As a new parent, the experience of bringing home and caring for your new baby in the first few months is the first true lesson in co-parenting, compromise, and communication. Now, as a parent of older children, let me also add that parenting in a child's first few months involves an extraordinary se
Any experience of birth involves a mental processing and reflection on the event afterward. For those who experience trauma during birth, usually due to unexpected events, extreme emotions, or unresolved past experiences, it is important to formally process the experience in order to heal from the t
An article released this week in the Boston Globe discusses a phenomenon that's been taking place for a little while now -- many maternity wards in hospitals across the United States are doing away with the traditional nursery where babies go to be watched while mom gets rest alone in her room.
Nearly all families plan and decorate a new baby’s nursery well before she is born. Many expectant families also plan and purchase baby’s going home outfit. Some families even make plans for a newborn photo session in the first week! Few families, however, make plans to specify or limit the number o
I know, I know -- you're probably thinking, "First a birth plan, now another plan?! I want to be done with this planning stuff!" But hear me out. Planning for your postpartum period is time well spent. When you're in the foggy trenches of early parenthood, you'll thank your pre-birth self for the ad