Four common postpartum issues and how to handle them

There are some things you just know to expect when you have your baby and bring that new little bundle home. Sleep deprivation, for example! But there are other changes that occur that new moms might not be expecting. That doesn’t mean you can’t handle them or cope; but like …

The “golden hour” after birth – three things you need to know

It’s called the “golden hour” and it’s the immediate hour after birth. Depending on where you give birth – and if you or your baby has any complications – spending the first hour bonding with your new little love is something that you should definitely talk about with your midwife, …

Four things you need to know about prodomal labor

It’s the final weeks of pregnancy and you are in the home stretch. Your thoughts have probably drifted to labor and how you will actually know it is “go time.” Maybe you’ve had some contractions here and there. They don’t hurt but maybe they do? Maybe they feel like something …

How to write the perfect birth plan for your midwife or doctor

If you are expecting a little bundle any time soon, you have probably started to think about the birth. The birth of your baby is a wonderful time, but it can also bring up many questions. One way you can manage your fears and concerns is to draft a birth …

Four pain management techniques for natural birth

If you are preparing for a natural birth, pain management is probably top of mind. Whether this is your first birth or your second (or third, or fourth!), managing the pains of labor are something to plan for and consider. Luckily, there are many natural pain management techniques you can …

Five ways to make mandatory bedrest easier

If you are having a high-risk pregnancy – or if you have had unforeseen pregnancy complications – you might be facing the possibility of mandatory bedrest. Sometimes, mandatory bedrest can be at a hospital and sometimes it can be at your home, but wherever you do it and depending on …