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 [...]
Holy motherforking shirtballs, I’m nearing the end of pregnancy!
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 [...]
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 [...]
I don’t want to have sex. Is this normal?
Pregnancy changes our bodies in so many ways. With the hormone changes, and other pregnancy symptoms you may find yourself not wanting to get it on.
Is it normal? | I want my life back!
It felt like all of a sudden. One moment. It felt like I looked around and realized I had changed. I mean I knew I was changing. I watched my belly grow and I labored for hours. I had been through this once before. I knew my life would never be the same. But I [...]
What is a fetal non-stress test?
Due to certain pregnancy concerns, routine measures past 28 weeks, going past your due date, or any reason your doctor/midwife deems necessary you may find yourself being told you need a fetal non-stress test or NST. So what is an NST? This test is simply looking to see how baby is doing. It is called [...]
What are birth affirmations?
In the process of birth the birthing person typically will need some encouragement and emotional support. Birth affirmations are simply that! They can even be your birth slogan or mantra! The best part of birth affirmations is you can select those that resonate with you and create ones that truly speak to you. Why use [...]
When do I head to the hospital?
The day has arrived! You think you are in labor! First how do you tell if it is really labor? So you notice you are having contractions and they seem to come and go. You can try timing them. To time a contraction you time the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the [...]
Are you watching “9 Months That Made You”?
I will admit I watch a lot of TV. I watch it to unwind and relax, but I also use it to learn and discover new things. Recently I stumbled upon a PBS series called "9 Months That Made You." I am one episode in and hooked! Now I know by being a doula and [...]
Gas, Constipation, & Hemorrhoids. All things poop in pregnancy.
Often people don't share about their poop issues they experience in pregnancy. They can be all too real. Let's dive in and learn about these common issues. GAS Blame the dog if you want but odds are you will be gassier in pregnancy. This can start early on and at any time. We can thank [...]