Even as moms its easy to forget how delicate the time is when a baby is first born. We all want to visit, and snuggle, and celebrate. But truth be told, we should all try to keep in mind a few simple guidelines when visiting a new mom. From our own experiences as moms, and hearing the truth come out from the mommas we serve, these are our top five unspoken rules to follow when you make the trip over to throw confetti for your new mom friends. Don’t stay longer than an hour An
Expecting as a doula was certainly different than before I became a doula. It has meant becoming a whiz at pregnancy and birth and having a perfect all natural peaceful ideal for the babies that came after, right? Ha! Absolutely not. Here is how it has really been and hopefully it gives you some insight and a laugh or two. Everyone assumes you will love pregnancy and be a rock-star at it! I will be the first to say, I don't do pregnancy gracefully. I love working with pregnan
So much of after your baby is born revolves around mom and baby, as it should. However, the father’s role is extremely important in the postpartum time. Dad’s can help in so many ways! Usually, dad is the first one to go to back to work, and this new transition can be one of stress, miscommunication, and one partner feeling like they are doing all the work. While much of this is normal, it can be an easier transition than you might assume and dad's role is vital in the pos
Having a natural (read: unmedicated) birth in the hospital setting is a goal for many moms. It is often greeted with a lot of skepticism. Dana came to us this spring with this goal in mind. No stranger to the hospital setting and with a family member as an OB she did her research, took her classes and brought us on board to make it happen. This is her story. Check out her video and if you are interested in a natural birth, be sure to check out our FREE Class August 20th! I kn
Dear Dads, We are so lucky to witness the days you become fathers. Whether for the first time or second or more, it never stops amazing us. We see all you do. You are our teammates in the delivery room, protectors of our moms and the people that those tiny eyes watch from that point forward. Thank you for being there for us, our moms and for your families. With love, The FMD Team Check out the full slideshow here.
June is here and we are diving right into summer! It has been an exciting few weeks here with babies being born, our NEST family night and getting our first look at the Frederick Birth Center. Now Father's Day (June 17th!) and July 4th are around the corner we have even more to be excited about. Here are some things to look forward to at FMD and dates to remember! FREE Class Natural Birth in the Hospital Setting August 20th at 6:30PM Want to know about having a natural unmedi