Finding the Magic Sleep Window
Contributed by Joanna Winograd of Wee Sleep Solutions: Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultants
If you’re having a hard time figuring out the optimal times that your baby should be going down for sleep you are not alone! As pediatric sleep specialists, we often see parents struggling to find their baby’s natural sleep window.Read More
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
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