Newbies Episodes

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Losing 10% of Birth Weight

Your baby's birth weight is important. And for those first couple weeks of life, your primary goal as a new mom is to keep that birth weight from falling more than 10%. Why is it important to maintain that birth...

Your First Period After Having a Baby

For most women, being pregnant means having a nice, long break from your monthly period. But what happens after your baby is born? What should you expect with those first few periods after pregnancy? Is it different depending on if...

Container Babies: The Danger of Infant Restraint Devices

It's hard to walk through baby stores without feeling like you need absolutely everything on the shelves. But, when it comes to devices that restrain your baby, less is probably best. Today we're learning all about the concept of "container...

Postpartum Nutrition for New Moms

Your baby is here! But you're so busy taking care of your little one that you forget to take care of yourself. Sound familiar? But good nutrition is super important for new moms- whether you're breastfeeding your baby or you're...

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Expectations

Sometimes parenting doesn't turn out the way we planned. We may envision our birth plan unfolding perfectly, followed by days, weeks, months or years of complete happiness as we watch our children grow. But reality can look much different. Wha...

The Best Sleep Environment For Your Baby

New babies spend half their day sleeping. Nice, right? Knowing the best sleep environment for your baby will not only keep them safe, but it will result in better sleep so both you and baby can be well rested. Where...

Adopting a Newborn

Adoption can happen through many avenues and under a variety of circumstances. Each baby’s adoption story is uniquely beautiful and uniquely challenging. How do you know if adoption is right for your family? What are some of the challenges you...

Postpartum Mental Health: OCD and Psychosis

Sometimes after birth we don’t feel like ourselves, but eventually those feelings resolve. For some women, their postpartum time is filled with anxiety and compulsions, racing thoughts and sometimes voices in their heads, hallucinations and even violen...

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Having More Babies

Having another child after experiencing postpartum depression, or another perinatal mental health disorder may seem daunting as a new mother.  What if it happens again?  What if it is worse?  Who would sign themselves up for this experience ag...