Finding the right doula can sometimes seem like a big job. This is a person that you will trust to share accurate and helpful information with you as you prepare for birth, support you during your labor, and help set the tone for your entire birth experience. Most doulas offer a complimentary interview in order… Continue reading 4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Doula
Do Babies Need Baths Right Away?
It's been over twenty years since studies first started showing that bathing a baby right away had no benefits. Back in 2013, the World Health Organization recommended that baths be delayed by a minimum of six hours, with a preference of waiting at least 24 hours after delivery. There are many studies showing the benefits… Continue reading Do Babies Need Baths Right Away?
The Sleep Deprivation Made Me Do It
I recently shared with a new parent this memory from the early days nights with my first child: I was sitting in bed, nursing my baby in the middle of the night. I didn't understand why he was still crying if he was nursing...then I looked down and realized my arms were empty and my… Continue reading The Sleep Deprivation Made Me Do It
One Doula’s Favorite Pregnancy Books
I love reading. Put me in a big bookstore with a good cup of coffee in my hand and I'll be happy forever. Even if you aren't a huge reader, pregnancy is an important time to learn all you can! Whether it be podcasts, conversations with your doula, audio books, or paper books, learn all… Continue reading One Doula’s Favorite Pregnancy Books
Why I’m in Love With My Haakaa
Nope, that's not a typo. If you are pregnant, you may have heard of a haakaa breast pump. But then again, you may not have. I didn't hear of them until about halfway through my pregnancy with my second child, as they are just starting to gain popularity. Haakaa is the brand name of a… Continue reading Why I’m in Love With My Haakaa