Normal Newborn Behaviors

Newborn babies have some interesting noises and behaviors that may leave parents wondering, “is that normal?” Many of these “normal” newborn behaviors are due to reflexes that they have. If you are ever worried about your baby, the best thing to do is always to ask your pediatrician. Don’t be shy, chances are many other parents have asked these same questions. Here are some common and “normal” behaviors that you may see your newborn do during the first few months of life.

Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

Every mother's emotional reaction to the birth and care of their baby is a unique and personal experience. Just like any physical and emotional process we go through in life, every woman and mother will react differently. It is important to have an understanding of what emotions are normal after delivery, but also the ability for you and family to recognize when certain emotions such as sadness and anxiety become extreme and might interfere with your ability to care for yourself or your family.

Pain Medication Options During Labor and Delivery

There are many options for managing pain in labor, from natural methods to pain medications. These are some common forms of pain medication used during labor.  As you prepare yourself for the birth of your baby, learn as much as possible about your options for managing your pain during labor by taking a childbirth class, reading up on methods, and most importantly, talking to your healthcare provider about what your options are specifically to your hospital where you will be delivering.

Mother’s Day Interview: Ashley Robinson

Meet Ashley Robinson, co-founder and COO of Tranquilo, Inc., which makes a vibrating mat that helps soothe babies. Ashley has a five month old son, Luca, so she is clear-eyed about how hard it can be for parents to bond with a fussy baby. She knows first-hand just how valuable a soothing tool can be.

Natural Methods To Manage Labor Pain

Our friends at Boston NAPS—a private nursing company and team of qualified Registered Nurses that specializes in providing nursing care to expecting, new, and experienced parents and families—are sharing common pregnancy discomforts and how you can remedy them. Most women experience some type of discomfort at some point during their pregnancy. Whether you’re looking morning sickness relief […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Motherhood is different for everyone. For some, navigating fertility to finally arrive at a positive pregnancy test is the first (triumphant!) moment in a wondrous, chaotic, and transcendent journey into motherhood. For others, that moment arrives when you receive the news that your baby’s adoption has been finalized or find out that your surrogate's pregnancy … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!