Pregnancy + Birth

Erica Chidi Cohen on May 27, 2015

Path to a Healthy Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

Each month on the second Tuesday, we host an”Ask the Expert” series, where you can ask our resident experts about a variety of baby-related topics. We were so happy our friend, doula, and founder of The Mama Circle,  was able to answer your family’s questions about a healthy pregnancy. Here are the questions you asked and answers below. Any…Continue reading

Elizabeth Bachner, LM, CPM, LAc on May 12, 2015

Birth Plan Tips

Birth Plan

Each month on the second Tuesday, we are hosting an”Ask the Expert” series, where you can ask our resident experts about a variety of baby-related topics. We were so happy our resident midwife & acupuncturist, Elizabeth Bachner was able to answer your family’s questions about birth plans. Here are the questions you asked and answers below. What is the…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on May 11, 2015

Ask the Expert: Healthy Pregnancy

May Ask the Expert Healthy Pregnancy

What are the best foods to eat when pregnant?  Can I exercise?  How do I stay healthy and keep my baby healthy?  Our resident birth doula and chef, Erica Chidi Cohen from The Mama Circle joins us on Tuesday 5/12 at 10am PST for an “Ask the Expert” chat about healthy pregnancy. Post your pregnancy questions on…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on April 09, 2015

Ask the Expert: Birth Plan

Ask the expert: Birth Plan

Should you have a birth plan? If so, what should it look like? Our resident midwife and acupuncturist, Elizabeth Bachner from Gracefull Birthing and Best Ever Baby joins us on Tuesday 4/14 at 10am PST for an “Ask the Expert” chat about birth plans. Post your birth plan questions on our Facebook wall then join…Continue reading

Lindsay Ingalls on January 27, 2014

Expecting Baby Number Two

expecting #2 date with toddler

With my first pregnancy I was able to take a lot of time for myself, time to really focus on being pregnant and time to focus on my husband. When I was in the throes of morning sickness my first trimester I was able to nap, lounge on the couch and watch trashy TV while…Continue reading

Marcy Sauter IBCLC on March 25, 2013

Post Partum Doulas: Helping Families Transition


  As a doula, I often get asked if I only work with women that have postpartum depression. To the contrary, postpartum doulas have a positive effect that has been proven to reduce the incidence of postpartum depression. The word doula is usually associated with birthing women, however, there are also postpartum doulas that assist…Continue reading

Lauren Hufnagl on February 04, 2013

Baby Essentials


I’m in the third trimester now with baby number two, and I’ve started to put a lot of thought into preparing for this new little one. Even though my first daughter, Violet, is only two-and-a-half, it’s amazing how quickly you forget about what things are needed/helpful in caring for an infant. When we were pregnant…Continue reading

Kortney Campbell on September 28, 2012

Pregnancy: A Few Things I Wish Someone Told Me


At 37 weeks, I’m considered full term. This means that even though I’m not due until October, my baby could come any day now and be considered “on time.”  In my opinion (as a first time momma), this is equally exciting and terrifying. However, in the last week, I have scrambled to prepare myself for…Continue reading

Kortney Campbell on August 29, 2012

Advice From a Mamma-to-Be on Taking Advice on Being a Mamma


When I got engaged, it seemed everyone felt the need to share their opinions on how to be a wife. While it sometimes made me feel as if I had no idea what I was doing, in all actuality, not one of the unsolicited advice donors knew my husband or what he wanted in a…Continue reading

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Mandy Reid on August 18, 2012

My Breastfeeding Journey


My baby girl came out of the womb as a die hard breastfeeding fan.  From the first moments she drew her first breathe, until she was almost fifteen months old; this girl wanted to nurse all day long.  I remember those first few weeks breastfeeding feeling a likeness to a milking cow.  I’ll never forget…Continue reading

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