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.
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.
Ah, crisp mornings, crunching leaves, boots, and snot.
Wait- what was that last one?
Plenty of us try to avoid folks who are sneezing and coughing, but when you're the parent of a wee baby, cold and flu season can be even more stressful! Here's our tips for keeping your family well- even if you can't control the germs in the air!
If you can't get enough of Taco Tuesdays (Who can?) or are stuck in a dinner rut, we have a fun new twist on your favorite fixin's!
If as a breastfeeding parent, you are not sure if you have ever had a plugged duct, I can tell you- you haven't. Plugged ducts are incredibly painful and can be downright stubborn to release. As a lactation consultant in the greater Cincinnati area for several years now (and 5x nursing mom myself!) I can share with you the best ways to prevent a plug from developing- and how to quickly find relief if one does!
It's a bittersweet milestone when your little one's gummy grin gives way to a cheeky smile with a few new pearly whites! Teething is a time with a notorious reputation for being a literal pain. Fortunately, we've got you covered with our favorite teether toys to maximize fun while easing baby's gums!