Archive for the postpartum Category

What a postpartum doula does

What a postpartum doula does

There is such a lack of understanding for the postpartum period in our culture. We don’t adequately prepare families for it and we certainly don’t adequately support them during it. Enter the postpartum doula! We bridge the gap and fill in the cracks. What a postpartum doula

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10 items you need for your newborn baby

10 items you need for your newborn baby

1. Breasts! Or a warm chest and perhaps some resources to help you meet your goals. Check out Trevor McDonald’s blog and maybe the book, Breastfeeding After Surgery: Defining Your Own Success. 2. A lactation consultant (preferably an IBCLC who makes home visits) 3. A breast pump

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After your baby comes: what to expect

After your baby comes: what to expect

post-part-um: adj. Describes the period of time, or the person who has become a new parent, after a child is born One of the most difficult aspects of teaching childbirth class is knowing how to prepare an expectant couple for parenthood. The birth? A cinch compared to

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