After a storm, a rainbow may appear – a symbol of hope. When we are fortunate enough to see a rainbow, we’re awed by the breathtaking colors. You might be less familiar with the term rainbow babies. A rainbow baby is an infant born after a tragedy such as a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Needless to say, such a tragic event casts a dark cloud in the proverbial sky. … [Read more...] about Why Rainbow Babies Are So Special
Prolapses Pregnancy changes your body in a number of ways. Of course, you already knew that, didn’t you? When you carry a baby, it places stress and pressure on the floor of your pelvis. In some cases, this can lead to a condition called prolapse. Let’s take a closer look at the types of prolapse you might experience, what causes it, and what you can do if you develop this … [Read more...] about Prolapses
Why Can’t I Get Pregnant Again?
You’ve welcomed one baby into the world, and now you are ready to try again. But there’s just one problem: You and your partner are trying, yet those little blue lines aren’t revealing themselves with each month that passes by. The inability to get pregnant after previously giving birth to a baby is known as secondary infertility, and it affects many women in the United States … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Get Pregnant Again?
Is a C-Section Recovery Longer Than from a Natural Birth?
Is Recovery from a C-Section Longer Than Recovery from a Natural Birth? Did you know about 30% of babies enter the world via caesarian section? These days, you can even decide beforehand whether you’d like your baby to be born naturally, via a vaginal birth, or by C-section. However, your doctor may recommend a C-section if you’ve had a complicated vaginal delivery in the … [Read more...] about Is a C-Section Recovery Longer Than from a Natural Birth?
Navigating the World of Breastfeeding Preemies
Premature infants or preemies are babies born before their due dates. For some, this may be just a few weeks early without much effect on your baby’s health or size. For others, a premature infant may be weighed in terms of grams, not pounds. Regardless of the circumstances, breastfeeding and providing your child with breast milk is still a wonderful way to help your preemie … [Read more...] about Navigating the World of Breastfeeding Preemies