Julius Caesar was not the first c-section baby (nor did he invent the Caesar salad) — Pliny the Elder speculated that he was named for an ancestor born by that method. In Caesar’s time, c-sections were used to save babies’ lives when mothers died in childbirth. Luckily for all of us, the procedure has changed … Continue reading C is for…
For nine months, you nurtured a child with your body, providing her the nutrients she needs and a safe place to do the important business of growing fingernails, kidneys, neurons and so forth. In the meantime, that growing baby might only permit you to eat salted watermelon, or insist on chocolate glazed donuts and mac … Continue reading B is for….
But although it is common for babies (especially breastfed) to go a week or even two between stools at this age, you don’t need to dismiss it as “normal” for your child. Sometimes a few simple changes can get your baby stooling daily, which we have to assume is more comfortable!
A new baby arrives in your house — a tiny, fragile creature demanding attention at all hours, needing your help to figure out this complicated business of eating and sleeping and living. It’s enough to turn the most level-headed, composed, organized new mother into an anxious wreck. But when do normal postpartum nerves turn into the common but under-diagnosed illness of postpartum anxiety?
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Many of our birth doula clients and childbirth education clients ask us where they can go to read birth stories. Some are searching for medication-free birth stories, some want to read about cesarean births, some want to hear about adoption or surrogacy. Others just want to commiserate with other birthing individuals over the power, uniqueness, … Continue reading Addison Lyn
When a dear friend of mine told me MUTU System® was launching M.O.M.S. - Military Outreach MUTU System, I was excited! My business of supporting moms had me curious and excited to learn more. I attended their very first live event, the M.O.M.S. Master Class, here at Fort Bragg and I am so glad I … Continue reading The M.O.M.S. Master Class & Why You Should Attend
As active labor approaches, it may be harder to focus on this practice but your doula will be right there to help bring you back and center your focus.You've waiting months and months for the big day! Daydreaming about it, researching, trying to prepare mentally, emotionally, and physically in the best ways you know how. … Continue reading 5 Things to do While in Early Labor
After you deliver your precious child, your body should bounce right back, right? Just when you thought all the challenges of pregnancy had passed, you put your pants on to leave the hospital and realize the body you’ve known all your life is a little bit different now. Often times we ask ourselves, 'Why aren’t … Continue reading “Who Stole My Vagina?” and Other Postpartum Problems
Placenta encapsulation has always been a pretty hot topic, and rightfully so. There isn't much scientific research out there on the effects of consuming your placenta. Most mothers are left doing their own research and reading the anecdotal evidence in support of placenta encapsulation. "Mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their … Continue reading Can Eating My Placenta Harm My Baby?