If your baby is always nursing, you may be wondering if something is wrong or if your milk supply is inadequate, but Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz, an RN and international board-certified lactation consultant, says this so-called “cluster feeding” can actually be very normal. Many babies tend to cluster feed in the evening,...

If you’re experiencing nipple pain or if your baby seems to be having trouble latching on or getting enough milk, he or she may be suffering from a tongue or lip tie. Read on to learn more about this condition and what you can do to fix it. What exactly...

December is a busy month full of family commitments, social gatherings, and expectations. For the pregnant mama, this time can feel INTENSE. Pregnancy is a fantastic opportunity to begin setting boundaries, which basically means you get really good at saying what feels right and what doesn’t. As you ease into...

If you’re the parent of twins, you want to encourage their own unique personalities, but you might not know how. Read on for tips on how to help twins develop their own individuality and why it’s so important. TIP: When twins are raised together, they tend to push and find...

Why should I have floor time with my baby or wear my baby? Between bumbos, swings, rockers, jumpers, and walkers, we have more options than ever for occupying our babies, but there can be serious downsides to these devices. In fact, there’s even a special name for babies who spend...

If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering… How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break as it does on television? Susan Melnikow, a Certified Nurse Midwife, explains how to determine if your labor is the...

Pregnancy may mean glowing skin, luscious hair, and an adorable bump. But for the rest of us, it means turning into ravenous hunger monsters desperate for anything to satisfy our rumbling bellies. Sound familiar? Instead of reaching for a sugar-loaded granola bar or diving head-first into a bag of potato chips, consider trying...

Research shows that approximately 90% of women will get stretch marks during or after pregnancy, but luckily there are some techniques to prevent them and minimize their appearance. If you’re a new mom (or a not so new mom!) you may have questions about these little battle wounds. Wonder no...

Key exercises that prepare you for labor and delivery By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com ~~~ Being pregnant can be exhausting, leaving you with a “closed for business” sign from the waist down and no time to work out. Weakened pelvic and core muscles make pregnancy feel torture...

As you get closer to your due date, your provider may perform a fetal non-stress test. The non-stress test (or NST, as it’s sometimes called) is an alternative to the contraction stress test. The NST gives similar results, but is less invasive and therefore more commonly used. Read on for...

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When I was pregnant with my daughter four years ago, even a seemingly harmless glass of water could leave me hanging over the toilet bowl. Morning sickness hit me fast and hard. Desperately struggling to stay hydrated, I spent many a long afternoon hooked up to IV fluids in the...

Nocturnal Knowledge Unravel your weird pregnancy dreams and understand your deeper worries. Pregnancy can supercharge your dreams. In fact, they might be so bizarre that they’re hard to forget—especially when they’re a bit scary. Surging hormones make your dreams more vivid and also make you much more likely to remember...

Problem Sleep Helpful advice for those who don’t breathe easy overnight. By the end of your pregnancy, getting a good night’s sleep is nothing more than a pipe dream. Between the back pain, leg cramps, baby kicks, and squashed bladder, you’re in and out of bed so much, it feels...

The year’s top baby names are in As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at the baby names that topped new parents’ lists. Nameberry, the expert on all things baby-naming, has put together a list of the year’s biggest name trends, as dictated by site traffic. A...

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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