Your first appointment: What to ask your midwife!

Congratulations! You are having a baby! And now it is time for your first visit with your midwife. If this is your first pregnancy, you might be wondering, what do you ask your midwife at the first prenatal visit. It’s a typical concern and depending on your age, health and …

Four ways to help a friend going through infertility

Going through infertility is a lonely, isolating time. Many couples going through infertility don’t talk about it, because it can be difficult for those who haven’t faced similar challenges to understand and also, it can be something that seems private and not a topic to be open about. However, if …

What you need to know about lip/tongue ties

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy or pain-free and sometimes, there is a reason for that. Lip and tongue ties can cause issues with nursing, but how to tell if your baby has one? It isn’t always clear-cut and even doctors and midwives don’t always know what to look for. If you …

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, …

Five books to read to your children this Black History Month

You probably already know that February is Black History Month, but you may not know how to talk about issues of race to your children. The good news is, books are a great way to have conversations with even the youngest children about race and black history – not only …

Five ways to show love to your children (that aren’t material goods)

Valentine’s Day is coming up and you are probably wondering what (if anything) you should get your children. Sure, you could do candy or a toy, but those things will be quickly forgotten in the days (hours?) after they are opened. So, how can you show love to your children …