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Overnight Care

Posted on: April 4, 2022 | Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Health, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum, Postpartum Doulas, sleep, VFD Team

The idea that when one has a baby, sleep will be a long-lost art form is an outdated one. Sleeping when the baby sleeps is great when the baby is sleeping over the evening hours. So how does merging the idea that new parents can “sleep when the baby sleeps” AND retain the sleep that they themselves require to function at full throttle during the day? Why with overnight care . . .

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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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Colic

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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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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