How to Protect Yourself and Your Baby from COVID-19

Whether expecting your first or your fourth child, pregnancy (and motherhood, for that matter) can be both an exciting time and fraught with stress and anxiety. You want to keep both yourself and your baby as healthy as possible, and with that natural desire comes choices and decisions that must be made. When pregnant

Struggling With Infertility? You’re Not Alone

If you and your partner are struggling to have a sweet bundle of joy, you're not alone. (Trust us.) Infertility is best described as not being able to get pregnant (or stay pregnant) despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. In the United States, about 12% of married couples have difficulty getting

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Expectant Mama

Nourishing new life in your growing belly is a round-the-clock job that isn't for the faint of heart. From dealing with occasional-turned-frequent discomfort to certain lifestyle adjustments in order to keep baby healthy (see ya, sushi and wine!), expectant mamas deserve to be treated extra special this holiday season. So, whether she's anxiously awaiting her

Tiny Warriors: Tips for NICU Parents

Having your sweet newborn baby whisked off to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be a heart-wrenching, anxiety-ridden experience for any parent. Whether born prematurely, underweight, or with health complications, some babies wind up needing extra-special care — and parents find themselves visiting their newest arrival in the NICU instead of adjusting to life

Your Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag Checklist

While so much can feel uncertain surrounding labor & delivery (despite even the best birth plans), one thing is for sure: You definitely don't want to be frantically packing your hospital bag in between piercing labor contractions. It is suggested to have your hospital bag packed and ready to go anywhere between weeks 32 and

All Births Are Beautiful: Kristin’s Natural Birth Story

When Kristin Gaspar went in for her 38-week checkup in June, she expected nothing more than a routine visit. Little did she know, she would be giving birth to her baby girl just hours later. Upon discovering a leftover stitch from her recent cerclage removal and a dilated cervix of 4cm, Kristin was sent to

The Pill: Is It Right for You?

There's a reason that birth control pills have been one of the most popular forms of contraception for decades. (Yes, decades! The pill was legalized in the U.S. way back in the 1960s.) During their childbearing years, many women opt to use oral contraceptives as a way to prevent pregnancy thanks to their availability, ease

Does Pregnancy Put You at Higher Risk for Coronavirus?

The short answer is we do not know at this time. The Centers for Disease Control currently doesn't know if pregnant women have a greater chance of getting sick than the general population, but pregnancy does result in bodily changes that may increase the risk of contracting and having more severe illness with certain viral

Your Grief Matters: Coping with Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Whether you were pregnant for only a few weeks or were fortunate enough to get to cuddle your baby for a few days, losing a child via a miscarriage or a post-delivery illness can be a heartbreaking, life-changing experience. Be it an unexpected or planned pregnancy, a special bond materializes almost immediately between you and

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