What causes the most stress in new families? Discover the usual suspects, add predicted new ones, then clarify and create action plans ahead of time to improve family organization and cohesion.
During these first weeks, you may be all consumed trying to meet the basic needs of your baby and yourself it is also important to remember to try and connect with your baby and find joy in simple ways. This early bonding will be rewarding for both of you later on.
Your baby spent the last weeks adapting. This month she is ready to interact, opening up -- her hands in greeting, her mouth in grins, her eyes to take in the world!
Your newborn's finally arrived! What can you do to help him or her along the way? Find out what's going on and get helpful playtime tips.
I'm a 20-something first-time mama to a beautiful baby girl, and wife to my fabulous and unbelievably patient husband. This blog is all about my journey through motherhood. It's here that I'll talk about everything...
Welcome to your first month of fatherhood! You have arrived home from the hospital proud, excited and perhaps a bit exhausted from the experience of childbirth. What's next?
My husband is scared of our newborn!
Good grief! I cannot get him to hold the baby unless I go get her and bring her to him while he's sitting down first.
Giving a bath, dressing, or even changing a diaper? OUT of the question. He's afraid he’ll hurt her even when I've offered to show him how multiple times.
I want/need him to be a parent. If I wanted to be a single mom I could have been!
As a midwife I put a lot of thought and effort into my pregnancy and birthing experience. But none of my midwifery knowledge prepared me for the first few weeks after having a baby. These tips helped me prepare for less stressful postpartum period at the end of my second pregnancy.
If your baby wakes up in the middle of the night hungry, and your partner is breastfeeding, you might as well stay in bed and let her take care of things. Sounds pretty boorish, but really and truly, there's not much you can do to help.