Choosing Your Baby’s Healthcare Provider

By Jodi Long | November 28, 2021

There are several types of medical care providers that you can bring on board to your team to assist you as you care for and raise your baby. These providers include Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners or Family Practice Doctors. But what route is best? What are the benefits to one over the other? And where can…

Detroit Motor City bad-to-the-bone broth

By Jodi Long | October 24, 2021

This is one of my favorite recipes to make in the chilly months of the year here in Michigan. But, apart from that, it’s just one of the most nutritious, easy things you can eat in the days and weeks postpartum. And you can drink it one handed while you hold your baby in your…

The Golden Hour

By Jodi Long | October 10, 2021

You might know what the ‘Golden Hour’ is in the context of medicine(that critical time when getting treatment or medicine on board will have more benefits and potentially save a life)….many of our clients and students speak this language fluently. But, do you know what the golden hour after birth is? Well, let’s hear this…

Tree Town Taco Tuesday!

By Jodi Long | October 5, 2021

This is a super easy, crowd pleasing, home-run recipe. It’s great on a Tuesday (or any day) because it’s a fast meal that everyone can customize to their likes. It packs plenty of protein, good fats, carbs and extra fiber. Yes, you need that. Trust me….you need that. Ingredients: 1lb ground turkey (choose organic), 1…

When To Hire a Postpartum Doula

By Jodi Long | September 22, 2021

So when should you hire a postpartum doula? The bigger question is-what IS postpartum doula support? The bigger question needs to be answered first-what IS postpartum doula support?  According to the American Pregnancy Association, ‘a postpartum doula provides evidence based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing,…

West Bloomfield Chocolate Cherry Oats

By Jodi Long | September 6, 2021

Really just the best dang oats ever! This was most definitely a win…. So you all get to benefit from my experimentation in the kitchen. I hope you’ll check it out!  Whether you’re recovering postpartum or you’re a year, two or 10 out from having your babies. Or, you’ve never had babies and you just…

Baby Nurse

What is a baby nurse vs a postpartum doula?

By Jodi Long | August 30, 2021

What is a ‘baby nurse’ anyway?  Many families are familiar with the concept of a night nurse or baby nurse. But what are baby nurses and why would someone want to hire one for their family? The term ‘baby nurse’ really is interesting, because the person acting in this role is not an RN/LPN (a…

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Virtual Postpartum Group Support

By Jodi Long | April 15, 2020

Love in the Time of Cholera…..This is the name of a movie from 2007 with Javier Bardem. Although were not dealing with Cholera now, what we are facing is much worse and much more contagious. We are all on lockdown in quarantine….rules in the hospitals have changed and birthing families can’t have doulas present with…

Sweet Treats Postpartum

Sweet treats

By Jodi Long | April 5, 2020

The beauty of this treat is that it’s just slightly sweet because of the blueberries….but there is no sugar and NO guilt! Plus, your immune system will be happy. This is currently my favorite guilty pleasure Ingredients: 1C organic, GF quick cooking oats 1C shredded, no sugar added raw coconut 1Tbsp ground flax seed 1tsp…

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Postpartum Mood Disorders During COVID-19

By Jodi Long | April 2, 2020

This can be a really stressful time for everyone. ESPECIALLY if you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby into the family. The extra anxiety of not knowing if you will be exposed to the virus in the hospital….will your partner be able to be present with you….can your doula, who you have gotten to…