Last week, we introduced the new report from Childbirth Connection on the important roles that hormones play during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. If you haven't had a chance yet, I encourage you to check out the accompanying parents' guide, "Pathway to a Healthy Birth." As promised, we're going
When seeking to maximize your comfort and minimize interventions during your hospital or birth center birth, there are some simple things you can do to be your own best advocate. Be sure to also share these tips with your partner and/or birth support team, as they will be able to help speak up on yo
Most of us have come to learn that the "squeaky wheel gets the grease," the tallest person in the room often gets noticed first, and bright colors attract more attention. But when you boil it down, it's typically the things we can't see or hear that matter most. So is the case with pregnancy and bir
For some women, weight gain during the second trimester is not so fun. The second trimester can be seen as an awkward ‘in between’ stage, when you have noticeably gained weight but may not look obviously pregnant just yet.
By Cara Joyner
You may remember, from the last update, that we moved. One week before Christmas Eve, we bought our first house – and not just a house, but an old house needing work in every corner.
Even as I sit here, trying to find words to describe these days and this growing baby, my mind is