4th Trimester - Colorado Mountain Doulas

The 4th Trimester 411

4th Trimester Information In our society, we make a big fuss over pregnancy. We do lots of research, ask our doctors before even thinking of trying a new food or activity, and write detailed birth plans for our special day. But strangely enough, few of us ever take the time to study and prepare for[…]

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Getting Your Groove Thing Back after Baby

  You’ve delivered your baby, figured out the whole feeding and burping thing, and settled into something vaguely resembling a routine. You’re healed up and doing human activities again. Well, most of them. The six-week mark on the calendar is looming and you’re not quite sure how to feel… That’s right, we’re talking about the[…]

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5 Tips for Flying with a Baby in CO

  Whether your baby is a few weeks old or several months old, when you realize that you’re about to go on Baby’s First Plane Trip you might get a little nervous. What if the baby gets hungry? What if she cries and the other passengers are rude about it? Am I supposed to take[…]

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I Might Have Mastitis: What Should I Do?

Mastitis: a funny sounding word for a not-so-funny condition. All too many nursing mothers have experienced rapid-onset breast pain, fever, and chills that mark a breast infection. Let’s learn a little more about this common mother’s problem – what it is, and what you should do if you have mastitis. What is Mastitis? Simply put,[…]

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What is Cluster Feeding and How Do I Survive it?

“My baby is using me as a pacifier!” “My baby wants to do nothing but nurse all day.” “My baby is a week old, but most nights I’m stuck nursing for what feels like hours at a time.” These questions come from almost every new parent as the shock of providing 24/7 on-demand infant care[…]

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Handling Family and Visitors Your First Two Weeks Home

The first two weeks after bringing home baby are sweet and special, but they can also be a little nerve-racking. Are they eating enough? Pooping enough? Is this stream of visitors bringing in cold and flu germs? As a parent, you have the right and prerogative to determine who will visit during this time, and[…]

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10 Questions to Ask Your Colorado Pediatrician

10 Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician The choice of a pediatrician to see your new baby is very personal and will have a huge impact on your family. After all, they may see your child for 18 years and help you through some tough situations during that time! You want to make sure you are[…]

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5 Ways to Get a Breech Baby to Turn

If your baby is like most babies, by the time you’re in your third trimester they have probably flipped over into a vertex, or head-down position, locked and loaded for birth. Gravity and the growing weight of the baby’s head combine to help them drift down into the optimal position for delivery: head-first. However, did[…]

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You Can Sleep Well With a Newborn

I know, that can be hard to believe. I wouldn’t have believed it myself when my kids were itty bitty newborns ahem 12-21 years ago….. No one told me there were ways to have help at night, even if I was breastfeeding. No one offered to come to stay with me and take care of[…]