When considering assistance during the postpartum period, you may be wondering about how a postpartum doula would differ from a nanny or a baby nurse. The main difference is what or who they focus on. Nanny & Baby Nurses focus on the Baby A nanny or baby nurse is focused on the baby. They typically help with holding, feeding, burping, changing, bathing, or any other need of the baby, which can sound great to a new mom who might be … [Read more...]
Postpartum: The Truth About Recovering after Birth
I was speaking with a friend the other day who is expecting her second baby. She mentioned how she was not prepared for her postpartum needs after her first was born. “There was a huge focus to prepare for baby care but there was nothing about mama care,” she said. I too was not prepared for my physical recovery after my first daughter’s birth. I must have pulled a muscle somewhere because I couldn’t walk correctly for a month following her … [Read more...]
Let Care For Moms Be Your Holiday Helper!
Is your Holiday To-Do List Sapping Your Joy? Let Care For Moms Help! Struggling to get everything done with little ones during the holidays? We know how difficult and exhausting this time of year can be for moms!! Care For Moms is here to help you with gift-wrapping, decorating, shopping, organizing, caring for children, even post-holiday clean up so you can catch your breath and enjoy the season!! For the months of December & January, … [Read more...]
New Moms Magic Coffee Mask – No Sleep Last Night? No Problem!
If there is one thing all mamas need, it is more sleep! It doesn’t matter if your baby is ten days old or ten months old, sleep can be hard to come by. I should know: I was up half the night with my teething ten-month-old. But just because I didn’t get enough sleep doesn’t mean I need to look like it. My secret? I not only drink coffee every morning, I put the coffee directly on my face in the form of a simple coffee mask. Benefits of Using … [Read more...]
Labor Day Midwives of New Jersey Improving Birth Rally!
Yesterday, on Labor Day my family and I had the pleasure of attending the Midwives of New Jersey Improving Birth Rally in Madison, New Jersey. As we were getting ready to leave in the morning, my oldest daughter asked me what the Rally would be like and why we were going. I spoke to her about how fortunate I was to have such beautiful births, attended and supported by a group of women who respected, encouraged and supported me throughout both … [Read more...]
Mother’s Day 2016: The Perfect Gift for a New Mom
The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift for a New Mom! Struggling to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift this year? Give her the day off and let Care For Moms take care of the rest! The Care For Moms Mother’s Day Package is a great gift for any new mom who could really use a day off to pamper herself while Care For Moms takes care of things at home. The package includes: A Healthy, Homemade Meal for 4 made in Your Home By Our Own Personal Chef Meal … [Read more...]
Welcome Our New Doula, Donna to Care For Moms!
Welcome Our New Doula, Donna! When you're in the business of care, as we are at Care For Moms, the people you hire are so very important! That's why we were thrilled when Donna Muccione, a birth and postpartum doula, reached out to us. Donna has such a heart for caring for others and we are thrilled to have her join our team - as an experienced mom to 6 children: 5 biological and 1 adopted, a grandmother to 2 boys, and a foster mom to many she … [Read more...]
3 Things Every Pregnant Woman Should Know
3 Things I Want to Share With Every Pregnant Woman Prior to having children I, like many pregnant women, believed that the maternity “system” was there to support me and my unborn child. Fast forward 5 years and I now know that the system is broken, to put it mildly. Fortunately for husband and I found a local midwifery group that provided us with evidenced-based information which allowed us to make informed decisions throughout both of my … [Read more...]
Postpartum Care Tips for New Mamas
Many women wait with great anticipation for the day that she learns she is pregnant with her first child. For others, it may come as a surprise and still for others such as the seasoned momma, the news of a baby on the way may come with some very normal anxiety as she plans to meet the needs of another into her busy schedule. No matter the situation these postpartum care tips will help make the first several weeks with a newborn a bit more … [Read more...]
Elderberry Syrup Recipe to Prevent Cold & Flu!
Why Elderberry Syrup By now if you are in any contact with the holistic community, you have heard about Elderberry Syrup. I discovered the powerful anti-viral remedy while pregnant with my first baby. Never having been being a big believer in the flu shot, I was thrilled to discover a preventative approach to ward off colds and flu from my midwives. They recommended taking 4000 IU’s of Vitamin D, 1000mg of C, and 2 teaspoons of Black Elderberry … [Read more...]