Mother to Mother Services

Mother to Mother Services Offering Private and semi-private classes to the home birth community and those choosing a birth center or hospital. Mother to Mother offers several class options to fit your needs.

Hi there. My name is Rosemarie and I am a proud certified birth doula with DONA International. I am also the owner of Mother to Mother Services. I have been in business since 1997 specializing in personalized professional care to all birthing families throughout Central New Jersey. Mother to Mother has grown through the years to not only supporting birthing families, but educating and empowering

Hi there. My name is Rosemarie and I am a proud certified birth doula with DONA International. I am also the owner of Mother to Mother Services. I have been in business since 1997 specializing in personalized professional care to all birthing families throughout Central New Jersey. Mother to Mother has grown through the years to not only supporting birthing families, but educating and empowering

Operating as usual

My babies slept right by my side for the first year. How about you?
12/19/2021
Babies Should Sleep With Their Mothers Until Age Three, New Research Claims

My babies slept right by my side for the first year. How about you?

Everyone has an opinion about how children should and should not be patented. While it’s entirely fair for everyone to have their own opinion, sometimes controversial topics come up and we don’t entirely know what to do.

Tonight is the last childbirth class I am teaching for 2021. Looking forward to spending time with my family and friends...
12/13/2021

Tonight is the last childbirth class I am teaching for 2021. Looking forward to spending time with my family and friends celebrating the holidays and completing work on a very special project that I have been working on for the last six months or so. Can’t wait for the big reveal coming soon.

For 2022 I will be continuing to teach private and small group classes to both the Home birth community as well as those choosing to birth in a hospital or birth center.

Thank you to all the Home birth midwives who continually send their families to me along with all the referrals from many of the OB’s and midwives throughout central NJ.

I am currently booking classes from mid March onward to June of 2022. Feel free to call or text me at 732-547-8670 for more info.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and very happy New Year. 🎊
#homebirthchildbirth,#birthathome,#naturalbirth,#naturalchildbirthinahospital

Tonight is the last childbirth class I am teaching for 2021. Looking forward to spending time with my family and friends celebrating the holidays and completing work on a very special project that I have been working on for the last six months or so. Can’t wait for the big reveal coming soon.

For 2022 I will be continuing to teach private and small group classes to both the Home birth community as well as those choosing to birth in a hospital or birth center.

Thank you to all the Home birth midwives who continually send their families to me along with all the referrals from many of the OB’s and midwives throughout central NJ.

I am currently booking classes from mid March onward to June of 2022. Feel free to call or text me at 732-547-8670 for more info.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and very happy New Year. 🎊
#homebirthchildbirth,#birthathome,#naturalbirth,#naturalchildbirthinahospital

Stop being so hard on yourself. Follow your heart and your mind. Have peace if it does not go the way you planned and ne...
11/30/2021

Stop being so hard on yourself. Follow your heart and your mind. Have peace if it does not go the way you planned and need to make a change. You are still your child's mom and you are doing the very best for your human. Give yourself some grace and love.

As a midwife x over 35 years now and a mom of 4 kiddos ages 27 to 36, and a grandma of two littles, this post shares one of the truest truths I know: we do not make or break our children. They come with their own stories and journeys and our job is to be there with wisdom, love, understanding, and resilience to support them on that journey for a lifetime.

So yes - all the things- home birth, extended breastfeeding, deeply connected parenting, co-sleeping, homeschooling- whatever of it you choose- do it because it’s right for you and your child, because you love it, and because it works for you- not to cultivate a perfect person or to overcompensate for trauma you may have had. Pay attention to what each child needs because that’s different for each, too. I promise I’ve worked with families who did all the things and no there’s no perfect recipe for the ever happy ever healthy child or adult. Life is more complex than that.

And if your kids do have health challenges, need that antibiotic you worked so hard to avoid to help them have a healthy gut, breastfeeding doesn’t go as planned and you need to use a bottle and formula, you need to have a cesarean- it’s all okay. It’s life’s journey. It’s not your failing and littles are so resilient.

I’ve midwifed so many mamas going crazy trying to get it so right, trying to avoid recreating traumas or protecting our kids from so much of modern living. Yes let’s nourish snd protect our littles and our teens and our adult children of course. But also find the inner peace that you are doing your best and it not only doesn’t have to be perfect- it won’t be.

Allowing ourselves this grace makes the journey easier, more joyous, and allows us to see our children for who they are and what they need rather than just as products of what we do. It allows us to parent more authentically and vulnerably and be more in the intuitive moment.

And it allows us to truly see our children in their fullness and gives [email protected] permission also, not to be perfect, but instead to be self-loving, resilient humans who understand that we are all humans doing our best and not perfect beings.

