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Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Midwife and Lactation Consultant, Morgan Michalowski about Breastfeeding during Pregnancy. Morgan is a Certified Nurse Midwife, a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), doula, and mom. It was a pleasure to talk with her all about breastfeeding while pregnant! We talked about […]
Hormones, Hormones, Hormones… What are the major pregnancy hormones and how will they affect your body both before and after delivery? This is a copy of the post that originally appeared on The Push Revolution. Learn more about Dr Courtney Amerin and CNM Katie Danielson below! My posts may contain affiliate links, which means that […]
Let’s talk about something that is often taboo: weight gain. Let me start by saying that there is a wide range of what’s normal during pregnancy. What I’m sharing here are the guidelines from trusted medical sources (American Pregnancy Association, CDC, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) but they’re just that – guidelines. It is […]
The first few weeks at home after delivery can be difficult on any new mom. I’ve put together a list of some of the most important items to have on hand. Most of these should go into a basket or bin next to your toilet. You might even want to make one of these kits […]
How to make Postpartum Padsicles. You may have heard of a padsicle, but what are they and how do you make one? A Padsicle is essentially just a soothing ice pack for your lady bits after birth that doubles as a normal pad. Postpartum pain in your nether regions can be intense, so you will […]
Wherever you decide to give birth (home, hospital, or birth center), you have control over your own environment. However, some places, like a hospital, will be more limiting on what you can bring or how you can alter the room than if you were to give birth at home. Did you know that creating a […]
Choosing a breast pump can be overwhelming at first with all of the different options out there. There are a few factors that come into play when you are making a selection, so hopefully this guide will help you in your decision. My posts may contain affiliate links, which means that I may earn a […]
If you ask any mom forum or online chat what the best double electric pump is, chances are you will be bombarded with other moms praising the Medela Pump in Style or the Spectra S1/S2. I was lucky enough to purchase both the Medela and the Spectra S2 for my pumping needs. On maternity leave, […]
Many women are not ready to share the news with everyone early in their pregnancy. This can be particularly hard during the holidays when you are surrounded by friends and family, and there is usually lots of drinking involved. Here are some tips for hiding a pregnancy during the holiday season if you are not […]
Some women turn to finding ways of inducing labor naturally when they are nearing or have passed their due date. Although it can seem like those last few weeks will last a lifetime, you will be holding your little one soon! Just remember, a due date is just an estimate based on your last monthly […]