Baby Care

How do I get my doula care covered by insurance?

How do I get my doula care covered by insurance?

Most insurance plans, particularly extended health coverage, have provisions for complementary healthcare services or something called a healthcare spending account. While doula care may not be explicitly listed, exploring these avenues can lead to surprising discoveries.

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Give the gift of Brood

Give the gift of Brood

As a parent and caregiver myself, I know what the most valuable gift is for a new family. Spoiler alert: it’s not the tiny little onesies, classic books or soothing stuffies. Don’t get me wrong, I loved those too, but the most valuable gift I received when I was pregnant and postpartum, was the gift of support.

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What’s the Formula? A Practical Guide to Navigating the World of Baby Formula

What’s the Formula? A Practical Guide to Navigating the World of Baby Formula

Welcome to the world of baby formula – a topic that might seem overwhelming at first glance. If you’re a parent-to-be or someone interested in or needing to formula feed, we’re here to break it down for you. Let’s dive into the facts about baby formula, decode things like the ‘Gold’ and ‘Gentle’ labels, and compare North American and European brands and pricing.

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Tips for Newborn Learning and Development

Tips for Newborn Learning and Development

So, how can you best support your child’s development during these early moments? It’s as simple as play. The most profound learning takes place when they engage in joyful, meaningful, and interactive experiences. Play becomes a child’s laboratory, where they experiment with new ideas and discover the wonders of the world.

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Brood’s Baby & Infant Summer Safety Guide

Brood’s Baby & Infant Summer Safety Guide

Hey there, parents! We’re here to bring some sunshine into your lives with our guide to keeping your newborn safe in the summer heat. Parenting is one wild adventure already, so what you don’t need is a baby that is overheated, or dehydrated.

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Mental Health During the Postpartum Period

Mental Health During the Postpartum Period

Giving birth to a child is one of the most physically and emotionally challenging experiences a person can go through. The period after giving birth, known as the postpartum period or the 4th Trimester, can be both overwhelming and rewarding. As a new parent, taking care of your baby can take up most of your time and energy, but it is also important to prioritize your own mental health and support during this time.

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Vancouver Prenatal with Brood

Vancouver Prenatal with Brood

Looking for a prenatal class in Vancouver Lower Mainland that isn’t boring, way too long or full of gendered language? Don’t want to spend a whole weekend sitting on terrible plastic chairs, in a cold unfriendly environment? We don’t either so we created a class just for you!

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Is Sleep Training Worth It?

Is Sleep Training Worth It?

At Brood, we believe that parent’s know best — for their babies, families and themselves. This includes how parents and their babies sleep for the duration of the parenting relationship. For some parents this includes sleep training, co-sleeping, night nurses, sleeping in shifts and much more! Sleep arrangements tend to shift based on your own needs and your babies’ ability — this blog post outlines some of the ways this can look, while using sleep training as a tool.

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5 Reasons To Hire a Doula

5 Reasons To Hire a Doula

You may have heard this word swirling around your OB or Midwive’s office, dotting your friend’s birth story or on your social feeds, and it may have you going “Doula-what?”, “Doula-who?”. Before reading ahead, make sure you peek at this blog post to get all of your questions answered on what the heck a doula is! Now that you know what we are all about, let me break down some of the ways doulas can support you and your family.

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