Through my 11 years of experience teaching families how to prepare for their birth experience, I have carefully created a top 10 list for dads (or support partners) to help them successfully navigate the waters of childbirth and be the rock star when all is said and done.
The day that you miscarry, you become part of a club that no one wants to belong to. It’s a club shrouded with secrecy, pain and even misplaced shame. You’re no longer pregnant, but everywhere you look, there are reminders of the baby that you had already loved and been preparing for. The box of maternity clothes you had just brought up from the garage. Your What to Expect When You’re Expecting book sitting on the nightstand. The emails reminding you of your baby’s progress.
Glowing skin, doubled cup-size and shiny hair are all commonly touted as side effects of pregnancy. But there are some other pregnancy symptoms usually kept on the quiet, such as heartburn, nausea and constipation. You know, the things no one ever really talks about when mentioning the lovely “glow”. The good news is that there are simple, natural remedies for these common pregnancy ailments, and you can find them all at your grocery store.
The countdown to when the new baby arrives has begun! Whether you’ve had a baby before, or this is your first bundle of joy, it’s an exciting time for you and your family. Decorating the nursery can be one of the most important parts of preparing for your new arrival. Planning and decorating the nursery can be a daunting task, but try not to stress. Consider these top tips to make the planning process easier.
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