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.

Babymoon Tour Guide

Babymoon Tour Guide

You’re on the edge of meeting your baby and want to get off to a great start!  Planning your babymoon with awareness from our experienced ‘travel guides’ (aka- postpartum experts, moms, doulas) can help you have a joyful beginning and fewer difficulties. “Plan for...

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Breastfeeding Gear

Breastfeeding Gear

Nursing “Gear” If you’ve got a baby on the way, you are likely contributing to our economy with lots of ‘consumer activity’ aka ‘shopping’.   If you’re hoping to save some resources for, say, college, or maybe even to support your breastfeeding goals with the right...

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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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