“Survive and Thrive:” A Guide to Prenatal Infection Prevention

Prenatal Infectious Disease Prevention

Pregnancy is a miraculous journey filled with anticipation and excitement. Ensuring the health and well-being of both the expectant mother and the developing baby is paramount. Prenatal infection prevention plays a crucial role in safeguarding the future, as infections during pregnancy can have profound consequences. Prenatal Infection Prevention Month is observed each February as a…

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Exploring the Imbalanced World of Black Maternal Health

Maternal health is a critical aspect of public health, yet disparities persist. Black mothers experience unique challenges that impact their well-being during pregnancy and childbirth. When compared to white women, Black women are more than twice as likely to experience severe pregnancy-related complications. What’s more, they are nearly three times as likely to die. This…

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Slippery When Wet! How to Bathe Your Newborn

Bringing home your new baby is filled with milestones and firsts. One of them is bathing your newborn. Bathing a slippery-when-wet tiny human can be stressful when you first do it, but with a bit of practice, you will soon feel relaxed and confident, and the experience will be a loving, bonding experience for both…

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Before Baby, Relax And Prepare With A Babymoon

What is a Babymoon? Along with all the planning we do for the birth of a new baby, many families today include a babymoon. A babymoon is a getaway for the parents-to-be. They are designed to relax and bond before the hustle and bustle of the responsibilities that come with parenting. Babymoons are typically shorter…

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Postpartum Planning for You and Your Baby

I’ve been a doula for almost a decade now. One thing I still find surprising is the lack of postpartum planning. Too often, bringing home a new baby only focuses on the physical environment, not the new parents’ emotional and physical well-being. Compared to other countries, support for newly postpartum families is minimal in the…

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Pull Out the Purple… It’s World Prematurity Day

Around the world, one in ten babies will be born prematurely. In November, we take a day to recognize and bring awareness to the risks and implications of premature births. Today is World Prematurity Day. Today we pause to show compassion and support for the families suffering the anxiety of premature births. What is Premature…

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Hydration and Pregnancy

Hydration and pregnancy

Staying hydrated during pregnancy is very important. But with all the demands on the body while growing a tiny human, drinking enough water is not always that easy. Dehydration can occur and, with it, some problems. As a doula, I have seen many people end up at the emergency room, especially during the last few…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2022


More Than Just Pretty Pictures World Breastfeeding Week is a time of year when beautiful images of breastfed babies fill social media platforms. And while these images are lovely to look at, they don’t explain the message of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and World Breastfeeding Week, and they don’t provide support or…

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Want a Night Nurse?

Newborn Care Specialist

Why a Postpartum Doula or NCS is Your Solution Bringing home a new baby is filled with excitement and happiness, but the daily routine of feeding, changing, and nurturing every 2 hours around the clock can be exhausting! Add postpartum healing and learning to feed your baby, whether breast/chest or bottle, and the exhaustion can…

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Tongue and Lip Ties

The Tongue Tie Trend

There seems to be a lot of talk about tongue ties on social media. Talk to ten mothers of new babies, and chances are you will find at least one that has sought guidance

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