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Newborn Consultations

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Lactation & Feeding
Post-Birth

Lactation & Feeding

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Lactation Counselor
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

From the basics of breastfeeding to bottle feeding to troubleshooting specific issues like latching or supply, you’ll meet with one of our Certified Lactation Counselors to dive into all there is to know about feeding your baby. You can use our time together to ask any feeding questions that you may have and we’ll work together to come up with a plan.

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Breast/Chestfeeding 101: how to identify a “good” latch, developing a schedule, and how to supplement.  
  • Bottle Feeding 101: how to find the right bottle &/or formula for you and your baby, as well as developing a pumping schedule as necessary.
  • Signs of a Full Baby: work to understand how to tell if a baby is full such as the number wet/dirty diapers, steady weight gain, baby state after a feeding, and awake hours.
  • Storage Guidelines: review the latest guidelines for storing breast/chestmilk in the fridge/freezer.
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Newborn Sleep
Post-Birth

Newborn Sleep

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

We get it — the whole not sleeping thing is HARD. But, we have been working in homes of new families as night nannies for decades, so we know a thing or two about sleep! From understanding drowsy cues to maximizing awake time, this session will help you understand more about your newborn’s natural rhythm so that you can maximize your current rest and look forward to longer and longer stretches as they grow. 

As with all of our consults, you can drive this session however you’d like (Q&A style), or you can hand the reins over to us, the time is yours to spend however you’d like!

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Newborn Sleep Basics: an overview of newborn sleep patterns and how they change in the first 3 months of life 
  • Sleep for Parents: we will share our best tips and tricks so that both parents can maximize sleep, and yes, even breastfeeding parents!
  • Schedules: when can you start putting baby on a sleep schedule? What does a typical schedule look like at different ages?
  • Sleep Setup: Do I need black out shades? What about a noise machine? How long will they sleep in my room? When should I move them to the crib? Can they sleep safely in a pack n play when we travel? 
  • Swaddling: proper swaddling can be a total game changer for your family’s sleep. We’ll walk you through how to swaddle and share our favorite brands! 
  • Calm Baby, Happy Parent: we’ll go over tips to calm your baby and get them ready for sleep
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Fussy Baby
Post-Birth

Fussy Baby

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

Babies cry — there’s no getting around that! It’s how they communicate, learn, and release built up energy. While some crying cannot be attributed to an obvious cause, some can. In this consult, we will normalize fussiness and help you learn how to troubleshoot and problem solve as you work to understand each cry.

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Normalize: understand why babies cry, when they cry most often, and when it starts to decrease
  • Soothing: tips and tricks on how to soothe a fussy baby
  • Witching Hour: what it is, when it starts, and what you can do about it
  • Common Reasons: we’ll review the common reasons for fussiness such as hunger, needing to burp, gassiness, diaper, and being overstimulated, as well as ways in which to manage
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General Newborn Care
Post-Birth

General Newborn Care

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula.
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual, but not to worry, we will help you boost your confidence as a new parent by educating you on the basics of newborn care!

As with all of our consults, you can drive this session however you’d like (Q&A style), or you can hand the reins over to us, the time is yours to spend however you’d like!

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Diapering: how to change a diaper, what supplies you’ll need at home, what normal poops look like, and how to care for diaper rash
  • Swaddling: proper swaddling can be a total game changer for your family’s sleep. We’ll walk you through how to swaddle and share our favorite brands!
  • Bathing: how to bathe your baby, how often, umbilical cord care
  • Soothing: tips and tricks on how to soothe a fussy baby
  • Sleeping: understanding baby’s sleep and how to optimize your own

Pre-Birth Consultations

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Maximizing Family Sleep
Pre-Birth

Maximizing Family Sleep

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

Most new parents we’ve talked to express fear about not getting enough sleep during the newborn stage. In fact, we hear the phrase “I’m someone who just doesn’t function well without sleep” more often than we can share! Guess what — no one functions well with no sleep!!! 

We have been working in homes of new families as night nannies for decades, so we know a thing or two about sleep! This session will help you understand more about what’s to come, and help your family get set up for success and rest during the newborn stage.

As with all of our consults, you can drive this session however you’d like (Q&A style), or you can hand the reins over to us, the time is yours to spend however you’d like!

Newborn Sleep Basics: an overview of newborn sleep patterns and how they change in the first 3 months of life 

Sleep for Parents: we will share our best tips and tricks so that both parents can maximize sleep, and yes, even breastfeeding parents!!! 

Schedules: when can you start putting baby on a sleep schedule? What does a typical schedule look like at different ages?

Sleep Setup: what is the best bassinet for my baby? How long will she sleep in my room? When should I move her to the crib? Can she sleep safely in a pack n play when we travel? 

Swaddling: proper swaddling can be a total game changer for your family’s sleep. We’ll walk you through how to swaddle and share our favorite brands!

