Introducing…Tucson Bump2Baby…Welcome to your VILLAGE

Tucson Bump2Baby

Are you pregnant?

Want to be living a healthier lifestyle?

Curious about labor and delivery and want to be better informed?

Interested in having some additional support during labor and delivery?

Concerned you don’t know enough about taking care of a newborn?

Recently had a baby?

Struggling with breastfeeding?

Want more sleep?

Worried about postpartum depression or anxiety?

Have to go back to work?

Nervous that your home isn’t baby-proofed?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we can help! You are not alone. Pregnancy and parenting bring on a WHOLE LIST of new questions and concerns, joy and happiness, as well as fears and anxieties about doing everything right. Whether this is your first, second, fifth, or your SURPRISE baby, we have you covered. Read more

Your BEST Practical Friends in the Immediate Postpartum Period

Postpartum items
Postpartum items to have on hand

 

YES, you may want actual friends who bring your favorite magazines, netflix, movies, bottle of wine, food/snacks, fuzzy socks, two extra hands, conversation, tissues, chapstick and good smelling candles but the below suggestions are more practical for your immediate recovery and are listed in no particular order of importance….

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So Much More than a Beautiful Piece of Cloth

Rebozo
Rebozo

 

So I found myself at a Rebozo workshop this past week. I walked in not knowing what to expect and not sure if or how I could apply what I would be learning to my postpartum work. I love having my mind blown at workshops and love even more when I can put my knowledge to use in a variety of areas, not only for my clients and their families, but for my own family and friends.

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WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS…YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE.

Postpartum Analogy

Do you throw them out or do you make lemonade?

Postpartum Period Analogy…

If you chose to throw them out, the opportunity to taste them is gone. I believe that men and women will figure the “what it means to be a parent” thing out.  Some parents may take longer than others to figure it out and some will have it down quickly, but eventually you will get there! You may feel prepared because you have read all the books, gone to all the classes, babysat, helped with your siblings and asked all the right questions. However, remember that babies don’t come with a “how to” manual or a schedule. Learning about babies is more “hands on” and intuition not “book reading”. There will be highs and lows, laughter, tears and utter exhaustion but you will make it all on your own! Read more

What do all these postpartum titles mean AND what can they do for me?

Have you ever wondered what ALL the names given to postpartum professionals mean?  It can be a confusing and daunting task trying to figure out who can best support you and your family’s needs after the birth of your child(ren).

My ALL inclusive, comprehensive, postpartum support is based on your individual needs. I come ready to help foster independence and build your confidence as you begin your parenting journey. Read more

You want WHO in the delivery room?…..WHY??

Delivery room attendents
Delivery room attendents

As a postpartum nurse and doula I often hear about, see and feel the aftermath of this decision.  This may seem like a non-issue for some, especially if you are doing this alone or if all family members get along, but for others it can sting or leave lingering negative feelings about the whole birth process. Read more

Postpartum Meaning: 1st, 2nd and 3rd time?

Postpartum Meaning

An undefined period of time after delivery for bonding, resting and adjusting while feeling loved and supported.

I have been blessed with 3 beautiful children, 2 daughters and 1 son. Parenting has been an incredible journey of ups and downs, mostly ups but one that has made me the person I am today. My first daughter was a big stubborn beautiful baby, my son was a robust handsome boy and my second daughter, my littlest princess, came out in a flash and hasn’t slowed down since. All three deliveries were very different, but I remember them all as if they were born yesterday. I am truly blessed! Read more