Amanda is a hard working, dedicated, funny, relatable, doula with a side of spunk! She is Certified in Labor & Postpartum Doula work, and is a Yoga Instructor! This lady can flex her muscles and her brain with the wealth of knowledge she has for all things pregnancy, baby, and parenthood! Let's get to know [...]
What is a postpartum doula?
The baby (or babies) being born is not the end of a journey, it is a beginning. The beginning of parenthood. This time is also known as the postpartum period. It is a time of adjustment, transition, identity shifts, new routines, and a whirlwind of emotions. The postpartum and infant care doula is the support [...]
You Live, You Learn, You Love Alanis
I am an Alanis fan. Her angst and passion in "You Oughta Know" got me right in the feels as a teen. I listened to Jagged Little Pill on repeat and have followed her career album after album. I love a female role model who is her own self, a little quirky, a little rock [...]
World Doula Week
by Andrea Stainbrook Spring is here and that means it's also time to celebrate Doulas! World Doula Week is a time to recognize and celebrate the doulas you know and love. This year for World Doula Week let's start with doula definitions. First, let's answer a question we are asked often: what is a doula? [...]
Trimming baby’s nails. Hard pass.
By Andrea Stainbrook You stare down lovingly at your sweet bundle. Squishy and angelic. An angel with claws! It is always amazing to see how fast babies can grow their nails. Some come out of the womb with long nails. New babies may need a trim as often as every few days! While looking at [...]
New Mom in Metro Detroit Seeking Friend
by Andrea Stainbrook Hello! I am a new mom looking for a friend, likely another new mom, to share this journey with. While taking a break from my busy work life, I am now busy being a parent to young children. Instead of waking up early to squeeze in some gym time, I am up [...]
by Andrea Stainbrook Congrats! You peed on a stick and discovered you are pregnant! One of the most common and most talked about symptoms of pregnancy is morning sickness. Hello toilet my old friend. WHAT IS MORNING SICKNESS? Morning sickness is nausea in pregnancy. It is believed to be caused by pregnancy hormones and estrogen. [...]
5 anxiety reducing tips in pregnancy
by Andrea Stainbrook It is normal to worry, or feel anxious in pregnancy. There is a lot happening. Your body is changing, as well as your life is changing! So many things to consider and think about. It can easily be overwhelming. For some you may already have a history with anxiety or have other [...]
What is your ultimate birth mix-tape?
by Andrea Stainbrook One thing that can help you cope in labor is an environment around you that brings you comfort. Music is one factor that can really help our minds be calm, distracted, or energized even! Ever go for a drive and a song comes on that takes you to a memory? You could [...]
You matter too! Self-care with a newborn
When feasible set up support. DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR HELP. Have a visitor or a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula? ......