How to Select a Care Provider + Develop a Birth Plan

December 2, 2015

Meeting your baby for the first time will be a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life. It’s important to give birth in an environment where you feel comfortable, safe, and confident that your wishes will be respected and honored. Of course, you can’t predict exactly how your labor and birth will go,… Read More

Preparing to Breastfeed While Pregnant

October 28, 2014

You may have heard of the old wives’ tale that suggests pregnant women “toughen up” their nipples with a washcloth to prepare for breastfeeding. If you think this sounds horrifying, you’re right! There’s absolutely no need to do so – but there are several other (much less painful) ways to get ready for a successful breastfeeding journey.… Read More

Breastfeeding-Friendly Baby Shower Inspiration

July 2, 2014

Breastfeeding success doesn’t always happen overnight. As you’re looking forward to welcoming your little one into the world, it’s important to also consider ways that you can arrange a supportive team of friends and family members, gear up for the experience of breastfeeding, and educate yourself on what your journey might entail. Here are a… Read More

4 Unexpected Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Body

March 25, 2014

Being pregnant is a wonderful, beautiful, life-changing thing – but you may experience some physical changes that can be uncomfortable for you. Due to the hormones surging through your body and the fact that your baby is taking up more and more space, you may encounter many different unexpected but totally normal changes. Here are… Read More