Fact: breastfeeding shouldn't hurt. Also fact: pain is highly subjective. In other words, how people register and experience what is painful and what is not can vary widely from person to person. So in some ways, describing how to recognize and remedy painful or sore nipples during breastfeeding can
Tensing up your body's muscles is a natural response to stress and pain. But did you know that doing so actually causes more pain and stress? If you can learn to a) recognize when you're tensing up, and then b) release the tension, you can reduce the amount of overall pain and stress you feel. Of
Group B strep is a term and point of discussion that everyone comes across during pregnancy, and often, there is confusion over what it means and its significance.
Group B strep -- otherwise known as GBS or group B streptococcus -- is a common bacterial infection in the vagina or rectum that is pr
We see it and read about it in the news a lot these days -- Black mothers are dying around the time of birth three to four times more than white mothers, and Black babies are dying at twice the rate as white babies. This is not a new crisis; but the urgency, the attention, and the collective action
Love it or hate it, this Thursday is Valentine's Day (the 14th, in case you forgot). Not everyone buys into the Valentine's Day hoopla, but if you're still reading, then this post is for you -- the person who falls somewhere between "Sure, I like to celebrate Valentine's Day" and "Valentine's Day is