Ellynne Skove, Founder of Bright Start Babies, GoGo Babies® and Nest Space, has been helping parents truly understand their infants for decades while offering emotional and physical support to mothers, fathers and caregivers in Brooklyn. We are excited to share with you the many, MANY resources Ellynne’s years of pre and peri natal experience hold.Continue reading "Understanding Your Infant w/ Ellynne Skove"
Jennifer Khalaf, Founder of Thrive Hive Wellness, reminds us that the most important thing us moms can do for our children, is take care of ourselves. “I had to break through the mom guilt and take care of myself – mind and body.”Continue reading "Holistic Health & Nutrition When We Need It Most"
This class is designed for first-time parents or for those who want to update their knowledge with a fresh approach as they await their second–or fifth–births. What we’ll cover in this 3.5 hour hybrid class is true to the title.Continue reading "LIVESTREAM: Childbirth Ed 2020, Essentials for Modern Birth"
New and expecting moms look no further when searching for a workout that is fun, challenging and keeps you feeling fit no matter what stage of the journey you are in.
Kristine Storie, Owner & Instructor of Xtend Barre, makes it happen in Brooklyn Heights, telling us about the wide assortment of perinatal classes offered and why staying fit pre and post birth is so important.Continue reading "Bring Your Baby to the Barre"
Carolyn Tallents of CLT Wellness talks with us about leaving corporate America to pursue a compassionate career guiding moms and moms-to-be in nutrition, fitness, lactation support and infant care.Continue reading "Wellness for the Mom, Body & Soul"
Tina Goldstein, prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher, postpartum doula and certified breastfeeding counselor, poses to new moms an important 4th trimester question; who will be taking care of you? Tina is here to support moms during perhaps the most transformative transition in their life.Continue reading "Postpartum: Who Will Be Taking Care of You?"
Lara is a wealth of wisdom when it comes to women’s wellness, studying each woman individually in early postpartum retraining. Her practice combines the relationship and trust between stages, taking her own experiences of perinatal treatment in France and bringing them to Brooklyn.Continue reading "From France to Brooklyn: Perinatal Care With Lara Kohn Thompson"
Liz Tortolani, owner of cityWell, a boutique bathhouse in Brooklyn, shares with us how her vision came to life and all the wellness (not-to-mention relaxing) pre and post natal benefits a visit to this urban oasis brings!Continue reading "A Mom’s Oasis in Brooklyn’s Backyard"
A pregnancy journal is the ultimate gift to share with your adult child when she is ready to start her own family. Only you can document how pregnancy felt, what birth was like and the characteristics of your new little baby.Continue reading "Why Creating A Pregnancy Journal Is The Ultimate Gift"
So what happens at the long awaited anatomy scan? Expect a 45 minute exam where a sonographer will check baby’s anatomy from head-to-toe. Come with a full bladder and be prepared to find out baby’s sex, if you want to know!Continue reading "The Long Awaited Anatomy Scan: What To Expect"
The first trimester, although exciting, can be HARD. DO listen to your body, DON’T compare yourself to others. Here are some tips to surviving early pregnancy as your body and mind makes one of life’s biggest adjustments.Continue reading "The Do’s + Don’ts Of The First Trimester: Adjusting To Pregnancy Day By Day"
Testing for measles before trying to conceive is important to confirm immunity. Prevention is easy with the MMR vaccine and can be given by your family doctor, Ob-Gyn, and at most walk-in clinics.Continue reading "The Measles Scare and Why You Should Be Tested Early"
When should I create a baby registery and where? We say, it’s never too soon to start documenting the things baby may need on user-friendly site’s such as, Babylist.Continue reading "Too Soon To Register?"
The moment you become pregnant, your body is changes in ways you didn’t know possible. This is what pregnancy really feels like in the first trimester and beyond.Continue reading "When Pregnancy Is Not How You Dreamed It Would Be"
Suddenly unable to eat your go-to food while pregnant? Food aversions and allergies are more common than you think and may last well past first trimester morning sickness.Continue reading "Why Can’t I Eat That? Food Aversions During Pregnancy"
When will I feel her? Although there is no exact time that baby’s movements are expected to be large enough to be felt, the most common first jabs happen between 18-22 weeks pregnant.Continue reading "When + What To Expect From Baby’s First Movements"
What is happening inside of an expecting mother is nothing short of a miracle. There is no denying that, but in the same breath, it is also important to recognize that not all women feel beautiful as their body grows into this new child-making role…and that’s OKAY.Continue reading "Pregnancy + Body Image: It’s Okay Not To Always Feel Okay"
How Brooklyn-based doula, Janel Martir, changed course from doctor to birth professional, who nurtures and empowers women in pregnancy, childbirth and early into the postpartum period – in her own words.Continue reading "From Doctor to Doula: A Personal and Informed Perspective on Professional Birth Attendants"