Posts tagged postpartum care
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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In the Spotlight: Dr. Cecilia Betencourt

Many of our clients want to know about and do ALL the things to help them prepare for birth. One of our biggest recommendations is chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Not only does it help with the pregnancy aches and pains that are so common, but it can make for an easier, more comfortable birth!

This month we sat down with Dr. Cecilia Betencourt, a Long Beach chiropractor that specializes in prenatal and family care. Cecilia is such a ray of sunshine and we’re so happy to know her. We’re confident that she will support you and your family in your wellness goals and that your lives will be all the better for it! We’re excited to share some of her wisdom and thoughts on the benefits of chiropractic care.

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Calling All Sleep Deprived Parents

There's no way to sugar coat this... YOU NEED SLEEP. A lot of it... like yesterday. 

And if you need more sleep then there’s a good chance that your baby does too!

How do we know this? Because we work with parents like you every day.

We’ve been professionally trained to new parents and to help you get the sleep you need. Every day we see you, out running errands with your baby. We see the exhaustion in your eyes. We see the emotions on your face: irritation, frustration, guilt, anger, jealousy, sadness, anxiety, and fear.

We see you struggling and we are here to help.

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You're Pregnant, Now What?

You've peed on the stick. You've seen the plus sign. You've freaked out with your spouse, your family and your friends. It's finally sunk in: you're going to be a parent! As the excitement abounds so do the nerves, the questions, and the what ifs. You start to do some research and get overwhelmed with the impending decisions...

What childbirth class should I take?
What hospital should I birth at?
How do I create a birth plan?
What baby gear should I register for?

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