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Infant Massage

Posted on: September 5, 2022 | Babies, Body, Children, classes, Community, education, Fatherhood, Health, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships, VFD Team

The beautiful and wonderful power of touch. From a nudge to a snuggle, a high-five to a hug, a hand-hold to a pat-on-the-back, a touch goes a long way. This is also to be said about infants and their response and interpretation to touch. Infant massage is one of those great ways to show an infant just how important they are.  What is Infant Massage Infant massage is the art . . .

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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The idea that when one has a baby, sleep will be a long-lost art form is an outdated one.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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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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The Stages of Labor

Posted on: November 15, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Prenatal, VFD Team

Claudia was ecstatic for her prenatal appointment with her doulas. This appointment had been scheduled for weeks, and was finally here. While they had all been in communication consistently, there was something about being  in the same space as her doulas that pumped her up a bit. Claudia was now 34 weeks pregnant and was preparing for her final 6 weeks before motherhood. She was looking forward to discussing what . . .

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