Wednesday, 21 November 2018

All posts by Anais

The Great Second Baby Debate: Head Vs. Heart
23 Oct
9:21

The Great Second Baby Debate: Head Vs. Heart

Some time ago, and I can’t pinpoint exactly when, my body started to crave another baby. I’m pretty sure my ovaries started to ache (although that can’t be backed up by science). I got the fever again, just like I did the first time. The big difference between the first time I […]

Scary Shit Series: Surviving Diagnosis Day
21 Oct
10:07

Scary Shit Series: Surviving Diagnosis Day

Ok. It wasn’t supposed to go like this. You were supposed to go in, find out the baby’s sex, and then buy the pink or blue supplies for your reveal party. But instead, the ultrasound technician went quiet. Colleagues were brought in to consult. A diagnosis was given – a fetal abnormality. […]

When to Push During Labor Just Got an Update
19 Oct
10:38

When to Push During Labor Just Got an Update

Salt-N-Pepa might not have been talking about labor and delivery when they released their iconic song in 1986, but it turns out they were spitting some serious truth. Thanks to a recently released study, doctors are changing their tune (snort) when it comes to deciding when to push during labor. […]

The Best Pregnancy Halloween Costume Ideas
17 Oct
11:17

The Best Pregnancy Halloween Costume Ideas

Okay, I love Hallowe’en. So much so that I sometimes use the little apostrophe between the ‘e’s. When I was pregnant with my first son, the holiday crept up on me and couldn’t think of anything good so I didn’t dress up. I was barely pregnant on October 31st the […]

Returning to Work after Having a Baby – the Truth About the 5th Trimester
17 Oct
11:17

Returning to Work after Having a Baby – the Truth About the 5th Trimester

After nearly four months of maternity leave, I returned to work on a Wednesday in April. To my surprise, I was welcomed by a decorated desk, desserts, and congratulations from team members. One sign on my desk read: “Keep Calm and Welcome Back to the Office.” I couldn’t have asked for a […]

How Can I Help My Baby With a Cold?
17 Oct
11:17

How Can I Help My Baby With a Cold?

Crane on Facebook Your baby will most likely have up to seven colds before their first birthday and there are more than 100 viruses that can cause them. So you’re not alone if you find yourself with a cranky baby with a snotty nose. How do you know if your […]

Is It Worth Renting Baby Gear When You Travel?
02 Oct
6:23

Is It Worth Renting Baby Gear When You Travel?

Traveling is great, but any seasoned parent will tell you adding kids into the mix can make it…ooooh, just a bit stressful. Topping the list, after a mid-air, up-the-back blowout of course, is figuring how to get all the gear from point A to point B. Why rent baby gear? […]

Ten Things You Should Know About Having a C-Section
24 Sep
7:36

Ten Things You Should Know About Having a C-Section

It’s probably not news to you that there are only two ways for a baby to make its entrance into the world – either via your vajay, or Caesarean Section (C-Section). Although a C-Section is considered major surgery and may seem daunting, it isn’t necessarily the awful experience its often […]

Ready, Set, Food! – a System to Reduce the Risk of Food Allergies
21 Sep
9:13

Ready, Set, Food! – a System to Reduce the Risk of Food Allergies

Food allergies are on the rise. Even in families with no previous history of food allergies, an allergy can still develop, which can make introducing these high risk foods feel like Russian Roulette. Peanuts, milk and egg make up 80% of pediatric food allergies, but figuring out a safe way to […]

The AAP Wants to Ban Infant Walkers
19 Sep
10:08

The AAP Wants to Ban Infant Walkers

The American Academy of Pediatrics is once again calling to put a ban on infant walkers. I know, I know, babies on wheels. It’s fun! It’s cute! But, as emergency rooms around the country can attest, it’s freakin’ dangerous, with 2,000 children a year showing up with injuries sustained while […]