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My Water Broke! What do I do Now?

We’ve all seen the movies and TV shows that feature childbirth. More often than not, there is a huge gush of water, a look of shock and “my water broke!”,…

Sibling Rivalry – A Peek at My Past

When you are adding another tiny human to your family, the question of sibling rivalry often arises. Will your older child(ren) adapt well to this new sibling? Will they feel…

Group B Strep – What You Need to Know

Hey there! Today, I want to talk with you a bit about something called Group B Strep. The US National Health Observance Calendar recognizes July as Group B Strep Awareness…

Z is for Zen | The ABC’s of Parenting

Have you ever wished you were that parent? You know the one I’m talking about. The one with the adorable, well-mannered kids. The one who always looks good, and clearly…

breastfeeding and working

Breastfeeding and Business: Tips for Successful Pumping

For many breastfeeding parents, returning to work is a point of anxiety.  The thought of having to leave your baby while you go to work for 5, 8, or maybe…

baby laundry

W is for Washing (baby laundry) | The ABC’s of Parenting

Babies have sensitive skin – after all, they are brand new to the world! Everything that touches their skin can be a possible irritant. There are countless things marketed towards…

vacation

V is for Vacation | The ABC’s of Parenting

Summer is here, and for many families, that means it’s time for vacation! Whether you prefer to bring your family to a tropical paradise, a magical theme park, or a…

U is for Umbilical Cord | The ABC’s of Parenting

You get home from the hospital, and take your baby out of the onesie. In the center of their abdomen, that shriveled little umbilical cord stump stares up at you.…

preeclampsia

Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and May 22 marks the first World Pre-E Awareness Day. Here at Concierge Doulas, it is a near and dear cause to us. 6 months…

teething

T is for Teething | The ABC’s of Parenting

Teething is a milestone that means your baby is developing. It also can be a pain, both metaphorically and physically. For as long as there have been growing babies, there…