Introduction to Cycle Charting

Learning about tracking your cycle is such an important part of not only understanding your reproductive health, but also your overall health. Our periods, ovulation and overall cycles are highly linked to physical, emotional, and hormonal changes within our bodies.

Sore Breasts During Pregnancy

Our breasts are pretty amazing as they change throughout out menstrual cycles, as well as during pregnancy. Changes in size, sensitivity, and color are all very common to notice while you are pregnant. With these changes, soreness is a common feeling most women experience as well. Today we are sharing the reason for those changes as well as some of our favorite tips to help be more comfortable as your body gears up for the birth of your baby.

Airline Travel with Infants

As we gear up for the holiday season, it means first time parents are wondering how to travel with an infant. And believe it or not, traveling with an infant isn’t all that bad! Sure, you have a few extra things when it comes to moving around, but you also may get earlier boarding and the joy of sharing your baby with your family for the first time during the holidays!

Guest Blog: How Morning Sickness Can Affect Your Oral Health and How To Prevent It

Guest Blog by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (dentably.com)


For many women, experiencing morning sickness can be one of the most unpleasant symptoms that accompanies their pregnancy. What’s worse, morning sickness can also lead to its own problems such as oral health issues. That’s why it’s important to deal with morning sickness, and take steps to prevent permanent damage to your teeth. As a dentist with 20 years of experience, I’ve spent the last two decades helping pregnant women keep their teeth protected from the dangers of morning sickness. I’ve put together my top tips for beating morning sickness while keeping your mouth healthy. 

Adjusting to Life With Two Kids

As you make the transition from one kid to two, there are definitely some major changes to your life. Yes, there is another little person to take care of and maybe a little less sleep for you. But, your heart grows and the love you feel for your first baby doesn’t change, you just double the amount of love for your new baby!

Provider Spotlight: Current Wellness

One of the best parts of living in our area is we have some amazing people with amazing ideas who start amazing businesses that are so relevant to the times and to the location in which they are building. A perfect example of all these characteristics is Brit Guerin of The Current Wellness.

The Best Bedroom Plants to Help You Sleep

Between social media and streaming TV, a good night’s sleep is not easy to come by in today’s society. We have so much going on in our daily lives that our brains become distracted, unable to wind down at the end of the day. In fact, a whopping one-third of all Americans are sleep deprived. 

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.