Telling a woman how to mother her child is a social taboo. Whether it’s on the subject of reusable nappies, teething practices, or addressing the age-old question; to swaddle or not to swaddle, moms know their kin and are inherently cognizant of their infant’s needs....

From the moment of conception, your body is changing. It is a 9-month-long journey that doesn’t end there. Birth is akin to a marathon and breastfeeding, especially long term breastfeeding (and the World Health Organisation, WHO, recommends at least 2 years) is akin to being...

“Leave only footprints, take only memories,” or so the saying goes. This is true for any activity you might be doing outdoors, whether you’re camping for the weekend or heading to the beach for the day. Although we like to soak up the sun during...

We were sitting in our OBGYN’s office on a Monday afternoon. Usually, our appointments start with a bit of banter (her wit was one of the reasons we loved her), but today was different. “Sorry, guys. We have a bit of time crunch now - we...

Here’s a question: Aren’t baby showers just the weirdest tradition? Firstly, I question the timing of it all. Why would you throw a party for a heavily pregnant woman, who is uncomfortable, probably quite anxious and maybe going through some hectic hormone swings? It just seems...

My wife was entering her third trimester when she told me that she wanted to hire a doula, so I did what every rational, intelligent person would do. I Googled the word, “Doula”. In case you are like me and had no idea how to spell “doula”,...

It’s no secret that pregnancy is a stressful time. Not only are you dealing with this massive impending change to your entire life, but you also have a partner who is at best constantly uncomfortable, and at worst...

We had a strange experience a few weeks after our baby boy was born (granted, pregnancy and birth is really just a collection of strange experiences). Before Eli was born, a photographer friend of ours was kind enough to spend some time taking some great...

At some point during a pregnancy, you might feel the urge to tell people about it. I know that, traditionally, that only happens after the first trimester - but that always seemed a bit silly to me. Now I’m not saying that you should go and...

I always found it strange when heterosexual couples announce a pregnancy by saying “We’re pregnant!”. It’s pretty obvious that they aren’t both pregnant, so...