Hello, pregnant mama! Got questions about what's ahead in your pregnancy? You've come to the right place: Dr. Harvey Karp, the celebrated author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, has the answers! Q: What are warning signs I should see my OB or Midwife? Q: Is it safe to have sex during the last month of labor? Q: How can I tell Braxton hicks from real labor? Q: How can I prepare my breasts for nursing?
When pregnant mamas enter nesting node, organizing becomes instinctual! High on your priority list will be packing your hospital bag...but don't leave it 'til the last minute! It's best to gather everything you need weeks before your due date, just in case your little one decides to arrive fashionably early. Dr. Harvey Karp shares his advice on what to pack:
Hello, pregnant mama! Got questions about what's ahead during labor and delivery? You've come to the right place: Dr. Harvey Karp, the celebrated author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, has the answers! Q: What should I eat during labor? Q: How can I reduce my chances for a C-section? Q: How common is it to have a bowel movement during labor? Q: How long after birth can I have a drink?
The day your baby is born will likely be the most memorable and beautiful day of your life. But moms know, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. It will also likely be the bloodiest, messiest, and most chaotic day of life your life. And that’s the miracle of life! Here's what to expect during the first stage of labor:
Some expecting parents hope for a natural childbirth. However, like most things in life, not everything goes as planned. But there are steps you can take to reduce your chance of having a C-section. Dr. Harvey Karp shares his advice:
Coming up with a birth plan takes a lot of thought, factoring in decisions about location, delivery method, technique and more! One option parents consider is having a water birth. But first, Dr. Harvey Karp shares what you need to know: