5 Questions for Moms Who Hate Pumping

Breast pumps are pretty unsexy. They’re not glamorous, and they’re not fun. But in this modern world we all need them at some point after having a baby – whether that’s to go back to work, to provide medically necessary supplementation, or even just to give a bottle to the babysitter. Breast pump usage causes lots of complaints, from pain …

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What does “body positivty” mean to me?

You hear a lot of talk about body positive these days and I’ve been pondering what that means in relation to pregnancy and postpartum. This seems to be a time where people question their body more than ever, especially postpartum, but sometimes even during pregnancy. Your body does some amazing things but pregnacy can also do some damage to your …

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What’s the Fuss About Peanut Balls?

If you’ve taken any childbirth classes, toured your local hospitals and birth centers…or talked to any doulas for any length of time, you’ve probably at least heard mention of the so-called magical properties of the peanut ball. This unassuming, smallish, peanut-shaped physical therapy ball couldn’t really be super useful during labor…or could it? So What is a Peanut Ball Anyway? …

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What Will the Dog Think? How to Introduce Your Pets to Your Baby

In many American households, it’s practically unthinkable not to have furry friends who are part of the family. However, when it comes time to add a new sibling of the human variety into the fold, parents are understandably anxious. Will the animal react strangely? Dislike the baby? Or even worse, bite or scratch? Here are some tips on how to …

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5 Tips for Moving During Pregnancy

New year, new…house? Moving is already stressful enough as it is, with closing deadlines, packing, cleaning, and all the associated costs. But throw in a new baby arriving soon, and your move can become a whole new level of tense. Here are five tips to help make moving during pregnancy a little easier. Plan Ahead of Time While moving with …

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