Like every year, we’ve compiled lists that summarize the blog’s year in review. What was your favorite post? What would you like to see more or less of? Let us know in the comments! Interested in being a guest writer for the blog? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Labor support
- Childbirth classes
- Newborn care tips
- Birth terminology explained
- Childbirth videos
- ALL the tips about labor and birth
- Black health equity
- How to dress for pregnancy comfort
- Launch of the The Lamaze Podcast
- Birth Doulas and Lactation Consultants to Become Covered Benefit for Military Families Starting 2022
- New Guidelines to Know for Storing Breast Milk, Human Milk
- When Pregnancy is Complicated – ACOG Recommendations for Delivery
- Analysis: Doulas May Improve Health Care & Long-term Quality of Life Costs
- American Rescue Plan Provides Extended COVID-19 Coverage for Pregnancy & Postpartum
Some of the Questions Answered
- How to Get the Folic Acid You Need in Pregnancy
- So You Want to Know About… Lactation Cookies
- All You Need to Know About Group B Strep
- What to Know When Buying a Breast Pump
- Covid Safety Questions to Ask Your Doula
- Traveling While Pregnant? Here’s What to Bring
- How Common Labor Practices Impact Your Newborn’s Weight & Breastfeeding
- Walking During Labor: When, Why, and Where?
- Why Irrelevant Chitchat During Birth Matters & What You Can Do
Top 10 Viewed Posts of 2021
With the help of MotherToBaby, we provide a list of the allergy medications considered safe to take in pregnancy.
When you hire a doula, it’s important to have conversations about the details of doula support for the many variations labor and birth can take, including c-section. Learn how a doula can still be an invaluable support person in the event of cesarean.
Learn how to recognize when you’re tensing up in labor and then release that tension in order to reduce the amount of overall pain and stress you feel.
Learn the basics on how to keep your infant cool and how to recognize signs of overheating.
Research shows that moving around freely in labor provides pain relief, decreases the need for pain medication, may make labor/birth easier/faster, and improves your sense of control in labor, as well as overall satisfaction. Learn how to incorporate movement in labor.
This post was released almost one year ago and talks about initial findings of safety of the Covid-19 vaccine for pregnant and lactating people. The vaccine still is recommended and has found to be safe for pregnant and lactating people.
If you have endometriosis, it’s impossible to predict what you might experience when you try to conceive and during pregnancy. The more informed you are, the more prepared and supported you can be as you go through this stage in your life.
Knowing when to leave for the hospital in labor so that you don’t arrive too early and not too late is hard to determine. And while the answer isn’t a perfect science, there are some general guidelines.
For a general childbirth class, take it closer to your due month so the information is fresh, but not too close in case your baby comes early. If you’re taking a more specific childbirth class, the ideal timing may be different.
Often, early labor becomes a mental and emotional game. It’s easy to become impatient and frustrated. The ideas in this post will get you started with some ways to deal with the early phase of labor.