Donor Milk in the Bay Area

Donor Milk in the Bay Area

There are many different ways to feed our babies, and sometimes our feeding ideas don’t go as planned! While breastfeeding is the most common preference we see in the first six months, it doesn’t always work the way we hoped. Today we are here to talk about a feeding alternative, donor milk. This feeding style…

Our favorite Christmas tree farms in the Bay Area

Our Favorite Christmas Tree Farms in the Bay Area

By Anathea Abele, Co-Founder of Bay City Doulas Can you believe it? Christmas 2021 is right around the corner. This year has flown by for many, and now we are back at the holidays! Picking out a Christmas tree is one of our favorite parts of holiday celebrations and traditions, and this week I am…

Navigating the Holidays with a Newborn

Navigating the Holidays with a Newborn

As hard as it is to believe, 2021 has almost come to a close, and the holidays are here! This will be the first year many families have gathered since the pandemic started. While celebrating the holidays with your loved ones can be fun, it can also be stressful, especially postpartum. Just in the knick…

Baby blues

Baby Blues

Have you heard the term baby blues floating around and wondered what exactly the baby blues are? Today we are here to talk about this common, yet taboo topic. Let’s dive into something that affects many families, the baby blues! What are baby blues? The baby blues are feelings of overwhelm and sadness that occurs…

Choosing between a day and night doula

Choosing Between a Day and Night Doula

There is no denying it, doula support can make a world of difference for new families.  The founders of Bay City Doulas have dedicated their life’s work making sure that families in the Bay Area get top-notch care. While our team is here to help you every step of the way, many families have a…

Rainy Day activities in the Bay Area

Three Places in the Bay Area to Visit on a Rainy Day

There is no denying it; colder winter days in the Bay Area are here! While many of us enjoy the first month of cozy days inside, the Bay Area winter can begin to feel long, and the damp winter breeze can make days outside not as pleasant. Today, we will talk about three places in…

The witching hour

The “Witching Hour”

As Halloween approaches, we are here to talk about one of the spookiest things that many new parents experience, the witching hour! While the witching hour has nothing to do with witches themselves, this can be one of the most dreaded times for new parents. We are here to help! Let’s dive into this week’s…

Live-In postpartum Care

Live-In Doula Support

It’s no secret that support postpartum is essential, and at Bay City Doulas, we are continuously striving to meet the needs of our clients. In 2020 we made it our goal to select the best live-in doulas in the nation to join our postpartum live-in team and began offering live-in support in the Bay Area…

gassy baby tips

Five Tips to Help a Gassy Baby

Many people are surprised the first time they hear their baby pass gas. “Was that really the baby!” Infants pass gas very often; this is because babies are on liquid diets, eat extremely frequently, their guts are immature, and are adjusting to the food they are drinking. While baby gas is typical, and babies are…

transitioning out of a swaddle

Transitioning Out Of The Swaddle

Swaddling is a common soothing method used by many families in the infant stage. This soothing method mimics the snug and cozy feeling that an infant feels while still in the womb. While swaddling is often very effective at soothing an infant it can only be safely done for the first two to four months…