Products to Help Prepare Your Body for Labor and Birth

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 By Nina Spears
Products to Help Prepare Your Body for Labor & Birth | Baby Chick

This post is sponsored but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Read our policies page for more information. And as always consult your physician or midwife before you take any of these suggestions. All images by Creative Clicks Photography. Towards the end of our pregnancies we all make sure that we have our baby items ready, have […]


5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section

Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Hannah Southerland
5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section | Baby Chick

“Please!” I begged, “Please let me have a c-section!” Ugly crying and starving I was at hour 53 of labor with little to no progress. I had been induced and to save you all of the gory details let’s just sum it up and say I was T-I-R-E-D. After some convincing and a final check […]


What is a Nonstress Test and Why is it Performed During Pregnancy?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 By Mandy Johnson
What is a Nonstress Test and Why is it Performed During Pregnancy? | Baby Chick

Prenatal visits are absolutely essential throughout pregnancy, as they allow constant monitoring and care for your unborn baby. Such consultations involve a routine physical examination with your midwife or obstetrician. In most cases, you may be requested to undergo several prenatal tests, including a nonstress test, which may also be referred to as fetal heart […]


Labor-aide Recipe

Thursday, September 14, 2017 By Nina Spears
Labor-aide Recipe | Baby Chick

Going through labor and giving birth to a baby is hard work. Many people compare it to running a marathon . . . because it kind of is. And what do you need when you run a marathon? Well, you actually need a lot of training, but you also need fuel to carry you through. […]


Everything You Need for Your Home Birth

Thursday, August 31, 2017 By Nina Spears
Everything You Need for a Home Birth | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: All photos by Creative Clicks Photography Home births have been slowly on the rise since 2012. With more women doing their research, watching documentaries such as The Business of Being Born (available on Netflix), and talking to other women about their birth stories, more have been choosing to give birth outside of the hospital. […]


Checklist: What to Pack in Your Birth Center Bag

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 By Sarah Ring

Full disclosure . . . I LOVE a good list. I have notepads all around my home listing everything from books I want to read to goals I want to smash, groceries I need to buy and questions to ask at our next pediatrician appointment. Lists on lists on lists is this “type A” mommy’s […]


5 Tips for Rocking an Unmedicated Labor

Thursday, July 6, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
5 Tips for Rocking an Unmedicated Birth

Having a natural, unmedicated labor and delivery is becoming a more common choice for pregnant women these days. Women are seeking to have a birthing experience that is more peaceful, without unnecessary medical interventions, and in a more comfortable environment. While a natural, unmedicated labor may not be everyone’s cup of tea, for a healthy, […]


Side Effects of an Epidural

Friday, June 23, 2017 By Nina Spears
Side Effects of an Epidural | Baby Chick

Now more than ever women are able to have more of a say when it comes to giving birth. Whether she wants to have a medicated birth, an unmedicated birth or a planned cesarean birth, there are many different choices that are available to her which is wonderful and empowering! (Of course that’s assuming that […]


Recommended Pregnancy and Birth Books To Read When Pregnant

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 By Nina Spears
recommended pregnancy and birth books to read when pregnant

This post contains affiliate links and referral codes. If you shop from our site, Baby Chick® may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. Read our policies page for more information. There are sooo many books out there on the market for parents to read. But which books are actually worth reading?! I’m sharing my top 10 […]


20 Natural Pain Relief Options to Help Ease Labor Pain

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 By Nina Spears
natural pain relief options

Whether you have decided that you want a natural birth, a medicated birth, a home birth, a birth center birth, or a hospital birth, every single expectant mother needs to have some tools to keep herself comfortable while in labor. Even if it’s just for the early labor part. (FYI, hospitals won’t admit you until you are in active labor. […]