Author - Jocelyn Alt

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Jocelyn Alt is a certified doula with 7 years of experience working with mothers and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth, and the new motherhood stages.  Jocelyn is the founder of a local birth and parenting services company called Ohana, which means “family” in Hawaiian. Ohana offers childbirth classes, doulas, maternity concierge services, and Mom&Baby/Dad&Baby groups. 

Five Tips for New Moms

As a doula (Jocelyn) and a lactation consultant and therapist (Peggy), we’ve worked with hundreds of women as they have become new moms.  Here are our top 5 tips for making the shift to motherhood as smooth as possible:

1.     Blaze your own path.  Once you have a baby, it seems everyone has an opinion about parenting.  “Let him cry it out.” “Never let him cry.” “Go back to work.” “Don’t leave your baby.”  Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the often contradictory advice, try instead ...

Posted on May 07, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Jocelyn Alt

The Doula Dishes: Four Tips for Supporting Your Partner in Labor

Helping Her Push: Four Tips for Supporting Your Partner in Labor

Ok, husbands and partners, we know you can’t actually help push the baby out.  But there are many ways in which your support can be crucial to assisting your wife or partner through labor and delivery.  As a doula, I’ve worked side-by-side with dozens of partners and dads-to-be helping their wives through childbirth.  Here are a few tips I’ve learned that make for the best support:

#4  Pay attention in childbirth clas...

Posted on February 06, 2014 at 12:10 PM by Jocelyn Alt