Pregnancy is 40-week long roller coaster ride of emotions and symptoms. Here are our best tips and tricks for surviving the first trimester, adjusting to your changing body, and getting ready for baby.
During the first year of my twins’ lives I learned how to save time, energy, and money with two babies in the house. Through lots of prayers, cups of coffee, and conversations with other mommas, I am on the other side of the newborn/baby phase as my twins are now almost four years old. I […]
Choosing a pediatrician or family doctor is a big decision. We’ve compiled a list of Des Moines pediatricians and primary care physicians to help you.
most Ah, babymoon – the last hurrah for you and your significant other before you’re tied down to that adorable new bundle of joy. I’m not sure the term “babymoon” has been around too terribly long, but I certainly appreciate the notion. My husband and I went on nice, relaxing babymoons each time I was […]
Make your breast health, your best health Being a mom means long hours and thankless nights, so consider taking a moment for the ladies who have been with you through it all. That’s right, in honor of May and Mother’s Day we are talking about breast health. Whether producing gallons of milk or being a cozy […]
Changing practices: should you delay your baby’s first bath? For a long time, there was nothing new in the field of newborn baby care. We followed the policies that were tried and true, built over many decades of newborns. For the most part, these traditions led to a scientific and sterile birth experience. Some of […]
Even before I had children, I always knew I wanted to try breastfeeding. There were many factors that went into that decision, but the most pertinent to me was that it seemed the most natural and obvious choice. Little did I know that something that “should” be so natural does not always come naturally. Sure, […]
After waking up multiple times a night to feed my newborn, I was tired. The strongest coffee couldn’t compete with my exhaustion so we looked into sleep training our baby. This post is sponsored by Starry Night Sleep Consulting. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
You’re a busy mama, and you want to pamper yourself a little and paint your nails. If only it were that easy! Here’s what it looks like when I try to paint my nails: 1. Give baby a sufficient distraction:: food, loud toy, dad’s phone. Anything. 2. Sneak upstairs to your bathroom to retrieve nail […]
Have you ever wondered how a midwife is different from an obstetrician? As midwives become more common, we wanted to share what expecting mothers should know when selecting their provider. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), and passed a […]