Sometimes breastfeeding looks like this…

Sometimes breastfeeding looks like this…

This was how I fed my baby on my first breastfeeding journey. We struggled for months. A medicated birth, weak latch, undiagnosed tongue and lip ties, months of unsupportive advice to supplement with formula instead of diagnosing the problem, pumping after every single feeding, tears […]

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

It’s our anniversary! We were all talking the other night about how it’s been a year now since we had a meeting to discuss the idea of doula partnerships. In August of last year, Claire gathered about a dozen local doulas together and said she’d […]

Body Balancing for a Better Birth

Body Balancing for a Better Birth

With all that we modern humans do to our bodies (sitting, typing, lounging on couches or recliners, etc.), it is no wonder that our bodies are often not balanced in a way that helps baby navigate down and out of the pelvis easily. We cannot […]

Preventing the First Cesarean

Preventing the First Cesarean

This article from Midwifery Today is absolutely amazing. Not only does the author break down current research, they also give tips in language anyone can understand on how to prepare yourself to have a normal delivery. We especially like this section, “Continuous labor support is […]

Baby’s Reasons for Skin-to-Skin

Baby’s Reasons for Skin-to-Skin

Some compelling reasons to keep baby skin-to-skin.

The Golden Hour, Early Initiation of Breastfeeding

The Golden Hour, Early Initiation of Breastfeeding

See what optimal care looks like in the first hour after birth for breastfeeding initiation. (Photo credit to Gabriella Hunt, Rochester, N.Y. https://gabriellahunt.com/)