Everywhere we look we are bombarded with information and warnings about COVID-19. Most of America is implementing social distancing and taking necessary precautions. These are unprecedented times, causing fear and uncertainty in many people. Including pregnant women....

Most parents plan meticulously for the birth of their baby. They take childbirth education classes, hire a birth doula, and write out a birth plan. But what happens after the baby arrives? Are you prepared for healing after childbirth and caring for a newborn?

Here's a...

I gave birth to my first baby 13 years ago today, and God used that experience lead me to birth work...

When my doctor asked me if I wanted to pick my baby's birthday, I - being the planner that I am - willingly jumped on board with that! We scheduled an induction for 3...

I recently asked a group of mothers who they chose to support them during their labor and delivery.  

The most common answers were:

#1 their husband/partner 

#2 a doula

#3 a parent

#4 a birth photographer

#5 a sibling

Who you choose to support you on your birth day...

You spent months planning for your new baby.

You read the books.

Took the classes.

Researched all of the gear.

Watched YouTube videos.

Followed the blogs.

And then it happened. The baby you planned so much for finally arrived. 

If you're like the majority of American women (o...

Just hearing the word mastitis is enough to make most nursing mamas cringe, but is it really that big of a deal or is it just a postpartum rite of passage? 

In this post I'll be discussing the ins and outs of mastitis, various treatment options, and a few preventio...

The holiday season is here and with it comes family gatherings, social events, and lots of people oohing and ahhing over your new baby.

But your baby is just that... Yours.

People love to hold and snuggle babies, but that's not always in the best interest of the mother/b...

September 16, 2018

On Thursday, June 28th, I had my 39 week appointment and my blood pressure was borderline high which, as it turns out, really makes people nervous. My actual induction started the following Monday, July 2nd, although they’d been trying to get me to agree to it since Fr...

July 29, 2018

As a new mom, it can be worrisome when you are not sure if you are making enough milk for your baby. Here are some practical ways that you can know for sure.

First and foremost: if your baby is gaining weight well on breast milk alone, then you do not have a problem wit...

June 21, 2018

You spent months preparing to meet your little one.

You took the classes.

You read the books. 

You researched every baby gadget known to man.

You bought the clothes and decorated the nursery.

The big day finally came, and you welcomed your baby into this world.

But now what?...

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