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Top Four Newborn Products

Welcoming a newborn baby home is a precious and exciting time for every family. But with the overwhelming amount of baby products available, it can be stressful to choose the essentials. In this article, we’ve narrowed down our top four newborn products that we believe every family can benefit from. When choosing newborn products… As…

The importance of postpartum support

Doula Support During Covid-19

To all who are pregnant or welcoming a baby this year, congratulations! It is a celebratory time in your life. We know that this year may have been unprecedented and when you found out you were pregnant it became a whole new journey. Many were not able to have a baby shower, gender reveals party,…

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Smoke Safety for a Newborn During the CZU Wildfire

2020 has been a hard year for most, especially new and expecting parents. Unfortunately, we now have a new reason to wear face masks while outside of our homes in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and the rest of the Bay Area. The CZU complex fire has burned 63,000 acres between both Santa Cruz and San…

Ayurvedic nutrition during pregnancy

Ayurvedic Nutrition During Pregnancy

This week we had the opportunity to interview Kem White an Ayurvedic Specialist, Clinical Herbalist, mother of three, and Santa Cruz native. Kem White became interested in alternative medicine through her own reproductive struggles earlier in life. Through her studies of Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine and herbalism, Kem has helped empower women with educational based knowledge…

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Why Are My Baby’s Naps So Short?

Are you struggling with your baby’s short naps throughout the day? You are not alone! Short naps are a common issue for newborns and can be frustrating for parents who are trying to establish a sleep routine. Fortunately, we have curated some pro tips to help combat this sleeping habit and lengthen your baby’s sleep.…

The first 3 days postpartum

My First 3 Days Home with Baby

By Cosima Wright Still exhausted from birth I walked into my home with my brand new, one-day-old baby. The birth went well and my husband and I opted to go home after one night in the hospital. Our girl slept the whole car ride and continued to do so after we arrived. We were excited…

why hire a doula

Why Postpartum Doulas are Essential for New Moms in the San Francisco Bay Area

As a new mom in the San Francisco Bay Area, it can be overwhelming to navigate the challenges of motherhood. That’s where Bay City Doulas, a postpartum doula agency, comes in. A postpartum doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to new moms and their families in the postpartum period.…

Expert tips to soothe your crying baby.

Expert Tips to Soothe Your Crying Baby

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a thrilling and exciting moment for new parents. However, it can be overwhelming and challenging to understand how to soothe a crying baby. At Bay City Doulas, we recommend using the Happiest Baby on the Block soothing method, which has proven to be successful in calming infants.…