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...

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,...