Breastfeeding with confidence: Here's what moms really need
Author: SCV Birth Center
We’re told all the time that one of the many perks of breastfeeding is that it’s completely free. While the cost of formula can really add up, with all of the breastfeeding contraptions and devices out there, so can nursing. There are simply many so products on the market, that are supposed to help with nursing a baby. And it can be so confusing for new moms, too, who are told they need X, Y, and Z. How do you know what to put on your baby registry when they are literally hundreds of gadgets designed for nursing. How do you know what you really need?
"I'm afraid to give birth": Gentle reminders to calm your nerves
Some women go into their child’s birth feeling calm, cool and collected. They simply trust in their body's innate ability to grow and deliver a baby. But others, no matter how hard they try, have a harder time calming their nerves. It's understandable because birth can be unpredictable. It can also be especially anxiety-inducing if you've never been through it or have had a difficult experience in the past.
Often times, women feel at a loss for what to expect. And it’s true that there are a lot of unknowns which can leave women scared and overwhelmed. What will it feel like? Will I be able to handle the pain? What if something goes wrong? These are all normal questions that most women who are about to become mothers have asked themselves.