Posts tagged new baby
Postpartum Doula Tips: Baby's First Bath

Bringing your baby home is unlike any other experience you’ll ever have. It is a perfect combination of love, excitement, nerves, and even some fear. That is why having a postpartum doula is such an asset. We are there to meet you exactly where you’re at, help you honor that excitement while also calming the nerves.

One of the most nerve wrecking things you’ll go through as a brand new parent is that first bath. It doesn’t seem that difficult, but once you’re in it, you’re so scared you’ll hurt your baby, that your baby will be too cold, or that your baby will slip out of your hands! Add those nerves to your sleep deprivation and being sore from giving birth and you can imagine how overwhelming that moment can be.

This is why the first bath is one of my favorite moments to guide new parents through. It is a transitional moment, one that once completed, helps boost your confidence as a parent and strengthens your bond as a couple and a family.

Though each bath after that first gets easier and easier, it can still be a stressful process for several weeks or months. So here are a few tips from me to you on giving your baby a bath.

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Creating a Bedtime Routine for Your Baby

Are you ready to help your baby have smoother sleep at night?

Do you wish your baby would sleep longer stretches?

If so, you are not alone!

With so many different methods sleep training methods to consider, it can be overwhelming trying to get your baby on a schedule. So I want you to throw out the concept of a sleep training method and just focus on this one foundational element: a peaceful bedtime routine.

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Your Doula is an Investment

You’ve finally gotten your partner on board with your plan to hire a doula. You’ve shared about all the wonderful ways that a birth and postpartum doula will support your entire family. You’ve even set up some a consultation with us to find the right doula for you.

But then your partner starts expressing some hesitancy about the cost…

“Why is it so expensive?”
”Is a doula worth the money?”
”What if we don’t need the support in the end?”

In all honesty, this is the number one form of resistance we hear, especially from spouses or partners. And we get it. Having a baby isn’t cheap and finances ultimately play a large role when deciding what kind of support you have before, during, and after the birth of your baby.

So let’s talk about it. Let’s talk about why doula support costs what it does and the intrinsic value of doula services.

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Let's Talk About Postpartum Sex, Baby

Well this is a topic that people don’t typically talk about. And we can understand why. But with Valentine’s Day fast approaching we know a lot of new parents are making plans for gettin’ busy and we thought maybe, just maybe, sex after childbirth might be making some of you kind of anxious. 

Maybe your special someone has been dropping you some hints lately. Or maybe your six-week checkup is approaching and you’re wondering if your OB or Midwife will give you the green light. Wherever you’re at in this journey, at some point you will begin to feel ready to resume being sexually intimate with your partner, and we’re here to help you prepare.

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Visiting a New Baby - The Must Read Checklist

Your friend or family member just gave birth to the sweetest new bundle of love - Hooray! The newborn photos are filling your online feed and your eager to go visit. Before you go visit a brand new baby at home, take a look at our top tips for being the *best* kind of visitor. 

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