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10 Must-Ask Questions for <br> Your Hospital Tour: Advice from a <br> Labor and Delivery Nurse

10 Must-Ask Questions for Your Hospital Tour: Advice from a Labor and Delivery Nurse

Guest post by Liesel Teen

As a labor and delivery nurse and the face behind Mommy Labor Nurse, guest blogger Liesel Teen is all about informed and empowered births: "Birth is my thing, and I just love...

10 Must-Ask Questions for Your Hospital Tour: Advice from a Labor and Delivery Nurse

Guest post by Liesel Teen

As a labor and delivery nurse and the face behind Mommy Labor Nurse, guest blogger Liesel Teen is all about informed and empowered births: "Birth is my thing, and I just love helping mamas have a better birth experience. Today I want...

Preparing for Baby: <br>Easy DIY Postpartum Care

Preparing for Baby: Easy DIY Postpartum Care

Guest post by Gabrielle Mowry

As a doula and a mom of three, I know how important it is to care for yourself in the early postpartum weeks. One of the best things I did to...

Preparing for Baby: Easy DIY Postpartum Care

Guest post by Gabrielle Mowry

As a doula and a mom of three, I know how important it is to care for yourself in the early postpartum weeks. One of the best things I did to prepare for the fourth trimester was to make DIY postpartum care items...

The 5 Things Every Mom-to-Be Should Know About Emergency C-Sections

The 5 Things Every Mom-to-Be Should Know About Emergency C-Sections

Guest post by Cherie McCabe

Guest blogger Cherie McCabe shares what she learned after having an emergency C-section: "I was certain that I would have this perfect, 'natural' birth experience. I wrote up my birth...

The 5 Things Every Mom-to-Be Should Know About Emergency C-Sections

Guest post by Cherie McCabe

Guest blogger Cherie McCabe shares what she learned after having an emergency C-section: "I was certain that I would have this perfect, 'natural' birth experience. I wrote up my birth plan like all the books said to do. I printed...

Who’s Who in Maternity Care: <br> An Introduction to the Health Care Professionals You'll Meet During Pregnancy

Who’s Who in Maternity Care: An Introduction to the Health Care Professionals You'll Meet During Pregnancy

From your first prenatal visit to your post-delivery appointments, you’ll likely meet a number of health care professionals who will monitor your health, check your baby’s progress, and provide support...

Who’s Who in Maternity Care: An Introduction to the Health Care Professionals You'll Meet During Pregnancy

From your first prenatal visit to your post-delivery appointments, you’ll likely meet a number of health care professionals who will monitor your health, check your baby’s progress, and provide support during and after labor. These incredible people are instrumental in...

KB Moms Share: Stories from Our Labor Days

KB Moms Share: Stories from Our Labor Days

In honor of Labor Day (and because we absolutely love birth stories), we're sharing stories from our own deliveries. From barely making it to the hospital to laboring for four...

KB Moms Share: Stories from Our Labor Days

In honor of Labor Day (and because we absolutely love birth stories), we're sharing stories from our own deliveries. From barely making it to the hospital to laboring for four days, from home births to inductions, from two amniotic sacs...

ACOG's New Recommendations for Postpartum Care

ACOG's New Recommendations for Postpartum Care

Guest post by Jessie Wiener

When I read the new recommendations released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), I was excited by the proactive effort to reduce some of the challenges women experience postpartum,...

ACOG's New Recommendations for Postpartum Care

Guest post by Jessie Wiener

When I read the new recommendations released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), I was excited by the proactive effort to reduce some of the challenges women experience postpartum, especially the early weeks, which “are a critical period for...

3 Exercise Tips for When You Are Expecting

3 Exercise Tips for When You Are Expecting

Some evidence suggests that active women are better prepared for labor & delivery, and may even recover more quickly. Exercise may also ease the aches, pains, and mood swings of pregnancy --...

3 Exercise Tips for When You Are Expecting

Some evidence suggests that active women are better prepared for labor & delivery, and may even recover more quickly. Exercise may also ease the aches, pains, and mood swings of pregnancy -- and help you sleep better. It also often gives you...

Meeting My Son: Love at First Sight

Meeting My Son: Love at First Sight

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that by the end of the third trimester you’re not only exhausted but also just ready to finally see this baby you’ve carried...

Meeting My Son: Love at First Sight

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that by the end of the third trimester you’re not only exhausted but also just ready to finally see this baby you’ve carried around inside you for so long. You want to look...

10 Tips for Your C-Section Recovery

10 Tips for Your C-Section Recovery

Since a C-section is major surgery, you might have itching, numbness, open wounds, constipation, mobility restrictions, sexual discomfort, and delayed milk flow. Take it easy on yourself as you heal....

10 Tips for Your C-Section Recovery

Since a C-section is major surgery, you might have itching, numbness, open wounds, constipation, mobility restrictions, sexual discomfort, and delayed milk flow. Take it easy on yourself as you heal. The KB Moms who have had C-sections offer their tips...

How to Create Your Birth Plan

How to Create Your Birth Plan

While labor and delivery may not always go according to plan, taking the time to think about how you want to experience the birth of your child is a great...

How to Create Your Birth Plan

While labor and delivery may not always go according to plan, taking the time to think about how you want to experience the birth of your child is a great way to start a conversation between you and your medical...

Creating a Birth Plan for Induction

Creating a Birth Plan for Induction

Welcoming your baby into the world is a special event, no matter how it happens. Whether you're planning to be induced or you want to be prepared "just in case,"...

Creating a Birth Plan for Induction

Welcoming your baby into the world is a special event, no matter how it happens. Whether you're planning to be induced or you want to be prepared "just in case," our Induction Goals Checklist is a great way to start...

Creating a Birth Plan

Creating a Birth Plan

Welcoming your baby into the world is a special event, no matter how it happens. Our Birth Goals Checklist is a great way to start the conversation with your partner...

Creating a Birth Plan

Welcoming your baby into the world is a special event, no matter how it happens. Our Birth Goals Checklist is a great way to start the conversation with your partner and medical team about how you'd like to experience the...