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5 Reasons to Delay your Babies First Bath

By Jodi Long | February 3, 2020

The routine has always been that immediately after your beautiful little newborn arrives, the nurse whisks them away to clean them off, bathe them, and wrap them up for you to snuggle for the firs time. Things have changed a bit over the years, and with good reason! Many of us don’t realize that we…

Holidays New Baby Tips

How to Survive the Holidays with a New Baby!

By Jodi Long | December 26, 2019

So Christmas is over….but that’s not the only holiday this time of year. You may still be celebrating Hanukkah, starting Kwanzaa or just looking ahead to the New Year celebration. Maybe there are still friends and family in your home, or there are more on the way. Here are a few tips to managing the…

Why Hire a Postpartum Doula

Why Should I Hire a Postpartum Doula?

By Jodi Long | November 9, 2019

The benefits of a postpartum doula are innumerable. Imagine you have never mowed your lawn before….ever. You go to one of those big box stores and buy this super fancy, complicated mower with all of these moving parts and things you have to assemble…then if you manage to get this thing home in one piece,…

Mastitis 101

What the Heck is Mastitis?

By Jodi Long | October 16, 2019

Mastitis is inflammation of the breast tissue that sometimes involves an infection, typically in the ducts that produce milk in the breast. The inflammation can result in: Pain Swelling Warmth Redness Fever, chills & flu-like symptoms Sometimes, an itchy rash can also be present The breast is composed of several glands and ducts that lead…

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4 Maybe-Slightly-Taboo Postpartum Must Haves

By Jodi Long | October 11, 2019
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You have just brought your beautiful bundle of joy home….but you feel less than a beautiful bundle of joy yourself. You came home in those oh-so-lovely mesh panties with a diaper sized menstrual pad in them to catch whatever it is that’s coming out of you still (that stuff is called Lochia, but we will…