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Postpartum Self-Care

Posted on: March 21, 2022 | Community, Doulas, Famillies, Friendship, Health, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum

Self-care isn’t a bad word. Self-care is a word of acknowledgment for the needs of ones’ physical and mental well-being. In the 4th trimester, knowing when to say “when” to the juggling of life as a new mom. Reaching out for support and practicing self-care is essential to implement as the days turn into nights, and the days turn into weeks. Postpartum self-care doesn’t have to be grand or big . . .

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Breastfeeding Red Flags in the First 3 Weeks

Posted on: January 31, 2022 | Babies, Body, Community, education, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Las Vegas

Breastfeeding had proven to be a challenge both mentally, emotionally, and physically for Claudia over the past 2-weeks. Evyn was hungry more frequently than the “2-3 hour” window. She was fussy and sleepy constantly. Claudia had taken prenatal breastfeeding classes and had learned a lot of great information, tips, and what-to-dos, and yet still she was sitting here struggling with body feeding her baby. Breastfeeding red flags were flaring, and . . .

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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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Babymoon Destinations in Las Vegas

Posted on: September 27, 2021 | Activity, Community, Las Vegas, Travel

“A vacation? But I’m 26 weeks pregnant!” Claudia responded to her girlfriend on FaceTime. “Yes, girl!” Her friend stated. “It’s called a “babymoon” and we have to celebrate your last weeks before the baby arrives.” “A babymoon? What is that…like a honeymoon, except with a baby?” Claudia chuckled out loud.  What is a Babymoon A babymoon is a getaway before the arrival of a baby to celebrate the “last days . . .

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Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Posted on: July 19, 2021 | Community, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia stared at herself in the mirror. The face staring back was not her own. Halfway into her pregnancy, Claudia was beginning to feel the overwhelming thoughts and fears of her upcoming birthing experience. Forty weeks seemed like forever away, 20 weeks ago. Now, here she was with 20 more weeks to go, and she was NOT ready! As the thoughts continued to run through her head…”Are YOU even capable?” . . .

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