Formula Feeding Tips

At Carolina Birth and Wellness, our postpartum doulas support our clients in however they choose to feed their babies. Using formula to feed babies is a great way to ensure babies are getting enough to eat and to know exactly what they are eating.

Provider Spotlight: Holman Family Dental Care

We are luck to have Dr. Shaina Holman of Holman Family Dental Care in our Chapel Hill community to help families who may have a baby with a tongue or lip tie.

Daytime Activities To Do With A Newborn

During the early weeks of having your baby home, you may find it can be hard to find age appropriate activities for a newborn. Plus, it may not be appealing for you to leave the house, so finding home-bound activities is a must. Our postpartum doulas love teaching these simple and easy newborn-specific activities!

Best Time to Receive a Fertility Massage

With all forms of assisting with fertility and conception, timing matters. And with out in-home fertility massage timing definitely matters! 

Provider Spotlight: Thrive Speech Pathology

A brief introduction to Kelsey Thompson of Thrive Speech Pathology, a speech and feeding practice in Chapel Hill. Her practices focuses on pediatric speech, language, and feeding issues.

Realistic Self Care for New Parents

Self care is important, but sometimes not attainable for new parents. Today we are talking about realistic self care.

IVs During Labor

In our first prenatal appointment with all of our doula clients, we spend time talk about everyones birth preferences. And for those who are hoping for an unmedicated birth, having an IV is not high on their list of desires. 

Back and Sacrum Massage During Fertility Massage Session

To end our fertility massage session, we will have you lay on your stomach so we can work your back and sacrum. This provides an excellent way to work the back of the body, and allow for the full body relaxation and therapeutic techniques to really sink in. 

Relaxing Neck and Shoulder Massage In Fertility Massage Session

One of the biggest conversations in fertility work is what came first, stress or fertility challenges? And while we cannot answer that, we know we can help reduce the stress of everyday life.

Pumping Tips for Breastfeeding Parents

Using your breast pump to provide expressed milk for your baby is a great way to provide the nutrients of breastmilk to your baby, while also having the flexibility to always be available. We have found that many of our clients love pumping and find it as a great way to help involve partners, grandparents, and even overnight postpartum doulas in the care of their babies!

Fertility Specific Reflexology Session

Reflexology is a powerful massage tool provide valuable information about your body.

Therapeutic Abdominal Massage During a Fertility Massage Session

Stomach massage tends to be an area of the body most people are not comfortable having someone see, let alone let someone else touch it. And while we respect those decision, a therapeutic abdominal massage can be hugely beneficially for those trying to conceive.

Castor Oil Pack Application During a Fertility Massage

At the beginning of each fertility massage session, the first thing we will do is apply a castor oil pack to your abdominal area. Also included in the price of our first session is a self care kit including supples to do for your own castor oil packs at home!

Benefits of Fertility Massage

Where ever you are in your fertility journey, receiving a fertility massage can be very beneficially for your overall physical and mental health, as well as some great educational benefits!

Mom Hacks: Household Items to Help Keep Babies Clean

Busy Moms need some Mom Hacks that will help clean those stubborn stains and messes our kids make.

Postpartum Depression and Massage Therapy: Exploring the Connection

Massage therapy promotes relaxation, feelings of calmness and well-being, reduces pains and aches, and helps you sleep better – all of which can be beyond helpful during the postpartum period.

Signs of Uterine Fatigue 

The uterus is an amazing muscle. Not only can it grow to 500 times it normal size during pregnancy, it is a self-cleaning and self-regulating organ that intentionally sheds it’s line every month. It can weigh only a few ounces to over two pounds depending on the stage of life a woman is in. Plus, not only can it help support making a human, it can (repeatedly) make an entirely new organ inside of it (the placenta!)

Gentle Herbs for Vaginal Steaming

Our gentle herb formula for yoni steaming is a relaxing blend of herbs that is intended to help with bleeding issues. By closing the blood vessels, these herbs are said to prevent unwanted bleeding. This unwanted bleeding can be for those with shorter than average menstrual cycles or those who experience spotting or bleeding between periods.

Cooling Herbs for Vaginal Steaming

The cooling herbs formula is a relaxing selections of herbs intended to cool and moisture while steaming. While it seems contradictory that a steaming session would be cooling, the herbs selected for this formula have cooling properties that provide moisture for wonderful vaginal steaming session. 

Disinfecting Herbs for Vaginal Steaming

Our disinfecting herb formula is a great way for those who have irregular vaginal discharge and infections to naturally reduce those symptoms. Since the uterus and vagina are self-cleaning organs, your body will be trying to clear anything already, but using the disinfecting herb formula can aid in that process.