How to Find an LGBTQIA Friendly Maternity Care Provider

How to Find an LGBTQIA Friendly Maternity Care Provider

Is Your Maternity Care Provider LGBTQ-Friendly? You have probably seen us sharing information quite a few times during our time of business on how to find a great OB-GYN or midwife who supports and respects your needs and wishes during pregnancy, birth, and...
On Coming to Terms with Pregnancy Weight Gain

On Coming to Terms with Pregnancy Weight Gain

Once we’re no longer children, we generally look about the same from month to month, throughout out life. Sure, we might fluctuate sizes a bit here and there, over a period of years. But when you’re pregnant? You get to experience all of the most dramatic...
5 Tips to Navigate Plus Size Pregnancy

5 Tips to Navigate Plus Size Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with an array of “normal” discomforts and things to worry about, but for a plus size parent there may be a different set of battles to fight. This is NOT because you are somehow defective, or that your body doesn’t “work”, or that there is...
It’s Not Just Me: Postpartum Mood Disorders to Know

It’s Not Just Me: Postpartum Mood Disorders to Know

The first week in May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, and that means doulas everywhere will be working to bring this important topic to light for new parents. Did you know that postpartum depression and other mood disorders are the #1 complication of having...
6 Things to Know About Cesarean Birth Recovery

6 Things to Know About Cesarean Birth Recovery

With approximately 30% of all babies in the United States being delivered via Cesarean section, it’s no surprise that the mother’s recovery period often looks a little different than imagined. Although rest is super important after a standard vaginal...

How to Have a Beautiful Cesarean Birth

How to Have a Beautiful Cesarean Birth Nearly 1 out of 3 babies in the United States are born via Cesarean section. Either you, your relative, or your close friend has undergone this major surgery in order to bring a new baby in the world! All births are special, but...
When Your Plans Change: Formula Feeding

When Your Plans Change: Formula Feeding

Although most women in the United States plan to breastfeed their babies for at least some amount of time, it doesn’t always end up working out as planned. Pain, medical problems, tongue ties, allergies, and even educational and societal barriers can all...
6 Questions to Ask When Seeking a Pediatrician

6 Questions to Ask When Seeking a Pediatrician

Many parents aren’t aware of this, but pretty much all pediatricians will let you set up a consultation with them to meet them, ask questions, and decide if you would like to hire them. So here are six questions you should ask a potential pediatrician for your...
5 Things to Know About Sex After Childbirth

5 Things to Know About Sex After Childbirth

Whether a break from sexual intimacy makes you feel frustrated or relieved, believe it or not, there will again come a day after having your baby when you resume interest in relations with your spouse or partner! That six-week recovery period is a breeze for some, and...