This post was originally written for My Nest Well. Between blogs, books, podcasts, and Youtube videos, do you as an expecting parent really need to spend time — and money — taking a local birthing class? As a Childbirth Educator, I’ve encountered numerous couples who have “read all the things” and “watched all the things,”… Continue reading Do I really need to take a childbirth class?
3 TIPS TO HELP YOU SURVIVE THOSE ‘WITCHING HOUR’ FUSSY EVENINGS WITH YOUR NEWBORN
This was originally written for Tranquilo Mat by Hilary and appeared on their Blog February 8th, 2018 For many first time parents, the first two weeks of life with a newborn can be a bit of a blur. Then, just as you feel like you might be slightly more confident in your new role,… Continue reading 3 TIPS TO HELP YOU SURVIVE THOSE ‘WITCHING HOUR’ FUSSY EVENINGS WITH YOUR NEWBORN
Don’t leave the hospital without these 4 support systems in place
Childbirth Educator and Certified Lactation Consultant Hilary Baxendale helps you make the transition home from the hospital as smooth as possible. Assemble the contact information for these 4 people to build a stellar support team before you need it. Bringing home your newborn… Continue reading Don’t leave the hospital without these 4 support systems in place
My Working Motherhood Journey
The folks over at Mitera Collection asked me if they could interview me about my journey from NYC worker bee to becoming a Mother/Childbirth Educator/Lactation Consultant/Ice Cream taste tester. Ok. The last one is made-up, but how cool would that be?? For most of us, pregnancy, child birth and becoming a parent are truly life changing… Continue reading My Working Motherhood Journey
9 Things No One Tells You After the Baby Comes Out…
This post was originally written for Mitera Collection's Blog and appered there in April 2015. Mitera is an amazing collection of chic maternity and nursing dresses that launched this Spring. My Postpartum Life: 9 Things No One Tells You About After the Baby Comes Out... Being pregnant is pretty amazing. Literally billions of women have… Continue reading 9 Things No One Tells You After the Baby Comes Out…
New Definition of Term Pregnancy
New Definition of Term PregnancyWhen is your baby "full term"? This is what is addressed in this recent TIME article.Once upon a time in most cases your baby was born when it was good and ready. But more and more births are being medically induced for non-medical reasons such as a "big baby", guaranteeing that… Continue reading New Definition of Term Pregnancy
Sit down, have a drink, and enjoy this pregnancy advice.
Recently my friend and Childbirth Education mentor, Ceridwen Morris, wrote a great blog over at babble about how alarmist most pregnancy advice is: Sit down, have a drink and enjoy this pregnancy advice. I was told some pretty crazy stuff when I was pregnant including, "don't eat nuts"?! I have also carried my pregnant friend's… Continue reading Sit down, have a drink, and enjoy this pregnancy advice.
Women need protection from formula ads and support to promote breastfeeding
“Nearly all mothers are physically able to breastfeed and will do so if they have accurate information and support,” Great article on the UN's website today (click above quote) detailing some of the ways woman become discouraged when breastfeeding. So many women often think they "won't have enough milk", which is rare with a proper… Continue reading Women need protection from formula ads and support to promote breastfeeding
Bacteria is amazing!
Bacteria is amazing!If you are one of the one third of pregnant women who will have a cesarean surgery, there are ways to make the best of the experience. Ask to have one arm free so you have touch your baby, ask to breastfeed right away and the latest birth plan item, swab your baby… Continue reading Bacteria is amazing!
What to Read Before you’re Pregnant
Some of you have found this page though a friend or facebook, and you may not be pregnant yet. You might not even be thinking about it. This is a great time to start reading about maternity care and childbirth! Seems crazy. Like lurking in the wedding section of Barnes and Noble when you're not… Continue reading What to Read Before you’re Pregnant