Welcome to the Kindred Bravely Blog

We're dedicated to creating a community of moms who support each other on the motherhood journey. As a team of moms, we hope our blog will be a source of education and encouragement - whether you're packing your hospital bag or glued to the couch during a cluster feeding session.

By moms. For moms.

A Hospital Bag Checklist: What to Pack for Labor and Delivery

A Hospital Bag Checklist: What to Pack for Labor and Delivery

As your due date approaches, it's great to have your hospital bag packed and ready to go at the front door. But there are so many lists out there about...

A Hospital Bag Checklist: What to Pack for Labor and Delivery

As your due date approaches, it's great to have your hospital bag packed and ready to go at the front door. But there are so many lists out there about what to pack.

What You Need to Know About Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Breast Cancer

What You Need to Know About Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Breast Cancer

Guest post by Shantel Harlin

Pregnancy and lactation may reduce your breast cancer risk, but it’s important to know that it’s still possible to develop breast cancer when pregnant or breastfeeding. In fact, one in 3,000...

What You Need to Know About Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Breast Cancer

Guest post by Shantel Harlin

Pregnancy and lactation may reduce your breast cancer risk, but it’s important to know that it’s still possible to develop breast cancer when pregnant or breastfeeding. In fact, one in 3,000 pregnant women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer....

Childbirth Classes: Everything You Need to Know as a New Mom

Childbirth Classes: Everything You Need to Know as a New Mom

Childbirth can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you're having your first child or your fifth child, childbirth classes are a great way to ease your worries and help you...

Childbirth Classes: Everything You Need to Know as a New Mom

Childbirth can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you're having your first child or your fifth child, childbirth classes are a great way to ease your worries and help you feel more prepared. Childbirth classes are specifically designed to provide...

Everything You Need to Know about Maternity Leave

Everything You Need to Know about Maternity Leave

Having a baby comes with a lot of big decisions that will impact many areas of your life, including your job. Studies show that maternity leave can greatly benefit mom, baby, and...

Everything You Need to Know about Maternity Leave

Having a baby comes with a lot of big decisions that will impact many areas of your life, including your job. Studies show that maternity leave can greatly benefit mom, baby, and the entire family. Having time to bond with your baby...

The New Mom Checklist: 10 Mom Must-Haves

The New Mom Checklist: 10 Mom Must-Haves

We wanted to write a blog about what you actually need as a new mom. Not adorable onesies. Not binkies that double as stuffies. Not diapers (well, at least not baby diapers). The best...

The New Mom Checklist: 10 Mom Must-Haves

We wanted to write a blog about what you actually need as a new mom. Not adorable onesies. Not binkies that double as stuffies. Not diapers (well, at least not baby diapers). The best things in our catalog for new moms -  the stuff...

40 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

40 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

You did it! You’ve reached week 40 of pregnancy! As you wait for your baby to make their grand entrance, try to keep your mind busy by finding small ways...

40 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

You did it! You’ve reached week 40 of pregnancy! As you wait for your baby to make their grand entrance, try to keep your mind busy by finding small ways to celebrate each day until you go into labor (finally)....

39 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

39 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Welcome to week 39 of your pregnancy. If you’re not feeling any signs of labor yet, don’t worry. Trust that your body and your baby will let you know when...

39 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Welcome to week 39 of your pregnancy. If you’re not feeling any signs of labor yet, don’t worry. Trust that your body and your baby will let you know when they’re ready for the big day. If you haven’t already packed...

38 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

38 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

You’ve made it to 38 weeks, and you’re well into your ninth month of pregnancy! It’s the home stretch, so take a deep breath (if you can). You may feel...

38 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

You’ve made it to 38 weeks, and you’re well into your ninth month of pregnancy! It’s the home stretch, so take a deep breath (if you can). You may feel your baby “dropping” this week, which can offer relief from...

37 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

37 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Congratulations! You’ve reached 37 weeks, and you’ll meet your little one in about 3 more weeks! Now that you’re 9 months pregnant, your baby could come any time, and you...

37 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Congratulations! You’ve reached 37 weeks, and you’ll meet your little one in about 3 more weeks! Now that you’re 9 months pregnant, your baby could come any time, and you may be having a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions (which...

36 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

36 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Say hello to week 36 and the official start of your ninth month of pregnancy. If you're tired of pesky pregnancy symptoms like Braxton Hicks contractions, the good news is...

36 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Say hello to week 36 and the official start of your ninth month of pregnancy. If you're tired of pesky pregnancy symptoms like Braxton Hicks contractions, the good news is that the end is near, and you'll get to meet...

35 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

35 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Welcome to week 35 of your pregnancy! You’re at the end of your eighth month of pregnancy. Can you believe you only have one month (or less) left? Even though your...

35 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

Welcome to week 35 of your pregnancy! You’re at the end of your eighth month of pregnancy. Can you believe you only have one month (or less) left? Even though your due date is a few weeks out, it may be...

34 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

34 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

You’ve reached 34 weeks! You’re nearly halfway through your eighth month of pregnancy with only about 6 more weeks of pregnancy left. You may experience Braxton Hicks contractions more often,...

34 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Know

You’ve reached 34 weeks! You’re nearly halfway through your eighth month of pregnancy with only about 6 more weeks of pregnancy left. You may experience Braxton Hicks contractions more often, and you may also feel more pressure on your bladder...