6 Tips to Make Your First Days Home with Baby Better

n the 1980s, the average hospital stay for a new mom after childbirth was 5 days. That's five times more than the average mom receives in hospitals today. That's 5 times more one-on-one, professional help than moms are receiving now during those early days of new mommy-hood. That's 5 times more care than moms are receiving today while they recover and rest from the epic body-stressor that is childbirth.

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Prepare Your Body and Mind with Prenatal Yoga

People ask me all the time,  “Does yoga really make birth easier?”

My answer is always yes, Yes, YES!  The practice of yoga makes many aspects of life easier, and the more we practice, the more we can rely on the tools of yoga to back us up in challenging situations. When you look at Yoga as a way of engaging with life, as a lifestyle, then the gifts are much greater than the physical benefits. However, when it comes to the extreme changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy and childbirth, that aspect, ‘the physical’ cannot be understated.

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A Baby Registry Worth Sharing

While most baby registries are made of of the usual, onesies, diapers, and fancy butt-creams, we at high country Doula’s recommend a more direct approach to creating a registry. Instead of asking for common items that last minute shoppers will buy you anyway, or that can easily be passed down from friends, why not fill your registry with items that will pay off for you for time immemorial...

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What the heck is a postpartum doula?

I know what you're thinking...."Sure, it would be great having a professional baby-whisper in my home! One who also cooks me amazing food, helps me with my laundry/dishes/etc, and is basically a postpartum Mary-Poppins ninja! But I'm the mom...this is suppose to be hard...this is supposed to be MY job!"

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Reflections for Mother's Day

Being a mother is both challenging and rewarding at the same time. It's full of excitement, struggle, joy, exhaustion, and everything in between. This Mother's Day the owners of High Country Doulas and a team member reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of their own parenting experiences.

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