You want to get back in your routine and implement some self-care – but how soon can you get back to the grind post-pregnancy, and what should you focus on? There are a number of basic exercises and stretches you can start incorporating back into your life soon after a nonsurgical childbirth to start rebuilding core strength and cardiovascular endurance. One of our lead midwives and the Clinical Director out of Nashville, Margaret Buxton, recently spoke to Brit + Co. with tips about post-pregnancy exercise. Building… Read More

Water birth. It’s one of the main reasons people are interested in out-of-hospital birth, but there are a lot of myths around it. We talked to some of the Board-Certified Nurse Midwifes here at Baby+Co. to debunk some of the most common myths around water birth and to uncover why hydrotherapy – laboring in a tub or shower – is really so popular among the mamas in our centers.   Myth: Giving birth in water is more beneficial than a “land” birth. The benefit of hydrotherapy isn’t so much about the actual birth – it’s about the labor. While the… Read More

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, or if you’re already trying, you may have read about lifestyle adjustments you can make in order to boost your fertility and odds of getting pregnant. But here’s the thing: pre-pregnancy health isn’t just about helping you get pregnant faster. Pre-pregnancy health is also about having a healthier baby and making sure you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Increasing research shows that key complications in pregnancy are tied to pre-existing health issues. Many of the health issues that can affect baby are set in motion before the pregnancy begins, or in… Read More

The new year brings new resolutions for health and wellness – and, for many, changes to insurance and the stressful search for a new primary care provider. If you’re looking for a new provider, we can help you with that. Most of our clients don’t know that Baby + Co. provides Complete Care that extends beyond pre-pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum. Our board-certified nurse midwives also see women for primary care visits, which we call Well Woman Visits.  What is a Well Woman Visit? Well Woman Visits are another name for… Read More

No matter how recently you welcomed baby to the family, the first Valentine’s Day is special. It’s an opportunity to establish new traditions and, of course, to dress baby up in a fun outfit for pictures. But it’s also the chance to create a special memento for the family. Whether your little one is six weeks or six months, there are a number of different crafts that can be adjusted to suit their abilities – with varying assistance from parents. The Baby + Co. team had a few ideas about different ways… Read More

Pregnancy or a new baby can bring new and awesome motivation to get our health and our lives in order – but they also ramp up stress and change just about everything, which can make it harder to stick to new healthy habits. The best way to take advantage of that natural motivation and overcome the hard stuff is with a realistic plan and with lots of support. Research shows that people who are trying to improve a lifestyle habit – whether that’s to eat more vegetables, move and exercise more, stop smoking, or anything – are more likely to… Read More

As the holidays wrap up and a new year begins, just about everyone feels the need to get back on track after a season overflowing with sweets. But when you’re pregnant, the go-to cleanses and diets aren’t necessarily safe. Pregnancy is also a good reminder that health and wellbeing are not just about food, but about a balanced lifestyle. That’s why baby+co. has partnered with Whole Life Challenge to offer a way to focus on health in the new year that is great for everyone and safe for pregnancy. The Whole Life Challenge is a six-week game… Read More

at baby+co. we love everything about the holiday season: the shopping, the decorations, the crisp weather, and of course, the delicious food. but it can seem like the last few months of the year are one long buffet of not-so-healthy choices, starting with halloween candy and ending with the clink of a champagne or beer glass at midnight on new year’s eve. our health coach in our cary, nc center, makayla mclaughlin, shares her tips for eating mindfully during this festive time. drink a glass of water before eating. whether you’re an expectant parent, a breastfeeding mom, or trying to… Read More

as if fall isn’t busy enough for most of us, there’s one more thing to add to your adulting to-do list: open enrollment. that’s the time – usually just once a year, and usually in the fall – when you may have an option to buy new health insurance, or to shop around and switch plans. the rest of the year, you may not be able to buy insurance at all, unless you have special circumstances like changing or losing your job, or getting married. if you don’t have health insurance, you have a 6-week window to get insured. because… Read More

ah, autumn. apple picking, pumpkin spice everything, cooler temperatures, and three words that have the power to strike fear and dread into the heart of parents: daylight savings time. while we usually welcome an extra hour of sleep, having your kids wake up extra early in the morning is not so welcome. don’t fret though: this is doable, and you can – and will – get through it! Here are some tips to help smooth the transition and make it easier on parents and kids. take it slow kids are sensitive to the littlest things – as anyone who’s… Read More

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