Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding

About 15% of women will experience postpartum depression each year- which is more than the amount of women who are diagnoses with breast cancer, diabetes or those who have a stroke. What are the signs of PPD and how can it impact your breastfeeding experience?

Know Your Infant Reflexes

If you have a newborn, then you’re no stranger to your little one’s weird, jerky movements. Thankfully, those crazy moves are completely normal. In fact, these infant reflexes are designed to protect your baby and keep him safe. So, what can you expect as a new parent? What happens during the moro reflex, sucking reflex and the root reflex? Will your child always have them or will they eventually go away?

The Milk Mystery

We know milk is an important part of our baby’s growth and development. But with so many types of milk out there, how do we know what’s best for our family? This episode explores the benefits of milk as well as options for getting calcium and other nutrients if dairy isn’t an option.

Identifying Preterm Labor with Twins

If you’re pregnant with twins or higher order multiples, then your medical care provider has probably already told you about the risk of preterm labor. What does “preterm” actually mean for multiples? What are some of the signs of preterm labor? And what can be done to help calm your contractions and keep your babies in utero?

Birthing Centers: An Alternative to Hospitals

If you’re going for a more natural childbirth experience, then a birthing center might be best for you. How does a birthing center differ from a hospital? What services to they offer moms-to-be and how do they ensure that you and baby are safe at all times?

Fontanels: The Soft Spots on Your Baby’s Head

Your baby’s head in uniquely made to mold for birth and move to accommodate a growing and developing brain. So, what are those softs spots that most new parents are afraid to touch? Where can you find them? And what changes can you expect within your baby’s first year?

Breastfeeding in Rural Communities

We often take for granted having modern conveniences at our fingertips. But for many moms who do not live in urban communities, these plans look a little different. What if the nearest hospital was 40 minutes or more from your house? What if you only have one health clinic in your town? What does it look like for a mom seeking breastfeeding support right after birth in these circumstances? Today we’re talking about what it’s like to breastfeed in a rural community.

Dental Problems in Twins

When your twins start teething, you may not automatically think about taking them to the dentist. But, you don’t want to wait too long! What are some common dental problems with twins and what can you do to help prevent them? Plus, we’ll discuss the practicality of brushing (and flossing) their teeth twice a day and what to expect during those initial trips to see the dentist!

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Having chiropractic adjustments can help release pressure from your growing belly and even improve your overall childbirth experience. What are the most common pregnancy discomforts treated with chiropractic care? Are there any risks to mom and baby?

Baby Names and Baby Name Remorse

Choosing the perfect baby name can be a lot of pressure for new parents. Not only do you want to like the name, but there are other factors to consider such as family traditions. So, what typically goes into a baby name? And what are your options if you decide to change your child’s name?

Should I Wear a Breastfeeding Cover?

To cover or not to cover, that is the question! Picture this: you’re walking through the store, your baby gets hungry. What do you do? Do you find a seat in the middle of the mall, unclip your nursing bra and let your little one go to town? Or do you reach into your baby-bag and whip out your trusty nursing cover? Today we’re talking about all breastfeeding covers- should you or shouldn’t you?

Postpartum Mental Health: Baby Blues

After you have your baby, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions. If you’re not feeling completely elated shortly after the birth of your baby- don’t worry, that can be completely normal. So, what are the common symptoms and how do you know if your condition is more severe?

Top 10 Theme Park Safety Tips

Summer is almost here, and many families will be having tons of fun at theme parks and fairs. But before you purchase those tickets, consider these safety tips aimed at protecting your family and keeping everyone safe in large crowds.

Twin Developmental Milestones: Movement and Physical Activity

We continue our series focused on developmental milestones for your twins. When it comes to movement and physical activity, what should you expect? Are twins constantly in competition with one another to crawl, walk, etc? What should you do if one twin is lagging behind the other?

Healthy Body Image During Pregnancy

So much is happening with your body during pregnancy. It’s easy to feel lost, confused and even frustrated by all these changes. How do you overcome feelings of doubt and insecurity during a time that’s supposed to be hopeful and happy?

Sex After Baby: When Can We Do It Again?

After you give birth your baby, your body needs some time to recover. After all, you just created another human being. Eventually, you (and your partner) may be wondering when you can have sex again. Is six weeks really enough time? How do you know if you’re ready? Will it feel different? How can you do it as safely as possible, and what should you expect?

Breastfeeding Your Baby in the NICU

The separation between mother and baby while in the NICU can be difficult. How can a mom maximize her breastfeeding success under these circumstances?

Your Baby’s Vision

Your baby’s vision develops in various stages. So, how do you know if your baby is meeting the necessary milestones? Plus, learn more about a free vision program for families across the United States.

Preparing For Your Twin Cesarean Birth

Sometimes it’s an emergency and sometimes it’s planned, but still many mothers of twins birth their babies via cesarean. How should you prepare for the surgery? And what can you expect to have happen in the operating room?

Your Pregnancy Due Date: Is It Really Important?

If you were given only one due date during your pregnancy- consider yourself lucky. Often times, moms-to-be don’t have a clear idea when to expect their new arrivals. So, what actually determines your due date and is this date really that important?

New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: First 24 Hours

We’re launching a new series to help guide new breastfeeding moms through important milestones during that first year. In this episode, we’ll focus on how to get breastfeeding off to a great start within 24 hours after birth.

Top 10 Cloth Diaper Mistakes for New Moms

How you diaper your baby will impact both you and baby every day. Cloth diapers has many benefits, but the whole process can often seem more complicated than it actually needs to be. So, what are the most common mistakes new moms make when cloth diapering their babies? Will “one size fits all” actually fit your baby? How often should you change your baby’s diaper? And what’s the best way to get rid of all that poop?

Potty Training Girls and Boys

You’re excited to get your kiddo out of diapers, we know. But how do you know when it’s time to potty train your little one? What are the dos and don’ts for potty-training girls and boys?

Prenatal Anxiety and Depression

Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of great joy, unfortunately, at least one in ten pregnant women suffers from bouts of prenatal anxiety and depression. What typically triggers these feelings, and how do you know when extra support is needed?