Episode 116 | September 18th
Sleep During Pregnancy: Mental and Emotional Changes
We continue to explore the importance of sleep during pregnancy, with a look at how sleep improves your mental and emotional health. What are some common signs of sleep deprivation and what impact can it have on both mom and baby?
Episode 115 | August 18th
Sleep During Pregnancy: Finding Comfort with a Growing Belly
Sleep is important throughout your pregnancy. But trying to get comfortable with a growing belly and all that pressure on your bladder can be tough. This episode explores various ways you can help your body relax so you and your baby can rest.
Episode 114 | August 4th
Delayed Cord Clamping After Birth
Cutting your baby’s cord is a magical moment for many parents. But new studies suggest delaying the cutting of the cord could have multiple benefits. Learn more about the pros and cons to determine which option is best for you.
Episode 113 | July 21st
Pregnancy in the Military
We all know the life of a military family can look completely different than a civilian. So, does that include pregnancy as well? What should you do when you first find out you’re pregnant? What resources are available to military families who are expecting? And what does maternity and paternity leave look like?
What to Expect When Your Water Breaks
It looks so dramatic in the television shows and movies, but what really happens when your water breaks? What if it never breaks on it’s own? Plus, important information to share with your medical care provider to ensure both mom and baby are not in danger.
10 Pregnancy Questions (You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask)
Ok, mamas! It’s time to get real about pregnancy and childbirth. What burning questions are you too embarrassed to ask your care provider? Go head, ask us!
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