But now you're a new parent. And extra time, and perhaps extra money, isn't a luxury you currently have. So how do you do self-care when all you have is a moment? Find it, and intentionally experience it.

When people learn that I am a postpartum doula, I usually get one of two response.

1) "Wow, I wish I had someone like you around when my baby was born!"

or 

2) "So, um, what IS that?"

I've written about what a postpartum doula is over here, but I thought it might be worthw...

This week we're talking about providers - businesses and individuals that can help you in your fourth trimester with a variety of goods and services. This can be anything from lactation consultants to dog walkers, doulas to cleaning services. You may not end up nee...

She gifted me my first wrap - a Wrapsody Lalita Breeze, a gorgeous red woven wrap. It was a gift that completely transformed my experience as a new parent. On some level, that wrap saved my life.

NAMMA members include a wide variety of professionals who work with prenatal and postpartum families - not just doulas and midwives, but sleep consultants, lactation consultants, photographers, acupuncturists, chiropractors and more. It is an amazing group of dedicated...

Experienced parents know the value of good help. Do some research now. If you find you need help, it will be right at your fingertips.

New moms are inundated with information, messages and images of what motherhood should be - from the medical community, web searches, social media, marketing and advertising, advice from well-meaning friends and relatives, Pinterest-perfect images and stories, new moms...

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