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Birth certificates and social security cards, most of us use this information on a daily basis. And all the paperwork to create those documents start the moment you are born. As a parent, what do you need to know about filling out these documents for your child? How does the processing of these documents differ if delivering in a hospital versus a …
 
For the last nine months, you've been picturing how your baby's birth story would unfold. Never did you picture this. Suddenly the deep joy and love you wanted to have has been replaced by trauma, regret, angst and frustration. How do you resolve this emotional and sometimes physical conflict? How can you successful push forward and even start to p…
 
Having trouble finding the perfect baby names for your twins? That's because there's double the pressure to get it right! What's trending right now with baby names? And what should you consider when making this big decision? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy New Mommy Media | Independent Podcast Network
 
If your baby was born prematurely, you may be concerned the same thing could happen with your future children. What exactly does a preterm labor and preterm birth look like? What factors typically trigger labor prior to 37 weeks gestation? And what can you do to minimize those risks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
You've heard the phrase skin-to-skin, but what about kangaroo care? How can this intimate way of holding your baby increase bonding after birth? What are some of the other benefits? How can it help with breastfeeding? And how does it ease the struggles many premature and NICU babies face? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic…
 
As parents, how do you know if your child is maintaining a healthy weight? How to do strike the balance eating foods that are nutritious versus foods that are convenient? And how much does exercise play a role? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy New Mommy Media | Independent Podcast Network
 
Pink and Blue. That’s what we usually think of for girls and boys. But what if you have one of each? Do you have to decorate your twins' room in pink and blue? What other options are there? And how can you update their room as they become preschool and school-age kids? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
An ultrasound is your first opportunity to see your baby face-to-face. It can also provide important information about the growth and development of your child. But, are ultrasounds really safe? What types of ultrasounds can you expect throughout your pregnancy? Plus, the difference between 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasounds. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
After you give birth your baby, your body needs some time to recover. After all, you just created another human being. Eventually, you (and your partner) may be wondering when you can have sex again. Is six weeks really enough time? How do you know if you're ready? Will it feel different? How can you do it as safely as possible, and what should you…
 
Playdates are supposed to be fun, but there are also some unwritten rules that might help you. Such as, how do you initiate a playdate? What should you bring with you? And how do you handle disputes between kids? Learn how the parents in our studio have handled rules of etiquette when it comes to playdates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m…
 
Are you prepared to pay for two sets of college tuition at the same time or pay for major life events like weddings or house down payments? The thought of just one of these is overwhelming, much less paying for two at a time! What can you do to plan ahead and save money for the future of twin parenting? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
Staying healthy during pregnancy is important, and that includes removing or limiting the amount of known toxins your body is exposed to while pregnant. What are teratogens and how can they cause potential birth defects? Plus, we'll review some of the most common toxins found in our environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
As a new breastfeeding mom, one of your top objectives is to establish a good milk supply for your growing baby. How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you do to help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best fo…
 
Many new parents are sleep deprived as they try to get their children to nap and stay asleep throughout the night. There are many ideas about how to successfully accomplish this, and the option that works best for you really depends on the age of your child. In this series, we'll explore some great ideas for new parents during this tough transition…
 
So, your twins are ready for baby food. Should you buy pre-packaged baby food or make your own? What are the benefits of making your own baby food? What is the process for making and preparing your own food? And how can you help your babies adopt new flavors and textures? Today our parent panelists share what worked for them and their family. Learn…
 
The placenta is an amazing organ providing nourishment to your baby throughout your pregnancy. But did you know your placenta can provide you with essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs after childbirth? What are some of the benefits of consuming your placenta and are these benefits well documented? Are there any known risks or side effec…
 
Dealing with your baby's poop is just one of the many joys of new parenting. But besides being a bit gross, you can also learn a lot about your baby's overall health. So, what should you expect within the first few weeks of birth? What do the different colors mean? What should you do if your baby is constipated? Plus, our panelists share their most…
 
More and more parents are wearing their babies. So, why is babywearing so important? What are the different types of carriers and how do you use them? Plus safety tips for keeping your baby nice and secure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy New Mommy Media | Independent Podcast Network
 
Are you planning to transition your twins from a crib to a toddler bed? How do you know if they're developmentally ready? What are some of the challenges you can expect? And once your kids are in bed, how do you encourage them to stay there throughout the night? Our twin parents tell us what worked best for them. Plus, we're reviewing a super fun s…
 
Exercise during pregnancy is important, but working out when you already have little ones can seem impossible. Today we're exploring how you can accomplish your personal fitness goals simply by wearing your baby or pushing a stroller. What exercises are the most effective? What precautions should you take to keep both you and baby safe? And what ar…
 
