News and current events

Is this normal?!
7 Things Your Postpartum Body Will Do That Are Signs It's Healing Normally

Just laugh
9 Postpartum Moments That Prove You Can Laugh Your Way Through Anything

Wonderfully healing medicated pads
Be postpartum ready with these DIY padsicles

Post-partum doulas are the latest must-have accessory for new moms
Growing trend in New York emphasizes the benefits of early help for new moms.

5 Ways to Improve Your Early Postpartum Health
Positive things you can do to improve your health in those early post-partum days. Read this informative article and lay the groundwork pre-partum for helping to improve your post-partum health. Includes "Get Support": Contact me today to book your doula service!

What To Expect During the First Six Weeks
An interview with Dr. Cheryl Zauderer, author of Maternity Leave: A New Mother's Guide to the First Six Weeks Postpartum, about what happens during the first six weeks, to help new and expectant mothers feel ready and put their minds at ease.

Best Kept Secret For Postpartum Depression? Help At Home
This author points out, "Social support is consistently identified as an important factor in the prevention of postpartum depression and mood disorders, whether the support is provided by family and friends."

NY Times Magazine - The Secret, Magical Underwear That Only Moms Know About
Something that can help make your life in the days immediately following childbirth a bit easier!

The Forgotten Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy
This article and video is a must see for every soon-to-deliver mom and her family.

Resources - Postpartum

DONA International certifies doulas and also provides helpful information on doulas and other postpartum topics.

The Essential Ingredient: Doula is a documentary produced by DONA International in 2010 featuring commentary by all of DONA International's esteemed founders and some of its celebrated past presidents speaking on the origin and rationale of doula support. Their words are complemented by inspiring visuals of treasured birth and postpartum moments courtesy of Jodie Myers/MyBirthMovie.
Watch this inspiring documentary to learn more about what a doula can do for you!


Resources - Breastfeeding

Pumping Strategies: Maximizing Your Output
Wondering how to express more milk while you pump? These quick easy strategies can help you maximize your pumping output, making pumping as easy and as comfortable as possible!

Latching: Using a Nipple Shield
Learn how to latch a baby correctly using a nipple shield.

Supplementation: SNS at Breast
In this video, learn how to supplement your baby at the breast when he/she isn't getting enough while breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Positions: Tandem Breastfeeding
In this video, learn how to tandem breastfeed an infant and a toddler.

Babywearing While Breastfeeding: Newborn in a Ring Sling
Tips on breastfeeding while babywearing.

Natural Breastfeeding: For An Easier Start
A complete breastfeeding education program.

Tongue tie - The Untethered Truth An unresolved tongue or lip tie in a breastfeeding newborn can cause great pain in breastfeeding. If left unresolved it will cause problems for the baby as he or she grows. This video gives a wonderful explanation of tongue tie and how it is corrected.

www.breastfeedingusa.org offers a wealth of trusted advice and support for breastfeeding moms.

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