Like Father, Like Son: Circumcision Facts from a Childbirth Educator

Nothing can ruin a conversation between new-mommy friends like a discussion on infant circumcision. Over the ten years that I’ve been working with new moms and families I’ve heard all sides of the argument and even participated in a heated…

Good to Know: Essential Oil Safety for Pregnancy and Newborns

If you are a woman on social media, you’ve probably noticed that essential oils are a huge trend right now. Whatever your ailment, there seems to be an oil for that.  It’s no different for pregnant women and new moms;…

Sleeping It Off: Doula Sleep Advice for Your Baby’s Age

When was the last time you had a good night's sleep? Can't remember? You're not alone. We love babies, but the compromises we have to make for their wellbeing can be stressful. It'll all be worth it in the end,…

Gestational Diabetes: The Unwelcome Guest

Your pregnancy is just about to transition into its third trimester when you get the news; you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  Now what? You’re probably feeling scared and worried. You’ve likely already been told that gestational diabetes increases the…