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Postpartum Interviews: Jessica and Daniel

Postpartum Interviews: Jessica and Daniel

Dan and Jess have two kids: a four year old boy named Nicholas and an 18 month old girl named Evelyn.   How did your actual experience differ from your expectation of what it would be like?  Jess: It’s a lot scarier. I didn’t dream […]

Postpartum Interviews: Ashley and Adam

Postpartum Interviews: Ashley and Adam

Ashley and Adam welcomed baby Arlo on October 6, 2017. Here is their postpartum experience:    Ashley: How did your actual experience differ from your expectation of what it would be like? I have held and taken care of many babies in my life.  I read […]

Postpartum Interviews: Cori and Glenn

Postpartum Interviews: Cori and Glenn

Cori and Glenn welcomed baby Abilene on October 12th, 2017. Here is their postpartum experience: Glenn: How did your actual experience differ from your expectation of what it would be like? I didn’t go into it with a ton of expectations because I hadn’t spent […]

Postpartum Interviews: Amy and Bill

Postpartum Interviews: Amy and Bill

Amy and Bill had their first daughter on September 14th, 2017. Here is their postpartum experience: How did your actual experience differ from your expectation of what it would be like?  My basic expectations were of crying, dirty diapers, sleepless nights etc.  What I didn’t […]

The Placenta

The Placenta

What did you do the minute you found out you were expecting? Did you think about a name for the baby? Or a certain car seat? Did you immerse yourself in all things baby and motherhood? As new moms, we tend to go above and […]

Choosing Your Dream Doula

Choosing Your Dream Doula

If you’re in the Rochester area, and you’re looking for a doula, you should know that we have a fairly robust birth community considering the size of our city. You will absolutely find what you’re looking for. You may even be overwhelmed by your options. […]

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 […]