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Birth Doula vs. Postpartum Doula – Which Do I Need?

    The roles of each of these types of doulas are very different.  Which one (or both) you may need can be determined by knowing how each one provides essential support. The Labor Support Doula The labor doula is a support person for the laboring woman and her...

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Night Care for Babies in Connecticut

    While bringing a newborn home is exciting and joyful, you may be reading this for the other part that new moms and dads are often not prepared for – how often a newborn awakens and needs to be tended to at night.   For many parents, this is one of the hardest...

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Twins — How to Manage the First Few Weeks

    Having twins takes the joy and anxiety of having a baby to a whole new level!  The common reaction parents have when finding out they will be having twins is excitement and concern about caring for two babies at once. If you will be first-time parent of twins,...

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Overnight Doulas: Benefits, Duties & Support

    Bringing home a newborn is full of excitement, relief and joy. It also can be stressful, overwhelming and exhausting. An overnight doula can relieve the stress, provide calm assistance and allow parents to recharge themselves with rest and a good night’s sleep!...

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Choosing a Labor Support Doula For Your Birth

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! The thought of giving birth can be overwhelming for most people. Why? Isn’t it a natural event? Won’t the hospital take care of everything? To the last two questions – yes and no! While it is a natural event, you won’t be in a...

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What is a Night Doula?

    Postpartum night doulas provide in-home overnight support for the family of a newborn. What does a night doula do? The role of the doula at night is baby care and mom support (if needed). If the mother is nursing her baby, the doula can help with nursing if...

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What Does a Doula Do? The Benefits of Hiring a Doula

    There are two types of doulas – one for supporting a couple during labor, the other for supporting the postpartum woman and her family once she gets home from the hospital. Both types of doulas meet the needs of the family that are not being met in the hospital...

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Postpartum Doula Costs, Services & Pricing

    The cost of doulas varies within the field. There are both Doula Agencies and Independent Doulas which allows for a wide difference in cost. Doulas are trained in the “normal." They are non-medical support persons. A good doula is instinctively nurturing, has a...

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Night Nurses in Connecticut

    Sleep Through the Night One of the most challenging things about having a new baby is sleep deprivation.  Many new parents are surprised and dismayed as to how little sleep they will get once the baby comes home.  A newborn’s need to feed and how often it needs to...

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Postpartum Care Plan: Recovery Tips For New Mothers

    When a woman is expecting she will find much information about caring for herself during pregnancy and preparing for labor. She will be watched and monitored through both of these phases of giving birth. One thing sorely lacking in the process, though, is...

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Preventing Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

    Many expectant mothers worry about having postpartum depression which often reveals itself as intense anxiety. If a pregnant woman has a family member who has experienced it or if a woman has experienced depression in her own life, she may have some real concerns....

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Postpartum Doula vs. Baby Nurse

    As a new parent, you might be asking yourself if a Postpartum Doula is the same as a Baby Nurse or Baby Nanny. While Baby Nurses and Baby Nannies focus solely on the newborn, a Postpartum Doula will assist the entire family and teach the new mom about her baby....

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3 Helpful Tips for First Mothers

    Many first time mothers spend time researching about their pregnancy and much thought into what the new baby will be like – and for good reason! It is exciting to be pregnant and to imagine who your new little person will be. Often, though, new moms are not...

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Doula History: Origins, Culture, and Postpartum Rituals

    The word “Doula” is a Greek word that literally means “female slave for the child-bearing woman.” Today the word has come to mean “One who mothers the mother.” A pregnant woman will be given excellent prenatal care and classes to inform her about what to expect...

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4 Benefits of Hiring an Overnight Postpartum Doula

    Uninterrupted sleep One of the biggest contributors to a new mom feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and unhappy is the lack of restful sleep. When you don’t sleep a minimum of four hours straight, it is impossible to feel good the next day. Having an overnight doula...

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New Mothers With Asperger’s Syndrome – What to Expect

    What A Normal Postpartum Looks Like? MothersCare Doula Services of CT was given the privilege of being referred to a new mom who has Asperger’s Syndrome. We’ve been learning what the needs of a new mom are for one who has this added challenge. My sister works with...

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Should You Hire a Labor Doula?

    What do the studies show? When continuous labor support was provided by a doula, women experienced a: 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin 28% decrease in the risk of C-section 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth 9% decrease in the use of...

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10 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

    There is a gap between the time a mom goes to her last prenatal visit with her OB and her first visit with the pediatrician. Because of this gap in care new mothers are not prepared for the reality of breastfeeding in the first minutes, days, and weeks of their...

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4 Tips to Get Siblings to Love Each Other

    One of the biggest challenges to having a second or any additional babies is the concern of the effect on the older child. We’ve all seen or experienced for ourselves the uncomfortable situation when a 2 or 3 year old has meltdowns over the new baby. How can this...

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Bonding with Your Second Baby – Tips & Timing

    One of the hardest things about being pregnant with your second baby is the guilt a 2nd-time mom can often feel for her firstborn. Typically, our firstborn is the center of our universe, perfect to us in almost every way. Often, up until now, we haven’t loved...

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