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Healing from Birth Trauma

Sometimes unexpected events during childbirth can wound a new mother. The physical scars fade, but the emotional trauma can produce feelings of helplessness, shame and defeat. How can a mother process these emotions and even embrace them as moments of courage and strength, rather than weakness? And how can loved ones support mom during this important transition?

Colic: Why Is My Baby Crying Constantly?

Babies are supposed to cry, it’s how they communicate with us. But what do you do when your baby is crying constantly? Could your baby have colic? What exactly is colic and why does it happen? And what natural remedies can you use to help soothe your baby so you both can get some much needed rest?

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Expectations

Sometimes parenting doesn’t turn out the way we planned. We may envision our birth plan unfolding perfectly, followed by days, weeks, months or years of complete happiness as we watch our children grow. But reality can look much different. What happens when our expectations aren’t fulfilled? How can that lead to depression and fears of failure as a new mother?

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Establishing Your Breast Milk

As a new breastfeeding mom, one of your top objectives is to establish a good milk supply for your growing baby. How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you to do help regulate an oversupply so you don’t feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best for them!

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Should I Eat My Placenta?

You birthed your baby, and then your birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? The hospital could whisk it away and discard it as hazardous material, or you could take it home with you… and perhaps eat it. What?!? It’s true and moms all over the world (including some in our studio) are convinced it helped them after childbirth.

Nap Transitions: How Do You Drop a Nap?

As your baby grows, so does his ability to sleep for longer periods of time. So, how does this impact the naps you have scheduled throughout the day? How much sleep does your baby really need, and how does this change along with their overall development? How do you drop naps throughout the day?

Diaper Rashes: Causes and Remedies

You remove your baby’s diaper and see redness everywhere- perhaps even bumps and open sores! What’s causing your baby’s diaper rash? Could it be the diaper, or some other form allergy or irritation? How can you treat the rash and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again?

Your Baby’s Boogers, Snot and Colds

Having a sick baby can be a terrifying experience for new parents. So, how can you help your baby feel better (since you can’t use medication)? How do you clear all the snot and boogers from your baby’s nose? And what’s the general rule when it comes to babies and fevers?

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