It is hard to know just what your new baby is saying. New babies do communicate through facial features, actions and crying. Usually, and with a little practice, you can figure out what your baby needs before your baby is crying hysterically. Below is a helpful info-graphic to help you learn the ropes of just what your baby is trying to say! :) Enjoy!
More studies are showing that women should be able to eat during labor. This makes logical sense and I'm glad to see the science is catching up (after all, you need energy for all the hard work you are doing). Check out the newest study here. Below is a list of good, & healthy snacks to bring for your labor/birth. You will want protein and energy. Coconut water, if you like it, is a great way to keep hydrated. Protein bars and applesauce are also great ideas, and honey sticks. While you are packing for yourself, you will also want to put in some easy and protein filled snacks for your partner. I hope these ideas help. Enjoy!
Doula Rachel has put together a blog of resources, info-graphics, and articles, with an occasional self-published blog. Enjoy!