Bright eyed newborn looking over mom's shoulder
    February 2, 2015
    4th Trimester Birth Planning – Collaborative Care

    The 4th trimester is the first 12 weeks after baby is born. There can be so much focus on planning for birth itself that parents haven’t necessarily given enough thought to what happens after baby a…

    Asian father holds newborn baby girl while mother (out of focus) makes a call from her hospital bed
    July 28, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: New Fathers

    “Wow, you are an expert at that,” says the man at my side watching me effortlessly swaddle his newborn in a blanket.  “Yeah, I’ve had practice,” I reply.  After years of swaddling my own t…

    July 16, 2013
    Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    It’s not uncommon to experience the “baby blues” after giving birth. The sudden shift in hormones, the lack of sleep and the transition into parenthood can all contribute to feelings of anxiety …

    April 19, 2013
    How to Combat Loneliness as a New Mom

    After the excitement of birth and bringing home the new baby, it’s not unusual for moms to suddenly feel extreme loneliness in their new roles as parent. After all, taking care of a baby is tiring a…

    April 18, 2013
    5 Tips For Preparing Your Child For the New Baby

    Having a baby is both an exciting and often stressful time for a family. For mom and dad, there are preparations to be made, both emotionally and around the home, and for other children in the house, …

    April 17, 2013
    Traveling With Baby – Tips For New Parents

    Once the baby is here, it’s not uncommon for many new moms to shy away from going outside the home with their child in tow. After all, the outside world may suddenly seem a bit more dangerous and fo…

    April 15, 2013
    Babysitter, Nanny or Daycare – What’s Best For You?

      The time has come and you’ll be returning to work. Of course one of the most important considerations that accompany this decision is childcare. Yes, it can be a stress even thinking about how it…

    April 15, 2013
    The Lights Are On and The Baby’s Home – Managing the First Few Weeks as a New Mom

    So the day’s finally here. You’ve gone through your pregnancy and despite whether it was a difficult pregnancy or not, you made it out the other side with your precious baby in hand. Walking throu…

    Baby Steps to Lose the Baby Weight
    March 4, 2013
    Baby Steps to Lose the Baby Weight

    Scanning the internet for relevant advice on losing weight post-baby could anger the most blissfully-content new mother. Such phrases as, "...but if you gained more during pregnancy than your doctor a…

    Support for You When Your Baby is in the NICU
    August 17, 2012
    Support for You When Your Baby is in the NICU

    The time your baby is in the NICU is always very stressful for parents.  First and foremost is your constant concern for your infant. There can be many ups and downs in the NICU and often your infant…

    Keeping the Romance alive! Date Night is a MUST
    January 4, 2011
    Keeping the Romance alive! Date Night is a MUST

    Being a guy doesn’t mean I don’t have a romantic bone in my body. It just means pulling teeth to show it off.  Even with Valentine’s day coming once a year I think it’s important that we reme…

    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet
    September 22, 2010
    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    Dressing newborn babies is a fine art. Getting tiny flailing limbs to shimmy down a long sleeve. Easing a floppy little head through a neck hole. Keeping their infinitesimal socks from falling off the…