Anyone who has given or witnessed a birth can experience emotional trauma. Some may try to sort it out on their own or just brush it off, while others may swap stories or vent to similarly traumatized moms. However, these approaches often only provide temporary relief and healing can be...

It’s no secret that the United States has one of the lowest voting rates in the world at 56% for Presidential election years. Unfortunately, the average for young people 18-29 is even lower at about 34% followed only by the next older tranche of folks 30-44.  Voting has been an...

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns ~~~   Given a choice, your brand-new baby would sleep in your arms or in a sling for every single nap, every day. Your baby is one smart cookie! What’s not to love about the warmth and security of loving...

I teach women mindfulness during pregnancy to reduce so many discomforts. Many of my clients have a fear of labor. These thoughts replay in their head, “Can I handle the pain? Will I be cut open? Will the nurses honor my birth plan?” If this sounds like you, take your...

Even once your little one starts using the potty on a regular basis, it may not be time to abandon those diapers and pull-ups just yet. Naptime and nighttime are often called the final frontiers in potty training because they typically take longer for kids to master. Fortunately, there are...

Naps are essential for your little one’s mood and development (and your sanity!), but how do you know if they’re sleeping enough? What are the basic do’s and don’ts when it comes to toddler naps? In today’s post, Jen Varela, a baby sleep coach, chimes in on how to ensure...

If you’re curious about delayed cord clamping and want to know the pros and cons, you’ve come to the right place. Clamping the cord separates the baby from the placenta and it is usually done immediately after birth, but recently there’s been a move to delay the clamping process. Certified...

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Experiencing more vaginal discharge than usual? Count this among the many joys of pregnancy (note our sarcasm). Like most symptoms expectant moms suffer through, an excess of discharge can likely be blamed on fluctuating hormones, surging estrogen, and increased blood flow to the vagina. The stuff you’ll find in your...

Sex is a wonderful way to deeply connect and play. But babies can kill your sex life! And left unchecked this can destroy your relationship. Here are 6 things that can help you survive and even thrive through these early times.    Our sex lives really take a beating when...

Pop quiz! Which of these factors does not influence post-baby boob drop? A.) A history of smoking B.) Your age and number of pregnancies C.) Breastfeeding D.) Body mass index and pre-pregnancy bra size Answer: C. Surprised? Even as the duration of breastfeeding increased, a study in the Aesthetic Surgery...

The more pregnant we get, the more uncomfortable we are. We know we’re supposed to wear our seatbelts to stay safe, but could that seatbelt also be hurting your baby? Take our poll and watch our video below to find out! Watch Our Video Can get enough pregnancy trivia? Want...

Thinking about getting a breast pump? Check with your insurance first because you could save a lot of money! We’re chatting with our friends at Lansinoh to guide you through the process and help you determine the pump and parts needed that best benefit you and your baby! Watch our...

What foods can help (or hurt) you with your morning sickness? We’re chatting live Wendy Jo Peterson, Dietitian and Author of the Born To Eat Book! Download our FREE morning sickness shopping guide! And be sure to check out these other great resources about morning sickness… Coping with Morning Sickness,...

Pregnant or not, driving our cars are a necessity for many of us. So, what happens when you need to fill up your tank? Could pumping your own gas be dangerous for you and your baby? Take our quiz and watch our video to find out!

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