Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, you will find this a time of recovery, adjustment, sometimes confusion and frustration, but—most wonderfully—of falling in love. Babies younger than four months old have very different sleep needs than older babies. Once you learn your newborn baby’s … Read more about Newborns and Sleep: Understanding Sleeping Patterns
For some parents, putting a baby to bed is a nightly source of anxiety—how much sleep does your child need, can she sleep with a blanket, are stuffed animals OK? Find the answer to these questions and more. Sleepy Time Sleep! It’s one of the most common issues concerning parents of young children. In addition … Read more about Sleep and Your Baby: 10 Common Questions Answered
What new mom isn’t overwhelmed by lack of sleep? Get tips on how to combat these early, hazy days. Sleep deprivation is no joke. Although veteran moms regale their peers with stories of falling asleep at dinner or groggily loading dirty clothes into the dishwasher, many new moms bravely assume they can tough it out … Read more about The Real Mom’s Guide to Fighting Sleep Deprivation
Everyone talks about how little sleep you’ll get once your baby arrives, but what about the tossing and turning during your final months of pregnancy? Try these items to rest, relax, and take time out for yourself before Baby arrives. Essentials Maternity bras and briefs A good maternity bra and comfortable briefs are an absolute must for expecting moms. … Read more about Pregnancy Sleep and Comfort Checklist
Getting a good night sleep during pregnancy can be a source of anxiety and frustration for many mothers-to-be. Here are some problems pregnant women face and commonsense solutions to help you catch those much-needed Zzzs. “I feel good, I’m just tired.” I uttered these familiar words (well, once I got past the morning sickness) many times … Read more about How to Get a Good Night Sleep during Pregnancy
It’s not always easy to get comfortable when you’re pregnant and trying to sleep. Learn which sleeping positions are healthier for you and your developing baby. During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through a plethora of changes. An ever-expanding abdomen, back pain, heartburn, insomnia, and shortness of breath can make getting enough rest a real … Read more about Sleeping Positions: Sleeping Pregnant Comfortably and Healthily
A woman’s dreams during pregnancy can be incredibly vivid, often reflecting the physical and psychological changes occurring in her life. When Sigmund Freud said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” it’s a good bet he wasn’t referring to the dreams of a pregnant woman—which are anything but straightforward. While anyone can see how pregnancy affects a … Read more about Your Pregnancy Dreams: What do they really mean?
Are your pregnancy dreams especially vivid (and strange!)? Scroll through our pregnancy dreams guide and decipher what your subconcious is trying to tell you! Mysterious, exceptionally realistic, and sometimes just plain wacky dreams are a common occurrence during pregnancy. In days of old, many midwives believed that what you dreamt during pregnancy gave valuable insight … Read more about Pregnancy Dreams: An A-Z Guide to Pregnancy Dream Interpretation