But how do you know if your baby is on track with their growth and development? And what can you do to support them along the way?
Before getting started with breastfeeding, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success.
Your baby’s development is amazing to watch. She will go from being a helpless newborn to a curious and active toddler in just one year!
Giving birth is one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences anyone can go through. It is completely normal to feel a mix of emotions, from excitement and love to anxiety and doubt. You’ve just started a new part of your life, and it’s a massive undertaking. One of the things that might be giving you anxiety is how you are going to bond with your newborn. So how do you do it?
You're about to bring home your new baby. You and your partner are excited, but what will the family pet think? How can you help your dog or cat through this transition? What type of behavior should you expect during this time?
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?
Bringing home twins is big change for any family. What are the key things to remember during the first week? What type of environment is best for recovery of mom and the babies? How can extended friends and family help? And what can you expect to happen during your daily routine?
You may know them as pacis, binkies, soothies, or a slew of other names we call that thing that we stick in our baby’s mouth to help them stop crying. In my house, pacifiers often work like magic. But are there actual benefits to using them? Today we’re going to dig into the science of pacifiers and address some of the most burning questions new parents have on this topic, as well as tips for addressing some of the more problematic paci woes.
You've heard the phrase skin-to-skin, but what about kangaroo care? How can this intimate way of holding your baby increase bonding after birth? What are some of the other benefits? How can it help with breastfeeding? And how does it ease the struggles many premature and NICU babies face while in the hospital?
You think you're having contractions, so it's off to the hospital you go! So, what should you expect when you arrive? At what point are you provided with a labor and delivery room? How many people will be caring for you as you await your baby's big debut? And what typically happens after your baby is born?