postpartum doula

When Your Baby HATES to be Swaddled...

So you have a new baby. Congrats! You're suddenly immersed in snuggles and sweetness and ooey-gooey adorable baby sounds and smells..... oh, and probably also seemingly constant fussiness and your baby's desire to sleep only when held, am I right?!

5 Reasons to Hire a Doula

You've heard of doulas but aren't quite sure why you'd want to hire one. Here are 5 reasons lots of people hire birth doulas for their birth or postpartum doulas to help with the adjustment to life with babies at home:

What Moms (& Dads) Really Want for Valentine's Day

What Moms (& Dads) Really Want for Valentine's Day

Tick-tock time's running out! Valentine's Day is almost upon us and you still haven't figured out the perfect gift for a special mom or dad in your life. We've gone ahead and put together a quick list of a few things we know parents will actually enjoy for Valentine's Day:

Placenta To-Go?? We Don't Think So...

Placenta To-Go?? We Don't Think So...

Look. We love delivery as much as anyone - especially while adjusting to life with a new baby! But when it comes to your one and only placenta, we have to draw the line. 

Ways You're Already Winning at Parenthood This Year

With 2017 underway, it's easy to get caught up in resolutions and self-criticism. It's also easy to feel like you aren't "exceptional" at this whole parenthood thing, but you're actually doing a lot better than you think. In fact, you're Supermom (or dad!) and you prove it every day!

 

A Few of Our Favorite Things; Holiday Wish List for (Tired) Parents

Wondering what to get for the new parents in your life? As postpartum experts, we can assure you "better sleep" is at the top of their list. You're probably thinking its impossible to give the gift of better sleep, but there's definitely a few gadgets on our wishlist that can make a big difference in the sleep quality of new parents. 

Bassinets, and Judgement, and Safe Sleep Guidelines, OH MY!

Bassinets, and Judgement, and Safe Sleep Guidelines, OH MY!

If you're a new(ish) parent, you've probably seen posts about the new SNOO Smart Sleeper by now. In a nutshell, it's a beautifully designed, high-tech sleeper that promises to help you and your baby sleep better. It "listens" to your baby's cries, responding with gentle rocking movements and white noise to soothe your baby back to sleep. Baby is soothed back to sleep, parents get to keep resting... sounds like a win-win! Right?! 

When will I feel normal again?

Even if you felt fully prepared to welcome a new baby into the mix, there's a lot of questions that you might find yourself missing the answers to now that your baby is here. One of the best parts of our job as postpartum doulas is helping new parents feel confident as they navigate postpartum life. Let's get you some of the answers you need.

Will my baby ever sleep through the night?!

We get it mom and dad, you're feeling exhausted. When you bring home your newborn, it's difficult to get a sleep pattern under control. The whole household gets a little disrupted during this new transition and it's normal to be operating on a whole new level of tired.

Private Childbirth Education Classes

 

Doulas of Asheville now offered private, customized, birth classes and baby classes - in the privacy and comfort of your own home! Our childbirth education course offers the peace of mind of feeling prepared and confident as you welcome your new baby, customized instruction from an experienced RN, without the group class environment. 

 

The Photography Doula - Jessie Fultz

We recently had the opportunity to talk to Asheville birth and family photographer, Jessie Fultz. Come on over to the blog to read a little more about her (and why she's our favorite Asheville photographer... and doula!)

 

Breastfeeding Essentials

Breastfeeding can be a big transition for many moms, but there are a few basic supplies that can lend a helping hand and bring some comfort to the process. Click through to see what we recommend you have on hand (and one item you may want to hold off on)...

Postpartum Depression Awareness

Bringing home a new baby can be stressful for any mother and it's normal to feel a little overwhelmed. Sometimes this stress takes a darker turn and manifests into Postpartum Depression, a serious illness that is as misunderstood as it is common. So what's normal and when/how should you seek help?

 

Back to School Means Recess for Mom

When your kids head back to school this fall, take the opportunity to catch up on a little bit of self care with some of your new-found kid-free time. After all, it's pretty exhausting being a mom. And self care is as much about maintenance as it is a luxury. 

Surprise Gifts for Postpartum Moms

Give the postpartum mom in your life a surprise gift to lift her spirits and reward all the hard work she's done in the past year to welcome her new baby into the family. Click through to see some of our favorite suggestions...

 

Chrissy Teigen is Our Hero.

A swimwuit model may seem an unlikely parenting hero, but hang on. There's a lot to admire about how Chrissy Teigen is taking to motherhood and silencing her critics...

So You're Thinking About Hiring a Postpartum Doula?

If you're like many expectant parents, you've probably spent a lot of time planning your child's birth. But what about after your baby (or babies!) arrives... have you considered what your family needs to make welcoming your little one(s) go as smoothly as possible? More and more families are turning to a postpartum doula for help with their newborns. 

You Had Your Baby, Are You Ready for a Date?

You Had Your Baby, Are You Ready for a Date?

Rest assured when you have a "date" with a Doulas of asheville postpartum doula.

Our hand selected team of postpartum doulas take pride in being able to provide unbiased support and a compassionate, calming presence to families in the Asheville area as they recover from childbirth and learn to navigate life with their new baby. 

Are you wondering "Should I hire a postpartum doula?"