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The Baby-Sitters Club: OG Doula Agency!

Posted on: March 1, 2019 | Birth Work, Community, Relationships

Ring Ring “Hello, Baby-Sitter’s Club!” Little did I know at age 8, that Kristy Thomas was my spirit animal. In 1986, 6 friends embarked on a journey to help solve the childcare needs of the fictional Stoneybrook, Connecticut community. With the dialing of KL5-3231, caregivers could call The Baby-Sitters Club between the hours of 5:30pm-6:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Caregivers, in turn, can be guaranteed reliable child care. It . . .

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Not Your Average Postpartum Support!

Posted on: September 10, 2018 | Birth Work, Famillies, Information, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

As postpartum doulas when explaining the nature of what we do, we often hear: “Oh, how I could have used you!” “I thought postpartum meant depression.” “Wow, I didn’t know that postpartum doulas existed!” These statements give us, doulas, mixed emotions. On one hand…Yes! There definitely is a need for what we do! And on the other hand…Darn, there is still so much work to do to educate the masses. . . .

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Imani’s Infant Feeding Story-Part 2

Posted on: August 13, 2018 | Birth Work, Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

A week has gone by and as their Infant Feeding Specialist, I place a call to check-in on Imani and Bradford. The phone is answered on the second ring by an exhausted Aunt Valerie. She is pleased to hear my voice. After chatting for a moment and I ask about her view of how things are going for Imani postpartum, before asking to speak to Imani herself. Aunt Val explains . . .

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Imani’s Infant Feeding Story-Part 1

Posted on: August 6, 2018 | Birth Work, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Meet Imani James. Imani is a 38 year old district attorney from Colorado. She’s the first African-American female in this position in her city quite respectively. Imani is expecting her first child conceiving by choice through in-vitro fertilization, taking on this decision as a single mother.  She is also excitedly expecting her favorite Aunt Valerie’s visit for the birth of the baby; and plans to stay during Imani’s first 2 . . .

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Your Team of Postpartum Doulas

Posted on: July 31, 2018 | Birth Work, Community, Famillies, Information, Postpartum Doulas

It’s midday. You finally get the chance to lay your head down to for a much needed nap. Your body melts into the bed and your breathing becomes relaxed. Your eyes close heavier and heavier as you reach a nice deep sleep. You dream of waking up to a clean kitchen. The last loads of laundry drying, folding and putting themselves away. Of getting a few hours of sleep before . . .

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