A little confused about what doulas are (and what they do?!) You aren’t alone :) Here’s the top 5 things we hear when people find out we are doulas (and what we want them to know).
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?!
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.
If we had a dollar for everything we do as parents now that we said "I'll never..." to prior to having kids... we'd be rich!
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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 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)...
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.