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Learn How to Match With the Best Postpartum Doula Using These Tips

By Bonni Berger | May 11, 2022 |

If you’re looking to hire a postpartum doula, how do you know who is your best match? What should you be looking for in a doula? When should you start looking? And how do you find them? I’m not a perfect postpartum doula. And I’m definitely not the right postpartum doula for everyone. But I…

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Are You Ready With a Great Postpartum Plan? Here’s how to get started.

By Bonni Berger | February 17, 2022 |

A great postpartum plan is often an afterthought at best, if at all. Parents-to-be are likely to have a labor and birth plan; an adoption plan, or at the very least, a “go bag” when the time is imminent. Why postpartum plans are important. Before baby comes home, parents-in-wait have time, energy and a clear…

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Is Postpartum Hair Loss Stressing You Out? Don’t Pull Out What’s Left!

By Bonni Berger | February 10, 2022 |

It can’t be stopped, but it may be slowed. Here’s how. Postpartum hair loss (also known as postpartum alopecia) can affect upwards of 90% of new moms. So, if you’ve recently given birth, it’s probably not your imagination that your hair doesn’t seem as full as before. And you’re certainly not alone in wondering if…

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Doulas, Midwives, Baby Nurses … How To Know What Kind of Support You Need.

By Bonni Berger | January 27, 2022 |

Birth and labor doula, midwife, postpartum doula, nighttime doula, baby nurse, nighttime nurse, nanny, babysitter and “mother’s helper.” There are so many options out there for care and support when someone is giving birth and then again when baby comes home. What’s the difference among all of them and how do you know which you…

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Is It Possible to Get a Definitive Answer to Baby Care Questions?

By Bonni Berger | August 2, 2021 |

Psst… Listen to more than just the answers you get. I was speaking to and getting to know a potential client on the phone. She was telling me about the challenges she faced during her previous postpartum experience and also inquired about the services I provide as well as some baby care questions. This lovely…

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How to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Sun This Summer

By Bonni Berger | June 28, 2021 |

Summer is a great season to get outside and enjoy the fresh air with your little one. The hot sun, warm breeze and sounds of nature are good for the soul and are a balm for new parents everywhere. Before you head out with your babies there are a few things you need to know…


LGBTQ+ or on a Fertility Journey? Even Planned Babies Can’t Promise Bliss.

By Bonni Berger | June 25, 2021 |

LGBTQ+ people rarely become parents by accident and embark on a fertility journey. According to Sara List, queer mom of two and award-winning writer, it is difficult “Without a lot of deliberation and planning, though it certainly can happen.” And people on their fertility journey can only hope to become parents without intervention. So why do many of these…

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My Bias Between Good and Evil

By Bonni Berger | May 6, 2021 |

As seen in I’ve recently had to face an implicit bias I’ve had for decades. I believed that being “good” meant weak, naive and docile; “evil” was strong, powerful and determined. “Good” was tranquil and “evil” was violent. This view is confirmed in traditional fairy tales. Fair maidens, innocent children and unsuspecting girls vs.…

letter from your postpartum doula

Are you expecting a baby? This doula hopes you know this.

By Bonni Berger | May 5, 2021 |

Dear New Parent or Hopeful Parent-to-Be, If I, as your postpartum doula, could write you a letter, I’d say this: What a special, life-changing moment for you! I admire you for being proactive in seeking out postpartum doula support for yourself during your transition to parenthood. You know yourself well enough to want to be prepared, to…

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Hungry? You’ll Love Out-of-This-World, Lemony-Garlic Kale Salad

By Bonni Berger | April 12, 2021 |

A delicious, healthy kale salad that comes together quickly. It makes a lot and the leftovers hold up just as well! adapted from Julia Moskin Ingredients for kale salad: 1 cup sliced, toasted almonds 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. Kosher salt 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed with the…