So, you’re pregnant. And you’re over the moon about your new baby, but you just don’t feel the same way about your healthcare provider. Whether you’re just learning about Baby+Co. and want to birth with us, or you’re still shopping around – at some point in your pregnancy you may find yourself transferring care to a new doctor or midwife. Below are some helpful tips if you want to know how to change care providers during your pregnancy. Whatever the reason for your care provider switch- remember that it is common for women to change pregnancy care providers and it… Read More

Are you considering expanding your family? Are you starting to think about adding a little one to your family, or maybe trying for number two or three? Did you know there are some easy pre-pregnancy wellness steps you can take to improve your health and better equip your body to conceive? That’s why Baby+Co. created our new, pre-pregnancy wellness program, Well+Prepared. Baby+Co.’s pre-pregnancy wellness program specifically is designed to improve the health of women for future pregnancies, as this pre-conception program provides individuals with a wellness plan customized just for them. Every woman’s pregnancy journey is not the same. That’s why each… Read More

Mindfulness can be the calming antidote to the many distractions of modern life, and may even have benefits for fertility and pregnancy. There’s not only an app for that, but literally hundreds of mindfulness apps. The good news is many of them are well rated by users, so there are lots of solid choices. But being confronted with so many choices might make you feel the opposite of serene. It will help to go into it knowing what kinds of features you want. So read about these eight different types of mindfulness apps, download one to try out, and set… Read More

The news is out. Kate Middleton’s royal family is expanding again, and just like her last two pregnancies, even the royal treatment isn’t enough to keep sickness at bay. The Dutchess is experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe case of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Isn’t that just regular morning sickness? Nope. It’s actually a bit different. We’ll explain. What is HG? While nausea and vomiting can be common in early pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum, commonly referred to as HG, can last well into a woman’s second trimester and may persist throughout pregnancy. HG is characterized by… Read More

You may have heard of mindfulness but what is it, really? Let’s take some time to learn about what it is (and what it isn’t) and how it can help you to navigate the stresses and challenges, and deepen the joys in your daily life.  What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being present to whatever is before us in this moment. This may sound simple but it is not easy! It takes practice and lots of it! Our minds are constantly moving from thought to thought, evaluating, analyzing, judging, thinking about the past or the future. We… Read More

If you’re focusing on foods for fertility, here’s a healthy and easy option, especially if you already have little ones whose palate you need to please. No-bake energy bites 1-cup oats 1/2-cup peanut butter (a great source of plant-based protein) 1/2-cup flax seed (another great plant protein, and packed with folate) 1/2-cup chocolate chips (for your sweet tooth) 1/3-cup honey (can substitute agave if desired) 1 tablespoon chia seeds (for omega-3 fatty acids) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for flavor) Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor to desired consistency. Roll into bite-sized… Read More

While we all know that eating fruits and vegetables is important, do you truly know why? Phytochemicals are the nutrients in plants that help prevent cancer and other diseases. They are also responsible for the color in produce, as well as protecting plants from bugs and the sun. These phytochemicals form as the vegetables and fruits ripen on the vine. This means that in order to ensure nutrients are preserved, produce should be picked just as it ripens. Taking it a step further, in addition to eating fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s important to “eat the rainbow” as well. Most… Read More

There’s a lot to keep track of when you’re trying to conceive. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the timing of intercourse, obsessed over the consistency of your cervical mucus, or stressed about the amount of sleep you are getting. But starting with one of the most basic of activities may prove to help you conceive. Making small changes to your diet may not only increase your odds of conception, but will also support better overall health outcomes for you, your baby, and your family. Start with the sweet stuff A good place to start is reducing sugar in your… Read More

Most women think that pregnancy care begins when you find out you are pregnant. The latest research, however, tells us that the best time to start your care is before you become pregnant or start trying for a baby. A check-up before pregnancy is called a pre-conception visit, and it is the healthiest way, for mom and her future baby, to begin the pregnancy. A pre-conception visit is part of making sure that you and your partner are prepared, both physically and emotionally, for the addition of your next little one. It’s a first step to understand and address any… Read More

So it’s getting to be that time: returning to work after your maternity leave – but you’re breastfeeding. You’re not alone. Almost two-thirds of women work during their pregnancy, and 70% take leave after giving birth. On average, the leave is approximately 10 weeks, but 16% of women only take 1-4 weeks off. (The state of maternity leave in this country is a whole other post…). In order to make both work and breastfeeding happen, then you will likely end up needing to pump. Before you go on maternity leave, you should be familiar with your rights as a… Read More

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