Being a mom for the first time is a scary experience as it is. Add a global pandemic to the mix and you've got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience true terror. While being at home with your child can create amazing opportunities for bonding, it can also be stressful. Here are a few tips and coping tactics to help you juggle self-care and parenting through this … [Read more...] about How to juggle self-care and parenting during quarantine
If you're a soon-to-be mom, you're probably busy getting your home ready for your little one's arrival. But while you might have already addressed some of the most major concerns (like the ones that will keep you from experiencing a house fire, which happens every 86 seconds in the U.S.), there might be other hazards lurking in seemingly innocuous places. What's hiding in … [Read more...] about Painting while pregnant: should expectant moms stay away from VOCs?
CBD products been gaining a lot of attention lately. Known as cannabis without the effects of THC, CBD has many health benefits that some moms find attractive. For instance, CBD oil to help ease anxiety and reduce inflammation. For pregnant moms, that can sound great after a long day walking on swollen feet! But despite these benefits, pregnant and nursing moms should avoid … [Read more...] about Pregnant and nursing moms should avoid CBD products—here’s why
For expectant parents, you want to do everything possible to protect both your health and the health of your child. Unfortunately, there are risk factors everywhere that can increase the likelihood of certain diseases, particularly cancer. Approximately 23,800 adults and 4,830 children are diagnosed with cancerous tumors of the brain and spinal cord each year, with brain tumors … [Read more...] about Do you know why these common environmental factors are dangerous for your baby?
You've taken parenting classes, you have a plan in place for going to the hospital, you've even taught yourself how to change a diaper. But are you really ready for your baby to arrive? What about your family? You might think you're ready -- you're carrying your child, after all -- but both you and your family members need a fair amount of preparation in order to be ready for a … [Read more...] about 4 ways to prepare for your baby as a first-time mom