One postpartum mood and anxiety disorder may be more common than you think. Learn more about postpartum anxiety.
The feeling of loneliness. So many of us are experiencing it. So many things can factor into being lonely. Did you know it is a common feeling of new parents? Loneliness and isolation are often feelings described by new parents. If you find yourself nodding along, know you are not the only lonely new parent. [...]
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 [...]
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There are classes for everything. So why would a class about newborns help the new parent? Let me tell you the benefits! Benefit #1: BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE! It can be scary to have responsibility for the everyday needs of these little humans. No matter the exposure to actual day to day tasks of newborn care [...]
Morning sickness can be all day sickness! Yup, it is the truth. Everyone experiences nausea in pregnancy a little different. It ranges from no nausea to way too much. For some pregnant folk it will feel like a wave of nausea that comes and goes. For others it lingers. You may even be a not [...]
What in the world does baby poop look like? What does breastfed baby poop look like? What does formula fed baby poop look like? Let's dive in shall we? First off your baby's waste will change over the first week of its life. It actually will change in color and texture. The first poop babies [...]
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 [...]
Who doesn't love a warm smile and someone always there to laugh with you or get real with you? This is Kelly Galle. Her compassion and heart for new families is huge. Take a moment to learn more about her! What are your favorite resources for expecting parents/new families? I love "Moms on Call." They [...]
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 [...]