Feel More Confident with Newborn Care Workshops

The time you’ve been waiting nine months (or longer!) for is finally here! Your baby is coming soon! And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, everyone and their mom has “helpful” unsolicited advice to share. Never sleep with the baby, sleep train as soon as possible, pump your breastmilk, don’t pump… and the list goes on,Continue reading “Feel More Confident with Newborn Care Workshops”

What Room Temperature is Best for my Baby?

Adjusting the room temperature can be tricky between cohabitating people. Some like it warmer, while others prefer a cooler temperature. But what about your baby? She can’t yet tell us her preference, and with various recommendations from friends, family, and good ol’ Google it can be challenging to know what temperature to set your airContinue reading “What Room Temperature is Best for my Baby?”

Is Your Baby Hungry?

By Doulas of Shanghai Learning how to care for your baby is a process for each parent. Each baby is different, with varied needs and temperaments. But one of the universals about babies is that they need to eat. A lot! They won’t eat large quantities all at once, but rather in small or moderateContinue reading “Is Your Baby Hungry?”

My Water Broke… Now What??

By Doulas of Shanghai I vividly remember the first time I saw someone’s water breaking on TV. I was about eight years old, watching Coneheads at my friend’s house. The mother announces the “birth spasm” is about to being, there is a massive gush of water, flooding through the kitchen and out the door. TheContinue reading “My Water Broke… Now What??”