An important reminder about staying hydrated!Read More
A friend once told me that life is just a series of changing seasons. They are seasons that come with growth, age, and experience. Some are met with dread, and others anticipation and delight. Kind of like the four seasons we are lucky to have here in Virginia.Read More
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
The most important thing is that you feel informed and know techniques that you can use to reduce the negative consequences of epidurals if you choose or need to have one and how to cope with the pain if you chose not to have 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
A little poem just those moms expecting twins, triplets or more. Happy World Doula Week!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
Probably the more important impact of screenings and tests is the emotional and health toll it can take you, the mother. Being informed that one or both of your children has a higher chance of being born with a genetic birth defect can, understandably, lead to increased anxiety levels and hard choices. Know your rights and how to make an informed decision about what prenatal tests to agree to receive.Read More