MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH

Midwives are Awesome

Midwives have the ability to play an important role in the birthing process. They have many different skills and abilities that allow them to help bring babies into the world.

Issues in Maternal Child Health

There is a dire need for more focus to be given to issues in Maternal Child Health as it relates to black women. Black women are more likely to have higher incidences of Maternal Mortality than other races of women.

LIFE SKILLS

Organizational Tips

One of the biggest tips that I hear moms share with each other when it comes to caring for our babies is to always have clean clothes! Babies spit up, poopie and wet on them, and not to mention drool! These things happen and it is life for our little precious ones.

Coping with Postpartum Stress

Postpartum stress can derail a mother's well planned day. Taking care of baby while daddy is at work can often feel overwhelming, especially when baby cannot be consoled. Call a friend to assist so you can take a break. Don't go it alone. You need just as much care as your baby.

Daddy & Baby Time

Dads, whether you know it or not, the time you spend with your little one is priceless! Holding your sweet little one provides them with the security and love needed for healthy growth and development.

FAMILY & HOME

  • Planning For Baby

    Planning for your baby is such an exciting time! Making sure you position yourself to be able to function from day to day is very important. It’s not easy to predict how each moment will...
  • When Mom is Frazzled, Everybody is Frazzled!

    Mothers are the individuals who “make it happen in the home.” We take the kids to school, cook, clean, discipline, help kids complete homework, bake cupcakes, volunteer, schedule appointments, take the kids to participate in...
  • What Can I do During Pregnancy?

    This is a time to make sure that you are getting all of the prenatal education and medical attention required. Going to a childbirth class will give you lots of information about what goes on...

BREASTFEEDING

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ABOUT TANGELA L. BOYD

Tangela L. Boyd is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), Certified Childbirth Educator (CCCE), and Certified Postpartum Doula (CPD) who has a passion for working with breastfeeding mothers. She also is a member of Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), Florida Lactation Consultant Association (FLCA), and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Tangela has a Master of Arts degree in Health and Wellness with a concentration in Human Lactation and is certified in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR as an Instructor.  She has been working with breastfeeding mothers for the past 9 years.

Tangela’s vision is to see breastfeeding rates and perinatal education rates increase in our society, especially among women of color. With gifts of organization and time management, she desires to help working moms and stay at home moms function as stress free as possible with the many tasks placed before them on a daily basis. 

INFORMATION

DOULA CORNER

Doula News

Having a postpartum doula can be a very positive experience for the breastfeeding mother and her family. The postpartum doula can assist with breastfeeding, meal preparation, newborn care, and help with siblings, etc.

HEALTH

Immunizations

Making sure that your baby is immunized will help protect against childhood diseases. Many years ago, we had a high rate of infant mortality (infant death) and thanks to modern technology we are able to help fight infections that occur today.

PLANNING FOR BABY

Planning for Baby

Planning for your baby is such an exciting time! Making sure you position yourself to be able to function from day to day is very important. It’s not easy to predict how each moment will turn out with your little one, but having what you need on hand will make a big difference.

Birthing Plan

A birthing plan is information that you put together in a document that explains your desires and wishes for the birth of the baby. It is a message so to speak to those in the hospital who will be working with you to make sure you have your desired delivery (as much as possible) during labor and delivery.

PREGNANCY

A Good Time to Think about Breastfeeding

During Pregnancy is a good time to think about breastfeeding. This is the time to learn the facts about breastfeeding and how it works. Breastfeeding can be a choice that you make that will not only be a huge benefit for the baby, but a huge benefit for yourself.

Ideas for Time Management

There can be steps taken to help you organize your life while parenting. Some basic tips that can be helpful throughout every stage of parenting can be organizing for the week ahead whether or not you are a working mom or a stay at home mom.

VIDEOS

TESTIMONIALS

“I have known Tangela since her oldest child was very young. She has always been the most patient and loving mommy! Tangela believes in being responsible for her family’s health and has always done what was necessary to keep them all healthy! She is so creative, often looking for ways to help others while making plenty of time for her family.”
Alice Cole
Alabama
“My son was born at 23 weeks at less than 13 ounces and October 20th and admitted to NICU on his day of birth. I wanted to ensure that he eceived the best nutrients. I provided him with breastmilk. Since I had to pump and store the milk, I needed some advice on breastmilk storage. Tangela provided me with helpful tips on storage information, which allowed the milk to be kept for up to 12 months in the deep freezer until my son was ready to start taking milk. Then, I could pump several times a day and stock up on milk for him. Thanks to Tangela’s information, the stored milk lasted him until February and I’m happy to say my son is healthy and strong. Thanks again for the great advice, Tangela! “
Latisha Hammock
Minnesota
“Tangela has always shown excitement for acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the lactation arena, but more than that, she loves her work with mothers and babies and that shows in every way.”
Karin Cadwell
PhD RN FAAN IBCLC