After the birth from a baby, A LOT is happening, which consists of recovering, transition, adjusting, analyzing, planning, and learning. Then add in hormonal changing and you got a whole postpartum melting pot in one household. Try not to worry though, I can help so th...

Dates are soo good! Personally, I could eat them raw as candy. There are many ways to prepare dates that they are delicious as well. But we are not here to talk about date recipes or how good they are, but how they are also good for labor. That's right! In case you wer...

September 14, 2017

Sometimes coming up with a name for your baby can be hard. Some are old, and some are new, but if you are looking to go for gender neutral, here's a great list to help ease your chore.  Here's a list that I came up with, as well as some alternative spellings:

Aaron...

Pregnancy seems to be an invitation to say a lot of things to a couple, especially to women. It is as if common decency goes out the window, though this is a time that emotions run high and sensitivity is altered. People comment on things regarding pregnancy at differe...

May is National Maternal Depression Awareness Month, declared by Postpartum Support International, a national support group for mothers and families who are experiencing more than just a hard time after the birth of their baby. There is a range of disorders that a woma...

According to this study, the use of synthetic oxytocin during labor increased the risk of postpartum depression by 32% in women with no history of of prepregnancy depressive or anxiety disorder, and 36% in women who did have a history of prepregnancy depressive or anxi...

"Evidence suggests that, in addition to regular nursing care, continuous one-to-one emotional support provided by support personnel, such as a doula, is associated with improved outcomes for women in labor."

One major difference is that most women go through labor alone. Because they are in a shared room with other laboring women, they are not allowed to have their partner or another support person accompany then once admitted to the hospital. They labor and birth accompan...

Great news! A consignment store in Vallejo is getting ready to open, and you don't want to miss it. Moments Shared Children's Consignment was born when the owner, Simona, who loves shopping at kids consignment stores, realized there wasn't one in our area. There was a...

During pregnancy, a birth ball is a great substitute for a hard chair or sunken in couch. It allows for balance, core and back strengthening and comfort, as well as can encourage good positioning for the baby.

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