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The truth about postpartum depression

Truth about postpartum depression

Wanting a baby, carrying a baby and having a baby is one of the most profound experiences in the life of a couple. It’s filled with awe, worry, anticipation, expectation and too often includes judgment! After more than 20 years working in the field of maternal mental health, I’m still struck by how the culture…

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As New Parents, Our Village is Everything

finding our village as new parents

By julie wright, founder of the wright Mommy & me Photo by Shoots & Giggles It’s startling how much better we humans feel when helping arms reach out to hold our babies, stir our pots and smile knowingly into our tired eyes. There’s nothing more comforting than a bunch of nodding heads when a mom…

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Importance of Skin-to-Skin Care After Delivery

Importance of skin to skin for newborn baby

What is Skin-to-Skin Care? Skin-to-skin care means placing dried, unclothed newborns on their mother’s bare chest, with warmed light blankets or towels covering the baby’s back. This can occur immediately after vaginal birth prior to cord clamping with the newborn placed on the mother’s abdomen, dried, and with a blanket placed over the baby. The…

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8 Steps to a Joyful Transition into Parenthood

transitioning to new parenthood

By Ana Paula Markel, Founder of Bini Birth It can be confusing to discern through the many advices (solicited or not) you receive when expecting a baby. In my years as an educator and doula, I have seen people thrive and struggle and I have come to the conclusion that becoming a parent involves deep…

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Missing the Milestone

Missing the Milestones Baby

Today my 6 month old son sat in a swing for the first time. And he loved it. Or so I heard. I wasn’t there. I was home working. It’s at these moments when I feel such an overwhelming anger at our babysitter, that, mind you, I can never actually express to her (because I’m…

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From Breast to Plate

transition to solid food for babies

Over the next few months, I want to share with you some insights and ideas about how to transition our babies from breast or formula feeding to purees and finger food. Each baby is ready to start their journey at different times. In my case, my daughter wasn’t exhibiting cues that she was ready for…

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