Breastfeeding can be complicated and difficult enough during “normal” times. However, new mothers’ concerns become magnified during a pandemic when in-person resources, like local breastfeeding classes, are not as available. As a certified lactation consultant, I’m here to help by sharing answers to the most common breastfeeding questions and concerns I receive from clients … [Read more...] about Navigating Common Breastfeeding Concerns During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic
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All the baby books tell you to have sex when you're ovulating. That's the basis of conception. One sperm fertilizing one egg means you're parents. Following that logic, it makes sense that if you're not ovulating, you won't get pregnant. That logic, however, fails to take into account the longevity of sperm and the sometimes fickle nature of a woman's reproductive cycle. So the … [Read more...] about Can I Get Pregnant While Not Ovulating?
My son likes to try new things, a quality I admire. Sometimes, he says “I want to try this or that,” and it turns out he doesn’t like it. This happened a few years ago with a place called IFly, a sky diving simulator experience. He really wanted to try it, but when he got there and got outfitted and received the instructions, he got nervous. He did it, got into the … [Read more...] about Autism and a New Athletic Experience
I was at the gym the other day. I was about to get into the swimming pool when a lifeguard approached me and said, “There’s a young man who is going to share your lane with you. He has high functioning autism, but he knows how to share a pool lane.” What happened? Well, nothing really. I swam on my side and he swam on his side. I have some thoughts, however, on this … [Read more...] about A Community Autism Experience
Many expectant parents are excited to find out whether they are having a baby boy or a baby girl. While some enjoy the surprise of finding out their baby's sex at birth, others are anxious to find out their baby's gender as early as possible. There are many old wives' tales that are quick to offer a prediction of your baby's sex, but with today's scientific advancements there … [Read more...] about At What Week of Pregnancy Can You Tell if it’s a Girl or Boy?