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Birth to Postpartum, from Dad’s Point of View

Posted on: June 30, 2019 | Babies, Birth Work, Children, Famillies, Fatherhood, Parenting, Relationships

Dads, we love ‘em. From the birthing space to the months between July and May, very little is publicly whispered about fathers after Father’s Day. It’s no surprise that far less is mentioned about fathers of newborns. The spotlight of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum so brightly shines on Mom; and often we fail to realize, Dads have their own labor and postpartum experiences too. Experiences we rarely ask them about. . . .

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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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