Family

Provider Spotlight: Sleeping Grass Kids Drop In Center

Finding reliable, affordable, and trustworthy childcare is probably the hardest part of having children. Then add in a rotating scheduling where childcare needs are not the same day to day or week to week, and it is even more challenging.

Monthly New Parents Meet Ups

We have learned from our clients one of their biggest wishes for our support is to have more of a sense of community. We began building our virtual community with our very active Facebook group in 2018, and 2019 is the year of face to face community building!

Virtual Doula Support

And while some clients love to have that face to face support that they receive through our traditional Birth Doula Support, or our Postpartum Doula Support some have more specific needs. Those needs may not require that same physical presence at their birth. Because of that, we are officially launching our Virtual Doula Support.

Questions To Ask On A Doula Interview

During our years of meeting potential clients, we have been asked some great questions about why we are the ideal birth and postpartum doulas for you in the Triangle area.

Topical Nipple Care

Last week we talked about typical nipple issues that many of our breastfeeding clients face, from compression lines on nipples due to shallow latch to infections, and everything in between. The most important part of nipple care though is always figuring out the problem prior to caring for your nipple. Our postpartum doulas can help you figure out the problem, but once you have done that, you are left wondering how do you actually care for your damaged nipples?

Local Business Spotlight: Grow, Eco Baby

Grow, Eco Baby in downtown Cary is a wonderful boutique and the feature of local business spotlight this month!

Mantras for Parenthood

We often talk with our birth doula clients about using affirmations and mantras to help with the birth process as they can be extremely helpful to cope. And in the same light, using affirmations as a new parent can be encouraging. Here are a few of our favorites:

Entertaining a Toddler While Nursing a Newborn

Learning about your new baby and how to nurse can be challenging enough, but also dealing with a busy toddler AND nursing a newborn? Well, that is when the Mom Superpowers really show.

Transitional Engorgement 

As your body is transitioning from colostrum to milk, breast engorgement can be a common, but very uncomfortable, symptom of that transition.

Building Your Frozen Breast Milk Supply 

A few of our favorite tips to building a freezer stash from our friends at Aeroflow Breastpumps!

Tips for Dealing with Unhelpful Family Members

Everyone gets excited to see a new baby, it is just natural. You should see the way my head whips around when a baby rolls by in a stroller. But sometimes, new parents don’t want those extra visitors coming to their home, even if it those visitors have the best intentions.

Protective Factors to Help Strengthen Your Growing Family

These five protective factors can help protect, build, strengthen and promote healthy parent and child development.

How to Choose a Daycare Center (Guest Blog from Maternity at Home)

If you are going back to work shortly after having your baby, leaving your little one in a daycare center for the first time can be quite difficult. However stressful and scary it is, choosing a good environment that is trustworthy will help you put your mind to rest.

Infant Behavioral States 

Just like you, infants sometimes are not in the mood for certain activities. While they cannot verbalize that, parents, babysitters, and other guardians begin to notice signs of what the baby is feeling. 

Postpartum Toolkit + Free Printable 

Planning for a new baby is full of unknowns. Will your baby sleep? Will you sleep? Will your baby eat? Will you feel like yourself? And so many more questions that you won’t know the answer to until your baby arrives. 

First Rule of Parenting: Never Say Never

First Rule of Parenting: Never Say Never

While you are pregnant, every new parent starts to think about how they will parent, and make a lot of statements about how they will never let their future children do certain things. We are all guilty of it.

What’s Your Goal For Today? 

What’s Your Goal For Today? 

We approach each client at each postpartum doula shift with a clean slate. We do not have any opinions about what should, or what should not be done, by the parent, or what should or should not be expected from the baby. We do, however, always start the shift with the same simple question: What is your goal for today?

9 Tips For Help With Gassy Babies

9 Tips For Help With Gassy Babies

Having a gassy newborn or a gassy baby is very common, but that doesn’t make it any easier when it’s your uncomfortable baby!  Here are our 9 tips from our postpartum doulas to help!

Dads and Partners Bonding with Newborn

Dads and Partners Bonding with Newborn

Sometimes the first few weeks or months can be difficult for partners. With one parent providing the food for those breastfeeding, and one parent not, babies can be in a mommy or no-mommy stage.

So, I Had a Cesarean Birth, Now What?

So, I Had a Cesarean Birth, Now What?

Whether your cesarean birth was planned or unplanned, recovering from a cesarean birth is a little different than recovering from a vaginal birth. The recovery can be a bit longer, with a more limitations, but with a little planning and some extra support, you will do amazing.