I cannot tell you the number of times I've made a home visit and midway through the conversation, the client sheepishly admits to hiding infant formula and bottles in a cabinet beforehand. It doesn't surprise me when this happens, but it does disappoint me, because parents should never be made to feel ashamed about infant feeding choices.
Those two little lines can evoke a whole range of emotions, and you may find that you feel them all at once- or feel nothing at all- when pregnant again after a previous loss.
All new parents find themselves extra cautious about germs once they have a newborn in their home, and in light of the current COVID19 pandemic, parents are likely to be even more concerned about their little one's congestion. How do you know what is normal and what is cause for a call to the doctor?
If there's one shared common concern among breastfeeding parents, it's whether or not one is making enough milk for their baby. With solid support and proven methods for building milk supply, parents can enjoy breastfeeding with confidence.
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.