Feb 23, 2016 1:46:02 PM
Feb 19, 2016 10:01:31 AM
Picking Your Dream Doula
Contributed by BirthFocus, a popular and well-respected center for doula services in the New York City area.
First thing’s first… What is a doula?
A doula is a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during and just after birth. Doula comes from a Greek word that means “a woman who serves” or “handmaiden”.
This post will focus on prepartum doulas. Stay tuned for a future Mummy Scoop to learn how a postpartum doula can guide you through the next stage to parenting peace.
How should I choose a doula?
It seems like a basic straightforward question; just figure out your price range and hire someone who costs about that much. This would be great advice if you were hiring a landscaper, but this person will be with you in one of the most intimate moments of your life. Childbirth, by design I believe, strips us down to the most essential pieces of who we are. It is the gateway to fulfilling one of the highest callings a human can have. Being a parent. It’s beautiful, painful, and real in ways few things are and every birth is as unique as you and your partner are.Read More
Feb 16, 2016 8:46:16 PM
Feb 10, 2016 9:13:14 AM
Feb 5, 2016 8:43:14 AM
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus
If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, you are probably paying close attention to all of the news out there about Zika. And if you are like most of us, you probably have questions. While it is not a new virus, Zika has been getting a lot of attention in the press lately and new information is being reported in the news almost every day, so it is easy to get confused or feel overwhelmed.
For the most up-to-date information look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC is on the ground in Brazil working to get the most accurate information and share it with the public on their site.Read More
Feb 2, 2016 1:37:24 PM
Jan 26, 2016 10:21:43 AM
Jan 19, 2016 12:27:00 PM
Jan 15, 2016 9:11:16 AM
Bringing Up Baby...in the ‘Burbs
Contributed by Suburban Jungle Realty Group. Suburban Jungle Realty Group has offices in NYC, L.A., Miami, Chicago and San Francisco.
The city has some obvious pluses when it comes to child-rearing and, chances are, it’s the same aspects that attracted you to NYC in those pre-kid years. The arts, the culture, the food, the 24/7 access and the overall hum of an urban existence. It’s intoxicating whether you’re 22, 42 or 2.
But in the infant and young childhood years countless families pack it up and head to the suburbs to seek some unique advantages. What are the most common we hear? A backyard, great public schools and, above all, space, space, space. Many parents we work with want their kids to have a childhood that’s more similar to the ones they had -- and, chances are, that was a suburban upbringing.
So how does suburbia stack up to city life? Here are some side-by-sides we’ve discovered in moving our broods outside of city limits…Read More