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World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Posted on: August 3, 2020 | Babies, Body, Community, education, Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood

“Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet.” That is this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign to raise awareness and galvanize action on themes related to breastfeeding. WBW has been celebrated every year  the week of August 1- August 7th since 1992.  Around the world, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting, promoting, and . . .

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Overnight Newborn Support

Posted on: July 27, 2020 | 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 years. We’ve listened to new parents. We’ve educated on their newborns. We’ve supported them through dark times and happy times. We’ve reached out, checked-in, and reassured many many times. As professional doulas, it’s part of what we ensure. Support during the postpartum realm should be spent however one needs, . . .

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Rest and Peace, with A Postpartum Doula

Posted on: July 20, 2020 | Babies, birth, Business, childcare, Children, Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Friendship, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, sleep

Shaun glanced at the clock. Tick…tock…tick…tock…1 hour until the postpartum doula was scheduled to arrive. They had been trying to soothe the upset baby for the past 3 hours. Bouncing here, holding baby this way and that, and singing ‘Motownphilly’ to bring some fun into the situation.  Shanae was out taking a stroll indulging in some much needed Vitamin D and fresh air. Shaun was confident that they could navigate . . .

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The Fallacies of Fatigue

Posted on: July 6, 2020 | Body, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, sleep

“Enjoy the sleep now, because you won’t get it when the baby comes!” It’s no secret that the final months of a pregnancy bring fatigue and insomnia. This fatigue is caused by your body producing more blood in order to carry nutrients to your growing baby. Increased Progesterone levels are the culprit for the sleepiness during one’s pregnancy. Insomnia, especially during the final months of the pregnancy, is brought about . . .

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Navigating Labor as the Partner

Posted on: June 8, 2020 | Babies, birth, Body, Doulas, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Information, Labor, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Relationships

Can you believe it? She carried a watermelon! Nine months have come since the word “pregnant” appeared on a test held in front of your face. 40 weeks of experiencing a whirlwind of hormones, growth, cravings, congratulations, and classes together. All for this very moment…SHE’S IN LABOR!!! Let’s rewind a bit. The final weeks leading up to this moment brought many “is it time moments”, am I right? Looking back, . . .

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