Childbirth Classes

Childbirth: Prenatal Yoga for Stress Relief and Pain Management

Among the great ways to become better prepared for childbirth is prenatal yoga. It can also help you stay fit and keep you relaxed during your pregnancy. Lowering your stress level is good for you and your baby. ... read more »

Co-Bedding Safety Issues

Parents tend to choose co-bedding as a solution to late night crying and sleep deprivation. While co-bedding may help solve these problems, some experts report that the baby is at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome and accidental death when sleeping beside a parent. ... read more »

Tips for Preventing SIDS

SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, describes an infant death with an unknown cause. While doctors and researchers may not be able to pinpoint the reason for death in SIDS cases, they have compiled a list of tips to prevent SIDS from occurring with your baby. ... read more »

High Heels Shoes and Pregnancy - Shifting From High to Flat Shoes

Sure, every mom wants to look and feel sexy during pregnancy while pregnant, but there are safer ways to do that than wearing high heels heeled shoes in pregnancy. ... read more »

Helping When the Time is Right

The help mom needs is not going to manifest until the latter stages of the pregnancy. Dad can, however, tell mom on a daily basis how beautiful she is and how she is going to be a great mother. These emotional boosts are the best way to give support as physical changes are happening to her body. ... read more »

Assisted Breathing

Whether the woman has chosen a natural childbirth or a labor with pain medication, breathing is essential to the health of the baby during this stressful time. ... read more »

Preparing for a New Baby in the Home

Preparing for a baby's arrival in the home is one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy. Most families choose to wait until late in the second trimester to prepare the baby's room just to ensure the pregnancy is safe. By this time, mom will not be able to help paint or lift furniture, so all pressure is placed on dad to make this happen. ... read more »

Bottle Feeding: Is It Healthy?

Bottle feeding offers a safe, healthy alternative to breastfeeding. All formulas must offer a basic list of nutritional advantages to the baby. Among infant formulas there are four types: milk-based, soy-based, lacto-based and speciality. ... read more »

Childbirth: Breathing Exercises for Pain Relief in Labor

Practicing breathing exercises is one of the best ways to be prepared for childbirth. It can help reduce fear and stress, and can allow the labor and delivery to go more smoothly. ... read more »

Childbirth: Acupressure for Pain Relief During Labor

If you're looking for alternative ways to handle pain management during labor, you may want to consider acupressure. This is similar to acupuncture in the way that it works, but there are no needles. ... read more »

Childbirth: Visualization Methods for Pain Relief

Using visualization methods as a tool for pain management during labor and delivery can be highly beneficial. Because labor is a very intense process, it's important that you get through it with as little stress and anxiety as possible. ... read more »

Childbirth: Hypnotherapy for Pain Management

There are many ways to get through the pain of childbirth. One of the less conventional options is the use of hypnotherapy. When it's used in this way, it's often called hypnobirthing. ... read more »

Childbirth: Reflexology for Labor and Delivery

More women are turning to reflexology as part of their plans for a good experience with labor and delivery. It can be used throughout a pregnancy, and can also be used in the delivery room as labor progresses. ... read more »

Childbirth: Massage for Labor and Delivery

Getting a body massage can feel wonderful. Whether you have a full body rubdown or the masseuse focuses on just a few areas of tension, you can leave feeling great. Massage is relaxing and can remove pain and tension from areas like your shoulders and back. ... read more »

Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

Suffering from a brief bout of mild depression is common for women who have just given birth. Some women will fight through the depression and come out within a few weeks feeling better than ever before. Other women will suffer from baby blues symptoms that lead to a deeper more clinical-style depression. ... read more »

Me Time Replaced by Daddy Time

It can be hard for Dad to replace me time with daddy time, but working together with mom and using the give and take method may work to the advantage of both parents. ... read more »

Caring for the Baby When Mom Breastfeeds

Moms who breastfeed do have an advantage over dad when it comes to bonding with the baby, but that does not have to be the steadfast rule.    ... read more »

Giving Mom a Hand After Birth

After birth emotional issues, paired with sleep deprivation, often strike a usually happy couple. Mom needs some alone time, support time, and help after the baby is born, and Dad needs to learn how to read the signs. ... read more »

Kegel Exercises

Nearly every pregnant woman has been told to do Kegel exercises to make labor easier. ... read more »

Alternative Feeding Methods

Moms typically choose between prepared infant formulas and breast milk for feeding the baby. In rare cases, moms may not feel comfortable with either of these choices. Alternative feeding choices for the baby are limited, but there are some choices mom may want to research. ... read more »

Telling Family, Friends and Boss About The Pregnancy

A new baby comes with many physical and emotional changes for mom and dad. Often, these emotions are shared with family, friends and co-workers. Sharing the feelings of happiness, angst and even sadness are contingent upon telling people about the pregnancy. ... read more »

Adjusting To Being Pregnant Changes in the Body

Discovering a new pregnancy can bring about feelings of happiness and joy, but there is also a bit of fear associated with growing a baby in your womb. Mothers-to-be who need to learn about the changes in their body during pregnancy so that they are more prepared for the next 40 weeks. ... read more »