I distinctly remember being pregnant with my second son in the wintertime and watching a cooking show that showcased peaches. I was nearly overcome with the insatiable hunger for a fresh, ripe peach- which wasn't to be found in Ohio in February. Few things hit the spot like these seasonal fruits and we're featuring 5 ways to savor the sweet summer flavor of peaches.
Raise your hand if you really- truly, actual-factual know what a postpartum doula is?
Now if when asked to describe the role of a doula, your answer is something along the lines of, "Well, they're kinda like a nanny," then I am sorry to say, you do not really know!
It's an unfortunate truth that sometimes pregnancy and birth don't go as expected. If you have a friend who is on bed rest due to a high-risk pregnancy, is facing a longer-than-expected recovery after birth, or has a baby in the NICU (and perhaps even all three of these apply), you might be wondering how to best offer support to them. We've got the best tried-and true ideas for offering practical help for families experiencing a rough pregnancy or postpartum recovery.
The early postpartum period is a time of transition- in your family, your body, and yes, your style. Here are our top picks for items we love for bridging the gap between maternity clothes and your regular pieces.
With bright lights and stark walls, labor & delivery rooms in the hospital aren't usually what come to mind when most of us think of a serene environment. Choosing to deliver your baby in the hospital where you feel safest doesn't mean you cannot also create a cozy birthing space with reminders of home.
Thanks to the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, most health insurance companies cover the cost of a breast pump. The quality of the pumps covered can vary by insurance policy, so do your homework. Not all breast pumps are created equal.
Q. At my baby's first visit with the pediatrician, we were told to give her Vitamin D drops. I thought my milk had all the nutrients my daughter needs? Are the drops necessary?
As a mom of five (5!) myself, there's one question I get asked more than any other: "How do you DO it?" Indeed, how does a breastfeeding parent sit down to nurse a cluster-feeding newborn when there is a toddler climbing furniture and a preschooler spilling snacks all over the floor?
The holiday season can be painful for those who have lost a loved one. Celebrations bring a reminder of what was and what will not be. They represent milestones that should have been met- particularly for grieving parents who should be anticipating a winter due date or dreaming of their baby's first Christmas.