February 2022 - Vegas Family Doulas Blog Posts



Newborn Acne

Posted on: February 28, 2022 | Babies, Body, education, Health, Information

What is Newborn Acne Newborn acne or erythema toxicum neonatorum is the tiny skin-colored bumps that surface on a newborn’s face and body. These bumps are not painful and can throw a wrench in newborn photo shoots and new baby announcements. Sometimes, the newborn acne can become red, bump, and/or scaly.  Possible Triggers to Cause Acne There are many factors that can come into play when newborn acne becomes to . . .

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Posted on: February 22, 2022 | Babies, Doulas, education, Health, Information, Parenting, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Safety

The clock displayed “6:00pm” and just like clockwork, Evyn began wailing. Every day since turning 5 weeks old, Evyn had a tryst of fussiness at 6pm-9pm like it was her job. Nothing seemed to calm her; not a bath, not a top-off of ‘milkies’, not the soothing sounds of waves from Alexa.  Absolutely NOTHING!!! Claudia was beginning to lose her ability to stay calm. “This must be colic.” She muttered. . . .

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Postpartum Red Flags

Posted on: February 14, 2022 | Body, education, Health, Information, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

For the first time in weeks, the sun emerged in a cloudless cerulean sky, the winds were quiet, and the air teased the scents of Spring. Claudia felt a sprig of energy. At 4 weeks postpartum, Claudia was feeling good. She was happier and her body, while still not her original, was slowly finding its way back. Claudia nestled Evyn into the stroller and began a brisk walk around her . . .

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When You Don’t Love Parenthood

Posted on: February 7, 2022 | Babies, Body, Children, Famillies, Fatherhood, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

Mornings came way too early for Claudia most days. The overnight support from her postpartum doula was a godsend in getting full rest for the day ahead, and she found herself enjoying the nightcap conversation over tea before retreating for the night. It was something about the day the afternoons that shook Claudia. Evyn was a great nap-taker and nursing was gaining traction, so what was going on with her? . . .

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