Sleep shaping is one of our favorite tools to help new families while we help them as Postpartum Doulas or as they adjust to life with a newborn. We have spoken a lot about normal newborn sleep patterns, what to expect in your first few weeks with a newborn. Life with a newborn can be challenging and full of unknowns, but when parents have a better idea of what to expect and how to be better prepared.Read More
The four month sleep regression! Parenting seems to go something like this… your baby starts to become familiar to you, you develop a system and then suddenly it’s not applicable anymore and you have to figure what your baby’s new schedule will be.Read More
During pregnancy, much of the focus is on a birth plan, preparing for the baby such as clothes, a crib and baby registry, a good prenatal provider, OB and Birth Doula. The focus is often on the birth and baby stuffRead More
You've been told swaddling is the thing to do! "swaddle the baby and they'll love it" but your baby seems to hate it. "when they are fussy, swaddle them and they will calm down." but your baby seems to get angrier when you try to swaddle them to calm them.
Resting after your baby arrives might seem impossible, but experts such as Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas or Newborn Care Specialists can help you achieve all of your goals. Yes, all of them!
Keeping the house organized, pumping, breastfeeding, getting sleep, and being emotionally healthy after your baby arrives are of the utmost importance to you, and us.Read More
Colleen Porter is an Acupuncturist in Winchester, Virginia and has been practicing Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for 13 years! Her skill and support of families and individuals in the Shenandoah Valley area has been amazing and we want to share her expertise with you!Read More
Most often when you see those two pink lines there is excitement and joy and maybe some questions about the unknowns. What you do not expect is to be in a high-risk pregnancy at any point or to hear the words uttered by your care provider that you need to see the Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist (MFM).Read More
We spend a lot of time preparing for the birth of our babies, we pick an amazing care provider, a birthing location, a doula, a whole nursery set up, a birth plan and baby clothes, preparing for postpartum recovery, could use more attention. Becoming parents, is not always easy, it is a big transition that needs grace, support, and patienceRead More
Since the announcement of the closing of the L&D at Warren Memorial, families in Front Royal need to know what their prenatal support options are and what they can expect for current and future pregnancies.Read More