A Nurse's Guide to Breastfeeding Complications and Solutions | The Mama Nurse
It is always a dreaded question that both family and strangers alike feel inclined to ask pregnant women: Are you planning to breastfeed? Societal pressures to breastfeed can cause unneeded stress and learning to do so is difficult enough as it is. If you are planning to breastfeed your baby, knowing the potential complications and solutions beforehand may help you […]
5 Reasons Why You Need to Hand Expressing Breast Milk Postpartum
After becoming educated in the Baby Friendly Initiative, all nurses can agree that hand expressing breast milk in the early days postpartum is invaluable.
How to Order a Breast Pump through Insurance
Moms-to-be who plan to breastfeed and return to work will need a good breast pump. Read on to learn how you can order a breast pump through insurance.
A Dad's Thoughts on Homebirth
Ever wonder what homebirth looks like through the eyes of a husband? I asked a homebirth (and HBAC) veteran his thoughts, and he had some things to share.
Best lactation smoothie ever!
Like a lot of moms out there I have struggled with breast feeding. For me supply has been an issue, which is why I have put together a delicious and healthy smoothie recipe to help boost my supply.
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Keep Calm and use your BRAIN!
This little acronym - BRAIN - is a powerful tool to increase your chances of getting evidence based care. So here goes - your care provider suggests a procedure, such as a stretch and sweep, or an induction, or even an internal exam at 38 weeks, or an episiotomy, or even a Cesarean birth - what do you do? Sometimes medical decisions are based on outdated policy, financial or convenience factors rather than on what is best for mom and baby. Many parents are not sure how to question their care…
What Is A Postpartum Doula?
My hubby and I attended a “Meet the Doulas Night” hosted by the Doulas of Rhode Island. There we learned about birth doulas, and postpartum doulas. Below is my opinion of what a postpartum doula is and does. From what I hear, one of the chief complaints new parents have is the overwhelming fear and more »Continue Reading...
Business Organization Tips for Doulas – Pampered Birth – Andrea Lythgoe
Tips and techniques for a simple doula business accounting system. Includes a free downloadable Excel spreadsheet for tracking your income, mileage & expenses.