Most women know that, in fact, one isn’t really supposed to “eat for two” when pregnant. The enclosed post discusses weight gain during pregnancy and provides standard guidelines relating to Body Mass Index and risks associated with obesity and pregnancy. Read More

In part one of our series, we learn why massage is beneficial to your baby. Ready to try a short infant massage? A few minutes, warm room, and some oil are all you’ll need to get started. Baby can be undressed down to the diaper, or naked if you dare. Let’s get started! Greet your baby and ask if he’d like a massage. Sign “massage” by rubbing your open hands together. It’s respectful to start by asking permission: “Would you like a massage?”. As you speak, you can use the sign for “massage”, by rubbing your hands together as… Read More

Infant massage is a wonderful bonding activity for parents and infants, and is also a great way for grandparents or caregivers to “connect” regularly with their baby. For parents and caregivers, infant massage helps to foster emotional closeness and connection, and is a positive form of non-verbal communication. For a very young baby who is not yet ready to “play," massage can serve as a pleasant and positive interaction. As babies grow older, massage becomes a favorite part of a bedtime or post-bath routine. Read More

So you missed your period, peed on a stick, and got a positive result – yay!!! But, wait, what now??? Is the mild cramping you’re experiencing normal or a problem? What about your extremely tender breasts – is there anything you can do for that? And, oh that debilitating fatigue!! Read More

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