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Three c-sections or more? Tough Decisions. by Theresa

Having a c-section is usually not a decision a mom-to-be makes lightly. Sometimes the decision is made due to risks that were revealed during routine checkups. Often first c-sections aren't planned and are the result of complications during labor (maternal...
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Win a LaborKit with BabyLuxeDaily.com by Theresa

BabyLuxeDaily.com is running a giveaway this week (Sept 7-12) for one lucky winner to receive a Standard LaborKit . Just go to our Healthy Baby Network Advertorial on BabyLuxeDaily , comment on our LaborKit and you are entered! Open to anyone in the US...
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Just for Doulas, Midwives, Birth Trainers and Prenatal Instructors by Theresa

We just updated our Certified Trainer Partnership Program (CTPP) . It's free to register and we have tens of thousands of views per month from expectant mothers. Here are some of the highlights. By being part of the CTPP you can help your clients and...
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Wow, Babycenter Members are talking about LaborKit! by Theresa

A sudden jump in traffic had us wondering what was happening out in cyberspace to cause so many visitors to hit our site in a matter of 48 hours. Well, the December 2009 Birth Club was generating all the buzz. "duckduckgoose" posted a thread about how...
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LaborKit Helps Ease Breastfeeding Discomforts by Theresa

We want to encourage moms to breastfeed their babies and we understand that the first few days can be a challenge to even the most committed and prepared mom-to-be. Breastfeeding on its own doesn't hurt but with improper latching and your body adjusting...
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Creating Your Best Birth Experience by Theresa

Expectant moms all hope to have healthy, happy, babies that sleep well and thrive. Your labor and delivery or total birth experience will be a memory that stays with you for a lifetime. Often, not much thought is given to the moments leading up to the...
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What do I need for Labor? by Theresa

This is a question just about every new mom asks her friends, Dr. or midwife. The answer varies depending on where you give birth (hospital, home, birthing center etc) and possibly your insurance coverage or individual hospitals with varying policies...
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Bellies and Babies July Newsletter by Theresa

We covered some of the most viewed topics on our network with this newsletter. C-Section Recovery, GBS Awareness, Gifts that Moms and babies will love and a fabulous feature on Let's Go Strolling -- Create your own leutonia stroller ! Check out the entire...
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Eliminating BPA -- Thanks Brita and Whole Foods! by Theresa

I realize many of you know that the large blue water bottles used in coolers are a concern for BPA leaching. If that isn't enough to make you switch to something healthier then consider this: Average we spent on cooler water: $72 per month plus electricity...
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LaborKit Product Review Video and Giveaway by Theresa

Our LaborKit was recently reviewed by Amy from Coffee with the Mrs. What a fantastic way to show her subscribers all the items in a LaborKit. You should check out this video and if you visit Coffee with the Mrs.com you can enter for a chance to win a...
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Good news about BPA? by Theresa

Finally I found a tidbit of information that many of you may be interested in. According to an article posted today on Science Daily "BPA has a short half-life, Peretz said, and the chemical is quickly eliminated from the body. The fact that so many people...
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New anti-nausea medication has concerning side effects by Theresa

The headline on msnbc.com got my attention: "Morning sickness drug shown safe for babies." ( View entire article here ) Sounds great. So many moms are seeking remedies for nausea and vomiting that often coinsides with the first 4 to 16 weeks of pregnancy...
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Making C-Section Recovery a Little Easier by Theresa

Whether your c-section was planned or the result of a labor that didn't progress, recovery can be painful. After two cesarean sections, I learned that the hardest thing to do (and that also slows recovery) is getting in and out of bed without pulling...
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LaborKit.com makes donations to help new moms and babies in need by Theresa

Thank you to everyone who purchased a LaborKit in 2008. We are happy to be able to make donations ($2 for every LaborKit sold) to help new moms, babies and children in need. Please learn more about these programs by visiting the sites below. The Elizabeth...
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The Secret Lives of Moms by Theresa

Many of you have had your baby and are already facing the challenges that come with a new baby. Many are also expecting your new baby and not quite sure what the impact will be on your life, body or relationships. What can you do to help prepare you for...
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