So often nighttime parenting tends to fall on one parent, particularly in nursing families. The nursing parent takes sole responsibility for nighttime parenting because nursing is such an effective way to get baby to sleep. If this works for your family, there is no need to change anything.
I’m very excited to have expanded my business with a new service, Infant Sleep Education. With so many different approaches to sleep, I feel that it’s important to share a little bit about what Infant Sleep Education is and isn’t. I hope you will find this Q & A helpful for learning more about this great approach to sleep.
There are so many wonderful approaches to childbirth education available to expecting parents. This is both a blessing, as different people will click with different philosophies, and a struggle, as it can be overwhelming to sort through them all.
So where does Your Birth Experience fit into this array of options, and what makes it different?
I’m excited to share the next post in my series on great people and businesses working with pregnant and new parents in the DC area. I’d like to introduce you all to Nikki Wray, Co-Founder of Metropolitan Doulas. It’s been wonderful to hear more about her story, and pick her brain on some tips for postpartum families. Nikki’s love of her work and supporting parents is one of the things that really shines through when you talk to her, and I hope this interview lets you see that.
I’m so excited to be starting a new, on-going blog series about the amazing people serving pregnant and new parents in the DC area. In this first post, you will hear from Tracie, a massage therapist in Capitol Hill and owner of My Orange Wellness.
Breastfeeding is natural. You are busy. There are so many things to do to prepare for birth and the arrival of your baby. Adding one more thing to your crazy schedule seems laughable. What is there to learn anyway?
So why should you make time for a prenatal breastfeeding class? Here are 5 reasons.
The end of pregnancy can be a challenging time, both physically and emotionally. You are most likely feeling uncomfortable, a bit anxious about when baby will come, and probably very ready to be done being pregnant. If you are anything like me, people’s comments, even when you know they come from a place of support and excitement, can easily irritate you. Here are a few of the most common end of pregnancy questions and some thoughts on how to handle them.
If what you are doing is working for you, your partner, and your baby, great! Keep doing it!
This is the third Guiding Principle of Our Baby Class, and something that I think all parents need to internalize.
For many, the phrase “fed is best” has come to signify support of all mother’s infant feeding journey regardless of whether or not they breastfeed. While I 100% support all families on their infant feeding journey however it unfolds, you will never hear me use or see me rallying around the phrase “fed is best.” Here’s why.
Parenting is full of difficult decisions. As parents, we all want to do what is best for our baby. We want to follow all the recommendations and do what all the best experts say we should be doing. We are terrified of messing things up or doing something wrong. But what happens when the recommendations just aren’t working for your family?
So you’ve just had your baby, yay! Or maybe you are still in those last days waiting for your baby to arrive. You’re excited, exhausted, and ready to get breastfeeding off to a great start.
You probably ordered a breast pump through your health insurance and either have it sitting at home or are impatiently waiting for it to arrive, wondering if it will come in time.
As a new mom I struggled to create a parenting village for myself. I knew it was important and I knew I would need it. In those early months life and my own temperament conspired to keep me from building that village I so desperately needed!
This summer, when the idea to start teaching classes emerged, I hoped that I would be pregnant sometime in the fall. The idea that pregnancy wouldn’t mix well with trying to launch classes occurred to me, but during my first pregnancy I worked full time in Rockville. I survived and managed to keep things at work under control.
I want to take this blog post to introduce you all to the Our Baby Class (OBC) classes that I am now offering.
As a pregnant or new mamma, it’s hard not to think about going back to work. There are so many details to think about like childcare, maternity leave, your post maternity leave work schedule and workload! It’s no wonder women worry, plan, and discuss this topic for months before and after their baby is born.