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.
Open Wide: How to get a baby to open wide when latching. I feel like I have to wait for my baby to cry before I try to latch, what can I do? This is a common question! We have learned a lot of exciting things about the reflexive and learned behaviors of newborns. In...read more
Featuring Guest Author Angel Mattes, Doula and Lactation Educator at Collective Strength Doula Services You may have heard the public outcry about breastfeeding and the Trump administration after The New York Times article that was published over the...read more
"Car Seat Safety" series. Guest Author: Angel Mattes We get a lot of questions about the best or safest car seats to use. While car seats are products sold in stores, they are considered a safety device, and as such, you can’t necessarily rate or compare...read more
"Car Seat Safety" series. Guest Author: Angel Mattes New parents often worry about keeping their little ones safe and navigating the world of parental responsibilities, and car seat safety is no exception. Whether you’re 9 months pregnant and...read more
"Car Seat Safety" series. Guest Author: Angel Mattes Why is it important to get my child’s seat checked and to learn about proper use? Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death of children, ages 3-14. However, many of these deaths can be...read more
Guest Author: Mary Jozwiak, IBCLC A breast pump allows you to express your milk for supplemental feedings and to stock breastmilk for your baby when you are away. Breast pumps can also be used to relieve engorgement, and are sometimes recommended for...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Signing up for and arriving at your first childbirth preparation class is often a significant “this is really happening” moment. You’re reminded that the fetus that is kicking you and pushing against your ribs and bladder will actually want to come out of your body...read more
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Suzuki Roshi When you have a baby on the way, you inevitably put a fair amount of energy into planning, anticipating and preparing for what to ‘expect’. We help families both...read more