Birthways Blog

We are here to help you thrive as you welcome your baby.

From the uncertainty and the excitement as you contemplate parenting, to the big questions that come up as you do, we’re here to support you. Browse our articles for information about pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding as well as other related topics.

Blog Author: Karen Laing is a mother, lactation consultant, midwife and educator and the founder and president of Birthways.

When to Call a Lactation Consultant

When to Call a Lactation Consultant

We encourage you to reach out to us or another Lactation Consultant if you experience any of the following situations: Your newborn is feeding less than 8 times in 24 hours, or more than 12 times in 24 hours. Your newborn takes more than 45 minutes to feed and/or does...

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Check your belly for Diastasis Recti (DRA)

Check your belly for Diastasis Recti (DRA)

Our bodies demonstrate profound resiliency in the childbearing year. After giving birth, your heart, lungs, circulatory system, uterus, endocrine system…everything, are coming back into balance. Your spinal alignment, pelvis, pelvic floor, and abdominal muscles also...

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Is My Milk In?

Is My Milk In?

It’s been a few days since you’ve given birth and you’re not exactly sure what day it is today. You’re acclimating to all kinds of new sensations:  feeling a little lighter, a little bit or very sore, and you have been getting accustomed to nursing your baby. If...

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