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4 Cornerstones To a Relationship After Baby

Posted on: March 19, 2019 | Famillies, Friendship, Information, Love, Parenting, Relationships

Communication. Respect. Trust. Forgiveness. The 4 cornerstones for any successful relationship. These four are especially vital during the 1st year of welcoming a baby into your family. According to Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, Washington, 13% of marriages end in divorce and 39% of living together relationships end within the first 5 years of having a baby . (www.babble.com/breakingupafterbaby) Considering that 40-50% of U.S marriages end in divorce; knowing that . . .

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When Breastfeeding Sucks!

Posted on: January 5, 2019 | Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood

Breastfeeding can be beautiful. Breastfeeding is a natural form of feeding. Breast Milk has been proven to be organically superior than synthetic milk. You understand the why. You’ve stocked up on all of the accessories and gadgets. So what happens when breastfeeding sucks? The pain of it all. You’ve read, you’ve heard, and you’ve been taught that breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt. And it’s true! A successful breastfeeding session should not be . . .

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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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Infant Feeding Specialist-Conclusion

Posted on: August 27, 2018 | Babies, Children, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

At now 8 months, Bradford is crawling and teething. Imani is loving this stage of parenting as Bradford is more interactive and seems less fragile. She’s noticed that Bradford has been a little forceful at the breast. The very few breastfeeding sessions has now become their new normal and Imani wants to enjoy these last moments. The other night she was brushing his gums and noticed that there was a . . .

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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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