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10 Best Natural Birthing Blogs

For any woman interested, curious about, or already planning to experience unmedicated birth, it can be hard to find useful and/or inspiring information about natural options. Turn on the TV any weekday morning and for several hours there will be show after show about births gone wrong. If there are...

Tips on How to Support a Breastfeeding Woman

For some, the decision to breastfeed or not is a completely autonomous one. For others, they may be up against familial, cultural, or logistical barriers which make it difficult to feed her child in the way she feels is right for her and her baby.  For this reason, and so...

What is Really Going On Here?

Dear Mr. Dad: Please settle an argument. My wife—who’s five months pregnant—says that our baby’s senses are developing throughout the pregnancy. I think she’s crazy. How can an unborn baby develop a sense of touch or taste or anything else? A: This round goes to your wife. Your baby will...

Recipes From Julie: Strawberry & Cream Roll Ups

*A great snack to make with kids after school! Ingredients:• 1 whole wheat wrap• 4 strawberries OR small handful of raisins• I ½ tablespoons low fat cream cheese• 4 teaspoons granola• Drizzle of honey Directions:Split the wrap into 4 equal long sections. Spoon cream cheese into middle of each section. Cut...

When to Call Your Baby's Doctor

One of the toughest and most nerve-racking things for new parent is figuring out when to call the doctor. As a general rule of thumb, trust your instincts. If you suspect something is not right, you should always call the doctor. Even small changes in eating, sleeping, and crying can...

What Every Pregnant Mom Needs to Know About Shoulder Dystocia

By Dr. Linda Burke Galloway, DivineCaroline   Although most pregnant women anticipate a normal, uncomplicated delivery, there are exceptions to the rules. A shoulder dystocia is one of the more frequent complications in the delivery room, and, unfortunately, there is no surefire way to predict it. A shoulder dystocia means...

My Story So Far

My husband and I decided we were going to adopt, thanks to my pcos. Pcos doesn't mean I can't have babies. It just means I need really good insurance or a lot of money to try. So a year ago we decided we were going to go through the county...

Baby Planners: The Experts on Everything Birth to Baby!

What can a Baby Planner do for you and your family?   Choosing to have a child is one of the most important decisions that any family can make, but the choices don't end there.  Expectant families are surrounded by hundreds of decisions.  From births to bottles, nurseries to...

Mother's Little Helper: Soothing Shoulder, Neck, and Head Massage

This thorough massage promotes relaxation, releases tension, and helps your body deal with the new physical challenges associated with a small child (and the heavy equipment that comes with it).  Lie face up on your bed so that your head is at the edge. Get a friend to sit on...

What is Your Maternity Medical Coverage?

With all the talk of the new health care plan, I started thinking about the maternity medical coverage items you'll want to investigate with your insurance company. Does your plan cover prenatal and maternity care? Federal law requires that an employer with more than 15 employees offer such coverage....