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Childbirth & Labor Prep
Pre-Birth

Childbirth & Labor Prep

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Birth Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

This is a 30-minute session that is truly your meeting to customize! We are prepared to provide an overview for you and your partner, or you can direct the content Q&A style! Non-birthing partners are welcome (and encouraged!) Here are some of the most common ways our families use their time:

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • All the labor questions: you’ve been too scared to ask your friends (nothing is off limits!) 
  • Comfort in labor: both non-medical and medical/pharmacological forms of comfort. Everything from labor positions & breathing to epidurals & nitrous oxide … and everything in-between.
  • Childbirth 101: an overview of the 3 Stages of Labor in detail
  • Preparing the mind and body for birth: things you can do to prepare for a more comfortable and gratifying experience before labor starts. This would be everything from specific exercises, to eating dates (!), etc.
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Newborn Care 101
Pre-Birth

Newborn Care 101

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

In this 30 minute session, we will help you boost your confidence as a new parent by learning all the basics of newborn care!

As with all of our consults, you can drive this session however you’d like (Q&A style), or you can hand the reins over to us, the time is yours to spend however you’d like!

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Diapering: how to change a diaper, what supplies you’ll need at home, what normal poops look like, and how to care for diaper rash
  • Swaddling: proper swaddling can be a total game changer for your family’s sleep. We’ll walk you through how to swaddle and share our favorite brands!
  • Bathing: how to bathe your baby, how often, umbilical cord care
  • Soothing: tips and tricks on how to soothe a fussy baby
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Registry & Nursery Planning
Pre-Birth

Registry & Nursery Planning

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

Whether you haven’t started or you can recite the dimensions of every bassinet on the market, we’re here to help you get your home ready for baby! In this session, we’ll provide practical, personalized advice for your nursery and registry. We have worked as night nannies and postpartum doulas for decades so we have practical, boots-on-the-ground experience supporting families. We have no skin in the game, we’re not selling you anything! In fact, most of our families find that their registry is actually smaller after this session because we help you weed out the things that will likely sit in their box, unopened and unused.

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Before our meeting you’ll fill out a short questionnaire and include a link to your registry (no worries if you don’t have one yet!)
  • In our session, we’ll get to know you and ask for a live video tour of your setup at home so we can provide the most personalized advice (partners are always welcome and encouraged to join!)
  • We’ll provide suggested additions, changes, and removals
  • We’ll send a follow-up email summarizing our discussion and key recommendations
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Breastfeeding Prep 101
Pre-Birth

Breastfeeding Prep 101

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Lactation Counselor
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

Have you heard your friends say “breastfeeding is so hard” and you’re scared (and maybe not entirely sure what that even means?!) Are you thinking about breastfeeding but not sure if it’s right for you? Are you really sure you want to breastfeed and want to be as prepared as possible for a successful journey? If you answered “yes” to any of these, this session is perfect for you! Non-birthing partners are welcome (and encouraged!) 

As with all of our consults, you can drive this session however you’d like (Q&A style), or you can hand the reins over to us, the time is yours to spend however you’d like!

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Milk Supply: Everything from when your milk will come in to tips on how to maximize your chances of regulating supply (avoiding over or under supply)
  • Latching: What does a proper latch look like? Spoiler alert: it takes practice for almost all moms and babes!
  • Full Feedings: How do we know when a baby has had a full feeding? Why is this important? And more :) 
  • Pumping & Supplies: When do you start pumping? What matters when choosing a breast pump? What other pumping supplies are helpful to have at home before baby arrives? 
  • Nipple Treatment: Most breastfeeding moms will experience some soreness as the body adjusts to breastfeeding. We’ll share our favorite supplies to have in your home, and also how to distinguish “normal” nipple soreness from pain that indicates something is wrong.
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Bottle Feeding 101
Pre-Birth

Bottle Feeding 101

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

Whether you’ll be formula feeding or want to be prepared for feeding your baby with expressed breastmilk via bottles, this session will be focused on preparing for your bottle feeding journey! 

As with all of our consults, you can drive this session however you’d like (Q&A style), or you can hand the reins over to us, the time is yours to spend however you’d like!

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Bottle Feeding Basics: positioning tips when feeding your baby, how to ensure full feedings, how and when to burp?
  • Bottle Brands: which bottle brands have our families found to be best for babies? Pros and cons to different brands? How many bottles do you really need? 
  • Bottle Prep: how to prepare bottles, what temperature to make bottles, how and when to clean and sterilize?
  • Formula: how do pick the right formula brand for your baby, ready-to-use vs powder, and any other formula related questions!
  • Breastmilk Handling: basics around how to store, freeze, and use expressed breastmilk, and what supplies would be helpful to have ahead of time!
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Post-Baby Visits
Pre-Birth

Post-Baby Visits

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

This is a 30-minute consult on planning for visits from family and friends after your baby’s arrival. This is a common area of stress for many expectant parents, so we designated space specifically to help you and your partner align on what’s best for your family!

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Talking through the pros and cons of visitors in the days and weeks postpartum
  • Working together as a parenting team to align on what your preferences are
  • How to best communicate your preferences with friends and family before the baby comes
  • In general, some of the ways you can ask for support from friends and family during the newborn stage
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The First Few Weeks
Pre-Birth

The First Few Weeks

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

Nurses and doctors care for you and your baby when you are in the hospital. A few days later you are home and it can be mentally and physically exhausting! While this transition is never easy, knowing what to expect and prioritizing your mental and physical health can go a really long way.

