This is a question moms frequently ask us so here is the deal. Despite having the word “nurse” in their title, baby nurses are typically not Registered Nurses, or “RNs”. There are some baby nurses who are Registered Nurses or have received other training like a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse Read more >
When people learn that I am pregnant – they cannot wait to share their wisdom. I have never received so much advice in my life. Everything from sleep training to feeding becomes fair game for friends, colleagues and even strangers. I do appreciate the intent – people know that having your first child can be Read more >
Want to hire a baby nurse but don’t know when to start? Begin your search as early as you can. Many women hire a baby nurse during their first trimester and some book their baby nurses within days of finding out they’re pregnant (their baby nurse knows they are expecting, but their family may not!). Read more >
We asked MamaViews doulas what expecting parents could do to get the most out of their relationship with their doula. They had so many amazing tips that we couldn’t fit them all in one post! So here is part 2 (Click here to check out Part 1).
You think you want to hire a doula, so naturally you want to get the most out of this relationship. Where to begin? We asked our MamaViews doulas for tips on how expecting parents can get the most out of their relationship.
To prepare for baby, my husband and I took a labor/delivery and infant care combo class (it made us feel much less overwhelmed) and an infant CPR session (an absolute must!). We had also downloaded Dr. Harvey Karp’s The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD to our
Before my son was born I made sure that I had everything I needed for him, but I didn’t really put too much thought into what I would need for myself. I made sure I had the obvious things that I was told about in childbirth class, like maxi-pads and nursing/sleep bras, but beyond that Read more >
I will admit that many of the criteria I’ve used to evaluate my body over the years are superficial. I’ve had days where my self-esteem stemmed from how loose or tight a pair of jeans felt. The speed of my treadmill or the number of pounds I was able to lift at the gym has Read more >
At the start of my pregnancy, I just assumed that I would breastfeed my son. I was going to be a stay at home Mom, my Mom had successfully breastfed 12 children(!), and there are 6.79 million* studies showing that ‘breast is best’. The further I got in my pregnancy, however, the more stories I Read more >
When I first had my son, I was completely clueless about everything-baby. Seriously, I didn’t even know how to change a diaper. Of course, when the newborn stage was nearing to a close, I started to feel like a pro; my swaddle skills were out of control!