New Parents

New parenthood is a thrilling time in a person’s life. It’s the time when you’re learning so much about how you operate as an individual within a new family framework. You’re figuring out how to care for yourself and another human being. It’s completely new territory. It’s not uncommon for new parents to be nervous and have a million questions buzzing around their heads, especially leading up to the birth of their baby.

What if something goes wrong? What if I don’t know what to do? What if I’m not prepared? While nothing in the realm of parenthood is guaranteed, having a mindset of preparedness can do so much to boost confidence when your baby finally arrives.

Consider taking one of our newborn care and parenthood planning classes to prepare for the road ahead.

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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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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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New Parents

Finding Alone Time When You’re Never Alone

Before your baby arrived, you felt this empty space. You created room in your life for this person to join your family and then after waiting and waiting… they are ...
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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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Things To Do this Winter
New Parents

Things To Do this Winter for Portland Parents and Babies During a Pandemic

Everybody who lives in the Portland metro area knows that when the sun comes out, so do allll the people. But when Winter comes along, it’s a different story. Parents ...
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Lost in the Sea
New Parents

Lost in the Sea of New Motherhood: Why I Needed a Postpartum Doula

Once upon a time I was a brand new mother.   I returned home with my baby… a sweet, warm, perfect bundle of all my hopes and dreams. Everyone I ...
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Cozy Up in Your Comfy Pants
New Parents

Cozy Up in Your Comfy Pants: Not Just for Pregnancy, Postpartum or Pandemics

Thanksgiving week has arrived and whether you’re celebrating this year or not, pregnant or postpartum, a mom or a dad, we think it’s a great time to put on the ...
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Changing Family Traditions
Holidays with Babies

Changing Family Traditions: Navigating the Holidays With Your Baby

Foreword: This year, things look a bit different than normal. We are many months deep into a pandemic and holiday plans for many will not be the same. The advice ...
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10 Great Instant Pot Hacks for New Parents!

As a postpartum doula, I am always looking for ways to make parents’ lives easier. Whether it be sleep related, feeding related, or anything in between, I soak up all ...
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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.