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • What you can do to recover physically
  • When to call the doctor for issues with you
  • When to call the doctor for issues with the baby
  • Best practices for obtaining postpartum mental health
  • How to soothe an overtired baby which helps make a happy mom
  • How to maximize your sleep whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding
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Health & Wellness Coaching
Pre-Birth

Health & Wellness Coaching

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

An amazing opportunity to meet with New Kind’s own integrative wellness coach! Hali’s holistic mind-body approach will empower you to take control of your health and wellness during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has been working in the wellness field for over 20 years, and is also a certified full-spectrum doula and lactation counselor, enabling her to provide a uniquely valuable wellness approach to women during their pregnancy and after giving birth. 

This session is totally customized to your needs!

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Help Rebalancing Hormones
  • Develop your self-care routine
  • Lower your stress
  • Detoxify your life
  • Learn what foods work best for your body
  • Develop Healthier habits
  • Set and Achieve your Goals
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For Support People
Pre-Birth

For Support People

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

This is a 30 minute session focused on parents who will serve as the primary support person during labor and birth. As with all of our consults, you can drive this session however you’d like (Q&A style), or you can hand the reins over to us, the time is yours to spend however you’d like! Here are some of the most common ways our families use their time:

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Newborn care: never changed a diaper? Not sure how to hold a baby? Don’t fret. We’re here to help — and there is no question too big or too small. 
  • Bonding with baby: everything from skin-to-skin, baby wearing, reading and singing to baby, there is no shortage of ways a non-birthing parent can bond with their newborn!
  • Labor support: what to expect during labor and the incredibly important role that the non-birthing partner will play during this process
  • Recovery support: depending on the type of birth, the birthing partner will be healing for a few weeks. We’re happy to share more about what to expect and how you can support your partner during this recovery phase. 
  • Breastfeeding support: is your partner planning to breastfeed? We will share more about what to expect and how you can play a critical role in the team’s success!
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For Intended & Adoptive Parents
Pre-Birth

For Intended & Adoptive Parents

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

This session is customized for parents who are expecting a newborn through gestational surrogacy or adoption. We’ll focus on getting to know you and learning about your journey to parenthood, and this session is yours to personalize! Here’s how many of our families use their time:

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Newborn Care: never changed a diaper? Not sure how to hold a baby? Don’t fret. We’re here to help — and there is no question too big or too small. 
  • Bonding with Baby: everything from skin-to-skin, baby wearing, reading and singing to baby, there is no shortage of ways to bond with your newborn!
  • Bottle Feeding Basics: positioning tips when feeding your baby, how to ensure full feedings, how and when to burp, and more
  • Formula: how do pick the right formula brand for your baby, ready-to-use vs powder, and any other formula related questions!
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For Single Parents
Pre-Birth

For Single Parents

30-Min Video or Phone Consultation with a Certified Postpartum Doula
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ABOUT THE CONSULT

This session is geared toward an expecting parent who will not have a full-time co-parent at home after baby arrives. Guess what - New Kind exists to help parents feel less alone and more confident, so you are in great hands with our team of experts! In this session, we will focus on areas like:

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Prep that is helpful to do before baby arrives, such as meal prep (or better yet, a meal train from friends!)
  • How to determine what kind of in-person support you may want to request from friends or professionals (eg a night nanny)
  • How to ensure safe sleep setup for you and baby 
  • How to ensure you’re staying on top of your own mental health and avoiding social isolation

Hear from our happy parents

Stress-free routine building

I’m such a routine person and Type A, so one of the hardest thing about the newborn stage for me is that there’s no routine. Bedtime stresses me out because every night is different. My newborn expert Beth helped me get as much of a routine as I could.
Maddie D and Baby Louisa

A single trusted source

I didn’t realize how many questions I would have. As soon as you have your baby, your whole world is going to change and there are so many unknowns and figuring out a schedule is so much harder than it sounds.
Talia S and Baby Charlie

Life changing support

Having our newborn expert Beth has been life changing. You need help, you need someone to tell you what’s going on. She hasn’t only been there to tell us what’s going on, she’s been there to tell us how to fix it.
Juliana M and and Baby Domenica

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Stress-free routine building

I’m such a routine person and Type A, so one of the hardest thing about the newborn stage for me is that there’s no routine. Bedtime stresses me out because every night is different. My newborn expert Beth helped me get as much of a routine as I could.
Maddie D and Baby Louisa

A single trusted source

I didn’t realize how many questions I would have. As soon as you have your baby, your whole world is going to change and there are so many unknowns and figuring out a schedule is so much harder than it sounds.
Talia S and Baby Charlie

Life changing support

Having our newborn expert Beth has been life changing. You need help, you need someone to tell you what’s going on. She hasn’t only been there to tell us what’s going on, she’s been there to tell us how to fix it.
Juliana M and and Baby Domenica

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