Interview Questions for a Potential OB or Midwife

Interview Questions for a Potential OB or Midwife

A lot of time is spent focusing on questions to ask a potential doula or lactation consultant or postpartum support person.  We need to have increased focus on questions you should be asking a potential birth provider. Most women just automatically stay in the care of...
Newborn Umbilical Stump Care

Newborn Umbilical Stump Care

When your baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut.  This leaves an umbilical stump attached to your baby’s belly button.  This stump will stay attached for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. How do I care for my baby’s umbilical cord...
Protect Your Baby’s Hearing

Protect Your Baby’s Hearing

Loud Sounds Are Even Louder for Babies July 4th is right around the corner and it’s time to decide where you will watch baby’s first fireworks!  You also need a plan to protect baby’s hearing during the show! Infants and toddlers have smaller ear...
Staying Hydrated in Pregnancy

Staying Hydrated in Pregnancy

Staying Hydrated in Pregnancy The humidity and temps are rising in NJ. It’s easy to forget to drink enough water on cooler days leaving you depleted on the days when you need it most! Use the formula “my current weight divided by 2 = the # of ounces of...
5 Better Questions to Ask a Doula: Scrap the List!

5 Better Questions to Ask a Doula: Scrap the List!

     Hit Google Search with “interview questions for a potential doula” and lots of lists appear.  As a doula in NJ for the last 10 years, I have answered them all. Last night my friend asked me for pointers on interviewing a doula.  She doesn’t live in NJ...

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