Pregnancy

  1. How breastfeeding changes your breasts

    How breastfeeding changes your breasts Breastfeeding can at times feel like a scary mystery. Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. While breastfeeding often gets misunderstood for causing physical changes to the breasts, most of the changes to a mom’s breasts actually happen during pregnancy. During pregnancy, your body is in preparation mode: It's preparing to breastfeed your little one, and... Read more...
  2. What bug repellent is safe for Mom and baby?

    What bug repellent is safe for Mom and baby? Warmer weather means baby is spending more time outside. Here's what you need to know.   First things first The CDC says to avoid insect repellents on babies younger than 2 months old. Period. Dress baby in clothes that protect arms and legs. You might also want to consider a mosquito net to cover your carrier, stroller, etc.   For... Read more...
  3. What Classes Should I Take While Pregnant?

    What Classes Should I Take While Pregnant? Gone are the days of one childbirth class focused on breathing techniques for mom to use during labor. Moms-to-be (and their partners!) have more options than ever before on classes they can take. Read more...
  4. Breastfeeding Basics

    Breastfeeding Basics You’re becoming a mom! This starter guide has breastfeeding tips to think about as you prepare. It’s hard to know what to think about breastfeeding if you’ve never done it before. There are incredible benefits for you and your baby, and a lot to be excited about, but where do you start? Getting answers to your questions will help you... Read more...
  5. How Labor and Delivery Can Affect Breastfeeding

    How Labor and Delivery Can Affect Breastfeeding Different experiences can affect early breastfeeding success Labor and delivery aka your birth story is something you will talk about for years to come! One thing that isn’t often discussed is how different labor and delivery experiences can affect early breastfeeding success. While medicated labors, including those with an epidural or IV fluids, are not a problem for all women... Read more...
  6. What to eat (and avoid) when pregnant

    What to eat (and avoid) when pregnant Eating a balanced diet during pregnancy is important for the health of you and your baby, and eating healthy, nutritious foods now will help your baby be more open to them when they start solids after 6 months. Read more...
  7. Announcing Your Pregnancy to Loved Ones

    Announcing Your Pregnancy to Loved Ones Letting friends and family in on your secret can be one of the most exciting moments during a pregnancy. There are countless ways to make the announcement memorable. Read more...
  8. Changes to Your Body During the First Trimester

    Changes to Your Body During the First Trimester Many first time moms eagerly look forward to wearing maternity clothes and showing off their growing baby bump. If this is your first pregnancy, it may take some time to show. In reality, most women only gain 2-3 pounds during the first trimester and are not likely to show until around 5-6 months. Read more...
  9. Butterflies in Your Stomach? This Could Be Baby Kicking!

    Butterflies in Your Stomach? This Could Be Baby Kicking! Your baby is wiggling right from conception but only from around 16 to 20 weeks can you start feeling those movements. Read more...
  10. Planning for Labor & Delivery

    Planning for Labor & Delivery Even though your due date may seem far away, it's best to start researching and planning what you want your labor and delivery experience to be like as early as possible. Read more...
  11. Exercising while pregnant

    Exercising while pregnant Lots of soon-to-be moms have questions about staying fit during their pregnancy: Is it safe to work out? Are there any exercises I should avoid? Read more...
  12. Will You Find Out Baby's Gender?

    Will You Find Out Baby's Gender? Becoming a parent means making a lot of choices. One of the first choices that you and your partner will need to agree on is whether you want to find out the gender before the baby is born, or if you want to wait until baby's birth day to find out. Read more...

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