Pregnancy and Birth

5 Things Partners Need to Know About the Postpartum Period

1. The postpartum period is not a set amount of time. It can take months or years for a family to feel the transition is complete. Deepening question: Given all you know about you and your partner what expectations do you have for the postpartum period? 2. You need to be a mind reader. Okay,…

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Top 4 Tips for Tired Parents Who Want To Get Along

Overwhelmed Parents If you are reading this you are likely overwhelmed and tired. The combination of feeling overworked and under-rested is like a monster breathing down your neck. That pressure makes life harder and is one of the key reasons parents argue. You and your partner are both feeling stress and may have different needs…

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Why Take a Childbirth Class?

Attending a childbirth class gives parents an opportunity like nothing else in pregnancy. In Seattle and around the Sound, there are a wide variety of class offerings at local hospitals, local nonprofits and independent small businesses, including classes that focus on hypnotherapy, mindfulness, father-coached birth, out-of-hospital births, yoga and birth as a rite of passage.…

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