Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year, and a pandemic doesn’t bring that to a halt. Like most people, you’re probably feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe. As of now, there have been over 600,000 cases in the United States. Schools across the country are closed, many states are under complete lockdown, and many people are either working from home or not working at all.
Being pregnant during this uncertain time can be scary and can cause you more stress. Here are some helpful things to know about COVID-19 and pregnancy.
As you close in on your due date, most expecting parents will begin to think about “scheduling.” Will I feed on demand or every 3 hours? Will my child nap on a schedule or whenever they’re tired? Should napping always happen in the crib or can they nap in the swing, car seat, stroller, as […]
According to a recent study from the Center of Disease Control, approximately 64% of women whose births were attended by a medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathic medicine received epidural/spinal anesthesia (1). Given that the majority of women birth with the help of an epidural, it is important to offer useful information to facilitate […]
Your body changes in so many ways during and after your pregnancy. It may be difficult to identify all of these changes and relate them to your pregnancy, so check out this list to see all of the possibilities you may experience.
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!
Kids of any age (and plenty of adults!) struggle with boredom. A parent’s inclination is to suggest a fun activity or provide yet another distraction for children. But these boring moments are critical for your child’s social-emotional development.