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Soothing Your Baby: The 5 S’s of Sleep

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...

How to Pack a Cloth Diaper Bag

If you’ve got cloth diapering down to a science at home, it’s time to take the show on the road! Most of what you’ll bring with you is no different from what you’d have if using disposable diapers.   Start with a bigger bag! By nature, cloth diapers take up more...

Capturing the Moment : Choosing a Birth Photographer

Capturing the emotion and imagery of labor is a priority for many expectant mothers. Choosing a birth photographer to join your team can be a daunting task. How do you choose a photographer? What can you expect from the experience? Laura Fifield, a photographer from...

When Every Day Is A Nightmare: Treating Colic

I’ll just say it: Colic is a nightmare. Hearing your baby cry endlessly, for no obvious reason, is isolating. This probably isn’t what you dreamed motherhood would be like — the double edged sword is that a colicky baby can lead to postpartum depression and...

Not Just Bras: Nursing Moms Need Support

Motherhood comes with more than its share of change and responsibility. Community support during these changes is crucial for new moms, especially as they establish and build a breastfeeding relationship with their new baby. The World Health Organiziation (WHO) and...

Could An Out-of-Hospital Birth Be Right For You?

You will only give birth so many times in your life – each experience should happen as closely to your desires as possible. Are you a second-time mom, looking for a different experience than you had last time? Perhaps you have had a good hospital experience, but feel...

The Autumn “Fall Back” to Seasonal Affective Disorder

There are many reasons why returning to standard time is the worst thing about fall. “Falling back” an hour can disrupt all members of the family, especially causing a frustrating shift in naptimes and bedtimes for the youngsters. For me, the few hours between sundown...

Doulas: Not Just for First Time Parents

“You don’t need a doula,” said the husband of a former client. “I’ll be there.” They were discussing the upcoming birth of their second baby, dreaming and planning. She made a note to call the doula in the morning, just to chat. A birth doula is a trained professional...

What is a doula?

When you are introduced to someone new, there are a topics that seem to come up. Are you married? Do you have kids? Where do you work? When I first became a doula, this last question gave me gave me anxiety because I would say, “I am a doula,” and it would always be...

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...
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