Intravenous fluid can be a common medical tool used during labor. The most common reason for it is to prevent dehydration. IVs can also be placed as a way to administer medicine when needed. Did you know you have options? First off every birth place is different, and every provider is different. One way to [...]
Kindness is the new self-care
the secret to How to be happy. We all want to be happy. Happiness is something we all strive for. I mean I'm super into it. I also feel like lately we are all understanding more that caring for ourselves matters. Especially for our happiness. The phrase "self-care" certainly is thrown around a bunch lately. [...]
Newborn Photography Options – Fresh 48, Posed baby, In-home Lifestyle Baby Photos
You’re pregnant?! A big congratulations to you and your family! The next nine months will be filled with all sorts of newness and excitement as you await the arrival of your baby! Obviously, your body will change as you grow that precious little baby (hello cute bump!), your spare bedroom will transition to the baby’s [...]
Keeping the calm amid COVID-19
Times are interesting and ever changing. It is easy to accumulate worry and anxiety as we navigate these uncharted territories. You may be wondering yourself how to keep the calm amid COVID-19. Below we compiled various ways to help reduce the fear, fret, and anxious feelings. It is normal and OK to have these, but [...]
Doula vs Midwife vs Doctor: What is the difference?
Who should be your care provider? What are your options? Who will support you?
3 Benefits of attending a newborn care class
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 [...]
Coached pushing or passive descent?
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 [...]
3 Tips For Selecting a Stroller
Selecting a stroller is just one of the many baby item purchases we make as we prepare for a new baby. When thinking about what is the best stroller for your family you need to think about a few things. What will you use it for? If you are living in the city and plan [...]
What is Gearapalooza?
This week an event rolled through the Metro Detroit area. It was the Gearapalooza! This event is held by Bump Club & Beyond. I had never been before. Amy Hammer and I were invited to check it out and we seriously loved it! So what exactly is this event? Is it an expo? What type [...]
True stories from the NICU
September is a time to think about and bring awareness to NICU parents, babies in the NICU, and the medical teams that work so hard to care for these babies. The National Perinatal Association even breaks down this week of September to recognize and honor all of those involved in NICU care. You can check [...]