The New Mom Boss Podcast Episode 143

By Jodi Graves | June 19, 2023

Click here to listen on ITunes: Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! My guest, Jodi Graves, believes there’s a serious lack of help from the medical community for mamas in those first six weeks postpartum. In fact, she refers to this time as The Black Hole of healthcare. In our conversation, we…

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Why Should I Hire a Birth Doula?

By Jodi Graves | June 18, 2023

The decision to have a birth doula present during labor and delivery is a choice that many expectant parents find immensely beneficial. A birth doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the laboring person and their partner throughout the childbirth journey. Let’s explore some of the key benefits…

Take our Childbirth Education Class!

By Jodi Graves | June 16, 2023

The Bradley Method childbirth education course is a comprehensive program that focuses on natural childbirth techniques and empowering expectant parents. Developed by Dr. Robert Bradley in the late 1940s, this method has gained popularity for its emphasis on partner involvement and preparation for a drug-free birth experience. Let’s explore some of the key benefits of…

Our ‘Infant Feeding 101’ class

By Jodi Graves | June 13, 2023

Welcoming a newborn into the world is an exciting and joyful experience, but it also comes with a set of challenges, especially when it comes to infant feeding. As a parent, you want to ensure your baby receives the best possible nutrition for their healthy growth and development. In this blog, we’ll explore the fundamentals…

Tea with Jodi S1: E6 w/Ruth Zielinski

By Jodi Graves | June 11, 2023

·Click Here: o   Welcome to Ruth Zielinski, a certified nurse midwife and university of Michigan nursing professor. o   About Ruth. ·         What are the differences between midwifery and obstetric care? 2:18 o   The differences between midwifery and obstetric care. o   Maternity care in the US. o   Everyone should receive midwifery care, including high-risk pregnancies. o   Midwife partners are vocal supporters of midwife…

The Benefits of Taking Our Infant Care Class

By Jodi Graves | June 6, 2023

Preparing for the arrival of a newborn can be both exciting and overwhelming for new parents. One way to ease the anxiety and gain valuable knowledge is through our infant care classes. These classes provide expecting parents with essential skills and information, empowering them to navigate the early stages of their baby’s life with confidence…

Nurturing the New You: The Importance of Postpartum Self-Care

By Jodi Graves | May 23, 2023

Becoming a mother/new parent is a transformative and joyous experience, but it also brings forth a multitude of physical, emotional, and mental changes. Amid the whirlwind of caring for a newborn, it’s crucial not to neglect your own well-being. Postpartum self-care is essential for restoring balance, replenishing energy, and, frankly, maintaining sanity as your whole…

Car Travel with your Newborn Baby

By Jodi Graves | May 18, 2023

Ok, so we talked about traveling via airplane this week….but what about traveling by car? Here are a few tips to make the experience enjoyable instead of the nightmare you’re thinking it will be. Traveling by car with your newborn baby requires careful planning and attention to detail. By following these tips, you can ensure…

Traveling With Your Newborn Baby

By Jodi Graves | May 16, 2023

It’s that time of year again! Michigan Family Doulas has had a lot of requests from families to take our doulas along with them as they travel up north, out of the state and even out of the country! (Yes, we can go to Anguilla and Hawaii with you!!) So, I thought this blog post…