The Best of Baby Chick in 2016
2016 was a busy year for Baby Chick. We celebrated Baby Chick’s first birthday, expanded our team, and have met some incredible companies and inspiring mothers. It was a whirlwind, and we are thrilled to see what this new year brings. But since today is Thursday, we figured we would do a “Throwback Thursday” and share our top 10 posts of 2016. I hope you take the time to enjoy some of our very best articles. We’re going to start from 10 and work down to our most popular post of the year. As always, thank you for being a part of our community of celebrating motherhood.
I’ve had many clients specifically express concern over potential tearing during childbirth. I get it. It’s not something that is openly discussed or talked about in detail at doctors appointments or during a childbirth class. Women are afraid of potential longterm affects due to severe tearing, like urinary incontinence, pain during intercourse, etc. Luckily there are some things that you can do to minimize and avoid vaginal tearing during childbirth. I’ve shared tips on how to do just that and be better prepared for the pushing stage.
Once you get further along your pregnancy, your doctor or midwife will start checking your cervix for cervical change. However, many women don’t understand what their care providers are looking for or the significance of these numbers that they tell you afterward. 1cm, 50% -3. What does that mean?? In this post, I’ve broken it down for you and explained what each one is, what they mean, and why they are important.
You’d be surprised by the things that people say to you when you are pregnant. You will be hearing about other peoples’ experiences, their advice on what you should and should not be doing, and so much more. But there are some things that you should NOT say. We explained 8 things to NOT say to a pregnant person. And I’m pretty sure you could add a few on the list too.
Labor is tough. Especially when you’re in transition. It may be the shortest part of labor, but it can be the most intense and difficult part of childbirth. We shared tips on what you, your partner and your doula can do to help during this phase. You are so close, mama. Soon you will meet your baby!
Transition may be the most difficult and shortest part of labor, but early labor can be confusing and last for hours. Maybe even days. This can get really frustrating for anyone. You’re so ready to meet your baby, you’re done being pregnant, but you aren’t sure if it’s really happening and when you should go to the hospital. Here are some tips on what to do during early labor to help you get through.
More sleep is what every mother wants and needs. Even when she’s pregnant. You’re waking up every hour to pee, can’t find a comfortable position, and your body and mind just won’t let you fall asleep. It can be miserable. We know. That’s why we have shared some of the things that have helped us and our clients with their pregnancy insomnia.
Epidurals. Some people love them and others hate them. Everyone has an opinion about epidurals, whether they have had a baby or not. People will tell you when to get one, why you should or should not get one, etc. We think that epidurals can be a great tool to help women during labor when used appropriately. Of course they are also great for women who already know that they want an epidural. Your birth experience should be everything you want it to be. We also believe that every woman should know what to expect whether you decide to get an epidural or not. This is why we wrote this post.
Several of our friends and readers shared with us some of their stories about their first pregnancies. That got us to thinking, we should share their advice to first time pregnant moms. They had some good tips! We knew that our readers would be interested. And we were right! Here are the things that they said were silly first time pregnant mom mistakes.
It’s definitely a good idea to go on a tour of your hospital that you will be delivering at before you have your baby. You will then know where to park, which floor you need to go to, where to check in, and their step-by-step protocol. However, a lot of parents don’t know what exactly they should be looking for or what they should be paying attention to when going on their hospital tour. We’ve gathered all the questions that you may be curious about and will want to know on your maternity hospital tour before you have your baby.
And our most popular post of 2016 was ‘What NOT to Do During Labor‘. Sometimes it can be just as beneficial to know the things that we should not be doing as it is to know what we should be doing. This is why we created this list. These tips are sure to help.
There you have it! Our 2016 round up of our best articles. We hope that you enjoyed them! Were there any other articles that you particularly liked or found beneficial? I’d love to know! Until then, here we go, 2017!