Be easier on yourself, mama. Every single day.

Bahahahah I remember those days so well !!!!
11/29/2021

Bahahahah I remember those days so well !!!!

It's done safely at home. It's time for water birth to be brought back into our hospitals.
11/29/2021
Major water birth safety study from OSU finds no increased risk of death, major trauma

It's done safely at home. It's time for water birth to be brought back into our hospitals.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University researchers have conducted the largest study of water births to date and found they were associated with better overall outcomes than non-water births. Water births had a lower risk of several maternal and neonatal outcomes, including postpartum hemorrhage...

FYI
11/11/2021

FYI

Often people approach their #pregnancy and #prenatal care under the assumption that an OB is the only option for clinical care and a #midwife and a #doula are interchangeable. 😖

⭐️ THIS COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH ⭐️

💕Midwives are options for clinical care; a midwife truly approaching #birth with the #midwiferymodelofcare perspective recognizes #childbirth as a normal bodily process that occasionally requires assistance.

💕 Midwives primary focus is the physical safety of the #baby and the #laboring person; a #doula has the primary focus of physical, informational, and emotional comfort and support.

💕 If the #birthprocess becomes complicated, midwives can collaborate with or transfer care to an #obstetrician or transfer to the hospital in the case of a #homebirth .

💕 In other countries with better birth outcomes than ours, midwives provide the majority of care.

#thisisyourbirth #blossomingbellies #birthsupport #midwiferycare #yourbirthismeanttomoveyou #healthybirth #empoweredbirth #birthoptions

Posted @withregram • @ashzigthemidwife and @thelabormama

When life seems tough, remember there is an end in sight. ❤️
11/11/2021

When life seems tough, remember there is an end in sight. ❤️

The Last Time

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms,
you will never be the same.
You might long for the person you were before,
When you have freedom and time,
And nothing in particular to worry about.

You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,
And days will run into days that are exactly the same,
Full of feedings and burping,
Nappy changes and crying,
Whining and fighting,
Naps or a lack of naps,
It might seem like a never-ending cycle.

But don’t forget …
There is a last time for everything.
There will come a time when you will feed your baby for the very last time.
They will fall asleep on you after a long day
And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.

One day you will carry them on your hip then set them down,
And never pick them up that way again.
You will scrub their hair in the bath one night
And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.
They will hold your hand to cross the road,
Then never reach for it again.
They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,
And it will be the last night you ever wake to this.

One afternoon you will sing “the wheels on the bus”
and do all the actions,
Then never sing them that song again.
They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,
The next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.
You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face.
They will run to you with arms raised for the very last time.

The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time
Until there are no more times.
And even then, it will take you a while to realize.

So while you are living in these times,
remember there are only so many of them
and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them.
For one last time. -Author Unknown-

Artist ~ Lauri Blank
'Sunday Morning'

Fun afternoon doing a virtual breastfeeding class with a group of women. Now getting ready to teach a childbirth class t...
11/02/2021

Fun afternoon doing a virtual breastfeeding class with a group of women. Now getting ready to teach a childbirth class tonight.

Fun afternoon doing a virtual breastfeeding class with a group of women. Now getting ready to teach a childbirth class tonight.

Love this.
10/26/2021

Love this.

Such important info! ⭐️ Often parents fall into the trap of supplementing as early as Day Two because their #baby is eating so much they think there isn’t anything there. 😱 Colostrum is present and, although it only comes out in small quantities, your #newbaby is getting what they need as well as priming their digestive system, practicing their latching, and creating all the parental hormonal releases that are crucial for building and maintaining a #healthymilksupply 🤱🏾

#thisisyourbirth #blossomingbelliesbirth #lactationsupport #doulasupport #newfamily #postpartum #firstfewdays #infantfeeding Posted @withregram • @reclaimbirthdoula

NEWBORN FEEDING PATTERNS
🎂 The Birthday Nap: Many babies come out, eat well once or twice and then crash. For about 24 hours it can be tough to get them to wake and eat well. Just keep trying.

🌚 The Second Night (24-48 Hours): If you delivered vaginally, you may be home and wondering what is going wrong. Probably nothing. Baby has “woken up,” your milk is not quite in yet, and they are going to be a bit fiery and probably will not leave the b**b.

🍴 All Day Buffet (48-96 Hours): Days 3 and 4 baby is probably eating very often (and cluster feeding). Transitional milk is often in, and that baby wants to be on the breast and getting it. So they eat. A lot. All day and all night.

🦉 The Night Owl (Days 5-7+): Your milk may be in (if so, yay)! Your baby wants to sleep all day and be up all night. No thank you!

