Busy Expectant Parents Hire a Maternity Consultant

"(Reuters) - New Yorker Melissa Garden learned she was pregnant with her first child last year just as her communication director job at New Meadowlands Stadium hit full throttle. When exactly, she wondered, would she squeeze car seat and stroller shopping into 70-hour work weeks packed with concerts and prepping for the Jets and Giants season openers? Garden opted to hire professional baby planners (maternity consultant) who, much like the better-known niche of wedding planners, came armed with expertise to ready the overwhelmed, soon-to-be mother for her big day -- her son's arrival. "I had no time to think about...

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5 Misconceptions About Sleep Coaching

There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to sleep coaching and hiring a sleep consultant. I would like to take a moment to talk about the different approaches, and why hiring a professional sleep consultant, tends to yield better results. 1- Every baby is different- Some babies will sleep "through the night," (a five hour stretch) right out of the womb, others will not sleep longer than 3-4 hours until 6-12 months. When we assess a sleep situation we not only look at the parents' desires for sleep, we also look at what their baby is doing...

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A Surrogate Doula

What is a Surrogate doula? A surrogate doula is a doula who is trained specifically to support parents who are using a surrogate for the birth of their baby. We are there to support the intended parent(s) as well as the surrogate. Why do I need to hire a surrogate doula? For the Surrogate: We act as an extra set of knowledgeable hands before, during, and after the birth of the baby. We are there to provide birth education, what to expect during a surrogate birth, and preparing for birth. We are a companion for the surrogate mother, allowing you...

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The Surrogacy Doula

With Surrogacy a growing option for many families and individuals, there is a growing trend for doulas for surrogacy!   The Doula House offers exclusive support to intended parents and surrogates. We have spent years training and working with surrogates and intended parents to create the optimal support for everyone. The surrogacy process is a time of joy, excitement, and many unknowns. The surrogacy process requires a lot of patience, education, and communication between the intended parents and their surrogate mother. The Doula House provides a  trained, knowledgeable professional for everyone involved. We include supports such as birth and postpartum doulas, Sleep...

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Intended Parents and The Maternity Consultants

So, you are happily expecting the arrival of your bundle of joy (or bundles of joy) Now what? Surrogacy is a beautiful options to help intended parents have a family. Though Surrogacy Agencies are wonderful in their support and planning for intended parents, it usually encompasses the technical aspects of the surrogacy journey, and that is where we come in. The Doula House offers intended parents a "Guide Book to Baby" or an instructional manual for parenthood. This is our passion and joy, and we love supporting intended parents through this journey. We work with you to create a customized...

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Who is The Doula House

“Simply put, my life is a miracle.” Throughout history, families are raised by many, not just the parents. Women are often cared for through pregnancy and birth, and parents are supported through the life of their child. In contrast, what many expectant parents experience today is a feeling of “going it alone” and their support system is often Google and WebMD. The empowerment of becoming a parent is often lost before you even know you have it. The Doula House was created to fill the gap between going it alone, and using your village to raise your baby. Since our...

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5 Classic Books to Read when You’re Expecting!

Here is a list of the top 5 books to read when you are anticipating a new baby! 1- The Expectant Father, by Jennifer Ash and  Armin A. Brott, 2001: With all the focus being on mom, it's nice to see a great book dedicated to the expectant father. 2- The Baby Owners Manual by Louis Borgenicht and Joe Borgenicht, 2003: This is a great go-to guide for basic support and information. We love it! 3- The No-Cry Sleep Solution, by Elizabeth Pantley , 2002:  As one of our foundations for sleep support, this book is a gentle guide to sleep for your baby. 4- The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin, 2001: A great guide...

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5 Excellent books for Expecting Fathers

We all know that there are hundreds of books for the expectant mother, but what about the expectant Father... Here is a list of 5 of our Favorite Books. 1- The Expectant Father- by Jennifer Ash and Armin A. Brott 2001. The Expectant Father is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, including how to afford a pregnancy; how to juggle work and family roles; how to make sense of your conflicting emotions. 2- DADspirations: The First 100 Days of Fatherhood- by Pete Densmore 2012. DADspiration provides tips for parenting every new dad and dad-to-be should know. 3- 50 Things to...

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Doula…Willing to Travel

Here at The Doula House, we support expectant parents from all over the Nation, and all over the World. Coined as "The Doulas who travel" our services are unique and specialized, and specifically what you are looking for. What are some options for out of area parents: 1- The Doula House offers several "home-study" style courses and training's. This Skype based interaction allows for flexibility of your schedule, as well as a personalize touch for each class. We focus not only on what the course covers, but also anything specific what you are wanting. Any questions, concerns, or extra information...

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Are Blessing Ways The New Baby Shower?

Blessing Way Or Baby Shower? With the onset of modern times, almost everyone you speak with will understands all about baby showers and what is entailed. Many baby showers have become more elaborate over the years becoming almost akin to small wedding receptions complete with a rental hall, decorations, large amounts of gifts and the overabundance of personal birth stories that most of the guests bring complete with a healthy dose of baby birth advice. Many are filled with distant friends, co-workers and extended family with which the mother to be may have little or no connection with and no...

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