You’re Overdue And It’s Time to Be Induced – Or Is It?

Many people think that the due date is a medically exact date for when the baby will arrive. However, it represents only an average of a wide range of possible dates of arrival. Few babies are born exactly on their due date, and a normal gestation length is between 38 and 42 weeks. Inductions at 40 or 41 weeks are … Read More

How Babywearing Became Our Go-to Solution For A Fussy Baby

Our daughter Evelyn was born in October 2014, and she was a little angel the first night she was born. The second night, however, all hell broke loose. She cried and cried and wanted to cluster feed all night. None of us got any sleep. The first week was much the same: lots of crying, and not much sleep. Naps … Read More

Optimal Spacing Between Pregnancies

When thinking about adding another child to your family, the timing between pregnancies is something that many families consider as part of their decision. You may have an idea of how far apart you want your children to be in age, but there are other factors to think about than just simply whether your older and younger children will play … Read More

Weird and Wacky Pregnancy Symptoms

Throughout your pregnancy you may find yourself experiencing numerous symptoms, thinking: is this normal? You talk to your friend about it, and she confirms it: the symptom you are having is downright weird. But, never fear! Some pregnancy symptoms may seem strange, when they are in fact one hundred percent ordinary. Bleeding Noses If you’re anything like me, before you … Read More

Signs of Labor

As you approach your due date, several big questions keep popping into your mind. What does labor feel like? Will it hurt? Will it go smoothly? How will I know I’m in labor? What if I have the baby in the car on the way to the hospital?! Many women begin to feel like they can’t do it, and they … Read More

Preparing for Postpartum

Before you have your baby, you may be focused on preparing the nursery, or buying baby clothes; while these may be fun, there are several important things that you should consider doing to make life easier on yourself postpartum. Physical Changes During pregnancy, labor, and birth, your body will change significantly. Postpartum you may feel quite sore, and have trouble … Read More

Exercise in Pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy can sometimes seem like a daunting task: you are tired, feel slow and heavy, and just want to spend time resting in bed with your feet up. While it may seem like the last thing you want to do, there are exercise options that are low-key and easy on your body that can help you feel energized … Read More

Evelyn’s Birth Story

Early Labor It was my due date: October 24, 2014. I hadn’t been feeling any signs of labor whatsoever, and at my midwife appointment the day prior, Evelyn was still very high in my pelvis and had not dropped at all. Around 9pm, my husband and I decided to go for a drive to the supermarket to look for a … Read More