When I was newly pregnant and we started telling our close friends, one of them asked me a question right off the bat: have you written about it yet? The answer, until today, was no. I hadn't. Where do I even...
The delivery plan. I waited all day knowing I was in early labor. My delivery was going to be amazing, I was certain of it. My husband had just started a new job and was gone all day at a...
When we were expecting our firstborn, my husband and I took great care selecting where we would give birth, wanting the best environment, birth care options, and experience possible. I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted my...
"Hello baby, goodbye sleep!" We've all heard that saying about sleep, right? It often feels like we moms are living our lives in a coffee-fueled fog, holding out until nap time or bedtime or both. The level of exhaustion we...
Navigation and Balance…ah.  Those two things can be difficult in any situation. Being a mom AND experiencing pregnancy related depression and/or anxiety, AND returning to work outside of the home can overwhelm the most balanced of women.   Women reading...
I’ve heard that when women are ready to be done having babies, they “just know.” Before now, I never believed that I would come to that realization. My mind tends to rationalize everything to the point where my intuition is...
As the Mama of three grown children, and Nana of soon-to-be three grandchildren, I’ve worked hard to develop a healthy role in the lives of my children and their families. As we Mamas learned firsthand, new parents usually don’t...
Remember being pregnant and people would say the most outrageous stuff? Complete strangers who felt like they had to comment on the fact that you were pregnant, but didn’t know exactly what to say or how to say it....
It dawned on me recently that I probably seem like an insensitive jerk sometimes. I promise, I'm not, I'm actually a very nice person, but I'm also completely and totally real when it comes to talking about parenting. That's one...
You’ve probably heard the phrase “baby brain” or “pregnancy brain” used to describe feeling foggy or unfocused while pregnant. In the past, “pregnancy brain” has been dismissed by some researchers as a myth. Now, new research reveals that “baby...
Her name was Cindy. That was all I really knew about her. She had blonde hair and blue eyes, an open face and a wide, warm smile. She mentioned to me before it all began that she had a...
What exactly is a midwife?  Generally, a midwife does prenatal care, cares for a woman in labor, and sees her after she has her baby for follow up. Most midwives also provide gynecologic care, annual exams, pap smears, and contraception.  If...
The best way to have a healthy pregnancy is to be healthy during preconception. At baby+co., they believe that supporting people to become as healthy as possible before they get pregnant is crucial to going on to have a...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, when we recognize and remember the twenty five percent of pregnancies that do not go full-term, and the babies who were taken from us far too soon. We remember and we feel the loss of our children....

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