Have you ever heard of “Baby’s Second Night”? It’s a normal pattern of fussiness and cluster feeding that occurs around that 48 mark in a baby’s life, and is an important topic we cover with clients in our prenatal appointments as their birth doulas or childbirth educators.
Are you worried about staying healthy while pregnant and still maintaining a vegetarian or vegan diet? There might even be some people who have told you it’s not possible! The truth is you can have a very healthy pregnancy while being vegetarian or vegan, if done properly.
As doulas who have witnessed many beautiful and moving caesarean births, it saddens us that caesarean birth is not as celebrated as a “natural” or vaginal birth is, and that mothers are made to feel ashamed or that they have somehow failed for having this type of birth.
The pregnancy is over, baby is here and you are super eager to get back into your regular yoga or fitness routine but it’s important to understand that your body has gone through significant changes from both pregnancy itself as well as your birth (vaginal or caesarean).
I think most people understand parents when they share how parenting is difficult, if they are dealing with multiples (twins, triplets, ore more), a child that was born premature, with special needs, to a single parent, etc. But what about when your baby was born healthy, on time, generally behaves like a typical baby, and you still find parenting grueling and less than ideal?
It’s International Babywearing Week! (September 30th-October 6th, 2019). Does this have any special meaning to you? As a Baby Carrying Educator I am always so excited for I.B.W.. There are lots of special posts by baby carrier companies (hello, giveaways!) and, in general, my social media feeds are a little more flooded with adorable babywearing […]
Fall is here! So while we all bask in the warmth of cozy sweaters and warm drinks, we also inevitably are put at higher risk of catching illnesses, such as the flu or upper respiratory tract infections. As moms with young ones, we are not only worried about ourselves, but our babies too! So here are some good tips on how to keep your and your baby protected.
In today’s day and age, social media is the new medium behind the message. It surrounds us, it keeps us connected and informed. These days, everyone is connected to at least one form of social media. We scroll through our Instagram feeds, we pin ideas to Pinterest boards and we follow support groups on Facebook.