Is it normal that my baby is waking at night? Most parents are prepared for wake-ups in the newborn phase, but society’s support of night waking starts to ebb sometime after the first few months. There is a large gap between cultural expectations and biological realities when it comes to waking over the first year and beyond. Babies and toddlers wake at night, and this is … [Read more...] about Intuitive parenting and sleep with Kim Hawley, MA, MPH Holistic Sleep Consultant, and Lactation Counselor
A guest post with Hehe Stewart of The Birth Lounge Having an online community is more important than ever with the spread of COVID-19. We all know babies don’t stop coming just because there’s a pandemic . Limiting social contact means planned events, meetings and classes are being canceled all over the country. For expecting parents, this includes their childbirth … [Read more...] about Nationwide Childbirth Classes Leave Millions of Parents in a Scramble – Guest post by Hehe Stewart
An interview with Catherine Middlebrooks, founder of BRB Yoga What’s one thing you wish expecting mothers knew about pregnant core and pelvic floor health? Changes to these areas are EXPECTED and NORMAL. Many women worry about the separation of their abdominal muscles (diastasis). Or pelvic floor weakness. But, diastasis is a normal part of … [Read more...] about Core and Pelvic Floor Health During Pregnancy: What You Need To Know
What is the preconception period? The preconception (before conception) period is the 12-month period before you would like to become pregnant. Why are the 12 months before pregnancy so important? Research shows that a woman’s health in the 12 months before she becomes pregnant is directly related to her health (and the health of her baby) during pregnancy. A … [Read more...] about Preconception planning: An interview with Kristy Goodman
An interview with Nicole Bringer, DPT Should new moms ignore all exercise until their 6-week postpartum follow-up appointment? Kickboxing class? YES. Gentle core and pelvic floor exercises? NO. Let me explain. Women are often advised to avoid “exercise” until they are cleared by their provider at their 6-week follow-up appointment. The word “exercise” is a very broad … [Read more...] about Your pelvic floor questions answered!