You've recently given birth and are now in the mood to rekindle that spark that 9+ months ago resulted in your new baby (or babies). You may be wondering what forms of contraception to use in this post-baby world of yours. The latest recommendation is to wait 18 – 24 months before getting pregnant again to allow your body and hormones time to recover and balance out. Did you know that waiting also reduces the risk of premature birth?
It's important to know your birth control options!
How is it even possible that 2017 has come to an end?
This month, Sarah and I will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary as work wives - and my, what a journey it has been! Our honeymoon phase has long passed and we spent the early part of 2017 learning how to work smarter, got into a great groove and began functioning like a well-oiled doula machine!
Have you ever heard of "Baby's Second Night"? It's a normal pattern of fussiness and cluster feeding that occurs around that 48 mark in a baby's life, and is an important topic we cover with clients in our prenatal appointments as their birth doulas or childbirth educators. But, as we continue our support as Postpartum and Infant Care Doulas, I can tell you, that it's not unusual for us to get a phone call from our clients after baby's second night concerned about the fact that they just can't put their baby down.
Jump on google and look up “when do I start my baby on solids” and you’re going to come up with all sorts of answers and reasons that contradict the last. Start at 4 months, wait until over 6 months... “food before one is just for fun”.. stories of aunts putting cereal in bottles at 3 months and a friend's child who didn’t really eat anything until 10 months!
If you are battling with low breast milk supply you may have heard about Lactation cookies. As a postpartum and infant care doula, I am often supporting breastfeeding mothers increase their milk supply but I rarely make lactation cookies because I've been so disappointed with recipes I have found online.
As a Mom & Nutritionist, poop is one of my favourite topics and comes up in every new consultation I have with a client, big or small. You can tell so much about the health of someone by their pooping details or lack thereof.
We support fed babies,