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The Coolest Things About Breastfeeding

The Coolest Things About Breastfeeding

Let’s face it, breastfeeding is hard! It’s not always fun and sometimes it hurts and it certainly is not always easy. But is it worth it? That answer, of course, will vary from mama to mama. Many mothers cannot breastfeed for a number of reasons, but for a mother who is willing and able to [...]

How I Survived the 4th Trimester

How I Survived the 4th Trimester

Even though being pregnant for nine months is quite enough (ask any pregnant mama), babies would really rather you be pregnant for a full year. For the first three months of their life, it’s completely normal for babies to want to be held all the time, rocked to sleep and then only sleep on your [...]

Isaac’s Birth Story

Isaac’s Birth Story

Issac’s Birth Story Mama: Rebecca S. Stats: 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician This was my second pregnancy, and the pregnancy was as good as the first time, if not better. It was tougher only because I had a toddler to take care of, [...]

And I love them just the same (My two very different BFPs)

And I love them just the same (My two very different BFPs)

My first pregnancy was a complete and total surprise. My two very different BFPs Well, not a complete surprise. I had gone off the pill only two months after getting married just to see what would come from it. I still did not think a pregnancy would actually happen to me. My husband and I were [...]

M’s Easy Entrance into the World

M’s Easy Entrance into the World

M’s Easy Entrance into the World Mama: Melissa T. Stats: 7 lbs, 5 oz, 20 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I had a pretty easy pregnancy the first time around with my son, so when I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 28 weeks with my daughter, I was [...]

First Trimester with a Toddler in Tow

First Trimester with a Toddler in Tow

“Mommy, don’t throw up.” That’s what my two-year-old has been reminding me, periodically, since I had the misfortune to get sick in front of her a few weeks ago. Yes, I said a few weeks ago. Apparently it was that traumatic. The first trimester of pregnancy usually sucks, any way you look at it. But [...]

C’s Birth Story

C’s Birth Story

C’s Birth Story Mama: Jessica T. Stats: 11 lbs, 3 oz Type of Birth: C-section Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician At 39 weeks and six days pregnant, we were eager to meet baby C, and had been telling him many times a day for weeks, that we were ready to meet him if he decided it [...]

Breastfeeding in the 1970s and 1980s

Breastfeeding in the 1970s and 1980s

I had my first baby in 1978 in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was what you would call a “hippie” back then and I was able to have my baby “naturally.” And when it came to feeding her, there was no question I was going to breastfeed. I wouldn’t have it any other way. [...]

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

There are several reasons you may need to pump breast milk for your baby. The reasons that generally come to mind are: You’re going back to work. You want or need to have a time period of greater than three hours away from your baby. Your baby is having difficulty latching and you need an [...]

Owen’s Birth Story

Owen’s Birth Story

Owen’s Birth Story Mama: Melanie W. Stats: 6lbs, 15oz, 19 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician The day I went into labor, I was stunned. I had just hit 36 weeks and two days and it had been a very difficult pregnancy. I was blessed with morning sickness all day long [...]