Is It Time To Unlatch The Nursing Bra?

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Is It Time To Unlatch The Nursing Bra?

And I wore that unicorn. I wore it every day except wash days for six months. Maggie came back to the breast then, so I reintroduced kinda-sorta-underwire. I alternated those two bras for the next two years. 

Two. Years. People.

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Insuring Your Family

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Insuring Your Family

As Doulas we're often asked how parents can prepare for their growing family. Join us on the blog today with Gabrielle Stepaniak, and Cincinnati Insurance Agent, to answer some of your burning questions.

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Meet JoEllen Noble

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Meet JoEllen Noble

What do you love about living in Cincinnati?

I like that you can have the best of both worlds living here. There is so much to see and explore downtown, but with a quick drive outside of the city you can be surrounded by woods and fields. I love the history of Cincinnati as a city and think it is pretty neat that my great-grandfather Stanley Mathis was a finishing carpenter who helped to build Union Terminal.

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Pregnancy Guide: Headaches

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Pregnancy Guide: Headaches

Can I take Tylenol for a headache during pregnancy? But what if I don’t want to take medication? Are there any natural remedies for headaches during pregnancy? Headaches can be caused by many different factors during pregnancy. 

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Dear Doula: I'm Hungry All The Time!

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Dear Doula: I'm Hungry All The Time!

Everything is really going so well. Except, at night, as soon as I sit down to nurse, I am STARVING! I was really careful during my pregnancy to eat well and gained just 21 lbs. I’ve been trying to continue with my healthy eating now that I’m breastfeeding, but I’m really struggling during nursing sessions. I just want to eat everything in sight, especially at night! I have never felt so hungry. Is this normal?

 

Hungry in Highland Heights

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Life & Laundry

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Life & Laundry

It’s 3:47 pm. Almost time to start dinner. Looking around, listening to their sibling laughter in the other room, staring at the school papers, toothpaste, conditioner, water filter for the fridge, and receipts on the kitchen counter. The last little to-do’s of the day. Life stacks up.

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Top 10 LUSH Bath Products You Should Try Now

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Top 10 LUSH Bath Products You Should Try Now

Baths are one of my most favorite de-stressors. They are warm. They smell good. They make your skin feel nice. Thy don't have any calories. What's not to love? Add some flameless candles, a [bath] bomb playlist (Ha! See what I did there?), and one of these super luxurious LUSH products to your watering relaaaaaxxxxxxx. 

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Meet Rachele Cafazo

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Meet Rachele Cafazo

Rachele lives in Northern Kentucky. She enjoys hiking, good Cincinnati eats, shows, and spending time with her friends and family. Get to know Rachele and why our clients love her!

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JoEllen's Story - PMAD Awareness

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JoEllen's Story - PMAD Awareness

Then the fog lifted and I was finally free. I could breathe. I could get through my days without anxious, intrusive thoughts. I didn’t emotionally react as swiftly and aggressively because as one RN friend put it, “You’ve been given a sort of pause button.” She was so right. 

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Pregnancy Guide: Heartburn

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Pregnancy Guide: Heartburn

Heartburn. One of the first signs that I’m pregnant. It always felt odd to me that heartburn would be such an early pregnancy discomfort. Of course I imagined being a million weeks pregnant and feeling the burn. Here are some tips to get you through pregnancy.

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We Don't Bring Our Bags To Your Birth

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We Don't Bring Our Bags To Your Birth

At Doulas of Cincinnati, we’re not interested in hitching our baggage (birth bags or otherwise) to your birthing day. In fact, we work tirelessly to unpack (and let go of) any biases or preconceived notions we may have picked up before we walk into your space on the big day. 

My arms, for one, are thankful!

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Dear Doula: Do you have any Mocktails for Mom?

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Dear Doula: Do you have any Mocktails for Mom?

Dear Doula,

All of my friends and family are having get togethers and heading out to our favorite breweries, restaurants and bars. I want to do the best for my baby and myself…but I’m feeling super left out - do you have any suggestions? 

Thanks,

Feeling festive in Ft. Mitchell

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What To Do On A Cincinnati Babymoon

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What To Do On A Cincinnati Babymoon

Well, my dear babymoon-less friends, I have the perfect solution (this is for you, Amanda). A short and sweet weekend getaway, right here in Cincinnati, full of parks, donuts, and all the relaxation your heart desires! Keep reading for the complete itinerary below.

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Top 10 Spring Baby Shower Inspo

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Top 10 Spring Baby Shower Inspo

A springtime baby shower just feels good. It feels good to celebrate a new baby, mimosa in hand, as life blooms all around us, yet again.  So, in that spirit, we’re dedicating the very first Tuesday Top 10 of the season to our best inspo for a very green, very spring, baby shower!

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42 Weeks: A Birth Story

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42 Weeks: A Birth Story

Today, in honor of my birthday, we're excited to share the first of many birth stories that tell us the history of childbirth. Like many first-time mothers, I suspect, I felt as if had been waiting my whole life to have that baby. I was ecstatic. The entire extended family was, really...Nothing seemed to be "wrong" mind you, just that, well, it would be 42 weeks... 

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What About Tongue Ties?

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What About Tongue Ties?

Tongue tie refers to an unusually tight or short lingual frenulum which inhibits normal function of the tongue and can be a literal pain for breastfeeding parents, as well as possibly causing short- and long-term developmental issues such as problems with gaining weight appropriately, eating solids foods, impaired speech, and dental concerns.

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Pregnancy Guide: Leg Cramps

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Pregnancy Guide: Leg Cramps

What is going on with my body? Let’s be real. Pregnancy is uncomfortable. And leg cramps are no joke. Find out the common causes for leg cramps and most importantly, how to get some relief. 

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