The media often likes to have scenes of birth in shows and movies. They are usually rather dramatic. Enter the scenes of screaming and waters breaking and someone telling their spouse, "YOU DID THIS TO ME!!" But some documentaries seek out truth and explore birth in other ways. Recently on Netflix a new docu-series explores [...]
Who should be your care provider? What are your options? Who will support you?
When you are writing your birth plan and prepping for the big event have you thought about what you are going to wear? Now its not a red carpet event per se but you certainly can decide what you want to wear while in labor. What wardrobe options are there? 1- The hospital gown. This [...]
There are classes for everything. So why would a class about newborns help the new parent? Let me tell you the benefits! Benefit #1: BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE! It can be scary to have responsibility for the everyday needs of these little humans. No matter the exposure to actual day to day tasks of newborn care [...]
In labor a cervix dilates from completely closed to 10 centimeters. When the magic number of 10 is announced after a vaginal exam it means the body has moved into the second stage of labor, PUSHING. The pushing stage for a first time parent can last 30 minutes to 3 hours on average. When it [...]
Morning sickness can be all day sickness! Yup, it is the truth. Everyone experiences nausea in pregnancy a little different. It ranges from no nausea to way too much. For some pregnant folk it will feel like a wave of nausea that comes and goes. For others it lingers. You may even be a not [...]
What in the world does baby poop look like? What does breastfed baby poop look like? What does formula fed baby poop look like? Let's dive in shall we? First off your baby's waste will change over the first week of its life. It actually will change in color and texture. The first poop babies [...]
My love letter to my favorite maternity wear.
Truth be told I am a little obsessed with comedy. First off I love to laugh. I love to spread laughter and I totally dig being on the receiving end of well said jokes. I'll be honest, I even like bad jokes. Give me an opportunity for a good time and a good laugh and [...]
When beginning to celebrate Halloween with your own kids we all hope we fill our children's memory bank with fun Halloween traditions. Check out some of our ideas below to inspire your family! A special dinner Chilli! Pizza! Pasta! You can get creative and make mummies out of hot dogs and croissant rolls or keep [...]