Prenatal Visits: What’s a Fundus?

By Heather Pladna | March 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Prenatal Visits: What’s a Fundus?
What is a fundus

Congrats! You’re pregnant and you may have attended several prenatal appointments by this time. Each visit has been basically the same, you may have to provide a urine sample each time, chat with your healthcare provider about your concerns, and you get to listen to your little one’s heartbeat. But as you advance in pregnancy, … Read more

Do I Need Cervical Checks in Late Pregnancy?

By Heather Pladna | February 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Do I Need Cervical Checks in Late Pregnancy?
vaginal exams in pregnancy

If you’ve had a baby before or even talked to friends who have, it’s likely you’re aware that many prenatal healthcare providers routinely perform cervical exams in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Questioning this practice could very well have never even crossed your mind. Maybe you’ve even been led to believe that the results … Read more

Having a Baby? Don’t Forget the (Adult) Diapers!

By Heather Pladna | December 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Having a Baby? Don’t Forget the (Adult) Diapers!
Postpartum adult diapers

If you are having a baby sometime in the near future, I implore you to invest in some disposable adult diapers. Maybe that seems rather strange; perhaps you’ve only considered that your new baby will need diapers. But believe me, as a mom who has given birth 6 times, you will thank me for coaxing … Read more

Birth Trends & COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kristie Graybill | April 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Birth Trends & COVID-19 Pandemic
birthing during covid

Many expectant couples are facing a decision that is changing the way they envision their births unfolding. Deciding between continuing through with their original hospital birth or beginning to shift their mind to a planned homebirth is at the forefront of many couples’ minds these days. As hospital protocols are shifting and units are becoming … Read more

A Sample Birth Plan

By Kristie Graybill | March 16, 2020 | Comments Off on A Sample Birth Plan
a sample birth plan

I vividly remember someone asking me if I had a birth plan when I was pregnant with my first baby and immediately googling what this was exactly. I had no idea this was a thing. I mean how would I know? You don’t know until someone tells you. This blog is me passing along information … Read more

5 Baby Shower Games That Aren’t Lame

By Kristie Graybill | February 26, 2020 | Comments Off on 5 Baby Shower Games That Aren’t Lame
baby shower games that aren't lame

I just attended a baby shower and I am not going to lie, I was dreading it. Not the gal being showered, particularly, but the boring and lame games that were bound to be there. You know the drill. We have all attended one too many of these. You walk in, someone takes your gift … Read more

Baby Led Weaning: The Beginners Guide for Starting Solids

By Kristie Graybill | January 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Baby Led Weaning: The Beginners Guide for Starting Solids
baby feeding himself in high chair baby led weaning

Your precious baby is 6 months old! That’s the magic age, right? It’s commonly accepted that this is the time when your baby needs other foods to compliment his/her breastmilk or formula intake. Other new moms are chattering about it and you’re yet again scouring the interwebs trying to figure out the best way to … Read more

Building Your Birth Team in San Antonio

By Carmen Calvo | January 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Building Your Birth Team in San Antonio
pregnant woman on the phone. Building your birth team

Congratulations on your pregnancy! As you prepare for your pregnancy, birth and postpartum, it’s important to build a supportive birth team to support you throughout this transformational experience.  Choosing care providers that align with your birth goals and values is essential to having the experience you’re hoping for, so research your options and meet a … Read more

3 Ways to Encourage Labor

By Kristie Graybill | January 8, 2020 | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Encourage Labor
encourage labor

Hi! Kristie here. 39.3 weeks pregnant and searching all the ways to naturally encourage labor and give this babe a boost to exit utero. The days are long and uncomfortable and bending to pick up after my toddlers seems like the most impossible task. So on the blog today, I have some insight about encouraging … Read more

3 Quick Tips for Writing your Birth Plan

By Heather Pladna | August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Quick Tips for Writing your Birth Plan
writing your birth plan

Writing your birth plan can feel like a daunting task. You want to make it concise and straightforward while still including all the necessary pieces. Before you even get to that though, be sure you have a care provider who is supportive and open to birth plans. If you have mentioned a birth plan to … Read more

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