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Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

The nurses have waved their final good-byes, you’ve loaded up the government approved car seat and you are driving ever so slowly back home. You are officially the parent of a brand new, living, breathing child. And you are on your own.
Pregnancy Pains

Pregnancy Pains

How to manage the common aches, pains and general discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has revered the placenta as a powerful and invaluable part of the postpartum healing process. After giving birth, many new mothers experience blood loss, fatigue and a drop in their high pregnancy hormones, all of which are thought to be key factors in the development of the “baby blues” and postpartum depression.
Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

We asked KC Parent’s 20,000+ Facebook Fans: Since having a baby, I’ve learned I can ______ with just one hand.
Pregnancy and Zika Virus

Pregnancy and Zika Virus

Images of babies born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus have pregnant women everywhere worried about the health of their unborn babies. What if they get bitten by a mosquito?
Pregnancy by the Numbers

Pregnancy by the Numbers

Fun facts and trivia about pregnancy.
KC Moms Share Labor and Delivery Surprises

KC Moms Share Labor and Delivery Surprises

Just like each pregnancy is different, every labor and delivery is unique. Each mom and baby have their own story, unlike any other. Especially for first-time moms, the prospect of labor and delivery is exciting but scary.
Preparing for the Financial Impact of Maternity Leave

Preparing for the Financial Impact of Maternity Leave

If you work for an American company, typically some or all of your maternity leave will be unpaid, leaving you the options of using vacation time, taking less time off or simply not being paid for the duration of your leave.
Fitness Through Each Stage of Pregnancy

Fitness Through Each Stage of Pregnancy

Staying active is essential to a healthy life, but even more so when growing and nurturing a new one. Previous generations of moms-to-be were told to do little more than rest for the entirety of their pregnancy. How things have changed!
Babymoons

Babymoons

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then—if you’re smart—you go on a vacation to celebrate that soon-to-be baby in a baby carriage. That’s right. A babymoon, the act of parents-to-be going on a romantic getaway before their baby is born, has become all the rage—and for good reason.
Delivery 101

Delivery 101

New moms have lots of questions as they prepare to deliver their first baby. While you cannot exactly predict how your experience will go, there are a few things you can probably anticipate.
Healthy Babies Start with Proper Pregnancy Planning

Healthy Babies Start with Proper Pregnancy Planning

A healthy pregnancy begins long before conception. By planning ahead you can lower the risk of complications and give your baby the best support from the very beginning.
Tips for a Healthier C-Section Delivery

Tips for a Healthier C-Section Delivery

Those precious moments in the delivery room after childbirth can be a profound and lasting experience for any mom: seeing your baby take his or her first breath, then holding your newborn for the first time.
Pink or Blue…If You Only Knew!

Pink or Blue…If You Only Knew!

While my husband and I have not found out the gender of our babies prior to birth, many expectant parents do. The Internet and Pinterest are full of fun and creative ways to announce not only a pregnancy, but more recently, Baby’s gender. In fact, gender reveal parties are on the up and up. Here are a few fun stories from local KC moms…
10 Pregnancy Super Foods For Moms

10 Pregnancy Super Foods For Moms

Moms usually know best, especially when it comes to food. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “Eat your vegetables!” I never really understood the importance of eating my vegetables until I was well in adulthood and taking a health promotions class in graduate school. The truth is that fruits and vegetables can actually save your life. And what better life to save than your unborn child’s?
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