Are you curious about what doulas do, and what they can offer you? Have you thought about hiring a doula for your labor? To answer these questions, I interview Doula Liz Medina to understand a little more about doulas, and about the benefits of hiring a doula. [Read more…] about What Doulas Can Do For You
Are you debating whether to give birth at a birth center vs hospital? I had an interested birth experience with my son in that I chose to give birth at a birthing center, but because my water broke early and after 24hrs of labor at the birthing center I had to be transferred to a hospital to continue my labor (my labor was 52 hrs in total). I got to experience both a birth center and hospital, and so I thought I could give some insight to you if you are considering birthing center vs hospital for your own childbirth experience.
Uh-oh.. what was his temperature this morning again? How many milliliters of tylenol did I give him?
Do you find yourself asking these questions while your little one is running a fever?
It is common to forget these details when we try to commit our child’s fluctuating temperatures and medication history to memory. It is important to track your child’s fever as it progresses for multiple reasons, and the trick it seems, it to write it down so you won’t have to commit it to memory. It is nerve wracking enough to watch your child being fussy, irritable, coughing, and sometimes vomiting, without having to use extra brain space to remember these small, but important details.
Newly pregnant women are often in a hurry to start taking prenatal supplements as soon as they discover they are pregnant. While they certainly should, it is often too late to provide some of the important preventive benefits of multivitamins which are crucial BEFORE conception. Multivitamin use before pregnancy is shown to lower the risk of preterm birth.
Sorry to break it to ya: Life does not get easier after having a baby. Statistics also show that more often than not, marriages and relationships also suffer after having a baby. We all aim to raise healthy happy children, and have a great relationship with our partner or spouse right? Here are the top four factors that causes relationship breakdown after baby, how to overcome those challenges and how to keep relationship strong after having baby.
There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to find that your little one is running a high fever. What do you do? Do you call the doctor? Do you take them to the emergency room? A few weeks ago, I woke up to this exact situation. After running a high fever for 4 days, he broke out in little red rashes all over his body – it turned out he had roseola. It was nerve wracking and horrible. Treating high fever in children can be nerve wracking even for more experienced moms. So what do we do when our kids have a high fever? Here are some helpful tips and answers.