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...

Summer Sundays: Logan Square!

THIS WEEK WE’RE FOCUSING ON LOGAN SQUARE! LOGAN SQUARE IS A RICH AND DYNAMIC NEIGHBORHOOD, WITH PLENTY TO DO, SEE, AND EAT! HERE ARE SOME OF THE DOULAS’ FAVORITE FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPOTS. Eats Parsons Chicken & Fish Parsons boasts high quality, locally...

Summer Lovin’ for Babies

Temperatures in Chicago have certainly crept up over the last couple weeks, and Chicago Birth & Baby has a few quick answers to frequently asked questions about sun safety with a infant. DOES MY BABY NEED WATER IN HOT WEATHER? For infants under six months,...

7 Best Natural Beauty Products

Making the switch to natural beauty and skincare products can feel overwhelming! THERE ARE A TON OF CHOICES ON THE MARKET, AND IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE TO FIGURE OUT WHICH PRODUCTS ARE ACTUALLY MADE WITH HIGH QUALITY, ORGANIC INGREDIENTS AND WHICH ARE JUST RIDING THE...

How to Love Your Post-Baby Body

EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR BODY BACK AFTER PREGNANCY. We’ve got news for you: it’s never coming back. And you should be proud of that! After your body has grown a human being, it’s not surprising it will never quite be the same. After...

Top Five Tips for Pumping More Breast Milk

BREAST PUMPING IS NOTHING LIKE BREASTFEEDING. You’d think someone would have invented a technology to make it a bit more similar (and hey, Willow Pump is working on it). But for now, whether you’re exclusively pumping, temporarily pumping for your baby in...