What Is a Postpartum Doula?
Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | Posted By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 28, 2015, 8:44 am
Last Friday, we wrote on the importance of preparing for the postpartum period, and how a postpartum plan can help you do just that. Today, we share with you the ins and outs of postpartum doula care. By now, many families are familiar with the job of a labor and birth doula, but many people are una
2015 Black Breastfeeding Week: Lift Every Baby
Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | Posted By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 26, 2015, 3:08 am
Beginning today, August 25 through August 31, the world is celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, with the theme "Lift Every Baby." This week, which also marks the final week in National Breastfeeding Month, is about bringing attention to the glaring gap in the number of white women who breastfeed ve
Conception, The Journey of Sperm, and Prepping for Pregnancy
Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | Posted By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 24, 2015, 7:37 am
Unless you've done extensive reading and research (not counting 8th grade sex-ed class), conception can be a confusing an somewhat mysterious topic. But when you're TTC (trying to conceive), it becomes an all-consuming topic! OvulationCalendar.com together with Professor Allan Pacey, BSc, PhD, FRCOG
Got Your Birth Plan? Time to Write Your Postpartum Plan!
Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | Posted By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 21, 2015, 8:00 am
I know, I know -- you're probably thinking, "First a birth plan, now another plan?! I want to be done with this planning stuff!" But hear me out. Planning for your postpartum period is time well spent. When you're in the foggy trenches of early parenthood, you'll thank your pre-birth self for the ad
How to Address the Most Common Breastfeeding Obstacles
Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | Posted By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 19, 2015, 5:59 am
Breastfeeding is natural, economical, beautiful, and a wonderful gift. It can also be challenging, frustrating, and disappointing. Some women will have a blissfully easy breastfeeding exerience with no major challenges or setbacks. Others may experience major hurdles on the path to achieving their b