Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

Fear Free Childbirth

I was fortunate to visit with Alexia from FearFreeChildbirth.com and we had a great talk about births & how she serves families. Since I’m recently relocated to the UK it was great to also hear a bit about the birth … Continue reading

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Placental Encapsulation & DFW Placenta

As of January 1st there is now a law in the state of Texas that a hospital or birth center MUST release a placenta to the mother. (There is some paperwork to be signed, which I’ve never had a doula … Continue reading

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Compassionate Service – Blessing a Family in Need

I’m sharing this from our family blog to offer ideas on how we can serve a family experiencing a high risk pregnancy, having an infant in the NICU, or helping any family welcoming home a new baby. I hope this … Continue reading

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Tips For New Dads (Cont.)

The birth class Heidi helps teach has a class session where the moms and dads split up and they get a chance to ask all those first time parent questions they may otherwise be embarassed to ask in front of … Continue reading

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Tips For New Dads From a Father of Six

So you’re going to be a father! Here’s a quick primer of tips and tricks for new dads. day zero Today was an amazing day. Your beautiful wife just delivered your baby! It was incredible. She was incredible. And while … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression

When we hear “depression” we often assume that means lethargic, apathetic, tired, and detached. In reality postpartum depression can manifest itself in a variety of ways – aggression, irritability, anger, confusion, etc. This can be directed towards a spouse, the … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Baby!

For first time parents, or for fifth time parents, here are some posts that may be helpful! PREP: Pre-baby (or pre-conception) checklist. Writing up your birth plan/wishes. Pre-Baby To Do List for Dads/Partners Here is the post on comfort measures … Continue reading

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New Books! Prematurity & PPD

Our library has a small bookstore where they sell donated or former library books. Today was a half price sale and I was so excited to find two new books for my doula lending library: Preemies: The Essential Guide for … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression in DADS!

I suspected this but it was interesting to have it confirmed: While it’s been widely known that some mothers suffer from postpartum depression, a series of studies over the years have suggested that new fathers may become depressed after childbirth, … Continue reading

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