As a first time mother, I question everything when it comes to the wellness and safety of my baby. Right away, we were faced with the dilemma of getting newborn vaccines while in the hospital after delivery – the Hepatitis B shot, and the Vitamin K shot. Then, the CDC’s immunization schedule for children says to give 6 vaccinations at 2 months of age. I’ve done my research and decided to follow an alternative vaccine schedule instead of the CDC’s baby vaccination chart. See why, and if this is the right decision for your family — or not.
Your baby is constantly growing - both in the womb during pregnancy, and in the world as a newborn. As your baby grows, things are constantly changing (body size, cognitive abilities, diapers, milestones, clothing, etc). If you've got questions about growth spurts and baby sizes, we've probably got the answers for you here!
As your pregnancy progresses, it becomes easier to determine the different baby positions your little one is enjoying inside the womb. Here are the most common signs that indicate your baby’s fetal position at any given moment. Yes, you can look for these yourself to determine your baby’s position right now!
It’s never too early to read to your baby. I started reading everything out loud when I was pregnant. I continued reading to my newborn while I was breastfeeding. By 3 months, my baby was fully engaged whenever I was reading a book to him. Here’s how I built my baby’s reading library
Here’s how and why I consumed my placenta (in the form of capsules, like supplements) after the birth of my son. Most of the benefits of eating placenta have to do with bonding with the infant and shrinking the uterus back to normal size. But I was mostly interested in the direct benefits in the recovery after birth.
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that one or more high risk pregnancy factors exist. You and your baby will benefit from the extra attention!
Some women are sad when they first learn the sex of their baby. I was. Here’s how I dealt with baby gender disappointment. Hopefully my tips will help you too
If your baby is born before 37 weeks, then you have a preemie baby and will need to do some things differently than most parents. Here are the most important things you need to know about premature babies — including preemie milestones.
Here’s a collection of all the best tips for creating a pregnancy scrapbook, a pregnancy journal, or even a pregnancy video to document the days when you were pregnant. By saving your personal thoughts & experiences in one place, you’ll have a treasured keepsake for both you and your child!
Most of us have heard about the thousands of cell phone apps available these days, but do you know about all of the baby cell phone apps that exist for new moms and dads? Here are all the best iPhone apps for parents — to make both your pregnancy and life with your new baby a little easier… and fun!
If you’re a new mom, then you probably have a lot of breastfeeding questions right now. Here are all of the breastfeeding myths that you can put to rest right away.
Does the thought of finding the right newborn baby car seat make you nervous? Are you worried you won’t get the right type of infant car seat? Here are the things you need to know before you choose a car seat for your newborn, plus special tips if your baby is a preemie.
Have you heard about cord blood banking? Not sure if you really need to do it or not? There are both pros and cons to cord blood banking. They are highlighted here.
If your baby isn’t sleeping through the night yet, and you’ve got the bags under your eyes to prove it, it may be time to change your strategy. This video provides tips to help baby sleep through the entire night!
If you’re an athlete and have suddenly found out that you’re pregnant, you probably have lots of questions about putting together your pregnancy workout. Up until the last few years doctors told women, athletes included, that 140 beats per minute during exercise was it, that even if a mom-to-be was a conditioned athlete she should not go over that. Times have changed though, and there are new guidelines for pregnant athletes.
Before you take a prescription medication or over-the-counter medication for cold, flu, or nausea contact your doctor. There are incredible dangers associated with mixing pregnancy & medication. When it comes to pregnancy & medication, it’s always better to error on the side of caution.
Sponsor a military mom-to-be by helping her share highlights of her pregnancy with her partner, a military dad-to-be overseas. The Digi Time Capsule a fun way that we can all help new military parents-to-be.
There are lots of creative things you can do with your baby’s ultrasound pictures that will help you to preserve this wonderful memory of your pregnancy and your baby’s first photo. Here are 9 fun ideas.
Find out who determines the height and weight of your baby – the mother or the father.
How to know which symptoms are not good to ignore when you’re pregnant.
Recent statistics about premature births, plus the reasons that babies are delivered prematurely.
In these slow-motion videos, you can see exactly how much a woman’s pregnant body changes over the course of 9 months!
Tips for living a more natural and toxin-free life for you and your baby.
Will your new baby be a boy or a girl? Here are lots of fun ways to try and predict the sex of your baby!
Are you pregnant, and don’t want everyone in the world touching your belly? I know it bothered me to no end when my pregnant belly became public domain. I found some creative ways to get the message across. And you’re not alone… LOTS of expectant mothers don’t want their belly rubs!
You’ve heard of Baby Mozart and the Mozart effect, right? Well, the iPod Baby Belt is along those same lines, and it is fast becoming one of the newest fashion interests for mothers-to-be. Here’s the scoop.