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Diastasis Recti

Posted on: August 8, 2022 | Body, Community, education, Health, Information, Las Vegas, Postpartum, Pregnancy

The fupa. The mom-pooch. The mummy tummy. These are all different ways society identifies diastasis recti. This common yet dissatisfying lingering effect of pregnancy and postpartum plays with one’s mental, emotional, and physical mentality. Looking pregnant long after baby has been welcomed into the world; the struggles to “get that body back”, which is taking longer than it used to. But alas! There are ways to have that belly back . . .

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Breastfeeding Red Flags in the First 3 Weeks

Posted on: January 31, 2022 | Babies, Body, Community, education, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Las Vegas

Breastfeeding had proven to be a challenge both mentally, emotionally, and physically for Claudia over the past 2-weeks. Evyn was hungry more frequently than the “2-3 hour” window. She was fussy and sleepy constantly. Claudia had taken prenatal breastfeeding classes and had learned a lot of great information, tips, and what-to-dos, and yet still she was sitting here struggling with body feeding her baby. Breastfeeding red flags were flaring, and . . .

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Choosing Baby’s Provider

Posted on: January 17, 2022 | Babies, Body, education, Health, Information, Las Vegas

The thought of Evyn’s little body being poked and prodded evoked anxieties and uncertainties in Claudia. Like many new moms, Claudia turned to her social media mom groups for advice on care for her new baby. Choosing baby’s provider was a necessity as they were entering the 2-week postpartum mark. Claudia held the appointment confirmation of a newborn care follow-up she received upon discharge. She had met the pediatrician on-call . . .

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Is This Labor?

Posted on: November 8, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Health, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The thought of being in labor riddled Claudia with anxiety whenever she thought about it. The idea of the pain, the unknowns, the what-ifs, and the “will I have my baby in my car?!” plagued her thoughts. Now that she was aware that a rupture of membranes didn’t necessarily indicate the onset of labor, Claudia was curious as to HOW to tell when she would BE in labor, and  if . . .

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Babymoon Destinations in Las Vegas

Posted on: September 27, 2021 | Activity, Community, Las Vegas, Travel

“A vacation? But I’m 26 weeks pregnant!” Claudia responded to her girlfriend on FaceTime. “Yes, girl!” Her friend stated. “It’s called a “babymoon” and we have to celebrate your last weeks before the baby arrives.” “A babymoon? What is that…like a honeymoon, except with a baby?” Claudia chuckled out loud.  What is a Babymoon A babymoon is a getaway before the arrival of a baby to celebrate the “last days . . .

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