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.
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 […]