Motherhood. It’s something many of us dream of, but once it happens, our lives are forever changed. Whether it is your first time or your fourth, becoming a mom is so exciting, joyous, and nerve-wracking. Between pregnancy food cravings, mood swings, finding the best gear, and more, any mom can feel overwhelmed. Then once the baby comes, there are so many decisions to be made. Will you breastfeed or bottle-feed? Will you co-sleep? Will you really need all those onesies? That’s why Fairfield County Mom has put together a guide featuring the best pregnancy, infancy, and postpartum resources. We want to provide you with the best information so that you can relax and enjoy that pregnancy glow and those new baby snuggles without the stress…and maybe even get some sleep. Just know that you aren’t alone on this crazy journey. As always, please support our sponsors!
ANNA DIAMANTIS, LPC, PMH-C
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CT DOULA & YOGA
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BIRTH PARTNERS DOULAS
Birth Partners Doulas have been providing high-quality doula support for over thirty years. Call or email for more information on their birth doula and postpartum doula services, as well as their comfort in labor prenatal visits and placenta encapsulation services. Your birth doula is available 24/7 from the time you contract until your baby arrives, providing personalized support, resources, options, advocacy, and experience in managing labor and birth just the way you want.
JANDALI PLASTIC SURGERY
Newborn ear deformities include prominent ears, pointed ears, flattened ears, and ears that fold over. Ear molding is a proven, non-surgical, and painless technique to correct ear deformities when performed early after birth. The earlier the molding is performed, the better the results. Ear molding is covered by insurance and is performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali, who performs over 100 ear moldings a year.
JANDALI PLASTIC SURGERY
The Feminine Rejuvenation Center at Jandali Plastic Surgery offers a full complement of restoration treatments including surgical and non-surgical options. The non-surgical treatments, including Viveve and Emsella, offer solutions for various feminine concerns such as vaginal dryness, laxity, stress urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and volume loss of the labia. The certified clinical team assists women through the treatments; beginning with a discreet consultation to discuss their concerns and questions. Dr. Shareef Jandali specializes in labiaplasty for functional as well as cosmetic concerns. Their highly trained female staff allows patients to feel confident and comfortable throughout the process.
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THE PARENT COLLECTIVE
The Parent Collective offers evidence-based prenatal and parenting education designed to foster open discussion, support parents with unbiased information and tactical tips, and establish friendships among expectant parents. Whether you are looking to be educated on a particular topic like labor and delivery, breast and bottle feeding, new baby care, or build a support network through the prenatal and parenting series, they’ve got you covered! They also offer mom coaching to give you the tools to create lasting change, help you reconnect with what brings you joy, keep you accountable to your goals, and most importantly, support you every step of the way. There’s no question that mothers need support, someone in their corner celebrating their victories and guiding them through the tough stuff. Someone to hold up the mirror to help them see the woman who’s still in there, even if she got a little lost in the transition to motherhood, and help her find her way out. If you are curious, schedule a free call to learn more!
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Malta House is an organization that promotes the dignity of God-given life by providing a nurturing home environment, support services, and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children. They have been in the same location on Prowitt Street in Norwalk, CT for more than 22 years and have welcomed 334 mothers and 353 children! Malta House is moving into a newly renovated home that will increase its capacity by 50%. Their new home is located at 139 West Rocks Road in Norwalk. Stop and visit at one of their open houses this July!
JESSICA WILEN COACHING
Jessica Wilen, Ph.D., offers a broad range of coaching services to help high-achieving parents attain greater success and satisfaction in their personal and professional lives. Leadership Coaching: Helping executive, senior leader, and high-potential working parents explore their development as both a leader and a parent, knowing that these two identities can build on each other. The themes that regularly emerge include values, balance, visibility, prioritization, boundaries, confidence, communication, and resilience. Transition Coaching: Life transitions (ex: changing careers, going through a divorce, being offered a new job opportunity or promotion, becoming an empty-nester, and moving for a partner’s job) usually elicit deep ambivalence. Coaching can help clients clarify priorities, manage change, and work towards greater alignment. Co-Parent Coaching: Tensions often arise between couples, co-parents, and other parenting dyads as they navigate the challenges of raising a family. Together you can explore ways to align core values, productively manage conflict, parent intentionally, and achieve optimal family-centric outcomes through co-parenting coaching.