Category Archives: Postpartum

Breastfeeding: 7 Strategies for Success

By: Dahlia Frydman, IBCLC & Doula One of the most frequent questions expectant moms ask me is: “How do I prepare to breastfeed? ” We used to tell moms they had to “toughen up their nipples” but now research has shown, (thank heavens) that “nipple toughening” makes no difference. Here are some practical tips to […]

A Doula’s Guide to Visiting New Parents

By: Haley Reen When I became a postpartum doula, it was because I love to be with new parents, to nurture them so that they may nurture their new baby. I love to hear fresh birth stories, I love to nourish with meals, and care with chores and empathy. It used to be that we […]

It Takes a Village

By: Simona Fino “Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.” Margaret Mead Most everyone acknowledges the importance of a village, yet our American culture places more value on the individual or […]

Calm within the Storm: Listening to Your Intuitive Sense

By: Miriam Moussaioff “Learning to quiet the mind is essential to awakening intuition…Remember that you are learning to listen to what you already know, but that in order to hear, your mind must be quiet rather than full of the things you think you need to learn…” – Frances Vaughan, Awakening Intuition For parents and mothers-to […]