Do I really need to take a childbirth class?

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

Bringing home Baby? Now what?

Hilary Baxendale Childbirth has expended its services to include assisting families as they transition home from the hospital and begin to navigate parenthood! Hilary is a Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator, mother to two young boys and leader of Rivertown Mamas, a local new mom discussion group. She is excited to build on the work… Continue reading Bringing home Baby? Now what?

My Working Motherhood Journey

The folks over at Mitera Collection where I can sometimes be found blogging in their postpartum life series (see here), 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??… 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

Every Mother Counts

http://vimeo.com/65865207 My husband Gareth is a Sales's Manager over at Citizens of Humanity. And while most people know that it's a very popular denim brand made here in the USA, and not the non-profit it sounds like, they still do a lot of good. The newest installment of their "Just Like You" video series is… Continue reading Every Mother Counts