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Am I Having Braxton Hicks or Contractions?!

There I was – almost seven months pregnant, sitting in my office chair and eating snacks instead of, you know, doing my job. Suddenly, I felt it. There was a strange tightening across my belly. It was a not-so-gentle pull from inside the depths of my abdomen. I silently wondered: “What is it? Is it […]

Should You Buy Gifts for Labor & Delivery Nurses?

There are a lot of admirable careers, but nurses who help deliver babies probably deserve some of the top spots. That’s why so many expectant moms and dads find themselves wondering whether they should be purchasing gifts for labor & delivery nurses.  Let’s think about it for a moment – childbirth is no easy feat, […]

6 Tips for NICU Parents from a NICU Mama

The NICU can be an intimidating place, especially for those of us with little hospital experience. Even if you yourself have experience with hospitals, it can still be frightening because so much is on the line. Your newborn baby is hooked up to wires and tubes, possibly in an incubator, with little certainty about when […]

Surviving Your NICU Baby

This is it…the moment you’ve been waiting for! Your baby is about to be born. You can’t wait to hold them in your arms just as soon as they take their first breath and stare lovingly into their eyes, feeling their soft warmth on your skin. Except it doesn’t happen that way. The baby is […]

The Best Hospital Gown for Labor of 2021

When you’re thinking about your labor and delivery experience, you might consider writing a birth plan, if you’ll want massage tools, whether you’ll have an epidural. You may just spend time Googling birth stories. What you’re likely not thinking about? Googling “hospital Gowns maternity.” We get so wrapped up in what our baby will be […]

What the Hell is the Husband Stitch?!

Question for you: how much do you know about “the husband stitch?” If you’re feeling a little clueless, you’re not alone. I’d heard this turn of phrase a time or two but never gave much thought to what it actually was. When I finally took the time to look it up, my stomach turned as […]