What is the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse?
Ask any new parent and they’ll tell you that the postpartum period (aka “the fourth trimester”) can be a challenging time. You might luck out and have a really easy going baby who only cries when she needs to eat or has a wet diaper, falls asleep easily, and stays asleep at night for long stretches. Or, on the other hand, you may...
“The Fourth Trimester:” Alison’s Experience with Postpartum Care
After now having experienced the birthing process and postpartum recovery myself, I am certain of one thing: the “fourth trimester” is real, and not for the faint of heart! The mental and physical acrobatics of navigating this new world together is hard, as it wasn't just a baby that was born, it was also a parent. As I now begin to...
Postpartum: What to Expect and Helpful Insights
The postpartum or postnatal period refers to the six weeks or so immediately following delivery. During this time, the mother's body reverses the physiological changes that occurred during pregnancy. Chinese medicine recognizes the postnatal period as a critical phase in the lives of both baby and mother. It takes several months for the...
“Top 20” Tips To Take Stress Out Of Breastfeeding
You've heard it before: breastfeeding is “personal” and “special”. Everyone has an opinion of how it should be done postpartum. There is a laundry list of breastfeeding benefits. We all know them and want what is best for our baby. Realistically, we live in a modern world. There are many options for those who try as they might,...
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