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Pregnancy

As you go through the changes of pregnancy, it’s not unusual to have mixed feelings about your changing body.

  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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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. Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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. Continue reading...
  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. Continue reading...
  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. Continue reading...
  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. Continue reading...
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