A Mommybites reader asked: What is a typical maternity leave length? Advice from Expert: Renee Sullivan, parent and lifestyle coach Just as there in “no typical” pregnancies, maternity leaves run the gamut – some as short as six weeks and some as generous as one year. Under the Family Medical Leave Act in the US, […]
Breastfeeding and formula are important to know about when you have a little one. Here is everything you need to know about breastfeeding and formula feeding!
Why is it that whenever I see a movie where a woman is in labor, the people taking care of the woman have her sit down, lie down or put her in a wheel chair? It’s as if having the laboring mother walk or move on her own is a bad idea that could cause […]
Oh, pregnancy cravings. The insatiable longing for often times unusual combinations of foods that you would never otherwise have dreamed of eating. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Seventy-five to 90 percent of pregnant women have food cravings during pregnancy, but these cravings usually disappear in the beginning of the fourth month. Despite how common pregnancy […]
If you are expecting your first baby in the near future, you may be excited about the prospect of meeting your child for the first time. Many expectant mothers also have numerous fears and anxieties. These may relate to the general fear of venturing into new territory, while also being responsible for the care and […]
Over the next few months we will be sharing our different personal experiences and approaches on the same major parenting milestones. In this first article in our Mommybites series, we’ll be chatting about what it was like for each of us on our journeys to becoming twin moms.
There are still plenty of myths about pregnancy that are circulated regularly – from what you should and shouldn’t eat, to how to predict your baby’s sex, to safety. Here we look at some of the most popular pregnancy myths out there and dispel them with the facts.
Sometimes in class when I announce we are going to work on mantras as a pain management tool, I get some eye rolling, as if I am asking the students to start bowing down to Buddha. While mantras in their true sense are from the Vedic Hinduism period and chanted in sanskrit, the mantras we […]