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The National Black Midwives Alliance

The National Black Midwives Alliance

To celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week, which is the last week of August, we’re honored to feature the work of the National Black Midwives Alliance: "In the past several months, the country has been...

The National Black Midwives Alliance

To celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week, which is the last week of August, we’re honored to feature the work of the National Black Midwives Alliance: "In the past several months, the country has been experiencing a new level of reckoning about how racism and...

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding in the Time of Coronavirus

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding in the Time of Coronavirus

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

As cities and states adjust restrictions around COVID-19, I wanted to share the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19’s impact on pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. As an RN and IBCLC, I thought...

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding in the Time of Coronavirus

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

As cities and states adjust restrictions around COVID-19, I wanted to share the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19’s impact on pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. As an RN and IBCLC, I thought it would be helpful to compile some opinions from leading...

Kindred Bravely Extends Its Maternity Collection to Zappos.com

Kindred Bravely Extends Its Maternity Collection to Zappos.com

Kindred Bravely is proud to announce its collaborative launch on Zappos​.com,​ the customer service company that just happens to sell shoes, clothing, and more, effective May 2020. The two companies are...

Kindred Bravely Extends Its Maternity Collection to Zappos.com

Kindred Bravely is proud to announce its collaborative launch on Zappos​.com,​ the customer service company that just happens to sell shoes, clothing, and more, effective May 2020. The two companies are a perfect match, as they have similar interests in valuing...

7 Amazing Body Changes During Pregnancy

7 Amazing Body Changes During Pregnancy

Growing a human being is one of the most incredible miracles of life, but we often only hear about the tougher aspects: morning sickness, weight gain, stretch marks, varicose veins. As a...

7 Amazing Body Changes During Pregnancy

Growing a human being is one of the most incredible miracles of life, but we often only hear about the tougher aspects: morning sickness, weight gain, stretch marks, varicose veins. As a mom, I wanted to share some of the wonderful ways...

On Being a Mom: <br>BraveMom Spotlight #1

On Being a Mom: BraveMom Spotlight #1

Every pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journey is unique, and we're so honored each time a mom shares her story with us. Since our mission is to bring comfort and community to moms, in our new...

On Being a Mom: BraveMom Spotlight #1

Every pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journey is unique, and we're so honored each time a mom shares her story with us. Since our mission is to bring comfort and community to moms, in our new blog series, we're asking BraveMoms to share their stories with you. We...

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...

How to Go Green When You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding

How to Go Green When You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Guest post by Jennn Fusion

In this guide to organic products for expectant moms, we’ll look at the pros and cons of choosing organic food, beauty/personal care products, and clothing. We’ve combed through the vast...

How to Go Green When You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Guest post by Jennn Fusion

In this guide to organic products for expectant moms, we’ll look at the pros and cons of choosing organic food, beauty/personal care products, and clothing. We’ve combed through the vast sea of research for you and offered up our key...

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...

Gentle Yoga for Prenatal and Postpartum Women

Gentle Yoga for Prenatal and Postpartum Women

Guest post by Hannah Danto-Dorafsha

As hard as it might be some days, exercise can be incredibly beneficial for pregnant and postpartum women. In addition to being a great workout, yoga can relieve stress and...

Gentle Yoga for Prenatal and Postpartum Women

Guest post by Hannah Danto-Dorafsha

As hard as it might be some days, exercise can be incredibly beneficial for pregnant and postpartum women. In addition to being a great workout, yoga can relieve stress and teach you helpful breathing techniques. We asked our very own...

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy

You stare at the positive pregnancy test, your heart racing. The sense that life is about to change completely washes over you. We’re here to guide you through the tidal...

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy

You stare at the positive pregnancy test, your heart racing. The sense that life is about to change completely washes over you. We’re here to guide you through the tidal wave of emotions and physical changes that you and your...

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...

Everything You Need to Know About The Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Everything You Need to Know About The Third Trimester of Pregnancy

You’ve been counting down the weeks for half a year now. Maybe the time has gone quickly for you, or maybe you feel like you’ve been pregnant forever. You may find yourself...

Everything You Need to Know About The Third Trimester of Pregnancy

You’ve been counting down the weeks for half a year now. Maybe the time has gone quickly for you, or maybe you feel like you’ve been pregnant forever. You may find yourself nesting hard or waking in the middle of the night...