Don’t Skip Your Prenatal Visits

Prenatal visits are an essential part of your health – and your baby’s – during the 40ish weeks you will spend together. While some things may seem unnecessary – measuring the belly, weighing in, etc. – each of your appointments is designed...

What We Wish We’d Known When Bringing Home a Newborn

Bringing home a newborn for the first time is so exiting – and it’s also daunting. That’s particularly true if you live far away from family and core friends from childhood and college. What we’ve learned over time though, you don’t need as much as you’d think in that...

Episiotomy Care after Childbirth

If your doctor or midwife performed an episiotomy during childbirth, you’ll need extra postpartum care to facilitate healing and minimize discomfort or pain. Episiotomies result in a minor incision to the vagina, widening the opening to prevent severe perineum tears....

Things to Consider When Creating a Birth Plan

You know what they say about “best laid plans…”. That being said, plans are still a good idea. You might not stick to one – nature or other forces may have their way with your plan – but the act of creating the plan is often the most important of the...

Preparing for Childbirth

Preparing for childbirth is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and your baby. While mothers might joke that there’s really nothing anyone can do to prepare for this momentous and life changing event, the truth remains that the more you know about it, the...