Postpartum Bleeding 101

High on the list of things about childbirth nobody warns you about is lochia, a pleasant-sounding name for the less-than-pleasant experience of bleeding after childbirth. Lochia is not unlike a regular period, but it can be heavier than a period, can contain large clots and can last four to six weeks. Here’s what to expect

Tips For Fun in the Sun

It is summer in North Carolina….. ok, not quite but it sure feels like it! Fayetteville’s weather has been record-breaking this week, and it isn’t even June. The sun is hot hot hot which means it is time to brush up on sun-safety.  When it comes to sunscreen and keeping your baby and older children

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

The Sleep Consultant: A Doula’s Perspective

Breastfeeding is a tool. Bottles are a tool. Breast pumps are a tool. Cribs are a tool. While personally I am a huge supporter of  breastfeeding, professionally I am a huge supporter of “do what is right for you and your family and don’t feel bad about it”. Professional doulas are able to set aside

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

Breastfeeding & Postpartum Depression

When a baby nurses every two hours and the latch is painful every time, and baby fusses and constantly pops off the breast, we start thinking “What is wrong with me? What am I doing wrong?”