What To Pack For Labor And Delivery

The Basics Driver’s License Insurance Information Pre-Filled Hospital Forms Phone and Charger List of Names and Numbers of Family and Friends to call Camera and Chargers/ Batteries Cash for Vending Machine Birth Plan (multiple copies) Toiletries Shampoo/Conditioner Face Wash Lotion Chap Stick Toothbrush/Toothpaste Deodorant Razor Eyeglasses/Contacts Hair Dryer Hair Straightener Brush Hair Ties Makeup Mom 2 Sets of Pajamas Bath Robe Warm Socks Change of Clothes (5-6 month maternity outfits) Underwear (full coverage with room for large maxi pad) Shower Flip Flops Dad Pajamas Change of...

Baby’s First Smile

Baby’s First Smile The first few smiles you see will most likely be reflex smiles. These smiles generally occur when the baby is sleeping or has gas. The reflex smile usually disappears around two months. The first real smile or social smile usually occurs around week 6 to week 12.  However, every baby is different...

Bottle Feeding Tips

While feeding from a bottle may appear to be simple, there are some important techniques you need to know in order to efficiently feed the baby, as well as limit the amount of air they may intake. When a baby ingests air, it creates gas and will make them uncomfortable. They will not be...

All About Kegels

Kegel exercises help to strengthen vaginal muscles. They focus on the pelvic floor, which strengthens the muscles that support the uterus, bladder, and bowels. Pregnant women should perform Kegel exercises daily. By strengthening these muscles during pregnancy, you will develop the ability to control your muscles during labor and delivery. Exercising these muscles will...

Dark Line On Stomach During Pregnancy

What causes the dark line on my stomach during pregnancy? The dark line running down your stomach is caused by increased melanin due to higher hormone levels during pregnancy. The dark line is called “lines nigra.” The line generally appears around the beginning of the second trimester as your hormone levels increase. The color may darker...