Newborns have a reputation for doing little more than eating and sleeping, but most new parents--and especially new breastfeeding mothers--are unprepared for just how much feeding the tiniest member of their family will do during their first few weeks of life. Since so many women learn as they go when it comes to nursing, we sought out the advice of an expert to help our newest breastfeeding moms prepare for the most common hurdles they’ll face in the first few weeks.
You've got a baby on your hands, and that means your hands are full. Every little tidbit helps, and we've gathered some nuggets of wisdom that might make keeping your newborn happy and fed more manageable.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a dedicated time for moms to talk openly about the joys and difficulties of breastfeeding. We've partnered with Edgepark to spread the word about insurance-covered breast pumps and how they can be used to make breastfeeding more successful, especially for busy moms!
Did you miss our coverage of the 2016 ABC Kids Expo? Not a problem! This post will feature some of our favorite brands and baby products from the event, and highlight a few key trends of the year!
Learn more about cord blood banking in this post from our partner, ViaCord!
We recently co-hosted a webinar on budgeting for a growing family with our friends from Wealthsimple. Learn more about the three building blocks of budgeting for a growing family!
Happy Father’s Day! To celebrate, we sat down with some of the amazing dads and dads-to-be here at Ovia Health and asked them about their favorite memories with their children.
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.
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.
Meet Sharon Kan, co-founder and CEO of Pepperlane, an online community that offers a multitude of resources for mothers looking to nurture, expand, or launch a business. Sharon is passionate about Pepperlane because, as she puts it, “motherhood is really good for business.” Although Sharon finds great happiness in being a working mom, she knows … Continue reading Mother’s Day Interview: Sharon Kan