Don’t Let Go

As I am laying in bed next to my 3-year old so that he will fall asleep I cant help but miss the days when he was an infant and wanted to cuddle with me all of the time. I reflect on how my baby boy isn’t a baby anymore and is growing up. As I start to maneuver my arm off of him and attempt my way out of the bed, a hand reaches over and grabs my arm and he says, “Mommy, don’t...
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If The Following Are True, A Doula Is For You

A Doula is a beneficial addition to your birth team if any of the following things are true about yourself:   Birthing in a hospital, at a birth center, or at your home Your care provider is a Obstetrician or Midwife Planning a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section Wanting an unmedicated birth or planning to use an epidural Trying for a VBAC, anticip...
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Imagine a Day

  Take a minute and imagine having your very own Postpartum Doula for a day. You are meant to be a mom.  There are often times as a new mom that leave you feeling like you were not meant to do this. It is too hard.  Your body is sore, you need your sleep, and you just don’t know how you are going to get through the day.  Every time you try to use the bathroom, sit do...
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Mom Dating, It’s A Real Thing

Life after having a baby changes things, as I’m sure we can all agree. While you may stay close with your pre-kids friends, you may now find yourself seeking the friendship of other women who are in the same stage of life as you. But what do you do when your girlfriends either haven’t had kids yet or have older kids that are in a different stage? When this happens, it may b...
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The Valley of Wait

Guest Post from Taffney L. Valley: Noun – an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, especially one following the course of a stream. Noun – any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding, or the like: the valley of despair.   When my husband and I decided to grow our family, we were living in the Valley of W...
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Choosing the Perfect Pediatrician

Prior to becoming a parent, one of the important decisions you will need to make, is to choose a pediatrician.  Upon first thought, you may think this is going to be an easy task, right?  Thanks to the internet you can look up local pediatricians in our area and find quite a lengthy list of options to choose from.  And if you ask on local Facebook moms groups for a pediatri...
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The Truth About “Eating For Two”

The moment happens, you find out your pregnant, and it is almost immediately that cravings begin to occur. Since you are pregnant you are eating for two, right? As much as we have heard this, and would love this to be the case, it is actually not completely true. During the first two trimesters, our body requires the same amount of energy from food as we normally consume in...
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Why is a Birth Plan So Important?

Excitement – that wonderful emotion a couple feels when they learn they're pregnant and expecting a child. Imagination starts mobilizing... there's a nursery to decorate and cute baby clothes to buy.  As the day of your precious baby’s arrival approaches, the days are filled with prenatal classes, registering at the hospital of choice, and having baby showers. It’s a crazy ...
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Options for Swaddling My Baby

To swaddle or not to swaddle is one of the many questions new parents face after their baby is born. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that when done safely and correctly, swaddling can be a beneficial method to help soothe newborns and encourage sleep.  The latest AAP guidelines for swaddling can be found here. This information is all good and helpful, but c...
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Peacefully Birthed

Guest Post from Michelle B. I was always skeptical of those women you see in the birth videos that say that they had an orgasmic birth or a pain free birth. I had a very difficult first birth, but I didn’t hate women who had an easy birth! I wanted to find out what I could do to improve the experience…I decided that I would not let my difficult first birth experience dictate m...
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