You’ve likely read lots about sleep training. There are a million methods and many people swear by it or feel like they’re “supposed” to do it. Sleep training is not the right fit for everyone and often runs counter-intuitive to many parents’ gut instincts. Continue Reading Five Tips for Raising a Flexible Sleeper
If your baby isn’t sleeping well, chances are you’re talking about it with your family, your friends, your neighbor, maybe even the barista at the coffee shop. When no one is getting the sleep they need, it’s tough, but know that you’re not alone. Just about every household with a new baby, first time parent or not, will struggle with baby sleep at some point during the first year. Continue Reading Baby Sleep Tips That Will Help You Get More Sleep
“When can I put my baby on a schedule?” As a sleep coach, that’s one of the first questions I hear from new parents who are ready to get back some control over their lives. It makes sense: the first few months with a newborn can be a whirlwind as our carefully planned existence gets thrown out the window, replaced by emergency diaper changes and frequent overnight wakings. Continue Reading What is the best nap schedule for babies between 5 and 12 months?
“I pee every time I sneeze… is that normal?”
“Every since I had a baby, sex is so painful…does everyone experience that?”
“Every since I gave birth, I feel so much pressure down there… is that ok?”
“My baby is 6 months old; I’ve almost lost all the “baby” weight but I still look pregnant and my lower back is super sore… is that normal?”
“I am so constipated… should I be worried?” Continue Reading When To Call A Pelvic Floor Therapist
helpful dental tips for pregnant women& nursing mothers DR. AMANDA TAVOULARIS (dentably.com) Dental health may not be on the forefront of your mind during your pregnancy or while you’re breastfeeding. However, it’s important that you take care of your teeth and gums during this time because up to 75% of women develop inflammation of gums, or gingivitis while they are… Continue Reading Helpful Dental Tips for Pregnant Women & Nursing Mothers
We asked the talented LaShanda Dandrich, IBCLC, a boober provider and the driving force behind Uptown Village Cooperative, to shed some light on what she does day-to-day to help families, how she got here and what keeps her going. This week is Black Breastfeeding Week and boober also wanted to hear her thoughts on why it is important to proactively show support to bring about change in black families. Continue Reading Q&A with LaShanda Dandrich IBCLC – Black Breastfeeding Week 2019
Did you read the latest news on preventing the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth? Back up…do you know what the most common complication actually IS? Diabetes? Nope. Preeclampsia? Try again. Believe it or not, perinatal (loosely defined as the time from pregnancy to postpartum) depression and anxiety are actually the most common ailments that women face during this time. Between 11 and 17% of pregnant and new moms suffer from depression and/or anxiety. The good news is that perinatal depression and anxiety are treatable AND, as we now know, preventable. Continue Reading Why can therapy help prevent perinatal depression
November 17 is World Prematurity Day—part of an entire month devoted to Prematurity Awareness. In recognition, we’ve compiled some critical tips and information about NICUs.
More babies than ever are spending time in NICU—up to 15 percent—potentially due to higher rates of cesarean birth, more screening for things like gestational diabetes and Group B Strep infection (meaning more mothers will test positive for these conditions), and more epidurals (which may lead to more fevers in mothers). Continue Reading 7 Important Tips for Surviving a Stay in the NICU
The Postpartum Period. It’s finally getting the attention it deserves! At least in writing. We were thrilled to see Zoe Greenberg’s article recently in the NY Times – “If Only Everyone Had a Postpartum Doula”. We couldn’t agree more. Continue Reading Take it from the New York Times – “Everyone Needs a Postpartum Doula”
This year, ACOG—that’s the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists—came out with recommendations for optimizing postpartum care. There are lots of specifics, but the main takeaway is that new moms should get postpartum care sooner and more consistently than most do currently. That’s great news, of course. Continue Reading ACOG’s Postpartum Care Recommendations Are a Start, But We Need to Do So Much More