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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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Experiencing Gender Disappointment

Posted on: July 5, 2021 | Babies, Children, Famillies, Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationships

A sealed white envelope sat tucked away in the nursery dresser. From the very beginning, Claudia had her sights on finding out the sex of her baby. She was a planner. Knowing whether her little jelly bean was pink or blue was a part of her pregnancy that she could plan going forward. What Claudia hadn’t thought about was whether she was crossing her fingers for a girl or a . . .

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2021 Parents…You Got This!

Posted on: December 28, 2020 | Babies, birth, Body, Doulas, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Information, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Relationships, VFD Team

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! For 2021 expecting parents and new parents, the hopes of a different kind of world to bring their new baby into is looming. With most 2020 new becoming isolated from families, delivering with limited supporters, and protocols in place that feel straight out of a sci-fi movie, it can be quite difficult to stay optimistic heading into a new year. But hey, 2021 Parents, you got . . .

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Baby’s First Christmas

Posted on: December 15, 2020 | Activity, Babies, Famillies, Fatherhood, Motherhood, Parenting

Firsts are so much fun. A first tooth cutting through a big gummy grin. The first unassisted step towards frolick freedom. That first taste of solid substance tickling the palate. Celebrating the baby’s first Christmas is one of those fun milestones that you can get excited about no matter how old the baby. Here’s some fun activities, gift ideas, and memories to savor for that first Christmas! Baby’s First Christmas . . .

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