▪️This is all normal! I know it is hard, but it will get better. And in this week we do want good diaper output, weight gain, a return to birth weight, etc. I know you want to rest - but when that baby wants to eat, we’ve got to do it.

Day/night confusion, cluster feeding, irregular rhythms - it’ll all continue. The end of the first week isn’t some flip that gets switched and all’s well. BUT - this first week is a funky little roller coaster, and for many, once we get these days behind us, baby slowly starts to move towards a bit of a (more) regular daytime feeding rhythm and hopefully, may start to sleep a tiny bit better/longer at night.

Do you remember any of this mama? I sure do.

Reposted from @thelabormama

Looking forward to tonight’s Baby Care Basics class. I Always have fun teaching this.
10/26/2021

Looking forward to tonight’s Baby Care Basics class. I Always have fun teaching this.

Spent the day doing a private class for another wonderful home birth couple. Love it that they came in being so well pre...
10/24/2021

Spent the day doing a private class for another wonderful home birth couple. Love it that they came in being so well prepared prior to us meeting. We had great conversations, laughed a whole bunch, and couple left feeling well prepared and confident in her ability to do what her body was designed to do.

Spent the day doing a private class for another wonderful home birth couple. Love it that they came in being so well prepared prior to us meeting. We had great conversations, laughed a whole bunch, and couple left feeling well prepared and confident in her ability to do what her body was designed to do.

My midweek semi private childbirth classes are starting this week. Excited to be preparing birthing couples for the jour...
10/11/2021

My midweek semi private childbirth classes are starting this week. Excited to be preparing birthing couples for the journey of birth and so much more. Contact me for additional dates, times, and info at 732-547-8670.

My midweek semi private childbirth classes are starting this week. Excited to be preparing birthing couples for the journey of birth and so much more. Contact me for additional dates, times, and info at 732-547-8670.

Couldn’t agree with this more.
10/11/2021

Couldn’t agree with this more.

Couldn’t agree with this more.

Funny and true.
09/28/2021

Funny and true.

Join us for this weeks #HumorFriday!

Beautiful morning to be able to teach my childbirth class outdoors. Sounds of birds in the back make it extra relaxing. ...
09/25/2021

Beautiful morning to be able to teach my childbirth class outdoors. Sounds of birds in the back make it extra relaxing. Some of the things we will be discussing today is how the body prepares for labor and the amazing ways to help our bodies relax and open during a Homebirth. Mother to Mother is offering in-person private and semi private classes. Call 732-547-8670.

Excited to be teaching a childbirth class on Saturday to a sweet Homebirth couple. Even happier that we can do class on ...
09/24/2021

Excited to be teaching a childbirth class on Saturday to a sweet Homebirth couple. Even happier that we can do class on the back deck while the weather is still nice.

Excited to be teaching a childbirth class on Saturday to a sweet Homebirth couple. Even happier that we can do class on the back deck while the weather is still nice.

Although summer is over and Mother to Mother Services enjoyed it more than ever, we continued teaching private and semi ...
09/22/2021

Although summer is over and Mother to Mother Services enjoyed it more than ever, we continued teaching private and semi private classes to both the home birth community and those delivering in either a birth center or hospital. If you are interested in in-person classes and are due winter of 2022 give me a call 📞 at 732-547-8670

Although summer is over and Mother to Mother Services enjoyed it more than ever, we continued teaching private and semi private classes to both the home birth community and those delivering in either a birth center or hospital. If you are interested in in-person classes and are due winter of 2022 give me a call 📞 at 732-547-8670

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07/01/2021

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Dang it’s hot outside. Enjoying the coolness indoors as I am getting ready to teach another homebirth couple. Love what ...
06/28/2021

Dang it’s hot outside. Enjoying the coolness indoors as I am getting ready to teach another homebirth couple. Love what I do. #preparingforahomebirth #homebirtheducation #homebirth #lovewhatido #lovehomebirth

Dang it’s hot outside. Enjoying the coolness indoors as I am getting ready to teach another homebirth couple. Love what I do. #preparingforahomebirth #homebirtheducation #homebirth #lovewhatido #lovehomebirth

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06/23/2021

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@Growupbrite

When all your Saturday classes are booked until August you pivot and teach during the weekday. Looking forward to doing ...
06/23/2021

When all your Saturday classes are booked until August you pivot and teach during the weekday. Looking forward to doing a private class for a couple who delivered their first baby at a birth center in NY and has now chosen to birth their next at home with the support of their amazing homebirth midwives. It’s going to be a great day. Thank you midwifery care associates 💕

When all your Saturday classes are booked until August you pivot and teach during the weekday. Looking forward to doing a private class for a couple who delivered their first baby at a birth center in NY and has now chosen to birth their next at home with the support of their amazing homebirth midwives. It’s going to be a great day. Thank you midwifery care associates 💕

We often discuss the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding, but there are so many other benefits as well.
06/22/2021
Nursing Is Much More Than Milk — Nancy Mohrbacher

We often discuss the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding, but there are so many other benefits as well.

