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. [...]
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 [...]
Five ways to practice gratitude in your family this month
In November, it’s easy to be grateful: For family, friends and food. It comes naturally to practice gratitude during this month of Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean the gratefulness has to stop once November ends. A family gratitude practice is something that is easy to start in November and it’s a great idea to carry [...]
Four reasons it’s a good idea to consume your placenta!
If you are pregnant, you might be planning lots of things: The nursery, whether to breastfeed, bottle feed or both, or what type of stroller to buy. You should add one more thing to your list: Whether or not to have your placenta processed into capsules for consumption and have tincture made. Record scratch. Come [...]
Tips To Get Through The Holiday Parties With A New Baby
The holidays can be exciting and overwhelming. Check out our blog to help you navigate them with a new baby!
My Postpartum Body
Would I ever be comfortable in my own skin? Not only did I gain weight, but I didn’t recognize my postpartum body at all.
What’s Wrong With Me? | Feelings of Infertility
Disclaimer: I'm completely grateful for the babies we have been blessed with. I am allowed to feel a range of emotion as I struggle with the difficulties of secondary infertility. Just want to be clear. ♥ I remember it well. The idea of becoming a mother had always been in my "one-day" dreams of a big [...]
Who is Metro Detroit Doula Services? A Blog Series | Meet Amy Hammer
By Amy Hammer, CEO & Co-Founder of Metro Detroit Doula Services After having a fabulous doula for her own birth over 5 years ago, Amy Hammer decided to join her gifts of compassion and service with her love for families and become a business owner & doula herself. Amy and Andrea's collaboration together has been [...]
I wish I had a Doula…
By: Andrea Stainbrook ...when I went to the dentist for fillings. Ugh. I know, I know, it's not that bad. For some reason, the older I get, the more anxious I feel about dental work. I am scheduled for the most work to date; despite the fact I have been eating, quite frankly, the healthiest this [...]
Netflix and Baby
Yay! Things are settling in. Visitors are winding down. You and baby are getting somewhat of a handle on life together. Baby wants to eat or be held a lot. But what can you do with limited movement? I mean reaching for anything becomes a battle in your mind where you are listing the pros [...]