I Wish I Had Hired a Sibling Doula

I wish someone had told me about sibling doulas when I was pregnant with my third baby. My first baby had been born with just my father and step mother by my side. For many reasons, it was a very special time for all of us. My second baby was born in the wee hours[…]

Scheduled Parenting

What is scheduled parenting and why is there such an uproar about it? Scheduled parenting is exactly what it sounds like, parenting your children, including infants, by the clock, rather than by instinct alone. It is structured, planned, and predictable………and also, it’s not. Let me explain. Scheduled parenting simply means working your baby into your[…]

The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Feeding

Let’s start with, HOW YOU CHOOSE TO FEED YOUR BABY IS YOUR CHOICE. There, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, how about a little expectation vs. reality when it comes to feeding your baby these first six weeks. Ready? Here we go. EXPECTATION: I’m going to breastfeed because it’s the best for[…]

The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Emotional Adjustment

Postpartum DOES NOT equal depression. The word postpartum is an adjective that simply describes the period of time after a person has birthed a child. Yep, that’s it. So let’s all try to stop saying things like “she has the postpartum” because that’s not a thing. There are SO MANY different aspects of the postpartum[…]

The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Physical Recovery

Coming home with your newborn baby is an exciting and scary time. Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a well-traveled expert, there is a lot to consider when it comes to your own recovery. As a postpartum and infant care doula, what I often see with my clients is that the reality does not match[…]