June 29, 2020 Nursing Is Much More Than Milk June 29, 2020/ Nancy Mohrbacher When discussing lactation, the health effects of human milk often get top billing, but nursing gives children much more than calories and immune-boosting ingredients. Nursing provides sensory stimulation that enhances infan...

Here is the deal on vernix.
06/22/2021

Here is the deal on vernix.

“✨Vernix ✨

For those expecting to have a baby born like on the movies, all clean, fresh and doll like. Here’s some fun facts about vernix for you...
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1. White sticky waxy stuff that coats your baby whilst inside the womb. It is really sticky but smooth and often after holding a baby with vernix on I’ll notice a patch of the stuff on my uniform 🤍

2. It protects your baby’s skin in the womb from looking all pruney, like how your fingers and toes get when you’ve been in the bath too long.

3. Overdue babies are less likely to have as much vernix so they can look a bit prune like on their hands and feet (they have been in the bath too long 😉!)

4. It’s got antibacterial and moisturising properties so, as tempting as it may be, don’t wipe it off. Let your baby’s skin absorb this in the first few hours/days of life 🙂 It will help their skin adapt to life outside the womb.

5. You may still notice it in baby’s creases (under armpits and groin area) several days later.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Can anyone remember this on their baby when he/she was brand new?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

#Repost @thebumptobabychapter
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This photo is a beautiful capture from @nathaliepaulifotografia
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#babyfrosting
#Newborn #thirdtrimester #fourthtrimester #40weeks #duedate #36weekspregnant #WhatToExpectWhenYoureExpecting #Vernix #TheBestMoisturiser #BirthTips #TheBirthChapter #TheBabyChapter #Birth #midwife #antenatalclass #birthtips #itsagirl #itsaboy

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My name is Rosemarie DiMare and I am a DONA Certified Birth Doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. I have been educating and assisting birthing families in Monmouth, Middlesex and surrounding counties in NJ since 1997. I support couples in hospitals as well as those who choose to birth their baby at home with a midwife. When I got pregnant with my second child, my husband and I decide to hire a doula to assist us during my labor. The experience was so amazing. After seeing first hand the benefits of continuous emotional and physical support throughout my long and beautiful labor, I knew I was being called into this profession. Over the years, Mother to Mother has expanded its service to not only specialize in supporting families during birth, but to educate them about healthy safe birth practices and to help them to develop confidence in themselves and the birth process. I am involved with (I-CAN), International Cesarean Awareness Network. My specialty is counseling, educating, and supporting women who desire a vaginal birth after prior cesarean. I am also trained as a Hypnobirthing Doula and have had many years experince working with Hypnobirthing couples. Mother to Mother has been known for its “Personalized Professional Care.” Time spent prenatally with my birthing couples has enabled me to develop a special bond with them prior to labor. This has helped the birthing mother feel a sense of peace and safety which allows her to be more relaxed both physically and mentally. My families are pleased knowing they have a “Special Woman” trained to be with them throughout labor. My job is not to take the place of the partner, but to make the partner feel less pressured so he can tend to the birthing mother without feeling like he has to perform. When I am not teaching or assisting at births, I enjoy vacationing, taking walks along the beach with my husband John and spending time with my sons John and Nicholas. When I find time alone, I enjoy nothing more than curling up on the couch with a good book and a delicious cup of coffee. In the fall of 2015 I received a recognition award from the American College of Nurse Midwives for my work and dedication to birthing mothers. As I sit and reflect back over my years as a doula and childbirth educator, I feel totally blessed to be in this profession and look forward to many more years preparing and guiding families through the amazing journey of childbirth. Rosemarie

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My name is Rosemarie and I am a certified Birth Doula with DONA International, as well as the owner and operator of Mother to Mother Services. I have been in business since 1997 specializing in personalized professional care throughout Central New Jersey. Mother to Mother has grown through the years to not only support birthing families, but educate and empower mother, partners, and families alike. As a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, I love teaching women about their amazing bodies and how it was designed to birth. Call today to set up your free consultation. I can be reached at 732-547-8670

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A beautiful baby girl has graced our world. Mama worked so hard and did an amazing job bringing her daughter in the world. Dad wasn’t so bad himself I must say. Thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors at RWJ who made it all possible.
Almost 14 years ago you helped me bring this beautiful boy into the world.