Where to Meet Pregnant/Mom Friends

Where to Meet Pregnant/Mom Friends

It’s hard out here with a baby bump! But you know what would make it easier? Laughing about it with other people who feel your pain! We went ahead and did the leg work for you. Take a look! Facebook Groups Pregnant in the Port City Wilmington Moms Group (North...
BEST C-SECTION RECOVERY TIPS

BEST C-SECTION RECOVERY TIPS

Blog post courtesy of Birth & Beyond Doula Services Whether planned or emergent, recovering from abdominal surgery, like a cesarean section, is no joke (as you’ll find out the first time someone makes you laugh). It will be about 6 weeks before your incision heals...
Pregnancy Nutrition: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Pregnancy Nutrition: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In general, pregnant and lactating women in the U.S. are getting in enough grains and protein. Vegetables, however…now that’s another story. The areas that are weakest include red veggies (e.g., tomato, bell pepper), starchy veggies (e.g., potatoes, squash, corn), and...
What’s in YOUR Hospital Bag?

What’s in YOUR Hospital Bag?

Oh…that loaded question. Packing to go have a baby can feel like one of the most overwhelming tasks during your pregnancy. Ideally, you should have your bag ready to go (besides last-minute items like your toothbrush) by 36 weeks or 37 weeks pregnant,...
Doulas: Luxury or Necessity

Doulas: Luxury or Necessity

I hear it all the time. “We really want to hire a doula but……we aren’t sure if we can afford it.…we don’t know if it will be worth the money.…it’s just so expensive.” It can be hard to understand why doula services cost what they do, especially if you’re just thinking...
Why NOT to Hire a Doula

Why NOT to Hire a Doula

What is holding you back from hiring a doula? I’ll have to claim bias in saying that every expectant family should hire a birth and/or postpartum doula. But still…people have their reservations. And I get it. There are lots of reasons why a doula won’t fit into your...