Doula Food for Thought – Fueling your Newborn Body

Many people have issues with food and their diet on a good day, but when you're pregnant and adjusting to postpartum life with a newborn, that relationship can become more difficult as we struggle to love our bodies even when…

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…

A Doula Knows Asking for Help is Not Failure

For first time parents, the reality of having a baby doesn't sink in until they're home, alone, and the visitors and the meals slow down. For women, especially, the stress and hormones can cause some pretty strong emotions. Around four…

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,…