We wanted to remind you of a fantastic resource available to mothers of infants in our area: Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes.
The birth of a new baby is an exciting time for families, but the adjustment can be difficult, especially if there are already older siblings in the home. Parents often worry that older children will feel left out or neglected, or that they will dislike the tiny, screaming addition to the family. Here are some ideas for making the transition as smooth as possible...
After birth, when the newborn is placed on the parent's chest skin to skin, the parent's chest area has the ability to flush and heat up or even cool down based on feedback from the newborn's skin and body temperature.
Induction involves utilizing external methods to kickstart labor (as opposed to your body starting the process on its own).
During the pushing stage of labor, the uterus does about 80% of the work, with the laboring person adding that extra "umph."
The best way to ensure the most optimal birth experience possible is to prepare your body, your mind, and your relationships for the birth event and the journey of parenthood beyond.
Did you know that you gain a disposable organ during pregnancy? Our bodies are incredible!
Did you know that the baby is really in charge when it comes to starting labor?...
Did you know that your body helps your baby find his/her way to the breast for nursing after birth? What a way to bond with your baby! According to the Lamaze website, “The Montgomery glands in the areola produce a natural lubricant that protects the nipple and areola. That specialized lubricant smells just like amniotic
There is so much shame, stigma, and fear that surrounds both breast and bottle feeding, and this simply should not be. Fed truly is best. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about feeding your baby in the way that works best for you, your baby, and