The shift from being pregnant to becoming a mother happens in a matter of seconds and yet, few people emphasize the importance of preparing new mothers for this change. Sleep deprivation, 30 pounds of unwanted weight, cracked nipples, and a screaming baby make it nearly impossible to filter and organize one’s thoughts in the days, weeks and months after giving birth. At a time when a mother needs the most support and attention, she is often ignored and has to overcome her own pain, worries and thoughts and take care of her infant.
Pregnancy is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting times of life. If you’re pregnant, you’re probably busy furnishing a nursery, creating a birth plan, choosing a name, and picking out baby clothing. However, pregnancy is also a very sensitive time for your health. After all, your health now affects your child’s health! So […]
Pain and/or swelling in the feet and legs during pregnancy is a common complaint for many expecting moms. Here are some great tips to help ease this discomfort and to ensure that you are living healthily to naturally ease the pain.
Every new mother is concerned about breastfeeding, but women of color often face unique breastfeeding challenges. Read about some of those challenges (especially those in the workplace) and how businesses can support their breastfeeding employees!
NewYork-Presbyterian celebrated the opening of the NewYork Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns today, which officially opened on Aug. 2. The facility is dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to pregnant women and their newborns before, during, and after childbirth. This includes advanced care for high-risk pregnancies and newborns who need extra support.
A Mommybites reader asked: When can I hear my baby’s heartbeat? From the moment we find out we are expecting, no sound is more moving, more touching than hearing our little one’s heartbeat for the very first time! For many expectant moms, it is an anxious time between conceiving and the first heartbeat – it’s […]
In regards to personal care products there are no government safety regulations or testing of components and chemicals in these products as there are for food and medications.