helpful tips for queen city families

How to Make Mom Friends in Charlotte

By Kaitlyn Foster | July 9, 2024

Are you new to Charlotte and looking to connect with other moms, or perhaps you’ve been here your whole life but need mom friends with kids the same age as…

Expecting Twins in Charlotte? Consider Hiring an Overnight Doula

By Kaitlyn Foster | July 9, 2024

If you’re pregnant with twins, hiring an overnight doula can be

Need a Postpartum Doula in Charlotte?

By Kaitlyn Foster | July 9, 2024

Recently moved to Charlotte and don’t have any family nearby? You might be wondering if you need postpartum support. Many new residents in Charlotte find themselves in this situation, and…

Carrot Fertility Doula Reimbursement

What is Carrot Fertility and How Can It Help with Postpartum Support?

By Kaitlyn Foster | June 11, 2024

Hey there, Charlotte NC parents! We know many of you are curious about insurance options for doula services or how you might get reimbursed for postpartum care. While a lot…

A mother breastfeeds her baby, who is comfortably latched onto her breast. The image captures the close bond and nurturing connection during breastfeeding.

What does a postpartum doula really do?

By Kaitlyn Foster | April 9, 2023

What is a postpartum doula? A postpartum doula is a woman who cares for the mother and her family after the birth of a new baby. She is a wise…

This image illustrates babywearing in nature, as described in the Charlotte Babywearing Guide by Doula Agency Owner Kaitlyn Foster.

Babywearing is not a fad

By Kaitlyn Foster | April 9, 2023

Babywearing is not just a trendy natural mamma fad. It is physiologically important for the health and well-being of the mother-baby pair, particularly in early postpartum. Most of us have…

A newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket, latches onto their mother's breast for the first time. The intimate moment highlights the initial bonding and breastfeeding experience between mother and child.

Postpartum Bleeding

By Kaitlyn Foster | December 30, 2022

How much bleeding postpartum is normal? Vaginal bleeding after delivery is a normal and natural process. It is part of your body healing and returning to homeostasis after having your…

A baby wearing a denim-patterned cloth diaper lies next to a clean, white cloth diaper, highlighting the importance of keeping cloth diapers sparkling white.

Keep Your Cloth Diapers Sparkling White

By Kaitlyn Foster | November 11, 2022

Many mothers are drawn to the idea of cloth diapers until they think of washing them. How would you possibly keep cloth diapers white and get all of those stains…

A tired mother leans on her baby's crib, looking down at her crying infant who won't sleep. The scene captures the exhaustion and frustration often felt by parents dealing with a sleepless baby.

Why won’t my baby sleep and what can I do!?

By Kaitlyn Foster | November 6, 2022

Motherhood comes with so much joy and so little sleep. It can feel like your newborn never sleeps. So why does baby wake up so often? Is it normal? Yes,…

A mother holds her baby over a toilet, practicing elimination communication. This method involves recognizing and responding to the baby's cues for toileting.

Elimination Communication

By Kaitlyn Foster | July 1, 2022

What is Elimination Communication (EC)? Elimination communication is a practice where a caregiver watches for an infant to signal the need to pee or poop and holds the baby over…