Self-Care


How To Pay For Your Doula

How to pay for your doula   While doulas are worth it, you may wonder how you can afford to pay for your doula. Doula support may feel out of reach, but it doesn’t have to be! The work that birth and postpartum doulas do is extremely important! Research shows that hiring a doula can decrease your likelihood of needing...

Doulas and Pregnancy – Everything You Need To Know

Doulas and pregnancy – everything you need to know   A doula is a professional who provides support to people before, during, and after childbirth. Doulas are not medically trained, but they are experts in providing emotional physical, and informational support to people during childbirth and can be a great asset to have during your pregnancy to postpartum journey! Whether...

When Is The Best Time To Hire a Doula

When Is The Best Time To Hire a Doula   We know how busy it can feel when you’re preparing for the arrival of your little one… but exactly when should you look into hiring a doula? We created this blog post to help answer that question for you so you can have all the support you need during your...

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...

3 Tips To Help Manage The Baby Blues

3 Tips To Help Manage The Baby Blues Whether you are feeling particularly emotional, overwhelmed, or anxious in the days and weeks after having your baby, you can expect there to be some heightened feelings which can be up, down and all around. Some call it “the baby blues”. This is absolutely normal, due to the fluctuation in hormones, reduced...

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...

Questions To Ask A Postpartum Doula (and yourself) Before Hiring

Questions To Ask A Postpartum Doula (and yourself) Before Hiring You’ve heard all about the wonderful benefits of hiring a postpartum doula, such as a decrease in postpartum depression and anxiety and increasing the likelihood of successful lactation or infant feeding. You have decided that it makes sense for you and your family to hire one! Now what? It’s time...

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...

What To Ask At Your First Postpartum Check-up

Bringing babies into the world is hard work; it’s called labor for a reason! The first few weeks of caring for a newborn are no walk in the park either, especially as your body heals. Your little one isn’t the only one deserving care and attention after birth. Let’s prepare for your first postpartum check-up appointment so that you can continue to be your best self, for you and everyone around you....

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