Doulas in the Kitchen: Postpartum Snacks 101

Postpartum Snacks

Nutrition is important for postpartum parents. Your body has been working hard to create a new life for the last 9 months, and now that the baby is here, your body still has work to do to heal from childbirth, replenish nutrients that have been depleted, and nourish your newborn, especially if you are breastfeeding.…

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My Story: The Importance of Perinatal Mental Health

Postpartum Mental Health

I will never forget the long, hot summer my son was born. We lived in a small, two bedroom side by side duplex off the freeway, the lawn left overgrown and full of weeds all summer as we fumbled through the early days of parenting. The place was once half business, half residence, and the…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Chestfeeding

Chest feeding and Breastfeeding

So you’ve decided you want to chestfeed your baby. Congratulations! Feeding your baby from your body can be a beautiful symbiotic relationship between parent and child, and a wonderful way to both feed your baby and nurture your bond. Many people recall their time spent nursing a baby with great reverence and joy, while others…

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What The Pink Power Ranger Taught Me About Grief

Motherless Child Grief

By Margaret Mason Tate Back in the days of VH-1, which, to be quite clear, were the very best of days, they cast Amy Jo Johnson [the Pink Power Ranger] to star in a biopic about Nancy Nevins and Sweetwater. It premiered right at the end of the summer in 1999 when I was 13,…

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Celebrating Birth: Unique Ways to Celebrate Without a Baby Shower

Celebrating Birth: Unique Ways to Celebrate Without a Baby Shower

We get it, baby showers are not everybody’s jam. Sitting around a room making small talk with both sides of your family, alongside your coworkers and your college roommates playing awkward games surrounding how big your belly has gotten or what day the baby’s going to arrive. To top it off, you’re the guest of…

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Is your Auntie game on point?

Is your auntie game on point?

3 Keys that make every Auntie worthy of envy An aunt has a really special relationship to a child, and often serves as a trusted mentor and caregiver. Neither mother nor friend, an aunt fills a unique role in a child’s life, and every child deserves the experience brought on by the special bond that…

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Confessions of a Corporate Go-getter Mom

Doula Services

Postpartum frustrations, sleep deprivation, and the postpartum doula who had the answers “My hypothetical kids were overachievers”… and other things I learned from having a postpartum doula It was 3 a.m. and the baby was crying for the umpteenth time in a handful of hours. I sat up in bed, rolled my eyes at my…

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Let’s talk about sex BABY

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it seems sex is everywhere. The aisles of every store are packed with red roses, lingerie, and heart-shaped everything. The radio ads reminding you that ‘if you love her, you’ll buy her diamonds’ are frequent. It seems every direction you turn, everything is adorned in pink and red, the socially-accepted…

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