New parents

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!

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?

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:

Decoding the APGAR Test For Newborn Babies

The test is divided into 5 sections with each section receiving a score of 0 to 2. It is to help determine if the newborn needs immediate medical attention, but not to predict long-term health issues.

Protective Factors to Help Strengthen Your Growing Family

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

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.

Planning Appointment With Your Postpartum Doulas 

Planning Appointment With Your Postpartum Doulas 

All postpartum doula clients, whether you just need one overnight, or a full 40 hours a week of support, are offered a postpartum planning appointment to allow both doulas and your family to share expectations, goals, and concerns about having a newborn. 

Five Minutes of Self Care

Five Minutes of Self Care

Finding time for self care with all of the hats that we wear as Mothers and Fathers can be challenging, But remember: You cannot fill from an empty cup. 

Who Knew Babies Could Have So Much Laundry?

Who Knew Babies Could Have So Much Laundry?

Check out this amazing, lifesaving tips for dealing with all that baby laundry.

Tips for Thriving with a Newborn 

Tips for Thriving with a Newborn 

We want you to THRIVE when you have your newborn, not just survive. Check out 30 tips to do just that. 

Managing Visitors and your Newborn (plus a FREE printable for managing visitors!) 

Managing Visitors and your Newborn (plus a FREE printable for managing visitors!) 

It all starts from a good place: friends and family calling and texting you, inviting themselves over to your home, and cuddling your newborn. But sometimes those good intentions have less than good implications on new parents.