Embracing your post-baby body can be a challenge. When you look in the mirror after having a baby, things look inevitably different. Don’t forget, you literally grew a baby inside you for nine (long) months! Trust me when I say, that almost all of us have struggled with loving our new bodies at one time or another. Here are some great tips and ways of thinking that have … [Read more...]
You've been pregnant for what feels like forever and the time has finally come to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world. Make sure you're ready for everything from your trip to the hospital to those first few weeks of adjusting to your new life by checking out our tips, checklists, and information for brand new moms and seasoned veterans alike!
Congratulations on your pregnancy! For most woman, from the moment they see the plus sign on the pregnancy test, they are thinking about two things: the health of their baby and their childbirth plan. Their own health often takes second fiddle (which continues once the baby has come out, in many cases). It’s important to remember that the mother’s and baby’s health are … [Read more...]
I’ll be honest, as a late-20-something woman, pregnant for the first time, I had certain opinions of C-sections. I had plenty of friends who had delivered their babies by C-section, and while my brain knew that there are very legitimate reasons for a C-section, my heart focused on a medicine-free vaginal delivery. My OB-GYN and I had many conversations about my birth plan, … [Read more...]
I recently came across a question in a pregnancy forum about how much walking is safe when you’re in labor. This dad-to-be was trying to determine if he and his wife could hoof it to the nearby hospital (about a third of a mile, or 500 meters away) once she was in labor. He went on to say he could push her in a wheelchair but had heard she could only lie flat once her water … [Read more...]
Wondering where to sell maternity clothes? After the birth of your baby, you won’t need them anymore (unless you're planning on having more kids, of course), but what do you do with them? Why not sell them and make some extra cash? After all, you're going to need all the extra funds you can get for all that baby gear that you didn't get at your shower! Here are … [Read more...]