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10 Ways to Help Increase Your Milk Supply

10 Ways to Help Increase Your Milk Supply

Many mamas at some point during their breastfeeding journey will begin to doubt their milk supply. You think your baby is hungry and you can’t possibly have any milk left. Maybe you’re pumping a few ounces each pumping session, but think you should be getting more. Maybe your little one is going through a growth [...]

Breastfeeding Mamas, Take Care of Yourself

Breastfeeding Mamas, Take Care of Yourself

I’ll start out by ‘outing’ myself: I’m very pro-breastfeeding. I believe breast is best, I love the idea of normalizing breastfeeding, I love educating myself on all things breastfeeding and I’ll talk your ear off about it if given the chance. It’s something I’m so passionate about. All things considered, I’ve had a relatively easy breastfeeding [...]

Demetri’s Birth Story

Demetri’s Birth Story

Demetri’s Birth Story Mama: Ariel R. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician People describe labor contractions as starting high in your stomach and moving all over. At 37 1/2 weeks pregnant and 24 hours before Demetri graced us with his presence, I called my OB. He said not to worry, that [...]

A Due Date Baby: Carson’s Birth

A Due Date Baby: Carson’s Birth

A Due Date Baby: Carson’s Birth Mama: Kim Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Stats: 8 lbs, 4 oz, 19 inches Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Carson was due on October 19th. Given that he was our second child AND our first baby Cooper, had to be delivered early, we kind of always assumed Carson would [...]

Cooper’s Early Surprise Arrival

Cooper’s Early Surprise Arrival

Cooper’s Early Surprise Arrival Mama: Kim Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Stats: 7 lbs, 11 oz, 19.5 inches Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Cooper was due on April 29th, and being that he was our first child, we assumed he would be born later than his due date. At that time, my commute to [...]

Penelope’s Birth Story

Penelope’s Birth Story

Penelope’s Birth Story Mama: Stephanie C. Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Home Primary Care: Midwife On Monday, my due date, a hurricane was coming through. I thought, great! A low, pressure system will get me going!! What did my husband, Peter, want to do? He wanted to go surfing in Panama City Beach. [...]

Fernanda’s Balloon Gender Reveal Party

Fernanda’s Balloon Gender Reveal Party

When Fernanda found out she was pregnant with baby number two, she knew she definitely wanted to find out the baby’s gender. What better way than to involve her son and her closest friends and family in a pink and blue inspired balloon gender reveal party?! You can’t hide this mama’s excitement when she finds [...]

Asher’s Birth Story

Asher’s Birth Story

Asher’s Birth Story Mama: Amanda W. Stats: 8lbs 14oz, 21.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife I had been fully committed to having a natural childbirth from the start. I knew I wanted as little intervention as possible, but also wanted to have access to doctors in the event [...]

Mason’s Speedy Unexpected Arrival

Mason’s Speedy Unexpected Arrival

Mason’s Speedy, Unexpected Arrival Mama: Tracie H. Stats: 5lbs 13oz, 19.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I’m a teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. We had just gone on a field trip where I hiked three miles in the woods with my class, and I was just about 33 weeks [...]

Reese’s VBAC Birth Story

Reese’s VBAC Birth Story

Reese’s Birth Story Mama: Kelly G. Type of Birth: Vaginal, VBAC Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician In April of 2012 I went to the doctor for my yearly well-woman exam. I spoke with the doctor and told her that we would like to try for a second baby, and we got the green light [...]