Did you know that doulas AREN’T just there for the birthing person?
Doulas are there to help the entire family transition from pregnancy to birth, and from birth to life with a newborn. While dads don’t experience the physical toll mothers do during birth, they are in for the same emotional roller coaster, (usually while sleep deprived) and therefore also need support! A doula can provide support for dad in the following ways:Read More
In recent years, babywearing has become popular again, thanks to carrier companies making more ergonomic (and cute!) baby carriers. Many people think it’s a new trend, but prior to the 1900’s, babywearing was, by far, the norm. Drawings have depicted women wearing their babies on their backs, as much as 50,000 years ago! But, why?Read More
If you’re reading this, congratulations! You have most likely already braved morning sickness, round ligament pain, and that yucky sugary drink, which probably wasn’t as bad as everyone said it would be. Now you’re probably stuck with lower back pain, constant (or should I say, even MORE constant) trips to the bathroom, pressure, and constant remarks from everyone around you, wondering when you’re going to have the baby. Yeah, we know its been forever, Betty. We wish we could just pop the baby out right on your birthday, too, but it doesn’t quite work like that.Read More
Looking back to my own pregnancies, one of the tasks I found most daunting, especially the first time, was trying to find the right pediatrician for a baby I hadn’t even yet met. In fact, with my first pregnancy, I put it off until I was already in early labor, because I was so scared to pick the wrong doctor! Now that I’ve been through the process a few times, I decided to share a few of the questions I ask and things I pay attention to when considering a doctor to be our pediatrician.Read More