Posts in newborn sleep
When it Comes to Our Postpartum Support, What Can You Expect?

Virginia is for Doulas began in 2015 with excellence in mind. We are comprised of team members that have been serving families anywhere from 3-9 years as postpartum specialists with several hundreds of hours of postpartum doula support under their belt.

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Introducing a Pacifier to your Baby

Introducing a pacifier to your baby is not always an easy take! Some babies take a few tries to take it and some need to be given help as they learn to keep it in their mouth.

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Sleep hacks for the fourth month sleep regression

 So, your baby was a great sleeper and then all of the sudden, they started waking up constantly, you tried feeding them, rocking them, and before you know it a month or two has gone by and there are still constant wake ups.

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Nighttime Routines for Successful Sleeping

Most parents do not fully grasp the concept of sleep deprivation before their babies come. It is hard to imagine that the addition of a baby will make it hard to accomplish all of your daily tasks, continue to shower, get sleep overnight and learn all about your new baby. But really, it can be hard to find enough time in the day to do it all.

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Newborn Routines: How to Get Your Daytime Routine and Schedule Set Up

Not all families want a routine or a schedule with their new baby when they arrive, if you do want a routine, read on! Getting your baby on a schedule and setting a routine that works for your family, can be wonderful. A schedule for your newborn can make life more predictable and give you a chance to get more done with your time and rest easy with some predictability.

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A Parent's Guide to Getting Twins on the Same Schedule

Multiples are a fun, exciting challenge! In my experience as a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula when it comes to multiples, one of the challenges is having two babies, often on opposite schedules. This means, no rest, and once you get a second, the next baby is ready for you.

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A Parent's Guide to Nighttime Feeds With a Newborn

Your first baby has arrived! In the hospital you have lots of Nurses and IBCLCs to help you navigate days and nights. Once you arrive home, if you do not have Postpartum Overnight Support set up or family coming in to help, you will be on your own and we want to help you navigate all of this as easily as possible!

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What to Expect: My Firs Week With A New Baby

Welcome to our What to Expect series on pregnancy, birth, parenting and beyond! For our first post, we want to chat about what to expect in your first week with a newborn!

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Let's Talk About the Four Month Sleep Regression

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.

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