Brook is a certified labor doula and postpartum doula! She can help you feel confident as a new parent and also is calming in the birth room! Through her ProDoula trainings she developed skills and knowledge to support new families. Fun may be a word that comes to mind as you get to know her! [...]
Category: life after baby
What is postpartum anxiety?
One postpartum mood and anxiety disorder may be more common than you think. Learn more about postpartum anxiety.
Must have postpartum supplies
As Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas we are experts at helping families feel more comfortable once their baby is born. Aside from instilling confidence in this new parent role we also know that the early postpartum time comes with some physical discomfort too. We are often asked, "What supplies should we have at home for [...]
Is it normal? | Wow! My boobs are huge!
And just like that you have a couple of large hard melons for breasts. For some after giving birth their body changes from producing colostrum (the thick usually deeper in color, yellow or orange-ish first food your breasts produce) to breastmilk unbeknownst to you and your boobs. The first sign is "look honey there's actual [...]
Is it normal? | I want my life back!
It felt like all of a sudden. One moment. It felt like I looked around and realized I had changed. I mean I knew I was changing. I watched my belly grow and I labored for hours. I had been through this once before. I knew my life would never be the same. But I [...]
Who is Metro Detroit Doula Services? | Meet Kate Nagle
Kate is a special human brought to Earth to share her laughter and comfort with new families. Metro Detroit Doula Services could not be any happier to have her with us on our team. Learn more about her now! What is your path to becoming a doula? I became a doula after having one during [...]
Who is Metro Detroit Doula Services? | Meet Carolyn Katchka
Carolyn is a lovely addition to our team! She always has the brightest smile and truly cares about the families she works with. After many years of being a nanny, babysitting, working in daycare, and raising her own children the path of becoming a doula is a perfect fit! So let's learn more about Carolyn! [...]
End of the school year feelings
It is that time. The time when months of routine, schedule, and learning come to an end. It is the end of the school year. Whether you are cheering as a parent or anxious at the idea of adjusting to summer, no matter the feelings all of them are valid and its OK. For some [...]
Dogs and bringing home baby
I remember when we got our oldest dog, George. My husband and I were young and had just moved across the country from Michigan to Arizona. Together we walked through the aisles of the shelter looking in every kennel. From barking faces, jumping paws, and puppy dog eyes we noticed him. Curled up and looking [...]
Guest blog: Moving with a growing family
When life changes, most people tend to make a move. One reason moving occurs is usually because your family is growing. So whether you are expecting your first child, or your fourth, your needs from a home will change too. You have to think about what kind of childhood you envision your children to have. [...]