Choosing Baby’s Provider

Posted on: January 17, 2022 | Babies, Body, education, Health, Information, Las Vegas

The thought of Evyn’s little body being poked and prodded evoked anxieties and uncertainties in Claudia. Like many new moms, Claudia turned to her social media mom groups for advice on care for her new baby. Choosing baby’s provider was a necessity as they were entering the 2-week postpartum mark. Claudia held the appointment confirmation of a newborn care follow-up she received upon discharge. She had met the pediatrician on-call . . .

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Bringing Home Baby

Posted on: January 10, 2022 | Babies, Community, Diapers, Doulas, Famillies, Feeding, Friendship, Information, Meals, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, sleep, VFD Team

The doorbell rang. Claudia’s postpartum doula Kaela opened the door to find a basket filled with pastries, gift cards, and teas. “Ohh…what do we have there?” Claudia expressed as she looked up from nursing baby Evyn. “Looks like a congratulations gift basket from Simone, Mike, and their crew.” Kaela spoke. “They’ve included wrapped pastries, gift cards, baby gifts, diapers, and more!” “What a thoughtful gift!” expressed Claudia, “It’s like they . . .

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Postpartum Support

Posted on: January 3, 2022 | Babies, Body, Doulas, education, Famillies, Feeding, Friendship, Health, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships, sleep, VFD Team

Claudia lied wide awake. It was 3 am. She was 5 days postpartum. Her chest was large, hard as rocks, and filled with milk that filled her breast seemingly overnight. She was in pain. Evyn lay in the bassinet next to the bed. Both were exhausted. It was a long emotional day, and Claudia wasn’t ready or willing to face another one like that.She recalled her prenatal visit with her . . .

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Celebrating the Golden Hour

Posted on: December 27, 2021 | Babies, birth, Body, education, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas

Claudia had read about it. She had heard about it. Claudia even asked her doulas about it. And here she was finally experiencing it! The infamous golden hour that is known to have a multitude of benefits to both her and her baby. The moment began so quickly as Claudia pulled her vernix covered baby up to her chest and wept.  What is the Golden Hour The golden hour is . . .

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Vaginal Tearing in Birth

Posted on: December 20, 2021 | birth, Body, education, Health, Information, Labor

“It happens.” Claudia’s co-worker stated matter of factly. “In FACT!” she continued, “My sister’s friend had to have surgery after HER delivery because the tear was SO unimaginable.” McKayla finished, and stuffed a fork full of salad mixture into her mouth. Claudia was just weeks away from her estimated due date, and was finding herself suddenly eager to learn all.the.things. “There’s just SO much information out there.” Claudia sighed. She had . . .

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