Category Archives: Postpartum

Fun to Come!

* Currently my tech/design guy is swamped with a major project but once that is completed he’s tackling MY big project – a redo of my photo site with some new additions. I am very excited, as this will involve … 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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Reasons to NOT Hire Me.

Sometimes I’ll hear from a mom that she’s not sure if she wants a doula or birth photographer, and there are a few common reasons why: 1. I’m having a c-section, I don’t need a doula/photographer. Well, depending on your … Continue reading

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Postpartum Herbal Bath Take II

My old recipe for herbal bath is here. A group of doulas had split the bulk order and were running low so this time Mary made the order and it included: * chamomile flowers   * calendula petals   * … Continue reading

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Testimonials

While parents may understand the benefits of a postpartum doula if they are first time parents, parents with subsequent babies may find the services of a doula even MORE helpful! From reminding them of those little tricks and techniques to … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Your Newborn – Common Concerns

I love Dr. & Martha Sears’ work and I frequently visit their website as a mother myself. Postpartum moms often have concerns about nursing their new baby and this is the best page yet I’ve seen that addresses those questions … Continue reading

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Birth Support After Trauma | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted May 2011: Update: I’m reading When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Womenand it’s fantastic – I think every childbirth professional (educator, doula, etc) should read this!! It’s very, very … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding – Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie The above link is an excellent PDF showing the various types of tongue ties (including the maxillary frenulum, which most of my children had/have!) and explains how these issues can impact breastfeeding. While diagnosing a tongue tie is … Continue reading

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Dad’s Pre-Baby To Do List

In the last month of pregnancy your wife may be nesting, which can manifest itself in a variety of ways. She may be sorting and organizing the nursery, cleaning random things, or tackling any number of projects that may or … 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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