Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom

Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom

There is a lot of focus on all the nutritional benefits of nursing for a baby. While these are all true, amazing and definitely worthy of being noted we can’t forget about mom! That’s right the long list of benefits for nursing apply not only to baby but...
The Wonders of Breastmilk!

The Wonders of Breastmilk!

Breast milk is probably one the most amazing substances on earth! Scientists continually discover more and more about it that simply can never be re-created in a lab. Breastfeeding is incredible for the substance of it, the act of suckling has benefits for baby and...
Protecting the Spine: Optimal Diaper Changes

Protecting the Spine: Optimal Diaper Changes

The healthy development of our babies spines is so important in those first few months of life. We have to extra careful to protect their spines prior to the baby being able to crawl as this is when much of their supporting muscles are strong enough to properly...
Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Did you know that 40-60% of American women are deficient in Vitamin D? When you add in the factor of how far north we are and how we barely even get sunlight during half the year there’s a very good chance you are also deficient. Unless you are consistently...
Reasons and Benefits of Baby Wearing!

Reasons and Benefits of Baby Wearing!

If you are pregnant right now just let me tell you how much you are gonna LOVE holding your baby in your arms! If you have had a baby before you know how true this is. The time you get to spend with your baby snuggled on your chest peacefully sleeping is going to be...
What is Vernix and What Does it do?

What is Vernix and What Does it do?

When your sweet new little baby was put on your chest you may not have been expecting a white cheesy substance called vernix on your baby’s skin. While all babies produce vernix the amount that you see at birth may vary on far along you were at delivery. Vernix...
Bonding with Baby Before Birth

Bonding with Baby Before Birth

Many moms who have already had a baby will say things like, “I don’t notice all the changes like I did the first time.”, “I don’t spend as much time preparing for birth as I did before.”, or “Sometimes I just forget I’m...

The Tub Matters: Waterbirth

https://www.laborofloveak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/My-Promo-video-108.mp4 If you are gonna give birth in a tub, the tub matters! You don’t want to be squished in your small tub/shower combo that you can’t even get fully under the water when...
Chamomile Tea: Unsafe!

Chamomile Tea: Unsafe!

Anything that you put in your body while your pregnant has to be researched carefully and fully to know its safety. Nothing in pregnancy can ever be considered 100% safe due to the fact true randomized control trials cannot be done on pregnant women. However, some...