What you should know if your baby spits up

Spit up, it’s common, it seems concerning but what causes it? Dr. Chad Hayes discusses spit up in his post Spit Happens: The Ins and Outs of Reflux.  Dr. Hayes says the medical term is gastroesophageal reflux (but it is not gastroesophageal reflux disease) and is usually harmless.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease should only be used […]

Cord Clamping

Cord Clamping – When, how and why from Dr. Chad Hayes Chad Hayes, is a physician passionate about providing parents with evidence-based information about children’s health, development, and behavior.  Lately there has been much discussion about when to clamp the cord, and it seems that there is still some debate.  Dr. Hayes briefly discusses circulation […]

Smoking, drinking and drugs during pregnancy

It is important to keep yourself healthy during your pregnancy, that includes staying away from smoking, drinking and drugs.  Often the cause of continuing these dangerous items is addiction. Addiction is a disease that shows at least three of the following: Higher tolerance – you have to use more of the substance to get the […]

IUD’s and Diaphragms and Pills, Oh My!

You’ve made it to your six week appointment and you are preparing yourself for the “talk” with your health care provider. Maybe you have decided that your family is complete but permanent contraceptions leaves you a bit unsettled.  Maybe you would like another child but want some time in between.  There are many options to […]

Learn Latch Love Guest Post

This week we have asked our friend Jesica from Learn Latch Love to post for us! She is amazing and has a weekly breastfeeding support group that takes place every Tuesday evening to accommodate busy schedule! I have been an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) for seven years.  I participated in the Southern Baby Show […]

Babies, Sunscreen and the Heat

As summer approaches, you may be wondering what is safe for your little ones: Can my baby wear sunscreen? How hot is too hot? When can my baby go to the beach or pool? And more.  Our friends over at Coastal Pediatric Associates helped us out with this post and all answers reflect medical advice […]

Back Pain during Pregnancy

Back pain during pregnancy is common for many women, and it has many causes. The most frequent cause is strain in the back muscles.  When your center of gravity changes as the uterus becomes heavier, your posture will change and your back muscles will have to work harder. Most women will begin to lean backwards […]

Special testing during pregnancy

Once you are pregnant, your health care provider will talk to you about special testing during pregnancy, there is no need to be alarmed but special testing is usually done when the baby is at an increased risk that can result in complications or lead to stillbirth. Special testing is different from the tests that […]