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Overnight Newborn Support

Posted on: April 2, 2024 | Babies, Birth Work, Business, Doulas, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Relationships, Safety, sleep

Newborn support is not new to the Vegas Family Doulas Team. We’ve supported families throughout their first years of postpartum for over 10 years. We’ve listened to new parents. We’ve attuned to their newborns. We’ve supported through the dark times and the happy times. We’ve reached out, checked-in, and reassured many many times. As professional doulas, it’s part of what we do. Support during the postpartum realm should be spent . . .

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Labor Doula Support

Posted on: March 6, 2024 | birth, Birth Work, Body, Doulas, education, Friendship, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationships, VFD Team

“Okay, so…who did you hire as your labor doula?”  Brittney asked. “Oh yeah!” J’nae looked up from her plate. “My doula was AH-MAZING when I was having the twins. She knew just what to do to keep me sane and supported me even through my cesarean.” J’nae chimed in.  “My WHAT?!” Claudia questioned.”What’s a Do-la?“ The trio of friends sat enjoying brunch on the sunny afternoon.  It had been weeks . . .

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Car Seat 101

Posted on: September 4, 2023 | Children, Community, education, Information, Las Vegas, Parenting, Safety

Did you know there is a science behind child passenger safety seats (aka car seats)? The production, the laws, the regulations, the installation, and even usage? One more thing for new parents to worry about, however probably one of the top 5 of importance in child-rearing. Child passenger safety technicians are trained and certified to help families navigate the world of car seats. Safe Kids Clark County, UMC Healthy Living . . .

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Breastfeeding Past the Societal Norm

Posted on: August 7, 2023 | education, Famillies, Feeding, Health, Information, Motherhood

What’s “normal” isn’t always what’s common. What’s common isn’t always what’s acceptable. By definition, normal is conforming to a standard, usual, typical, or expected.   Common is defined as occurring, found, or done often. The definition of acceptable is, able to be tolerated or allowed.  Breaking down the societal norm on breastfeeding isn’t anything new. As the decades roll by, breastfeeding becomes acceptable or obscene. No matter how you slice . . .

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Postpartum Placenta Encapsulation

Posted on: April 10, 2023 | Body, education, Health, Information, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

“You want to do WHAT with your WHAT?!”. “Ew! That sounds disgusting!”. “Wow! That sounds intriguing!”. “OMG! That sounds amazing!” You may have heard many opinions from those around you about the decision to encapsulate and ingest the “Tree of Life” organ. Placenta encapsulation isn’t new, has many benefits, and is a process in which you can interact with your encapsulator.     What is Placenta Encapsulation? Placenta encapsulation is the art . . .

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