years in the making, but the catalyst for finally becoming a doula was giving birth to my...