it’s fall and during this time of year many families start to feel more stress. you might have children who need lunches packed and to be driven to school or extra-curricular activities, or you may be feeling the pressure of looming deadlines at work. it seems that once fall hits, then we quickly move into the holiday season – and we all know the stress that can bring! we have found that the best way to lower stress levels is as simple as a walk outside. after all, when we go outside we don’t have the distractions of traffic, phones,… Read More

Long gone are the days when a husband stood outside a birthing suite, wringing his hands and listening to the sounds of labor with terror and hope in his heart. (Also gone are the days when it was acceptable to carouse with his friends at a pub, enjoying preemptive cigars as the woman did ‘woman’s work.’) No, today we expect our partners to remain by our sides, actively providing support as we bring our children into this world. But how, exactly, can your partner help? Here are ten things your partner can do to make labor just a little bit… Read More

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is every parent’s worst nightmare. October is SIDS awareness month; since SIDS most often occurs when a child is sleeping, we want to focus on sleep products and techniques that will help protect your child from this inexplicable tragedy. Your child’s sleep environment is important not only for decreasing the risk of SIDS, but also for allowing your child (and you!) to get a full, restful night of sleep. When you’re purchasing a crib or bassinet for your child, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the wide array of options. We’ve done the… Read More

we couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate the incredible women who help deliver happy, healthy babies in our centers each and every day! to our midwives: you are the heart and soul of baby+co. your knowledge, passion, skills, and selflessness have helped over 1,500 adorable little souls come into this world! you treat each of the women who come through our doors like sisters, and many times sacrifice your own comfort to ensure they get the care and attention they deserve. for that, we thank you — and… Read More

So, you’re pregnant. And you’re over the moon about your new baby, but you just don’t feel the same way about your healthcare provider. Whether you’re just learning about Baby+Co. and want to birth with us, or you’re still shopping around – at some point in your pregnancy you may find yourself transferring care to a new doctor or midwife. Below are some helpful tips if you want to know how to change care providers during your pregnancy. Whatever the reason for your care provider switch- remember that it is common for women to change pregnancy care providers and it… Read More

Are you considering expanding your family? Are you starting to think about adding a little one to your family, or maybe trying for number two or three? Did you know there are some easy pre-pregnancy wellness steps you can take to improve your health and better equip your body to conceive? That’s why Baby+Co. created our new, pre-pregnancy wellness program, Well+Prepared. Baby+Co.’s pre-pregnancy wellness program specifically is designed to improve the health of women for future pregnancies, as this pre-conception program provides individuals with a wellness plan customized just for them. Every woman’s pregnancy journey is not the same. That’s why each… Read More

Mindfulness can be the calming antidote to the many distractions of modern life, and may even have benefits for fertility and pregnancy. There’s not only an app for that, but literally hundreds of mindfulness apps. The good news is many of them are well rated by users, so there are lots of solid choices. But being confronted with so many choices might make you feel the opposite of serene. It will help to go into it knowing what kinds of features you want. So read about these eight different types of mindfulness apps, download one to try out, and set… Read More

The news is out. Kate Middleton’s royal family is expanding again, and just like her last two pregnancies, even the royal treatment isn’t enough to keep sickness at bay. The Dutchess is experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe case of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Isn’t that just regular morning sickness? Nope. It’s actually a bit different. We’ll explain. What is HG? While nausea and vomiting can be common in early pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum, commonly referred to as HG, can last well into a woman’s second trimester and may persist throughout pregnancy. HG is characterized by… Read More

You may have heard of mindfulness but what is it, really? Let’s take some time to learn about what it is (and what it isn’t) and how it can help you to navigate the stresses and challenges, and deepen the joys in your daily life.  What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being present to whatever is before us in this moment. This may sound simple but it is not easy! It takes practice and lots of it! Our minds are constantly moving from thought to thought, evaluating, analyzing, judging, thinking about the past or the future. We… Read More

If you’re focusing on foods for fertility, here’s a healthy and easy option, especially if you already have little ones whose palate you need to please. No-bake energy bites 1-cup oats 1/2-cup peanut butter (a great source of plant-based protein) 1/2-cup flax seed (another great plant protein, and packed with folate) 1/2-cup chocolate chips (for your sweet tooth) 1/3-cup honey (can substitute agave if desired) 1 tablespoon chia seeds (for omega-3 fatty acids) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for flavor) Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor to desired consistency. Roll into bite-sized… Read More

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