By Mama Melissa  February 1, 2016

Is a Baby Nurse Actually a “Nurse”?

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 >

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A penny for you to HOLD your thoughts?

By Jessica  January 2, 2016

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 >

When To Hire a Baby Nurse?

By Mama Melissa  December 1, 2015

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 >

Getting the Most from Your Relationship with Your Doula (Part II)

By Mama Melissa  November 1, 2015

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). 

Getting the Most From Your Relationship with Your Doula (Part I)

By Mama Melissa  October 1, 2015

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.

The Best-Ever Advice to Quiet a Screaming Baby

By Mama Amanda  September 1, 2015

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

Making Those First Couple of Weeks Easier on Mom

By Mama Melissa  August 1, 2015

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 >

A Salute to the Female Body

By Jessica  July 1, 2015

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 >

My Breastfeeding Experience

By Mama Esther  June 1, 2015

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 >

3 Things That Will Make Your Life Easier

By Mama Amanda  May 1, 2015

  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!

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