Third Trimester


Why You Don’t Want to Schedule an Induction

Thursday, July 5, 2018 By Nina Spears
Why You Don't Want to Schedule an Induction | Baby Chick

A common decision that many parents face today during pregnancy is whether or not they should be induced. An induction happens when the labor of a pregnant woman is artificially started. Usually with the synthetic form of oxytocin, pitocin. What parents need to learn is that it’s not always a good idea to get induced unless […]

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What You Need to Know When Setting Up a Baby Registry

Monday, July 2, 2018 By Nina Spears
setting up a baby registry

Sponsored by: All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. One of the most exciting yet the most stressful tasks to do when you’re pregnant is to create your baby registry. There is so much to think about and consider. Which products do you want to add? Have you researched each product option that is best for you, […]

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Because of Willow, I No Longer Hate Pumping

Thursday, June 28, 2018 By Nina Spears
Because of Willow, I No Longer Hate Pumping | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: This post is sponsored by Willow but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. I’ve never been the mom who has tons of breast milk. I have had to work for every. single. ounce. — more like every drop — of breast milk that I’ve got. Because […]

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How to Feel at Home at Your Hospital Birth

Sunday, June 17, 2018 By Nina Spears
How to Feel at Home at Your Hospital Birth | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. Did you know that it’s not uncommon that when women get to the hospital in labor that they experience their contractions slowing down? As someone who has attended a lot of births, I will tell you that I’ve seen this happen on multiple occasions. Our bodies respond better in […]

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How to Stay Cool While Pregnant in the Summer

Saturday, June 2, 2018 By Nina Spears
How to Stay Cool While Pregnant in the Summer | Baby Chick

It’s getting hot, it’s getting humid, and . . . you’re pregnant. Oh the joys of summer pregnancies. 🙂 If you didn’t already know, when you’re pregnant your body temperature is already a bit higher than normal. When you add the summer heat on top of that, it’s bound to make you feel even more uncomfortable. With all of the […]

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12 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 By Nina Spears
12 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor | Baby Chick

As you’re approaching your due date, you’re becoming more and more ready and anxious to meet your little one. Your back is aching, your feet are sore, you can’t sleep comfortably, and most of all you’re so excited to finally see the sweet little face you’ve been dreaming about in person. It can be tempting to schedule […]

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The ULTIMATE Hospital Bag Checklist

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 By Nina Spears
The ULTIMATE Hospital Bag Checklist| Baby Chick

There are so many different lists out there that tell you what you need to pack in your hospital bag for your labor and birth. Well, as a doula I have helped many clients prepare for their hospital stay and I have created the ultimate hospital bag checklist that I promise will have everything that you need! NOTE: […]

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The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Checklist

Monday, May 14, 2018 By Nina Spears
The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Checklist | Baby Chick

If you’re expecting a new little one, you may be stressing over all the things that you think you need to get for your baby, wondering what you really need and what you should register for. I mean, have you gone into Babies R Us?! The look that comes across women’s faces when they first walk in is […]

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Decoding Your Maternity Leave Policy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 By Meredith Rines
ingrid and isabel, maternity dress, maternity clothes

If you’re getting ready for your new baby’s arrival then you might have a lot of questions surrounding your maternity leave. Let’s go through all the details you need to know and what questions you need to ask your human resource department before heading out the door. What is FMLA? FMLA refers to the Family […]

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6 Tips for Creating a Maternity Leave Money Plan

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 By Meredith Rines
Tips for Creating a Maternity Leave Money Plan | Baby Chick

A money plan is a simple guide for your finances. You create an idea of how you want your money to look then you take the necessary steps to reach it – that’s when a budget comes in. However, what happens when you’re expecting? Things can get a little tricky when you’re planning your maternity […]

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