The new year brings new resolutions for health and wellness – and, for many, changes to insurance and the stressful search for a new primary care provider. If you’re looking for a new provider, we can help you with that. Most of our clients don’t know that Baby + Co. provides Complete Care that extends beyond pre-pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum. Our board-certified nurse midwives also see women for primary care visits, which we call Well Woman Visits.  What is a Well Woman Visit? Well Woman Visits are another name for… Read More

No matter how recently you welcomed baby to the family, the first Valentine’s Day is special. It’s an opportunity to establish new traditions and, of course, to dress baby up in a fun outfit for pictures. But it’s also the chance to create a special memento for the family. Whether your little one is six weeks or six months, there are a number of different crafts that can be adjusted to suit their abilities – with varying assistance from parents. The Baby + Co. team had a few ideas about different ways… Read More

Pregnancy or a new baby can bring new and awesome motivation to get our health and our lives in order – but they also ramp up stress and change just about everything, which can make it harder to stick to new healthy habits. The best way to take advantage of that natural motivation and overcome the hard stuff is with a realistic plan and with lots of support. Research shows that people who are trying to improve a lifestyle habit – whether that’s to eat more vegetables, move and exercise more, stop smoking, or anything – are more likely to… Read More

As the holidays wrap up and a new year begins, just about everyone feels the need to get back on track after a season overflowing with sweets. But when you’re pregnant, the go-to cleanses and diets aren’t necessarily safe. Pregnancy is also a good reminder that health and wellbeing are not just about food, but about a balanced lifestyle. That’s why baby+co. has partnered with Whole Life Challenge to offer a way to focus on health in the new year that is great for everyone and safe for pregnancy. The Whole Life Challenge is a six-week game… Read More

as if fall isn’t busy enough for most of us, there’s one more thing to add to your adulting to-do list: open enrollment. that’s the time – usually just once a year, and usually in the fall – when you may have an option to buy new health insurance, or to shop around and switch plans. the rest of the year, you may not be able to buy insurance at all, unless you have special circumstances like changing or losing your job, or getting married. if you don’t have health insurance, you have a 6-week window to get insured. because… Read More

ah, autumn. apple picking, pumpkin spice everything, cooler temperatures, and three words that have the power to strike fear and dread into the heart of parents: daylight savings time. while we usually welcome an extra hour of sleep, having your kids wake up extra early in the morning is not so welcome. don’t fret though: this is doable, and you can – and will – get through it! Here are some tips to help smooth the transition and make it easier on parents and kids. take it slow kids are sensitive to the littlest things – as anyone who’s… Read More

long gone are the days when a husband stood outside a birthing suite, wringing his hands and listening to the sounds of labor with terror and hope in his heart. (also gone are the days when it was acceptable to carouse with his friends at a pub, enjoying preemptive cigars as the woman did ‘woman’s work.’) no, today we expect our partners to remain by our sides, actively providing support as we bring our children into this world. but how, exactly, can your partner help? here are ten things your partner can do to make labor just a little bit… Read More

sudden infant death syndrome, or sids, is every parent’s worst nightmare. october is sids awareness month; since sids most often occurs when a child is sleeping, we want to focus on sleep products and techniques that will help protect your child from this inexplicable tragedy. your child’s sleep environment is important not only for decreasing the risk of sids, but also for allowing your child (and you!) to get a full, restful night of sleep. when you’re purchasing a crib or bassinet for your child, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the wide array of options. we’ve done the… Read More

You’re pregnant. You’re over the moon about your new baby, but you may not feel the same way about your healthcare provider. Believe it or not, this is a common feeling. Most parents-to-be don’t realize that they can change care providers even late in pregnancy. Whatever your reason, remember that it is common to change providers and that it doesn’t need to be complicated. You deserve to feel respected, informed, and supported in your choices. Below are some helpful tips if you are interested in changing your prenatal care provider. 1. Request Your Medical Records ASAP You are entitled to… Read More

are you considering expanding your family? are you starting to think about adding a little one to your family, or maybe trying for number two or three? did you know there are some easy pre-pregnancy wellness steps you can take to improve your health and better equip your body to conceive? that’s why baby+co. created our new, pre-pregnancy wellness program, well+prepared. baby+co.’s pre-pregnancy wellness program specifically is designed to improve the health of women for future pregnancies, as this pre-conception program provides individuals with a wellness plan customized just for them. every woman’s pregnancy journey is not the same. that’s… Read More

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