There has been a good number of online childbirth classes for a while now. Even Birth Boot Camp is available as an online class! After Covid last year, there are even more online classes than before. However, if you have the availability and access to an in-person childbirth class, you should ABSOLUTELY choose it! Here's … Continue reading Why An In-Person Childbirth Class Is 100% Worth It
This is a tricky question that I get asked by many clients and families. At this time most insurances do not cover a doula. However there ARE a couple of ways your insurance MAY cover a doula, and even childbirth classes! FSA/HSA If you currently use either a Health Savings Account or Flexible Savings Account, … Continue reading Does Your Insurance Cover Doula or Childbirth Education Services?
When I was having my oldest 14 years ago, we just called everyone, simple. Then we started seeing more and more creative ideas to share the exciting news. By my third pregnancy, which was almost 10 years ago, we posted this on Facebook after a family road trip along the Oregon coast. My have people … Continue reading 10 Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
Whether you are planning a cesarean birth, opt for a c-section, or one becomes necessary, it's good to know what things can help you with postpartum recovery. Key Post Cesarean Tips Start walking as soon as possible - start with going to the bathroom and back. Increased physical activity helps with circulation, improves bowel function, … Continue reading Post C-Section Tips & Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About
When looking for a good pediatrician, it is highly recommended that you ask for referrals from the following people: nurse-midwife or obstetrician/gynecologist, other parents: friends or online parenting groups/forums, or a pediatric floor nurse at a medical center or at a local hospital. The pediatrician referral database at the American Academy of Pediatrician can also … Continue reading Questions To Ask a Potential Pediatrician