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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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Choosing Formula Feed
Infant Feeding

A Letter From Your Doula: Dear Mom Who is Choosing to Formula Feed

Dear Mom Who is Choosing to Formula Feed, “Breast is best.” “Fed is best.” There is so much conflicting information and opinions out there. Sometimes it’s all too much. It ...
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first thanksgiving postpartum recipes
Food Favorites

5 Thanksgiving Dishes Your Partner Can Make Since You’re Recovering Postpartum

There is no shortage of things to lament about when it comes to postpartum life: the soreness, the leaky breasts, the seemingly endless lack of sleep. But there’s one big ...
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navigating pregnancy loss
Grief and Loss

Navigating Pregnancy Loss with the Help of Ring Theory

*If you feel your loss is affecting you to the point of mental instability or you’re noticing significant changes in your behavior, please do not hesitate to talk to a ...
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alone time new mom
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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Postpartum Healing

5 Must-Haves for Postpartum Healing

The days and weeks immediately after birth come with so much joy and emotion… AND so many physical changes and discomfort. The only thing that can really get you back ...
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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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Add to my baby registry
Infant Feeding

What Should I Add To My Baby Registry: Bottle Feeding Basics

We can all agree that there is a lot of baby stuff out there. A lot of baby stuff that costs a lot of money, takes up plenty of space ...
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Binge-Worthy Shows

5 Most Binge-Worthy Shows For New (or Pregnant) Moms: The Sequel

Almost one year later, and this pesky pandemic is still sticking around… so you may as well have some good coping strategies! There is only so much you can do ...
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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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