The decision that all parents have to make.
Today we're going to discuss Blessing Ways; what are they, who can have one, when should you plan it, where do you host one, and why would anyone want one?
When you are pregnant, your body goes through a series of changes that occur gradually over a nine-month period. After childbirth your body goes through another series of changes that occur much more rapidly. Proper nutrition is helpful in easing some of the typical postpartum discomforts during the recovery period. Dietary fiber in the form… Continue reading Postpartum Nutrition
Recently I discovered that I have diabetes and high blood pressure running through the family genes. This is a concern to me for two reasons: 1. I don't want to have either of those issues now or later in life and 2. I don't want to develop gestational diabetes (GD) when I eventually decide to… Continue reading Gestational Diabetes
Good Morning Everyone! Today is going to be a short and sweet post because I've put my writing on the back burner. Anyways a fun fact about me is that I've studied the French Language for over 12 years. I super enjoy the complexities as well as knowing what other people are saying in a… Continue reading Parlez-Vous Français?
Everyone always talks about the birth plan and where you're going to give birth. While this is very important it is not the end game. At the end of your birth you have a baby. This may sound simplistic and obvious but many couples don't think about what they're going to do with the baby… Continue reading Postpartum Plan
Good Morning All! Today I'm going to be talking about the birth spaces in the Buffalo area, where I'm currently living. I think that it's really important to know all of your options before you decide where you're going to give birth and recently I was taken on a tour and given all of the… Continue reading Buffalo Birth Locations
Today we're going to chat about the basics breast anatomy and breastfeeding. In my posts about breastfeeding (part one and part two) I talked about the book Breastfeeding Made Simple, by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. In the introduction, Jack Newman, MD described the many reasons why women say that they "can't" breastfeed (i.e. I don't have… Continue reading What are Boobs?
Nine months pregnant, you're walking around at home thinking about all the things you need to clean, the food that should be cooked and frozen before the baby comes and then you feel something.... There's a funny sensation in your lower back. Your heart speeds up while you think "Could that be something? Was that… Continue reading Why Labor at Home?
Hello all! I know that I'm late this week, truthfully I had no idea that it was Wednesday yesterday until I got a notification about today being Thursday. Clearly my brain hasn't quite caught up from my crazy week last week- I attended a wedding in North Carolina over memorial day weekend, came back to… Continue reading Rachel Ray Made Me Cry