July 2, 2019

Do you fall prey to the Social Media standards of parenting? It's exhausting sometimes to see all of the things added to the list of becoming a new parent. Birth Announcements, Gender Reveal Parties, Beautiful Maternity Photos, Doula, Newborn Photography, Letter boards with cute sayings with photos to match like it's all going really well. 

With all of this on your list, it's hard to even imagine being able to prep for your 4th Trimester. Quite honestly, the...

August 4, 2018

There is so much planning that goes into your pregnancy and delivery. But what if I told you that the first couple of hours after your baby is born, are actually even more important? Sounds crazy, right? I mean, that’s when you’re super exhausted and you’ve just done the hardest thing you’ve ever done, so it’s time to just chill. The good news is, even as magical and important as the first couple of hours are, it still involves a great deal of chill.

Those f...

October 17, 2017

While you're at the hospital, recovering from the birth of your baby, one thing you will notice is that most things about your stay are "convenient". Your meals are brought to you, everything is confined to a little space, you have around the clock, 24-hour care and someone to answer questions. Yet some of us simply cannot wait to leave the hospital and get back to the cozy surroundings of our own home. There is nothing better than sleeping in your own bed!...

September 10, 2017

Almost as quickly as we find out we're pregnant, we begin to envision the labor and delivery that will define our birth story. Some of us have very detailed plans and some are comfortable with letting things play out however they will. I assumed I was going to be a very natural type of deliverer. I didn't want an epidural. I didn't want intervention. And I didn't even read the chapter on Cesarean Deliveries in my childbirth prep book.

My due date came and we...

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