What "Bed Rest" Means for You and Baby

What “Bed Rest” Means for You and Baby

When you’re put on bed rest, generally speaking, it is to take the weight of your uterus off your cervix. Studies show 1 in 5 pregnant women are put on bed rest at some point during pregnancy (for various reasons- risk of preterm labor, preeclampsia, carrying multiples, weak cervix, etc). Bed rest can last anywhere [Read More….]

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Manual vs. Electric Breast Pump

Manual vs. Electric Breast Pump

Breast pumps are a great commodity to have with a little one- whether you’re looking to relieve engorgement, feed a NICU baby, go back to work, share feeding with Dad, or build milk supply. Whether you need an electric pump or manual is a common question amongst first time shoppers. Manual pump pros: With a [Read More….]

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Bonding with your baby

Bonding With Your Baby

Bonding with your baby simply means you form an intense attachment; but don’t let the simplicity of the definition take away from the incredible pleasure and joy you can achieve by bonding with your child. There are multiples ways your body and mind facilitate this – both chemically and emotionally. From the first kick to [Read More….]

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Tips for Increasing Fertility

Tips for Increasing Fertility

Once you and your significant other decide the time is right to bring a little bundle of joy into your life, you are going to be ready to get the show on the road! When you are trying to conceive months can seem like years and having trouble conceiving can become extremely frustrating. Below are [Read More….]

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Medela Breastfeeding University

Medela Breastfeeding University

The one thing all moms have in common is unanswered questions. With every pregnancy and new additions to the family, you’re going to have steps you haven’t taken before. Medela has a great program to help erase some of the guesswork from an area you don’t want to question- getting your baby the nutrition he [Read More….]

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Is "mom brain" real?

Is “Mom Brain” Real?

Did you put the cereal box in the refrigerator again? Did you forget where you put your keys or why you entered a room? If any of the above sound like you then there is a strong possibility that you are suffering from the ever common “mom brain”. As many as 80% of new mothers [Read More….]

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Donating Breast Milk

Donating Breast Milk

Donating breast milk is a common occurrence, as uncommon of a topic it may be, and, for varying reasons, we have always had a need for it. From wet nurses in the Renaissance period, to the milk banks we have for NICU babies today, breast milk has always been a necessity that for some is [Read More….]

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What exactly is BPA?

What Exactly is BPA?

BPA has been a hot topic lately, from parents to the scientific community, and especially amongst pregnant and breastfeeding women, due to concern over the possible negative health effects and contamination of some company’s breast milk storage containers and bottles. This leaves many people, myself included, wondering how to protect themselves and their new families [Read More….]

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Counting Your Baby's Kicks

Counting Your Baby’s Kicks

Keeping track of your baby’s kicks is a great way to monitor your baby’s well being during your last trimester. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that you start counting kicks at 28 weeks. If your doctor or healthcare provider determines that your pregnancy is high risk, he or she may advise that [Read More….]

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Nervous about labor pain?

Nervous About Labor Pain?

It is certainly understandable that any expecting mother would be nervous about labor pain, especially if this is her first child.  In order to offset some fears you may have around labor pain, check out some helpful online materials to get some perspective such as this online publication from Parents.com. According to Jennifer Krupp, M.D., maternal [Read More….]

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