Aches and pains are common in pregnancy. It can be hard to relax too! Movement can be helpful! Easy movements not only can relieve the pain during pregnancy but can help us find that rest we so desperately need. Restful and gentle stretches are a great way to invite calm and relaxation into the body! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
My love letter to my favorite maternity wear.
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 [...]
The end of pregnancy is quite literally all the feels. It can be a roller-coaster! You seem to be in this new weird place. One foot into pregnancy and wondering what this new life will look like with this baby. But also one foot already in the future as a new parent. Our minds are [...]
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 [...]