For the woman who recently gave birth, even the smallest gestures can go a long way to show she has your support. Sometimes, new Dads can feel overwhelmed at the change, and have a hard time distinguishing the true needs and desires of his partner who he just witnessed transform into a Mommy. Read on for our top 5 things that new moms need from their partners.
There are so many decisions that modern day parents must make immediately before your infant even leaves the hospital. If you are expecting a boy, one of the biggest, and possibly toughest, decisions you and your partner may have to contend with will be the age old question: “Will you be circumcising your son?”
It’s almost a secret. A secret initiation of motherhood. We don’t know if it’s because it’s too hard to talk about, we forget, or we are afraid to scare first time moms. While all of those could be valid reasons, we believe the best way to remedy a situation is to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Postpartum recovery is a lot more than depression and bleeding. We are here to let you know of common postpartum issues that no one talks about. Don’t worry, as most pass, and before you know it you’ve forgotten all about it and are expecting your newest edition to the family.
Join us in welcoming Elliot Hart, our fourth Daily Mom baby born since our launch! Elliot is the first baby for editor Kayla and her husband Michael. She made her grand entrance on January 17 at 4:53 pm via a home water birth. A whopping 9 lbs 6 oz and 21″ long, Elliot arrived after 16 hours of labor. Mom, Kayla says of her birth:
For some women the first trimester of pregnancy is a breeze full of happiness and the start of a pregnancy glow. But for many, it isn’t so easy. Some of us battle “all-day” sickness, exhaustion, constipation, headaches, and even acne. Read on for tips on coping with some of the more common symptoms of the first trimester.
The arrival of a new baby is such an exciting time in any woman’s life. But, it can also be overwhelming. Often we are so focused on making sure we have everything for the baby that we forget to take care of ourselves. There are a few things you’ll want to have on hand for after you deliver. Use this list as a guide so you can take care of yourself after the delivery.
It’s no secret that life changes in many amazing and challenging ways when a little baby arrives on the scene. Parents have nine months to stock the nursery, wash the onesies, and read the parenting books before bringing home their bundle of joy. However, not much is said about how Junior’s arrival will impact perhaps the most important relationship in the family: the parents’ marriage.
You have just found out that you’re pregnant, it’s a joyous time, a time to celebrate. However, you’re feeling anything but joyous. You’re anxious, stressed, sad and worst of all, guilty for all these feelings. Prenatal depression is not the blues and it affects 10-15% of pregnant women.
You’re growing a baby. While you may want nothing more than to stuff your face with potato chips and ice-cream (or nothing if you are experiencing the much-dreaded morning sickness), now is the time when you should be thinking about what you put in your mouth more than ever. Everything you eat not only affects you, it impacts your baby’s growth and development. While there are tons of excellent foods for you to choose from over the next several months, here is a list of ten powerful pregnancy super foods to ensure that you and baby are getting the nutrients you really need.
Why teach your baby sign language? Babies can understand verbal communication before they develop the skills required to verbally communicate themselves. Teaching your baby how to sign can provide them with a valuable communication skill that will enhance, rather than delay, their overall language development. Signing may also help you gain a better understanding of how your child views the world around them and in turn lead to less fussiness and fewer meltdowns due to communication misunderstandings.