It is so important for your partner to bond with your baby. We tend to go straight to feeding as the way to do this, primarily because, in American culture, feeding and food is a huge part of how we connect with one another. But there are so many other ways that your partner can bond with their baby so that it doesn't sacrifice early breastfeeding.Read More
Before the twins were born I had so many rules.
"The babies will sleep in our room for six months"
"They will exclusively breastfeed"
"This one spot is where we will change their diapers"
And then, they were here...
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
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