Intended Parents

As intended parents you know firsthand that the journey of parenthood can be long and filled with many twists and turns. You’ve had to be courageous and fight harder than most to receive the gift of a child; a battle many will never have to experience. We’re thrilled to help you enter into this journey of parenthood and are excited to offer you a handful of resources at your disposal.

Consider taking our virtual newborn care and parenthood planning class specifically designed for intended and adoptive parents, or consider a postpartum doula for sibling support for the big brother or sister...or, better yet, to support you!

Just like their children, intended parents are a gift to the world, and we are so thankful for you!

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Intended Parents

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 ...
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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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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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dad holding baby next to mom
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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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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Managing the Overwhelm
Intended Parents

Managing the Overwhelm: How to Prioritize Day to Day Life as New Parents

It seems like the older you get, the harder it becomes to find time to get everything done. With household chores, work, car maintenance, personal hygiene, and so much more, ...
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Dear Parents of Preemies
Intended Parents

A Letter from Your Doula: Dear Parents of Preemies

Hello, I would normally ask how you're doing, but I'm certain everyone is already asking that and you probably don't know how to answer anyway. So I'll just assume that ...
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surrogate experience
Intended Parents

The Surrogate’s Uncounted Trimester

Hi there, How are you doing? You’re in the fourth trimester now and I know it looks a little different than when you had your own babies. There is no ...
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Postpartum Doulas Dads
Intended Parents

3 Ways Postpartum Doulas Support Dads

  Hey Dad, we have a little (not very secret) secret: Postpartum Doulas support you, too! So much focus is placed on birth, the arrival of your baby, the care ...
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Family Tree Doula Services

From the day you leave the hospital...to the day you no longer need us, we’ll help you adjust to life with your new baby and give you all the tools you need for a healthy, confident start.

Not a client yet? You'll find many of our favorite tips & resources for new parents here on our blog.  Learn more about our daytime, overnight, and live-in postpartum doula services as well as our postpartum support offerings for intended parents.