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 simply helping your body heal from childbirth. Today we'll explore some great ways to get nutritious foods into your diet,…
 
Looking for a great way to bond with your baby that has additional health benefits? Then, you may want to consider infant massage. What are some of the main ways infant massage can help both you and your baby? When should you start infant massage and how do you learn the techniques involved? Plus, what to expect out of a typical infant massage clas…
 
We’re hearing more and more about the choices that women have in giving birth. There are hospital birthing suites, birthing centers, and even home births, But do all these choices go out the window when you’re having multiple babies? If we want something other than a hospital birth for our twins, how do we determine what is possible? Today we're le…
 
More and more women are opting to have their babies as natural as possible, and for some, that includes having an unassisted childbirth. But what exactly happens when there's no medical help nearby? How can you better prepare yourself for this childbirth experience? We'll hear from two women who had their babies without any assistance- one planned …
 
When giving birth, many women may either tear or have an episiotomy. Learning more about how childbirth impacted your body can make the postpartum recovery process go more smoothly. What are the various degrees of a perineum tear or episiotomy? What household items increase your comfort while recovering? And is there anything you can do to make sex…
 
The day has come when you finally become a father. It's easy to become overwhelmed when your world is suddenly turned upside down- and sometimes those feelings evolve into paternal postpartum depression. So, what are some of the triggers of PPPD? What are some of the symptoms and how is it treated? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
It's one of the biggest questions on the minds of NICU parents, "When can my babies go home?" And, once you get the green light, you may also be wondering how you're going to care for your babies at home. What kind of training or instructions can you expect from your NICU? How should you set up your home? And what about your babies' schedules? You'…
 
There's a lot to think about when you're an expecting dad. Our crazy pregnancy symptoms and mood swings can easy perplex any soon-to-be dad. But what are your partner's biggest concerns during pregnancy? Did their lives drastically change during this nine month period? How do they really feel about childbirth and watching their partners give birth …
 
Caring for a toddler is both an exciting and challenging adventure, for any parent. If you're struggling with postpartum depression or another postnatal mood disorder, this transition may seem completely overwhelming. So, how can you better prepare yourself? How do you manage your child's temper tantrums when you might be on the verge of doing the …
 
You recently had a baby. Time has passed, but life with your little one isn't the joyous life experience you expected. Are you struggling with postpartum depression? What warning signs should you be looking for? At what point should you seek help and what are your options? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Most twin parents agree that getting your twosome on a regular sleep schedule is one of the biggest challenges for new parents of twins. What are some of the main issues when it comes to getting twins to sleep as opposed to singletons? What are sleep patterns and what can you expect from your newborns within those first few months? Plus, tips for g…
 
The ability to experience birth with ease, control and effectiveness- that's the power of The Alexander Technique. This method is used by professionals all over the world to build strength and manage pain. So, what exactly is this technique all about? And what should you expect if you decide to take a class? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
You remove your baby's diaper and see redness everywhere- perhaps even bumps and open sores! What's causing your baby's diaper rash? Could it be the diaper, or some other form allergy or irritation? How should you clean the area to reduce any discomfort for your baby? And how can you treat the rash and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again? L…
 
If your child's head isn't alternating his head position enough, it could result in Plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome. What specific signs should you look for to determine if your child is developing this condition? What are some ways to treat it or prevent it happening in the first place? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
 
Are you planning on returning to work after having twins? If so, how can you find flexibility in your existing job or in a new job that allows to you be the hands-on parent that you desire and still be a breadwinner? Our twin moms share their personal experience! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Being pregnant while serving in the military can be challenging, but there are also some great resources to help support you and your growing family. What policies do you need to be aware of before, during and after your pregnancy? What can you expect regarding prenatal care? And what options do you have for delivering your baby? Learn more about y…
 
If your baby seems irritable or she's having a hard time sleeping, you may want to consider swaddling. After all, it just makes sense that your child would feel most comfortable in an environment similar to she felt while being cradled in the womb, right? How do you successfully swaddle your baby? What type of swaddles typically work best? And do a…
 
As your baby grows older, you'll want to start him on solids. How do you know when it's time to make the transition? What's happening with their little bodies to help them break down these foods easier? And what sort of nutrients and vitamins should we including in their diet? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
You've made the decision to babywear your twins. There's a lot of different types of baby carriers, so how do you pick the best ones for you and your babies? What features should you be looking for? What kind of carriers work best for tandem babywearing? We're breaking down the pros and cons of each style according to the twin parents who know them…
 
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