Pregnancy and Parenting Advice: Part Two

Pregancy and Parenting Advice In Part Two of this blog, I will discuss some of the topics that solicit advice and help you let the advice giver know that you value their thoughts and want to work together and educate each other for the safest outcomes. You may want to take a more gentle approach with someone who seems truly well-meaning, but a more firm approach with someone who seems to be coming from a place of criticism.

As a parent-to-be or new parent, hearing all the advice can make you feel overwhelmed, confused and often times stressed out.  How do you know what to believe or what advice you should follow? Research is ongoing and constantly changing, so it is hard to stay on top of everything. Times have changed and so have many guidelines/suggestions.  Some well intention advice comes from something that worked real well 20 years ago or even 50+ years ago but is no longer recommended today.  Google is at your fingertips and easy to research anything but be careful about the validity of the sites you visit.  Let’s work together to increase awareness about the postpartum period and how to best support your loved ones. Read more

Countdown is on….

T minus one month and counting till your expected due date……

For those of you who like lists, here are 31 ideas to help you feel prepared before baby arrives, in no particular order!

31. Plan a date night with partner to reconnect, share hopes and dreams, have sex!

30. Discuss new roles and responsibilities for all family members

29. Spend some special time with your other children, make them feel special, pick out a toy from the baby especially for them and let them find something special for their new sibling Read more