The BEST Gifts for L&D Nurses 2024

Childbirth isn’t easy, and most of us aren’t in the most… gracious frame of mind during labor. Yet somehow, our L&D nurses take care of us like saints as we yell, scream, and beg for a break (just me?). That’s why so many moms wonder whether they should purchase gifts for their nurses in the […]

Postpartum Recovery: The Golden Month of Opportunity

What Is “The Golden Month”? The period of the first 40 or 42 days after childbirth is called “Sacred Window” in Ayurveda and “The Golden Month” in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). During this time, there is an emphasis on the significance of physical and emotional healing for the mother. Moreover, the healing and recovery she […]

14 Ideas for Rainbow Baby Clothes for Your Miracle Baby

When you experience pregnancy after loss, it may feel overwhelming and terrifying, or it may seem nothing short of miraculous. Many people feel both! One thing that helps some mamas is leaning into the idea of having a rainbow baby–or a baby that arrives after loss. If that’s you (and it’s completely okay if you […]

Caring for Your C-Section Scar: Tips and Insights for a Smooth Recovery

When we embark on the journey of motherhood, we imagine the joy of holding our baby for the first time, the precious moments of bonding, and the adventures that await. What we often don’t anticipate, however, are the unexpected twists and turns along the way. For some, like me, this journey involves a C-section and […]

Britt’s Birth Story: Lessons On Healing From A Traumatic Birth

Birth is a beautiful, unpredictable experience with the power to shape you in ways you can’t fully control or anticipate.  Sometimes healing from birth isn’t as straightforward as bed rest, padsicles, and spritzing your perineum. Sometimes birth injuries go a little deeper. Today, I’m sharing the full story of my traumatic birth for the first […]

What Are Baby Blues: Understanding Your Emotions After a New Baby

Picture this: you’re holding your new baby in the first couple of days after birth, and tears begin to fall. You have no idea why this is happening because nothing is technically wrong.  While it would be easy to brush them off as “happy tears” that you just don’t quite understand, this isn’t always true. […]

Should You Hire a Labor Doula While Preparing for Childbirth?

As I prepared to bring our first child into the world, I dreamed of having a successful, drug-free, natural childbirth. However, my fear was not having the guts to achieve it once the show got started. So, when a friend asked, “Should you hire a labor doula?” I was intrigued.  I’d never heard of a […]

Plan for Your Postpartum Period by Meal Prepping Before Baby

Having a new baby is a whirlwind of cuddles, diaper changes, emotions, and exhaustion– the last thing on most of our minds is figuring out what to make for dinner! After all, if you’re anything like me, planning meals is hard enough normally; throw a newborn into the mix, and it can seem downright impossible. […]

Should You Hire a Postpartum Doula to Help After Childbirth?

What if I told you there was a way to receive hands-on care for yourself, your newborn, and the rest of the family after childbirth? All it takes is answering a simple question: should you hire a postpartum doula? The first days of new parenthood are a bittersweet blend of love, excitement, exhaustion, and often […]

What is a Membrane Sweep and Do You Need One for Labor?

I like to joke that our eldest daughter must have implanted into my uterus with cement because she had zero interest in coming out. At almost two weeks past my due date, I was desperate to get labor going but didn’t want to deal with induction, which is when my doctor suggested a membrane sweep. […]