One of the things I love about the Lamaze book, Giving Birth with Confidence, is the collection of real-life stories and comments from people who have experienced pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenthood. When you know that you share some of the same thoughts and feelings as others, you feel
The standard, average suggested recovery time for vaginal birth is six weeks. Surprisingly, it's suggested to be about the same for a c-section at 6-8 weeks. I'll preface what I'm about to say by telling you that I could use this blog space to debate the absurdity of the short recovery time guidelin
Will you be towing along a nursling to your Halloween festivities this year? No need to let it stop you from getting dressed up and having fun with the occasion! There are so many costumes you can wear that will either easily incorporate your baby into the costume, or make breastfeeding easier.
Are you in the throes of life after birth and feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared for your own emotional and physical survival and recovery? Or perhaps you're prepping to have baby #2 and worried about what to expect this time around after birth, especially if you had a rough postpartum the first
I am five months and some change into being a parent and I have to say... it's not as hard as I expected. I don't believe in "good babies" because no baby is bad, but I can say that Mae is easy; she's happy and easygoing, a decent sleeper, has a great personality, and seems to get cuter every day.