You're Not a Perfect Mom And Here's Why

You're Not a Perfect Mom And Here's Why

How many times a day have you looked at your new baby, looked around your home, and crucified yourself because you are not a perfect mom? How many times a day do you beat yourself up because this new parenthood thing is SO different from how you imagined it would be? We see you. And we’ve got something we need to say to you.

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If I Could Just....Fill in the Blanks with Overnight Doulas

If I Could Just....Fill in the Blanks with Overnight Doulas

What could you do with a full night of restful, deep sleep? Would you be more patient with your older kids and your partner? Would you have the energy to do more of what you wanted to do? Would you be able to ____ (fill in the blank)? It’s time to fill in those blanks and actually get more sleep. We make it happen with our overnight postpartum doulas.

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The Seven-Week Itch or Why is My Baby Crying So Much?

The Seven-Week Itch or Why is My Baby Crying So Much?

One question that every new parent asks at some point is: "Why is my baby crying?" And, unfortunately, sometimes there is no answer to that question. But we want to reassure you that all that crying is usually normal and we want to prepare you to expect it with today's blog.

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Alert! Postpartum Recovery Red Flags

Alert! Postpartum Recovery Red Flags

We want you to know that your body can do some unexpected things during the postpartum time, but that most of those things are completely normal. But we also want you to know about the red flags that are outside the range of normal and when to call your care provider.

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Everything You DON'T Know About Postpartum Depression

Everything You DON'T Know About Postpartum Depression

We know you've heard of postpartum depression. But we also know you haven't heard the full story behind postpartum mood disorders. Today's blog tackles the topics that we just aren't talking about.

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Help! How Do You Meal Plan?

Help! How Do You Meal Plan?

Have you heard that saying, "Failing to plan is planning to fail"? When it comes to meal planning, this is certainly true. If you've never done it before, it can sound a little daunting. But figuring out a system of meal planning that works for your family will save you from yet another night of takeout. And bonus - today's blog includes a handy printable with a week's worth of meals and a grocery list too!

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Have You Considered Getting Wrapped?

Have You Considered Getting Wrapped?

When we say wrapping, do you think gift wrapping? Well, today we are talking about another kind of wrapping, one that can assist in your postpartum recovery. Check out today's blog to find out why so many postpartum women are choosing belly binding.

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The Best One-Handed Snack for New Moms

The Best One-Handed Snack for New Moms

Any mom can tell you - we are really good at doing things one-handed. When you're always holding a baby, you just have to be. And this includes eating one-handed. So I'm forever on the lookout for easy to make one-handed snacks. And let me tell you, this one is the best. 

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In-Home Encapsulation: You Want To Do What In My Kitchen?!

In-Home Encapsulation: You Want To Do What In My Kitchen?!

Doulas of Raleigh is proud to offer our clients in-home placenta encapsulation. That means we only process placentas in our clients' homes, in their kitchens. If that gives you pause, check out today's blog so you can understand the extremely important reasons why we do it this way.

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Be Prepared: Top 5 Freezer Meals for New Parents

Be Prepared: Top 5 Freezer Meals for New Parents

Are you working on a postpartum plan for after baby arrives? If so, make sure you add time for prepping freezer meals to that plan. You won't regret having a fridge stocked with healthy, ready-to-go meals during those first weeks with a new baby. Check out today's blog for some recipe inspiration. 

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