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    Foods to Avoid during Pregnancy

    You probably know that food plays an important role in your pregnancy. You want the best for your baby, and that’s why you’re likely busy making sure you’re getting those extra calories from a well-balanced diet and taking all your prenatal vitamins. But did you know that there are foods you should avoid during your […]
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    Supporting Postpartum Mood Disorders

    Supporting someone who may be experiencing a postpartum mood disorder is crucial for their well-being. Postpartum Depression affects approximately 20% or more women after the birth of their baby. Unlike the baby blues, Postpartum Mood Disorder can be a long journey and may affect their ability to cope with a new baby. Early detection and […]
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    Postpartum Depression in Partners is Real

    Postpartum mood disorders, such as postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety, can affect not only the birthing parent but also their partner. While postpartum mood disorders are often associated with mothers, it is important to recognize that fathers and partners can also experience emotional challenges during the postpartum period. Fathers and partners may not experience the […]
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    How to Troubleshoot Crying

    Your baby knows how to cry from the moment they are born. Crying helps a newborn take in their first breaths and expand their lungs. The transition from the womb, where oxygen is received through the placenta, to breathing air is a significant change. Crying helps clear the airways and facilitates the exchange of oxygen […]
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    Top Pumping Tips from a Doula

    Pumping can be a dire task sometimes. Finding extra time to sit and pump can be difficult. Even more so can be having enough milk in your body after feeding your baby to be able to extract anything more than a few drops. There are lots of things you can do to help boost your pumping efforts and make them more worthwhile.
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    Hospital Checklist: Preparing for the Big Day!

    Feeling prepared and ready for your baby’s arrival can give you some peace of mind. Packing the hospital bag is one step to getting ready for your big day! For some expecting families, everything will be packed and ready before week 37, when you are considered “full-term”.  If you normally like to procrastinate and fly […]
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    Foods to Avoid during Pregnancy

    You probably know that food plays an important role in your pregnancy. You want the best for your baby, and that’s why you’re likely busy making sure you’re getting those extra calories from a well-balanced diet and taking all your prenatal vitamins. But did you know that there are foods you should avoid during your […]
    supporting ppmd

    Supporting Postpartum Mood Disorders

    Supporting someone who may be experiencing a postpartum mood disorder is crucial for their well-being. Postpartum Depression affects approximately 20% or more women after the birth of their baby. Unlike the baby blues, Postpartum Mood Disorder can be a long journey and may affect their ability to cope with a new baby. Early detection and […]
    ppmd partners

    Postpartum Depression in Partners is Real

    Postpartum mood disorders, such as postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety, can affect not only the birthing parent but also their partner. While postpartum mood disorders are often associated with mothers, it is important to recognize that fathers and partners can also experience emotional challenges during the postpartum period. Fathers and partners may not experience the […]
    troubleshoot crying

    How to Troubleshoot Crying

    Your baby knows how to cry from the moment they are born. Crying helps a newborn take in their first breaths and expand their lungs. The transition from the womb, where oxygen is received through the placenta, to breathing air is a significant change. Crying helps clear the airways and facilitates the exchange of oxygen […]
    pumping tips

    Top Pumping Tips from a Doula

    Pumping can be a dire task sometimes. Finding extra time to sit and pump can be difficult. Even more so can be having enough milk in your body after feeding your baby to be able to extract anything more than a few drops. There are lots of things you can do to help boost your pumping efforts and make them more worthwhile.
    hospital checklist

    Hospital Checklist: Preparing for the Big Day!

    Feeling prepared and ready for your baby’s arrival can give you some peace of mind. Packing the hospital bag is one step to getting ready for your big day! For some expecting families, everything will be packed and ready before week 37, when you are considered “full-term”.  If you normally like to procrastinate and fly […]