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My Moisturizing Detox Bath

CommentsPosted by: Rachel Henry on Jul 29, 2014 in Babies, Breastfeeding, health, Parenting

Rewind to four years ago…pre-kids…one of my favorite ways to relax and rejuvenate was a nice, long, hot, detox bath. Every Sunday evening, like clockwork, I would start my detox process with some light stretching to soothing music while my garden tub filled with steamy goodness. I would take in the amazing scents of lavender […]

So Many Firsts

CommentsPosted by: Stephanie Roussell on Jul 24, 2014 in Babies, Family Fun, Milestones

It feels cliché to say, but I’m having so much fun experiencing all of Audrey’s firsts. First babbles, first swims, first foods, first holidays. It all seems so new and exciting to her, which makes it new and exciting for us. I told you last time about her first “Mama”, but there’s so much more […]

Car Seat? Check! Diapers? Check! Health Insurance? Uhhh….

With everything going on toward the end of your pregnancy, it’s easy to miss a step or two when preparing for your little one’s arrival. While insurance headaches are common these days, there’s a way to add a new baby to your health insurance without going through insurance pains. It would seem obvious that your […]

Gift Guide for New Moms and Dads

When you’re pregnant, you’ve got a million things to think about before your delivery — have we packed the hospital bag? Is the house ready for a baby boy or girl? Are we really sure about that name?!? So it’s understandable that some small items might slip your mind. If you’re thinking about any last-minute […]

The Benefits of Vaginal Delivery

For centuries, women gave birth through vaginal delivery, and even with the advancement in medical technology, it still remains the best option for moms and babies. For babies, a vaginal delivery can squeeze fluid from his or her lungs, preventing many breathing complications, among numerous other benefits. For moms, a vaginal delivery has a decreased […]

Stressing Over Breastfeeding

CommentsPosted by: Rachel Henry on Jun 12, 2014 in Babies, Breastfeeding, Parenting

Am I making enough milk? Is my baby eating enough? What is the number of diapers per day? Are they wet and dirty or just wet? If my baby sleeps through the night should I wake him to feed or maybe I should get up and pump? Oh no, I slept through the night and […]

Preparing Your Child for Another Baby’s Arrival

Welcoming a newborn infant into your life is one of the greatest moments a new mom and dad will have in their lives. The addition of a baby to a family can also be a hard time for an older sibling. While parents experience elation and joy over their baby, it is not unusual for […]

That First “Mama”

CommentsPosted by: Stephanie Roussell on Jun 10, 2014 in Babies, Milestones, Parenting

It came like a lightening bolt. Those two syllables that rock your world. “Ma Ma” and “Da Da” They came out of nowhere.

Sunscreen 101: Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

CommentsPosted by: Dr. Ashley Lucas on Jun 04, 2014 in Babies, health, Parenting, Toddlers

Summer is here, which means it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for those pool parties and beach trips. To help prevent sunburn (and to some degree, skin cancer), find a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 – the higher the number, the better. Look for one that screens out […]

Getting a “Hold” on Breastfeeding

The following post was written by the Lactation Service Department at Woman’s Hospital. Ask anyone who has ever done yoga. Holding one position for a lengthy period of time can be so taxing that it’s a complete exercise program. Similarly, you could probably ask any breastfeeding mom about the aches and pains of holding one […]

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