Baby Nurse or Postpartum Doula?

I get this question a lot and decided to share some information.  There are many differences between a night nurse, a baby nurse, night nanny, newborn care specialist, and a postpartum doula.  First you should know that night nurses don’t generally hold a nursing...

The Pros and Cons of Placenta Encapsulation

First things first, The After Baby Postpartum Doula Services LLC doesn’t offer placenta encapsulation.  The American Pregnancy Association shares that, “Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed,...

Your Growing Baby and the Importance of Vitamin D

I’m often asked for resources about vitamin D for breastfeeding babies.  Since I’m a postpartum doula, I don’t give medical advice, but I do pass along resources and encourage my clients to discuss them with their pediatrician.   A few years ago a study came out...

How to Increase Bonding with Your Baby

I’ve been teaching about caring for newborn babies at Babies R Us for more than four years! Both at their Sterling Heights, and Auburn Hills locations.  In that time, I’ve seen expecting parents become more and more savvy about caring for their little ones, and I’m...

What is the ‘Normal’ Amount of Infant Crying?

New parents often wonder, “Is this ‘normal’?” As a postpartum doula, I love to help normalize all the strange, and wonderful behaviors that your newborn may exhibit.  A few common questions I get are, “Is it normal for my baby to be noisy when they sleep?  My...

How to Deal with Unwanted Advice as a New Parent

The early days of parenting are intense.  I love the word intense because in using one word you can include the wonderful, amazing, overwhelming experience of having a new baby at home.  Often, as our friends and family adjust to our new role, they want to offer us...