Our Favorite Hormone

It is commonly referred to as the “love hormone” or “cuddle hormone” because it is released when snuggling with a loved one or a pet, during sex and in the throes of a new relationship. But such names simplify the effect of a very important hormone: oxytocin. In our childbirth education classes, we discuss oxytocin

A Suprise Breastfeeding Journey: Pumping and Relactating

If you know me you probably know that my son was born with a cleft lip in 2007. To most, and especially in the eyes of the medical community, it is not a serious birth defect in the grand scheme of things as it is the second most common birth defect in the US. But

Benefits of Probiotics for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Have you heard of probiotics? According to WebMD, probiotics are “live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.” Our bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad and we know that antibiotics kill or inhibit growth of both good and bad bacteria. It’s only been since the mid

5 Signs You Might Need a Postpartum Doula

You’re home and settling into life with a newborn, congratulations! But now what? Postpartum doulas are a wonderful addition to any family dynamic. Our postpartum doulas care for the whole family–mom, partner/spouse, older children, family pets, extended family. And here at The Fayetteville Doulas we know our clients are unique individuals who require personalized care.

Reduce Travel Stress With These Tips

Many of our clients travel by plane soon after having a baby to visit family. Traveling on an airplane can be a stressful situation, and when you add a baby to the mix the stress level tends to skyrocket especially if you’re doing it solo. Here are some bits of advice that will hopefully keep you

5 Things You Need to do Before Baby Arrives

Having a baby is such an exciting time but it can also be quite overwhelming. Nine months seems like an eternity when you’re only 8-weeks pregnant, but time flies! Before you know it, you’ll be 32 weeks and in panic mode double checking your to-do list to make sure everything is taken care of. Take a deep