Nicola Swanson

There’s More to Pregnancy Than You Think

For the past ten years, my life has unexpectedly been focused on pregnancy information. Every aspect of pregnancy has now become my new normal. Gathering, researching, listening and constantly searching for answers. I am the aunt of a stillborn baby girl who was taken away too soon from an umbilical cord accident and she will … Continue reading “There’s More to Pregnancy Than You Think”

PAK

When Mama Needs Help…

I NEED HELP… My sweet baby is here and I need someone to watch my little one, so I can actually get things done around the house and even get out of the house and run those errands that are impossible to do with baby in tow…Can I please get a pedicure, pretty PLEASE? Mama … Continue reading “When Mama Needs Help…”

Sarah L. Hosker

Breastfeeding Prep Part III: The 4th Trimester…

Isn’t it wonderful that breastfeeding is a great way to provide babies with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Did you know “colostrum, the yellowish, sticky breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy, is recommended by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) as the perfect food for the newborn, and feeding should … Continue reading “Breastfeeding Prep Part III: The 4th Trimester…”

Sarah L. Hosker

Breastfeeding Prep Part II: Time for Supplies…

According to the Office on Women’s Health “When you breastfeed, you give your baby a healthy start that lasts a lifetime. Breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby. Breastfeeding saves lives, money, and time.” WOW…that’s pretty exciting! As we continue to celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month (#NBM18), this week, Dr. Bess Milliron, the Medical Director … Continue reading “Breastfeeding Prep Part II: Time for Supplies…”

Sarah L. Hosker

Breastfeeding Prep Part I: The 3rd Trimester

Can you believe it’s already AUGUST! Oy…it was JUST June! Well, here are a few of our favorite things we will be enjoying this month (and you can too)!!! Beach vacations, Ice cream on hot summer nights, Back to school shopping, Outdoor concerts, & National Breastfeeding Month (#NBM18)! According to the CDC, “Breastfeeding is the … Continue reading “Breastfeeding Prep Part I: The 3rd Trimester”

Sarah L. Hosker

Let’s Talk About ICP…

As Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) Awareness month comes to a close, we would like to share Michelle Stephen’s personal story about ICP… “A year ago, at 6:15, I felt the world was crumbling down because I was afraid to lose my baby. I was afraid to lose him since the moment we knew baby was in … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About ICP…”

Sarah L. Hosker

Why Maternal Mental Health Matters…

The first week in May is World Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Did you know Antenatal (or Prenatal) Depression is depression during pregnancy? Not only is it common, it may also continue or newly manifest as Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) which encompasses a wide range of mood disorders after delivery and up to year … Continue reading “Why Maternal Mental Health Matters…”

Sarah L. Hosker

Let’s Talk About Infertility

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week…Did you know that it is estimated that ten to fifteen percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or reaching a successful delivery day? That is one in eight couples! Female infertility, male infertility or a combination of the two affects millions of couples worldwide? So what exactly is infertility? Infertility … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Infertility”