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Feeding Foundations (Infant Feeding Class)

Posted on: October 19, 2020 | Body, classes, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Meals, Motherhood, Parenting

With love in her heart, uncertainty in your mind, and pain in her breasts, Tasha closed her eyes and braced herself while her newborn baby boy latched onto her engorged breasts. She had dreamed of feeding her baby anytime and anywhere from her bosoms. Other women did it all the time. Her sister shared how beautiful it was she nursed her 3 kids. Her best friend admired her strength as . . .

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Baby, I Love Your Ways! (Newborn Care Class)

Posted on: October 12, 2020 | Babies, Children, classes, Doulas, education, Famillies, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships, sleep, Uncategorized

“I hope you’re getting sleep now, because you won’t when the baby gets here!” “My baby cried for hours and hours, nothing EVER helped.” “I heard that you really shouldn’t do XYZ…” Oh…Baby, I Love Your Ways. These comments swirled around in Abigail’s head as she scrolled through the feeds on her social media. Already overwhelmed with the thoughts of giving birth in the upcoming weeks, these words her mommy . . .

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Bring It On! (Childbirth Education Class)

Posted on: October 5, 2020 | birth, Birth Work, Body, classes, Community, Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Relationships

Carrie sat across from her doula Maxine, both excited to be in each other’s company and begin the steps in preparation for the birth of Carrie’s unborn baby. Carrie nervously listened as Maxine explained when to contact her, the differences between early and active labors, and comfort measures. Maxine paused and asked Carrie what childbirth education course she would be taking. Carrie was taken aback…what? A childbirth education course? Wasn’t . . .

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Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

Posted on: August 24, 2020 | Babies, classes, Community, education, Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood, Relationships

Happy Black Breastfeeding Week! Did you know that 58.9% of black women breastfeed their babies, compared to 79% of white women? Were you aware that the majority of breastfeeding support groups are not led by a woman of color, nor do they have many women of color in attendance? The arc that a breastfeeding woman endures has peaks and valleys. Oftentimes, these women have someone to turn to for the . . .

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Childbirth Education

Posted on: January 6, 2020 | birth, Birth Work, Body, classes, education, Famillies, Information

Taking a childbirth education class is an important, yet often looked over step in “preparing for baby” checklists. Whether one is expecting to welcome their first child, or looking to do birth a little different with their 4th, 6th, 10th child, an extensive class in childbirth education will equip parents with tools that can help educate and empower one in their birthing experience. Let’s discuss what to look for in . . .

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