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How Can I Afford a Postpartum Doula?

Welcoming your new baby into the world is a profound and joyous experience, but it also comes with its share of challenges. As you prepare for the arrival of your little one, you may be wondering how to afford a postpartum doula on top of all of the other necessities for you and your newborn.…

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Infant Feeding

3 Tips for Transporting Breast Milk on International or Domestic Flights

As postpartum doulas and infant feeding specialists who provide support to parents from all over the world, one of the most complicated and common questions we get asked is: how ...
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Infant Sleep

Transforming Nights with Your Newborn: Sleep Support from Overnight Postpartum Doulas

Congratulations on the arrival of your precious baby! Your parenthood journey has begun, and your sweet newborn is the light of your life. However, the arrival of a newborn also ...
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Intended Parents

Are Childbirth Education Classes Important for Intended Parents?

“I’m having a baby by surrogacy, why is a childbirth education class important for an Intended Parent?” Simply stated: YOU are birthing a baby through the help of a surrogate ...
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Intended Parents

Five Simple Tools to Survive Life as a (New) Parent

There is so much focus on pregnancy, birth, and even the first 8 weeks of your baby’s life. These stages in your life are fleeting. Parenthood, on the other hand, ...
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Intended Parents

Breaking Down the Myths: What Intended Parents Need to Know About Postpartum Doulas

We hear it all the time: “I’m not birthing my baby so why would I need a doula?” The short answer: because you’re becoming parents and experiencing all the joys, ...
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Grief and Loss

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Remembering the babies we still love

When I first set out to write this blog, I didn’t really expect what ended up happening. I unfortunately already had several people in mind that I knew had experienced ...
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Holidays with Babies

It’s Baby’s First Halloween! So…What Can They Do Besides Look Adorable?

Halloween is one of those holidays adults take really seriously or not at all. You can go all out or have a nice quiet evening at home. For kids, Halloween ...
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Dear New Parent
Intended Parents

A Letter From Your Doula: Dear New Parent

Dear New Parent, You’re doing great. I see how exhausted you are after just getting home with your new baby. You value good sleep and now you are getting less ...
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What is a Postpartum Doula
New Parents

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Oh! Wait! You’re like a night nanny or a baby nurse, right?!? Mmmmmm…..No. I could launch into all the basics of how we support parents, birthing people and babies through ...
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