Category Archives: Pregnancy Concerns

Why Can’t Babies Have Honey? Plus Answers to 10 Common Questions

Here’s the situation. Honey is delicious. It’s natural and seems like it would be very baby-friendly, however, honey can also carry some dangerous passengers. The issue with honey and babies: Infantile Botulism Tiny Clostridium botulinum spores can occur naturally in honey, and release a toxin that immature digestive systems aren’t old enough to tackle. Symptoms of…

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Should I Try for a VBAC or Have Another C Section?

If you’re thinking about having another baby after delivering via C-section, the conversation about “trying for a VBAC” will probably come up between you and your doctor, and maybe even when chatting with your family and friends. If you’ve never heard the term before, or even if you have but are a little fuzzy on…

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5 Reasons to Create a Birth Plan, Even Though Birth Never Actually Goes to Plan

Ok, you’re pregnant Great! You managed to get the baby in there, but what’s your plan for getting it out? Enter: the birth plan. Immediately followed by everyone telling you that births never really go to plan. So, knowing that births rarely go to plan, you may balk at the idea of creating a birth…

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14 of the Nicest Birth Announcement Holiday Cards

I fell in love with these Birth Announcement Holiday Cards because ‘two-birds-with-one-stone’ is one of my favorite idioms (along with Bob’s your uncle) and you’re going to knock the socks off of anybody that receives one. I’ve tried to pick a variety of formats and price ranges and I’ve used a count of 25 to…

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3 Tips If You’re Concerned About a Pregnancy Symptom

“I’ve done something bad,” I admitted to my midwife. “I’ve googled, and now I’m worried.” I generally choose not to worry about pregnancy symptoms because most ended up being normal for me (well normal for pregnant women, anyone else and it would definitely be cause for concern). Vomiting every day? Normal. Food tasting like metal?…

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