New Parenthood

Just when you thought your newborn was an amazing sleeper, he or she suddenly begins waking during the night, fighting naps, or refusing to sleep at all. This is common behavior during the first year of your baby’s life. By knowing typical newborn sleep patterns and when sleep regressions can occur in the first year, [...]

Disclaimer: We are in no way qualified as licensed to give advice on any mental health assessments. If you, or someone you love may be experiencing postpartum depression, call 1-800-PPD-MOMS or click here. This information is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice. – Maternal Instincts Postpartum Depression [...]

What is Considered Postpartum Care?

What Happens to the Mother’s Body in the Postpartum Period? What is considered postpartum care starts right after birth for about six weeks. During this time, a mother’s body goes through hormonal changes and her uterus returns to normal size. Other health changes during the postpartum period can include the forming of colostrum (that ooey [...]

Do you need a doula, a night nanny or a newborn care specialist? Expecting and new parents learn a lot of terminology during the nine to ten months of pregnancy. Words like colostrum, amniotic fluid, Apgar score, ectopic pregnancy, fontanelles, meconium, prenatal, postnatal and everything in between.   Now that you’ve mastered those, or are [...]

Night Nannies for Newborns: Average Costs

How much do night nannies for newborns cost? Looking for a night nanny? Wondering how much it costs and whether it’s something you can afford? Night nannies for newborns can be surprisingly affordable. At Maternal Instincts, we have a sliding scale, based on the experience of the night nanny. Depending on your family’s needs, you [...]

Nеаrlу everyone hаѕ dауѕ whеn thеу fееl ѕlееру. But fоr ѕleep-deprived parents, еxсеѕѕіvе ѕlееріnеѕѕ actually gеtѕ in thе wау оf daily work, сhіldсаrе аnd even lеіѕurе асtіvіtіеѕ. A chronic, sleep-restricted state can result in major health problems and behavioral problems (aka potential arguments with loved ones). Which, we want to avoid at all costs.    [...]

Baby Showers (need to fix)

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