Never Say Never When it Comes to Parenting

I was a typical first time mom, expecting my first son in the spring of 2010. I walked around, rubbing my belly, ignoring all the advice I was getting from experienced parents I knew, because obviously I had my ideas and my expectations of how parenting was going to...

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How to Survive the Holidays with a New Baby

Baby's First Christmas. Baby's First Chanukah. Baby's First Kwanzaa. Whatever it is you're celebrating this year, it's so exciting to be doing it all with your new baby! Or is it? Celebrating the holidays with a new baby can be a little stressful. Actually...let's be...

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Enjoy Every Moment!

Your Facebook page after you announce the arrival of your baby: "What a tiny little bundle of cuteness!" "How precious! Make sure to savor these days- they go by so fast!" "Babies are such a blessing. xoxo" "Congratulations! Enjoy every moment!"   Enjoy Every...

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How to Bathe a Baby in 5 Easy Steps

It's a wonderful moment, having your new baby placed onto your chest. But then, you look down and instead of seeing a fresh, pink and soft looking newborn you see a wrinkly faced, purple-ish coloured, vernix covered little squirmy thing. Maybe there's even some blood...

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Your Childbirth Educators- A Manifesto

We're childbirth educators, not psychics. We can't tell you exactly how your experience becoming parents will play out. What we can do is try to prepare you for all the different scenarios and hope that you find some advice or knowledge that we passed along to you and...

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How Many Couples Are in a Prenatal Class?

How many couples are in a prenatal class? What do you picture when you think of a group prenatal class? Do you think of a teacher standing at the front of the room, with a bunch of adults crammed into kid-sized desks staring at a giant picture of a woman's ovaries and...

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Do These 3 Things and Have a Great Birth

We've got something really cliche to say, but it's so true: Everyone can have a great birth experience. It doesn't matter if your perfect birth means that you have zero interventions, a completely un-medicated and natural experience with your partner catching the baby...

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Will a Pet Prepare you for Parenthood?

First comes loves, then comes marriage, then comes the puppy in the baby carriage? Hold on, did I say puppy? Didn’t I mean Baby? Nope, this is not a typo, I meant puppy! It seems that it isn’t uncommon for couples to welcome a new pet into their lives, like a trial...

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5 Post-Birth Firsts That Will Surprise You

  1) The first time you try to poop after birth Nothing seems to phase us when we compare it to the idea of pushing a baby out of our vagina…That is until you’ve pushed the baby out of your vagina, and then you feel the need to poop for the first time. I will...

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Your Birth Playlist

I must have spent at least 5 hours carefully curating an iTunes play list of music to play during my first birth. I scrolled through my favorite songs and downloaded specifically chosen songs that I thought would make me feel connected and focused during contractions....

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