Postpartum meal trains

Postpartum Meal Trains

You may have heard the term meal train floating around and wondered, what is that? A meal train is a pre-organized meal service that friends, family, and your local community can sign up for to help provide meals. Postpartum meal trains are, you guessed it, a meal train that is pre-set for the postpartum period.…

Cradle cap 101

Cradle Cap 101

Have you ever seen dry, flaky, or oily patches on a newborn’s scalp? Chances are they were experiencing cradle cap. Cradle cap is a common skin condition for babies between the ages of three to twelve months old. Today we are here to talk about all things cradle cap. We hope you enjoy this week’s…

Baby Brezza review

Baby Brezza Review

Picture this. It’s three a.m.; you go to the kitchen to warm up a bottle for your tired and hungry baby, “was that scoop number two, or scoop number three?” Boom, it’s time to start all over! Any parent or caregiver who has made a bottle knows this story! Now, what if we told you…

Tips for healing cracked nipples

Tips For Healing Cracked Nipples

Cracked or sore nipples are something that many breastfeeding moms experience at some point in their breastfeeding journey. While cracked or sore nipples are unpleasant, they are relatively common. Today we are here to give you some tips for healing cracked nipples. Tips during breastfeeding that can help While each situation is unique, here are…

Three easy breakfast ideas postpartum

Three Easy Breakfast Ideas Postpartum

Let’s face it; postpartum care practices don’t widely exist in our country. That means it is up to each family home to develop their techniques to take care of new moms and babies alike. We know that postpartum care is crucial, and we also recognize that many families don’t have extra time postpartum. Our goal…

Taking Cara Babies sleep courses and why we love them

Why we Love Taking Cara Babies Sleep Courses

Sleep is essential; in fact, our whole lives we are told that it is one of the most critical factors for health. Many people believe that rest goes out the window with a newborn. It is true that in the first year of your baby’s life, you won’t get the sleep you got pre-parenthood. There…

Self care practices postpartum

Five Postpartum Self Care Practices We Love

You may have read this title and thought self-care postpartum, NO WAY! The fact is that it can be tough to prioritize any self-care during this stage in life. Most of our time is genuinely spent caring for our little ones both day and night. This week we are here to offer up five simple…

My battle with Endometriosis

My Battle with Endometriosis

I still remember the first time I had endometriosis symptoms, although it would be years until I knew what was going on with my body. I was at a friend’s house and got uncontrollably nauseous for no reason at all, my body began to shake, and I felt light-headed. We thought I had food poisoning.…

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Safe Sleep Practices for Newborns

Throughout history and different cultures, families have practiced different sleep routines with newborns. At Bay City Doulas, our goal is to share evidence-based information with you while maintaining that you are the experts of your family and its unique needs. According to the National Sleep Foundation, newborns need 14-17 hours of sleep daily to support…

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…