Childcare: Who Will Watch the Baby?

One of the biggest dilemmas facing new parents is: WHO will take care of our precious new baby when we return to work?! Which is why expectant parents need to be researching, interviewing, having field trips to childcare centers before the baby is born. One the baby has arrived,...

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Throwback Thursday Labor Moment: Ross & Rachel

Hope that you and yours had a wonderful Labor Day holiday… now that we are transitioning from summer into fall, it’s time to prepare for YOUR Labor Day! To be sure you and your expectant friends are more prepared than our friends Ross and Rachel, use this special $100...

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Summer Fun & Frolic: Things to Keep in Mind

  Of course we want you to have fun and frolic this summer, although you must keep the following in mind at all times: 🚸 SAFETY– Where will you be? Who will you be with? Is this a new environment? How old are the kiddos? While you’re enjoying summer fun, accidents can happen. We recommend checking...

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Fourth of July Photo Contest: $100 Prize!

Calling all baby bumps, babies, and new families! Share snapshots of your July 4th celebration for a chance to win our $100 cash prize— snap a pic with your baby bump, babies, and kiddos! Three simple steps to enter:  1. Like us on Facebook 2. Follow us on Instagram 3. Post to FB or IG with #TBB4th...

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Pops’ Day: How to be a Dad

To you and all the Papa’s out there – we’ve got your back! Whether it’s your first OR second baby: “Birth and Parenting are Extreme Sports… Prepare Accordingly!” To help get you to the finish line, meet Andy and Charlie, LA Dads extraordinaire who have taken a hilarious spin on...

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Summer Safety: Pools!

Tragic story: in the news today, a Bay Area 1-year-old little girl drowned in a pool overnight. You can read more of the news article here, but I want to remind all parents of Prevention, Prevention, Prevention! Summer is upon us… A swimming pool is just one accident waiting to happen....

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Dad as Doula blog

Dad as Doula

Father of the baby or your sister, mother, or lover… the point is that this person needs to be equipped to provide support during labor and at home with the baby. This does not mean that health care professionals: doctors, midwives, nurses, lactation consultants and pediatricians are not needed– it...

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Birth is an Extreme Sport

As an RN, a mom, and an athlete, I am intrigued with the parallels between preparing to give birth and meeting the challenges posed by extreme sports. I’ve assisted 25,000 people on their journey to parenthood and won my division in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. I am now...

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Bleeding – What’s Normal?

Scary to look down at your panties, or the toilet tissue after you pee to see bright red bleeding! Is this normal or a problem? Here are some tips to help distinguish between the two: Vaginal Exam: can cause spotting due to the sensitive nature of the cervix as...

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