How To Adjust Your Birth Plan During The COVID-19 Crisis

Prostock-Studio/Getty For many pregnant women, their “birth plan” is everything. Oftentimes we enter the labor and delivery experience with high hopes, specific expectations, and dreams of how it’s going to go. Epidural… without drugs… home birth… hospital birth… pushing in a bed, in a squat, or in a pool… each of us has thoughts and … Read more How To Adjust Your Birth Plan During The COVID-19 Crisis

Baby Growth Spurts – Timeline & More

It’s inherently unfair, but all too common. Just when you’re finally getting the hang of a somewhat reasonable breastfeeding schedule, your newborn suddenly changes course and begins eating every hour. And even when he’s done, he still acts like he’s ready to hit the drive-through at McDonald’s, making you wonder if your baby’s getting enough … Read more Baby Growth Spurts – Timeline & More

These Two Moms Started a National Campaign to Donate Stimulus Checks

The devastation of the ongoing pandemic is sadly very far reaching. While no one knows, yet, how the world will bounce back, many people are admirably looking for ways they can help, including two moms from Portland, Maine. Together, they launched a national campaign that has, so far, raised, close to $90,000 for nonprofit organizations, … Read more These Two Moms Started a National Campaign to Donate Stimulus Checks

Twin Birth at 34 Weeks + NICU Stay

Laura and her husband got pregnant the first month they tried, then were shocked to discover that it was twins! Her pregnancy was pretty easy aside from a subchorionic hematoma in the first trimester. Laura was able to continue with midwife-led care and was planning to give birth at a local hospital without a NICU … Read more Twin Birth at 34 Weeks + NICU Stay

Postpartum Mamas, Please Take Care Of Yourself First

Courtesy of Nina Turcsanyi This photo was taken on a Tuesday morning, ten minutes after my husband left me at home with our new baby to go back to work (taken after I dried my tears and wiped my snot-covered face). I didn’t prepare myself for that seemingly insignificant moment— always focusing on my impending return … Read more Postpartum Mamas, Please Take Care Of Yourself First

How Your Prenatal Care Might Change Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we knew it, affecting everything from our jobs to our social interactions and, yes, how moms-to-be receive prenatal care. But the extent to which COVID-19 has impacted the way doctors care for their pregnant patients varies, depending on the individual care provider, the pregnancy and the geographic area. … Read more How Your Prenatal Care Might Change Due to COVID-19

The Birth Hour – A Birth Story Podcast: 463|Covid 19 Pregnancy Experiences

Now displaying: Page 1 Welcome to The Birth Hour! New and expecting mothers love hearing birth stories and for most moms, sharing a birth story is a positive way to connect with other women. Every birth story is different and each one is beautiful and empowering in its own way. This podcast was designed to … Read more The Birth Hour – A Birth Story Podcast: 463|Covid 19 Pregnancy Experiences