You clench your partners hand and “hee hee hoo” your way through another contraction. Bathed in sweat, you see your phone on the bedside tray and can’t resist calling out, “Hey, Google… How much longerRRRRR? Hee hee…” If only Google knew! Labor is not the same for everyone, so an internet search will not conjure up specifics. Just know that even though it seems like that baby may never make an appearance, it is, truly, just a matter of time.Hey, Google! Do parents search anything else from the delivery room?
One of the most common reasons for newborns crying is because of gas that gets trapped in the abdomen causing uncomfortable cramping and bloating.
There are a few exercises that you can do to assist your baby in moving the gas around so you and your newborn can enjoy spending your days together.
Has your newborn been extra fussy or inconsolable? If you’ve eliminated the obvious reasons for newborn fussiness (hunger, in need of fresh diaper, etc.), she may be having trouble passing gas. Here are some simple steps to help prevent gas in both bottle- and breastfed newborns.
You’ve gotten the news from the Doctor, had your sonogram and worked on processing the news yourself and with your family and loved ones. Now, how do you tell your boss you are pregnant? Here’s some advice.
Baby growth percentiles. Are you familiar with them? They’re those charts your doctor uses to compare your child’s development to the averages of other children in the country. We have a few facts about the growth percentile you might like to know.
The opinions vary from person-to-person; it just depends on who you ask. One thing is clear though, mothers in the 21st century are faced with endless options, and tremendous pressures of motherhood. Here are some words on how to cope.
The flu always spells trouble during the colder months of the year. This year, the flu has been notoriously vicious, with high numbers of hospitalizations, as reported in a recent New York Times article. As an expectant mother, how do you navigate flu season without holing up for the duration?
Bringing your new baby home is a delightful experience but stress can arise when your baby gets fussy. Having a baby in tears can be exhausting and be overwhelming for a new parent. Crying newborns are often dealing with digestive distress or food allergies. There is a difference between a milk allergy and a milk intolerance. A milk intolerance is when your baby is having trouble digesting the lactose in the formula or breastmilk. This is common in newborns as their digestive system isn’t fully developed yet.
What exercises can you continue to do while pregnant? What exercises should you avoid? We’ve got our top and most important do’s and don’t’s for exercising while pregnant!
Parents-to-be are often overwhelmed by the many decisions to be made surrounding the delivery and birth of a new baby. Giving birth to a baby boy is a bit more complicated because whether to circumcise or not is yet another decision that has to be made. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents appear to be pretty split on the topic, although the circumcision rate in the United States has always been at least a little over 50% in favor of circumcision for the past 15 years. There are pros and cons to circumcising your newborn, even when religious factors are not part of the consideration, so read through the pros and cons below if you’re still on the fence about what to do.
We thought we’d do a countdown of our own and give you ten of the eighteen strange, but true pregnancy facts we found. Ready?
Choosing the perfect gift for the special mom in your life can be a daunting task. She’s lovely, lovable, works hard, juggles it all– and is likely– exhausted. This Valentine’s Day, we have some pointers to help you choose a gift that will help her feel appreciated, refreshed, and loved!
Adoption is a beautiful happening. Whether fertility problems make it an option, or just the desire to make a difference in a child’s life, adoption is a gift. Many children are born into families that are unable to give the child the life they deserve. Whether the child has been placed in Foster Care, or a pregnant mother makes a conscience decision to place her child with another family, adoption exists for one reason.
Here are a few tips to help get your children ready to welcome their newborn sibling into your home. Having a newborn is tough enough in its own right. Getting older siblings to understand their new role in the family can be even tougher.
The Rewards of Reading to Your Little One Reading to your little one can be a special experience for both mother and child. Your baby loves hearing you talk—even inside the womb, the sound of your voice was soothing and comforting… a first, reassuring glimpse into the outside world.
Aside from actually giving birth, being an expectant mother is one of the happiest times in a woman’s life. It is also one of the most stressful. There are many decisions to be made during this time, and the vast number of options, along with the consequences of each choice, can be overwhelming. For many expectant mothers, deciding whether or not to find out the gender of their child before it is born is incredibly difficult. There is, of course, no right or wrong answer to this question. There are, however, pros and cons to each side of the decision.
An article on the history of the Pacifier, or better known as “the Binky,” and why it is such an important item in every parents bag of baby comfort items.
Stretch marks. What visual did those words conjure up for you? They come in every size and a variety of colors. But, no matter if they are red, purple or a bluish silver, you just don’t see people flaunting them in the same way that they rock their tattoos. ?Here’s guide on a very stretchy subject.
Postpartum depression typically starts two to three weeks after giving birth. It can last for 8-12 weeks. Here are some things to look for if you think you suffer from it.