Planning your baby registry? Make sure you add these postpartum essentials to your list! Whether you’re a first-time mom or a fourth-time mom, you’re guilty of the same thing: forgetting that you have essential items that you’ll need during the postpartum phase. Most moms will put their needs on the back burner because of the concern they have in making sure that their new baby … [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!
Labor has got to be one of those times in a woman's life that is full of every emotion imaginable. From happiness to immense pain to anxiety, labor brings out the best, worst and sometimes the funniest in us. If you've ever been in labor, you probably remember saying and doing some things you normally wouldn't. For some women, childbirth temporarily turned them into comics. … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]