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Partners and Bonding with the Baby

Posted on: May 23, 2022 | Babies, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Friendship, Information, Love, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships

There is a stigma that a partner won’t have the same level of bonding that a primary or birthing person may have with a new baby. While there is a specific form of bonding that occurs in childbirth, breastfeeding, and caregiving; that is not to discredit the special bonding that occurs within a partner. In fact, the beauty of parenting is the parental bond is unique for each caregiver is . . .

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When Parents and Grandparents Collide

Posted on: May 2, 2022 | Babies, classes, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Grandparents, Information, Motherhood, Parenting

Claudia was a little apprehensive when her mother suggested that Claudia bring Evyn over to “Glamma’s” house for the day. Anne and Corwin were ecstatic to become a grandparents, and she wanted to give Claudia a day to enjoy out-and-about alone. Claudia trusted her mother Anne as a caregiver to Evyn. What she was concerned about, were the parenting principles that her mother had mentioned during their casual conversations. Anne . . .

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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The idea that when one has a baby, sleep will be a long-lost art form is an outdated one.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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When You Don’t Love Parenthood

Posted on: February 7, 2022 | Babies, Body, Children, Famillies, Fatherhood, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

Mornings came way too early for Claudia most days. The overnight support from her postpartum doula was a godsend in getting full rest for the day ahead, and she found herself enjoying the nightcap conversation over tea before retreating for the night. It was something about the day the afternoons that shook Claudia. Evyn was a great nap-taker and nursing was gaining traction, so what was going on with her? . . .

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Partners and Doulas

Posted on: October 4, 2021 | birth, Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Labor, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Pregnancy, VFD Team

It was late into the evening. Claudia laid awake staring at the big bright yellow moon through her bedroom. With 3 months left in the pregnancy, she knew that the conversation of having her partner and her doula in the birthing space would have to happen. Much of the decisions regarding the pregnancy had been Claudia’s. Although they weren’t officially together, they knew that their love for each other was . . .

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