When giving birth, many women may either tear or have an episiotomy. What are the various degrees of a perineum tear or episiotomy? What household items increase your comfort while recovering? And is there anything you can do to make sex more enjoyable?
Here’s your guide to all our Newbies episodes – all the parenting tips you need during baby’s first year! You can listen to all of our episodes through this website, our RSS feed as well as your favorite podcast apps!
When your baby is born, you examine every inch of her tiny, little body. And you may find some thing you didn't expect such as a birth mark or a stork bite. What do these marks actually mean and what causes them to appear on your baby? Plus, learn how to properly care for your baby's umbilical cord and belly button after birth.
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?
Sometimes parenting doesn't turn out the way we planned. We may envision our birth plan unfolding perfectly, followed by days, weeks, months or years of complete happiness as we watch our children grow. But reality can look much different. What happens when our expectations aren't fulfilled? How can that lead to depression and fears of failure as a new mother?
Traveling with a baby can definitely have its challenges, and sleep could quite possibly be at the top of that list. So, how do you get your baby adjusted while you're traveling through time zones, or driving long hours in the car?
How do you successfully swaddle your baby, what type of swaddles typically work best and do all babies really need to be swaddled? Plus, what safety precautions should you take to make sure your baby is safe?
You recently had a baby and your transition into motherhood may leave you a little puzzled. Who are you, now that you're a mom? How do you shift between caring for yourself, your partner and this new little being that just came into the world? How do you discover your new identity?
Your baby seems to cry, a lot. She also spends a lot of her time moving, grunting, and cooing. Is there a way to decode what your baby’s body language is saying?
Adoption can happen through many avenues and under a variety of circumstances. Each baby’s adoption story is uniquely beautiful and uniquely challenging. How do you know if adoption is right for your family? What are some of the challenges you may face when adopting a newborn? How do you overcome obstacles that may come your way? In this episode, moms of adopted newborns share their personal experience.
Many people think mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, must begin immediately after having your baby. But that's simply not true. Delayed postpartum depression can occur 18 months after birth or later depending on hormonal changes within the mother's body. So, would you know if you're experiencing delayed PPD or if something else is wrong? Today we're looking at the main symptoms that when left untreated, can even impact future pregnancies.