You thought you would just give birth and then figure out this breastfeeding thing without a hitch, right? After all, mom did it for all 5 kids….your sister had success. Your friends are all breastfeeding and loving it. But jumping into breastfeeding with both feet and not having any glitches…welllll….not quite. For starters, baby couldn’t… Read more

Ann Arbor Doula Jodi Long

“Who’s Your Doula?” A closer look at the women who make up Ann Arbor Doulas. Your glimpse into their worlds… Meet Jodi Long Aka: ‘Jo’ to family and friends… sometimes Josephine to mom (no clue why). Lover of animals and passionate about things I hold dear. As a kid I would get the entire neighborhood… Read more

Birthing Tips SE Michigan

1) Take childbirth preparation classes. This is the first and most important factor. Something. Anything. Especially if you’re having your first baby. Your best bet for the best preparation is NOT a drive-thru type class where you have more questions than answers. Check out everything that’s offered in town. Many courses offer portions of the… Read more

Local Breast Pump Rentals

The following questions will help you as you begin your search for a doula. For any doula What training have you had? Are you certified? Do you have one or more backup doulas for times when you are not available? May we meet her/them? What is your fee, what does it include and what are… Read more

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