With pregnancy comes an avalanche of change for your body. By now, you’ve adjusted to many changes, both emotionally and physically. You and your baby have set up a nice, calm rhythm, as you grow together and get ready for labor and birth.
"You're pregnant! Yay!" Or, maybe, "You're pregnant?! Whoa." Whether your pregnancy was intentional or not, if you become pregnant and are the only or few among your social circle to be pregnant, the transition can be difficult. The value and support from friendships is often a huge component of our
In celebration of #WorldDoulaWeek, families and birth professionals everywhere are singing the praises of doulas. There are many benefits of having a doula with you throughout pregnancy (doulas help prenatally, too), and during labor, birth, and postpartum -- some of which have been proven in studie
When it comes to pregnancy and birth, there's no shortage of well-intentioned folks (but are they really?) sharing scary stories, misguided advice, "just you wait"s, and discouraging comments ("your body will never be the same!"). But in today's world of viral videos and funny memes, we're seeing a