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NICU Nuggets: Be in the Know

NICU Nuggets: Be in the Know

Parents have an active job on the NICU team that no one else has. It can still be a beautiful experience.

The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! You might find that once it’s officially announced, time flies by. Before you know it, you’re counting down to the last few weeks until your due date. In the midst of excitement and apprehension, it’s easy to forget that there are a few things to take care of before the baby arrives.

7 Pregnancy Perks

7 Pregnancy Perks

When you feel (and sometimes are) as big as a house while pregnant, it may be hard to think positively about your current experience. But pregnancy has some really great perks!

Bringing Home Baby:

Bringing Home Baby:

What is a postpartum doula? The first six weeks after a newborn arrives can be a mixture of happiness and anxiety as moms settle into a new routine. Many of today’s new mothers lack the support network that generations of mothers have relied on. Close family and friends are far-flung, and partners return to work within days. A postpartum doula can provide experience and valuable support that a new mother may be missing.

Dad’s To-Do List:

Dad’s To-Do List:

During the nine months the two of you are waiting on your bundle of joy to arrive, a lot of things are changing for the mommy-to-be. Dad may feel a bit left out during this time and wonder how he can participate.

Have Baby, Will Travel

Have Baby, Will Travel

Everything about pregnancy is an adventure. There are the obvious physical changes—hello, belly!—coupled with an endless stream of emotional roller coaster rides. It can be enough for any woman to want to get far, far away. And why not? Travel is a great distraction from all the changes and stress that show up long before your baby.

Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

There are lots of baby products out there, but these are a few we just think are great!

Common Pregnancy Worries---Fact or Fiction

Common Pregnancy Worries---Fact or Fiction

Is it safe to eat deli meat? Can I get a pedicure? What if I want to color my hair? Will I hurt my baby if take a hot bath, keep up with my normal fitness routine, eat sushi or fly on an airplane? The list of worries expectant moms feel is about as long as the nine months we anxiously await our child’s arrival, but is the basis of each concern fact or fiction?

10 Things to Bring to the Hospital

10 Things to Bring to the Hospital

A list of 10 things to bring to the hospital will probably differ between mothers, but here are a few things to consider when packing for that momentous occasion.

The Wonder Within

The Wonder Within

For Kansas City native Carey Wickersham, writing her new book, The Wonder Within You, has been a labor of love. Quite literally. As a journalist and weekend morning reporter for Fox 4, she’s accustomed to researching and unearthing a good story—it’s a part of the job. However, those professional skills found themselves intersecting with personal life when tragedy struck.

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

Even with all the hours of reading and help making to-do lists, some moms say there are aspects of pregnancy and new parenthood that still caught them off guard. A survey of Kansas City metro moms brought us this top 10 list to help keep the same surprises from sneaking up on you.

Three Babies, Three Different Deliveries

Three Babies, Three Different Deliveries

When I found out I was pregnant with our firstborn, the search was on for a good hospital system for the delivery. I knew two things right off the bat: I wanted to deliver naturally and I wanted to have a female doctor.

Healthy Eating Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

Healthy Eating Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

The most crucial part of your weight loss is going to come from your diet. Have you heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? It’s true! Whether you’re aiming for a six-pack or just wanting to melt the muffin top, you’ve got to focus on what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating.

What Labor & Delivery Nurses Want You to Know

What Labor & Delivery Nurses Want You to Know

Checking into the hospital can be a little scary whether this is your first baby or fourth, whether you’ve attended birthing classes or not and whether this is a planned induction or you come in laboring on your own. While every hospital has different policies and expectations, there are some general tips to make this special day even more special.

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

Answers to your pregnancy questions.

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