Changing Your first diaper

Changing Your First Diaper

Congratulations on the arrival of your precious bundle of joy! Welcoming a new baby into your life is an incredible journey filled with joy, love, and a few challenges. One of the early challenges new parents face is changing their baby’s diaper. It might seem a bit daunting at first, but fear not! In this…

The First 48 Hours Home

The First 48 Hours Home

Bringing your newborn home from the hospital is an incredible milestone in your life, filled with joy, wonder, and a touch of uncertainty. At Bay City Doulas, we understand that the first 48 hours at home with your newborn can be exciting and challenging. This comprehensive guide will provide detailed insights into what to expect…

Deciphering newborn cries

Deciphering Newborn Cries

Bringing a newborn into the world is a joyous occasion, but it also comes with a host of challenges and uncertainties, especially when understanding your baby’s cries. If you’re a postpartum parent, you’ve probably experienced moments of frustration when trying to figure out what your precious little one is trying to communicate through those cries.…

Caring for Multiples

Caring for Multiples

Bringing home one newborn can be an exciting and challenging experience for new parents. But what if you’re welcoming not one but two, three, or more bundles of joy into your family? Caring for multiples, such as twins or triplets, presents its own set of unique challenges. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the world…

Differences between postpartum doulas and Newborn care specialists

Differences Between Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists

New parents often find they have in common a need for support. Support through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. But what support method will work best for you? There are many different care models out there, and today we are here to talk about the differences between postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists. First off, let’s…

Interview with Doctor Justin Thompson

Interview with Doctor Justin Thompson

We recently met with Doctor Justin Thompson, a concierge OBGYN serving the South Bay, at his office in Palo Alto. From the second we walked in, we were blown away by his welcoming presence, dedication to his practice, and beautiful and inviting office. We are so excited to have him as a guest on this…

Baby's First Halloween

Baby’s First Halloween

Hello, dear Bay Area parents! The pumpkin spice season is upon us, and if this is your baby’s first Halloween, it promises to be an extra special one. Navigating this festive season with a little one can be a bit different, but it’s bound to be filled with unique moments and gentle celebrations. As your…

Postpartum Traditions Around the World

Postpartum Traditions Around the World

The birth of a child is not just the beginning of a new life but a profound transformation for the mother. Across the world, communities have developed intricate rituals, customs, and traditions to support and honor this significant transition. While these practices may differ, the underlying sentiment remains constant: nurturing and celebrating the new mother.…

Introducing a pacifier

Introducing a Pacifier

Pacifiers are a topic that sparks many debates among parents and caregivers. Some swear by them as a soothing tool for fussy babies, while others express concerns about their potential drawbacks. At Bay City Doulas, we believe in providing balanced information so you can make informed choices for your little one. In this comprehensive guide,…

Recovering From a Cesarean

Recovering from a Cesarean

In 2018, the CDC reported a cesarean rate of about 31.9%. This statistic paints a clear picture: a significant number of mothers in the U.S. embark on the post-cesarean recovery journey. At Bay City Doulas, we commit to guiding these mothers by providing insightful information and unwavering support. Let’s dive into this week’s blog and…