The “F” Word

You’ve decided breastfeeding isn’t for you, or maybe you didn’t decide but the choice was made for you. Maybe you’ve been pumping and bottle feeding but you’re over it. Whatever the reasons or whatever the path, formula is now your baby’s food. Great! We all love healthy, happy, FED babies. You may have found that

When Guilt Hits Like a Sledgehammer

[With the caveat that dads are fully capable of a complete range of emotions and have many complicated feelings upon becoming parents, including guilt, we’re going to focus on mom guilt today.] After going through some method of adding a child to your life (none of them easy), you find yourself home rocking a screaming

Favorite Recipes | The Fayetteville Doulas

I love to cook. And I love trying new recipes. My kids and I get bored of the same handful of meals and I find myself looking for different things to make, not only for my own family but for postpartum clients as well. (Did you know that meal planning and cooking  is included in

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.

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

You. Are. Not. Alone.

I want to scream these words for all the mothers to hear.  All the mothers who are holding their heads just above the water line. All the mothers who are gasping for air, trying to make it through the next hour let alone the entire day or week. You are not alone. Over the last