nesting during pregnancy

Nesting During Pregnancy

You might wake up one morning feeling energetic and wanting to clean and organize your entire house. This urge to clean and organize is known as nesting. Nesting during pregnancy…

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Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula

Most new parents will tell you that navigating through those first few days after bringing home a new baby is anything but easy! Even for the most experienced parents, bringing…

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Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Most people do not think about life insurance until they become pregnant or have a newborn. Suddenly, you are wondering if your family would have enough money for household expenses…

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Why to have a will

Importance of a Will

Approximately 55 percent of American adults do not have a valid Legal Will. Unfortunately, if you die without a Will, your children’s financial future may be at risk. More importantly,…

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Lactation Consultant

Lactation Consultants

Most women make the decision during pregnancy whether they are planning to breastfeed or not. “I’ll try it and see what happens” is a common attitude for some women. What…

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Home business for mom

Home Business for Mom

If you are planning on becoming a stay-at-home mother or you already are a stay-at-home mother and are looking for a home business to generate some income for the family,…

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Child Life Insurance

Child Life Insurance

Many insurance companies offer child life insurance to help parents with burial expenses in the event of their child’s death. It is wise to consider the advantages and disadvantages of…

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Choosing a pediatrician

Choosing a Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician might not appear to be important early in pregnancy, but selecting a pediatrician is very important. Many women begin their search for a pediatrician during their second…

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Pregnancy medical terms to know

Medical Terms to Know

Amniotic Fluid: This is a liquid of mostly water that surrounds the baby and protects it while it is in the uterus. When a woman’s water breaks, it is the…

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WIC

WIC

The Women, Infants and Children’s program, frequently referred to as WIC, is a supplemental food and nutrition program for pregnant women, new moms and children under the age of 5yrs…

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Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave refers to the period of time that a new mother takes off from work following the birth of her baby. Many companies have similar policies for fathers, which allow…

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Health insurance for pregnant women

Health Insurance for Pregnant Women

  Over 41 million Americans have no health insurance and many of those who are insured are underinsured. Consequently, there are approximately 13% of women who become pregnant each year…

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Medicaid for pregnant women

Medicaid for Pregnant Women

Medicaid is a government sponsored health insurance program for low income families who have no medical insurance or inadequate insurance. All states offer Medicaid or a program similar to Medicaid…

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Healthy Start

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a government supported program. It is part of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and resides in the division of Perinatal services and Women’s Health. Healthy Start…

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First prenatal care appointment

Your First Prenatal Visit

If you did not meet with your health care provider before your were pregnant, your first prenatal visit will generally be around 8 weeks after your LMP (last menstrual period)….

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Pregnancy discrimination at the workplace

Pregnancy Discrimination

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under…

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