Contractions 101

FOR MANY WOMEN AND THEIR PARTNERS, CONTRACTIONS CAN BE SOMETHING THEY’RE MOST ANXIOUS ABOUT DURING THEIR PREGNANCY. HOW WILL THE CONTRACTIONS FEEL? CAN THEY HANDLE THE PAIN? WHEN WILL THEY START? IS THIS THE REAL THING? IN THIS POST, WE’LL DISCUSS TYPES OF...

The 4 Month Sleep Regression

YOUR BABY’S SLEEPING WELL AT NIGHT AND FOR NAPS, YOU HAVE A DEPENDABLE RHYTHM – YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE THIS PARENTING THING DOWN AND HAVE HIT YOUR STRIDE. ALL IS GOING WELL UNTIL ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AND SUDDENLY YOU’RE UP EVERY TWO HOURS AGAIN WITH A FUSSY...

What?! You Were in Labor for Three Days…?!

You have likely heard stories, or have a friend or family member, who reports their labor lasted not just twenty-four or forty-eight hours, but literally DAYS!  Why is it that some people have multi-day labors, is it labor at all, and what can be done to address it?...

When to Introduce a Pacifier

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM OUR CLIENTS IS WHEN THE BEST TIME TO INTRODUCE A PACIFIER. THE ANSWER–LIKE MOST OF THE ANSWERS WE GIVE–IS THAT IT DEPENDS! Pacifiers come with a number of benefits, including: Satisfies your baby’s...

Anxiety & Depression During Pregnancy

WHILE PREGNANCY IS OFTEN REVERED AS A WONDERFUL PERIOD IN WHICH THE EXPECTANT PARENT GLOWS WITH HAPPINESS AND JOY, THE TRUTH IS THAT 1 IN 5 WOMEN SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY DURING PREGNANCY. While most of us hear about postpartum depression, just as many women...

Summer Sundays: Andersonville

Chicago Birth & Baby presents: Summer Sundays, a series covering our favorite family-friendly eats, activities, and events in some of Chicago’s most exciting neighborhoods.  THIS WEEK WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT ANDERSONVILLE! ANDERSONVILLE IS A...