You know when you blow up a balloon, don’t tie it, and release it so it bounces erratically through the air with that very distinct and loud sound? Now imagine that coming out of your va-jay-jay. At a super high volume. And…repeat. This happened to me. Not ideal timing – in the middle of a […]
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This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Miami Valley Hospital. We are pleased to partner with them in bringing valuable health information to the community.Whether this is your first pregnancy or not, all pregnant mothers eventually find out about the “sugar test”: the dreaded orange, purple or even clear drink […]
I’m down to single digits when it comes to counting down the weeks till my baby girls due date and I’m trying to be as much in order now as possible. I had my first baby seven years ago and honestly didn’t pack appropriately if memory serves me right. I also didn’t have the same […]
The debate on c-sections and whether that is “real” birth or the “easy way out” have been a hot topic for a long time. I’ve had two and I can say they are not easy, but I think any way you are able to give birth to a healthy baby is what’s most important. However, […]
When I was pregnant, I became somewhat of a birth junkie. I couldn’t get enough information or watch enough birth videos. My husband and I read all the books and took all the classes. Although we were super prepared, we knew we still needed a doula. And THANK GOD we hired her. I’m confident in […]
I was 32 weeks pregnant when I took the “Birthing Naturally” childbirth class for women planning to deliver at Miami Valley Hospital’s Family Beginnings Birth Center. My husband and I learned various massage and breathing techniques and prepared as best we could for a drug-free birth of our first son. As someone who is not […]
This guide has been created with the support of the businesses featured below. We are thankful for their partnership in bringing this resource to local moms.Pregnancy and parenthood come with lots of questions. This guide is full of local resources who are here to help.
Bloom is a partnership with several local businesses, designed to empower and educate new and expecting moms. We are so grateful for their partnership in this endeavor.No matter if you are having baby #1 or baby #8, all moms need resources and support! Bloom is an event designed to provide just that!
A local event designed to support and empower pregnant and postpartum moms. Guests will enjoy a fun morning getting to know a variety of local businesses and resources to support them in the journey of motherhood.
When you get pregnant, you have all of these beautiful hopes and dreams… counting 10 fingers + 10 toes (or 20), seeing a button nose profile (or 2) on the ultrasound screen, feeling those kicks + hiccups, decorating a nursery…. you dream of the delivery, mommyhood and all that it has to offer. It’s all […]
Until recently, it seems as though the overriding thought regarding exercise during pregnancy, was that women should decrease, cut out, or even avoid exercise all together. Whether it be because they were advised to do so by their health care provider, influenced by friends or family, or dissuaded by fear & uncertainty, it was the […]
Even before getting pregnant, I read all the books, scoured all the blogs, and had endless coffee chats with other mama friends about everything from cervical mucus to birth plans. We took the classes. We watched the videos. We were ready to have a baby. What I wasn’t ready for was all of the “neat” […]
I knew at 19 weeks I wouldn’t get to experience a ‘normal’ pregnancy. I wouldn’t know what it felt like to carry a baby full term, have a vaginal, non-medicated delivery where my babies were placed on my chest and I immediately would bond with them. I knew at just 19 weeks, I would be […]
We all have been there. That lovely period right after your baby is born. The snuggles are the sweetest, the newborn clothes are darling, the hormones are raging, the entire life routine is thrown off, and the nights are sleepless. Postpartum. This postpartum period comes at the end of a long journey. We just went […]