In the medical profession, it can often seem as though it takes an eternity to acquire new patients but only a second to lose them. This is no different when it comes to the field of sonography, in particular. Mothers-to-be have understandably high expectations for their healthcare. They want personalized attention, modern convenience and relational engagement. They want a physician who advocates for their child’s well-being—and their own—instead of treating them like a number on the patient assembly line. Continue reading
Anyone lucky enough to be announcing a pregnancy in the upcoming days may want to consider one of these fun St. Patrick's Day ideas! Continue reading
We have just welcomed baby #4, Mr. Ollie Jack, to the world. He came in like a freight train (Read more about his birth HERE) and our lives feel as though they are moving faster than ever, but at the same time in slow motion as we take every aspect of Ollie in. Our 4th natural, unmedicated birth, and 3rd homebirth (but 1st unassisted birth!), we had a plan – a plan that was thrown out the window as he arrived. Everything from his birth and golden hour, to my “Lying-In” time hasn’t been what I pictured, but here we are: loving a newborn and figuring it all out. Continue reading
It seems that the only acceptable vaginal birth is one that follows the not-so-normal bell curve that people assume labor to be defined. You know, the dilating a centimeter an hour, and pushing immediately at 10 centimeters. Continue reading
The luck of the Irish goes beyond St. Patrick’s Day. An Irish baby name can be used to signify your family history, or it can chosen simply because you love the way it sounds. Naming your baby is more than filling out a piece of paper, you want to choose a baby name that flows with your last name, fits your newborn, and holds a great meaning to you. Continue reading
Young infants make the weirdest noises. If your baby is not yet earth-side, just be prepared to hear some strange sounds. My daughter used to sound like pig in her sleep, one son sounded like a pterodactyl, and my little 5 month old is hitting the long, drawn-out grunting noise phase.
Snoring may be a part of all of this. It should dwindle and lessen over the first few months of life.
Snoring in children is typically caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. This occurs due to allergies, food sensitivities, obesity, the way the child’s face and sinuses are developing, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Continue reading