Having a baby is EXPENSIVE. On average a couple spends $30,000 in the first year.
So finding deals, freebies, discounts for baby products and services is an absolutely necessary activity. I wanted to share 5 deals that I think all expecting parents should take advantage of.Read More
Watch our latest lunch time video on pregnancy nutrition.Read More
I know in the first trimester your tired, nauseous, but also excited. You just want to get into the doctor, make sure everyone is healthy, and get that ultrasound. In the beginning, everything seems pretty routine, and a lot of conversation and decision-making doesn't seem necessary.
But as you enter your third trimester, things are going to start getting real.Read More
This past weekend I was honored to represent Lamaze International at the March for Moms event in Washington, DC. The mission of the March of Moms is to address the means that will improve the health of childbearing families.
It was an emotional weekend full of birth stories and postpartum stories. It was a weekend that exposed the ugliness of our maternal health care system... or lack thereof.
But it was also an inspiring weekend where women and men from all walks of life came together to demand more. To demand better. I felt blessed to be a part of it.
The message I came with was simple. Educating ourselves is something we all can do. Yes, the system is broken and we have a long way to go, but childbirth education is something we don't have to rely on Washington for.
Here is what I said...Read More
I love birth photography and photographers. They are blessed to capture one of the most transformative moments in a woman's life and the beginning of a new life at the same time. I wanted to introduce you to some of these amazing photographers this year. Please meet Emily Gerald Photography!Read More
Learn how to add services and goods from any website to your Amazon Baby Registry! Especially things that you might need as a new mom!Read More
Today is World Prematurity Day. This day means a great deal to me. My twins were born a month early. Most multiples are. My girls were in the NICU for 3 and 8 days. We were lucky that they just needed to regulate their temperature and gain a little weight. However, the experience of not bringing my babies home will always haunt that happy time in our journey of becoming parents...Read More
Lamaze is for all types of pregnancies and situations. Even if you're pregnancy and birth are highly medicalized, Lamaze can teach you many things that can make your birth experience a positive one...Read More
As a soon-to-be parent, you are naturally unsure of the decisions you are making - and rightly so with so many options out there. You may look to your family, friends, co-workers, Facebook, and mommy boards seeking support, guidance, empathy, and stories. However, much of what you are going to be met with is more along the lines of judgment, criticism, or enthusiastic applause. And let me be very clear - none of those are overly helpful responses.Read More
New childbirth class formats and fitness discounts for June 2016 at Birthing Confidence.Read More
I'm going to let you in on 6 secrets that can make your birth awesome no matter how you birth or what happens during your birth.Read More
Each decision about how, when, and where you birth your babies is yours and yours alone. Your pregnancy and birth plan shouldn't be a routine but customized for you as a unqiue individual.Read More
Choosing your care provider will be one of the most important decisions you’ll make during your pregnancy. You will be trusting this person to give you confidence in your body's innate ability to birth your multiples, listen to your questions and concerns and help you decide what is medically necessary and what isn't. Your doctor or other care provider plays a major role in the memory of your pregnancy and birth and can have a lasting effect on how you perceive your experience.Read More