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  1. Planning Your Dream Birth

    Planning Your Dream Birth

    Why is it so hard to write a birth plan?  Most women just end up skipping it altogether.

    But skipping your birth plan means that you are skipping the educational aspect of giving birth. You are walking in blind – uniformed – and unprepared for the possibilities that lie ahead.

    You may have the birth of your dreams without a birth plan in hand, but if just one domino falls, your birth has the chance of not being what you were hoping for. How does a birth plan change any of that, you ask? Continue reading

  2. The Ultimate Birth Bag List: Hospital, Birth Center, and Home Birth

    The Ultimate Birth Bag List: Hospital, Birth Center, and Home Birth

    One of the most common questions I get is: “What do I pack in my birth bag?”  I always respond, “What type of birth do you envision?

    See, you may think that packing your bag is as simple as checking off a general list.  The truth is that, while similarities will be present, no two bags are the same. I’m going to include a long list, but you DO NOT pack it all.  The point is for you to get ideas of what you may or may not want – and how much you want to pack. Continue reading

  3. Dad Plays A Huge Role in the 3rd Trimester

    Dad Plays A Huge Role in the 3rd Trimester

    This is not the time to sit back and watch a sporting event.  It’s time to get in the game.

    I know you thought you had a few more months before you’d be called from the bench – maybe to change a diaper, make silly faces, or hold a baby while your partner showered.  But you were wrong. It’s game time.  Continue reading

  4. 8 Ways to Survive the Summer Pregnant

    8 Ways to Survive the Summer Pregnant
    I actually love being pregnant in the summer. Call me crazy - go ahead, but hear me out. Fewer Maternity Clothes Swimming Pools Watermelon You get plenty of Vitamin D All of Fall, Winter, and Spring to Lose the Baby Weight Summer babies tend to be at risk for less illnesses It's Farmer Market Season! Maxi Dresses are Awesome Summer Babymoon-Vacations are the BEST Continue reading
  5. 6 Deliciously Healthy Popsicles You Need to Make

    6 Deliciously Healthy Popsicles You Need to Make

    The absolute best way to get your kids to eat their veggies is by handing them a homemade popsicle.

    The same goes for a healthy dose of fruits.

    These summer days are long and hot.  Homemade popsicles can be a great way to get everyone messy and cooled down (before sending them back outside to the sprinkler).  I love smoothies, and most of my kids do too, but having popsicles on hand is easier than making a smoothie on demand. Continue reading

  6. 3rd Trimester: Grow Baby Grow!

    3rd Trimester: Grow Baby Grow!

    Grow Baby Grow!

    The third trimester marks the final 12-14 weeks of pregnancy, a time when your baby is growing non-stop.  You may feel as though he has no more space to grow into inside of you, but somehow there is.  While it is hard to be patient, keep your eye on the prize: A Healthy Baby.

    The longer baby bakes, the healthier he should be once earthside.

    Continue reading