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...

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