Pregnant Mom Rocks (But Don't Laugh at Her)

Pregnant Mom Rocks (But Don’t Laugh at Her)

This amazingly adorable video was posted on Facebook and is now blowing up the Internet. I'm not sure what I like more--that mom is willing to go all out to have fun with her daughter or little Jaylyn asking you to not laugh at her. she kills me, im winded ...
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Five Fun Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

Five Fun Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

Are you expecting? Is someone you know expecting? Today I'm going to show you five ADORABLE ways to announce your pregnancy. Try a Sports Theme. I've already introduced you to my creative friend Tisha. When she and her husband announced they were expecting they did it with an tiny black ...
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Mardi Gras-Inspired Pregnancy Announcement

Mardi Gras-Inspired Pregnancy Announcement

She's done it again, folks! My cousin's wife Sarah has created another amazing, Mardi Gras-inspired pregnancy announcement, which she shared with friends and family on King's Day.  I seriously don't know where she comes up with these ideas! Can't wait to see all the other great ideas she has for ...
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Massage Therapy Brings Peace to Pregnancy and Beyond

Massage Therapy Brings Peace to Pregnancy and Beyond

Congratulations, you are having a baby! The news is often followed by a surge of excitement and trepidation. For most this is welcome news. You begin to feel the subtle changes in your body and how you feel daily. The thought that there is a life growing inside you can ...
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Holiday Gift Guide for the Pregnant Person in Your Life.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Pregnant Person in Your Life.

We all like to be pampered, pregnant or not, but especially when we’re pregnant! If  you have a friend, family member, or spouse who is expecting during this holiday season, here are some suggestions that may ease her mind and or body for all the work it’s doing preparing a ...
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Gender Disappointment {It Happened to Me}

Gender Disappointment {It Happened to Me}

It's been a year since we announced our next baby would be a boy. My husband's fourth & my third boy in a row. We'd found out several days earlier, but I was so upset I cried for three days straight and wouldn't even look at anything boy themed. Gender ...
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Only-in-NOLA Gender Reveals

Only-in-NOLA Gender Reveals

Gender reveals are so popular these days! I'll do my old lady thing here and say that when I was pregnant with my oldest I remember sending AN EMAIL to announce my son's gender and that was it! My how things have changed! Today I'm sharing three amazing gender reveals ...
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Five Cute Gender Reveals {Including One for People Who Wait to Find Out}

Five Cute Gender Reveals {Including One for People Who Wait to Find Out}

I missed gender reveals by a hot second so I never had one. They are very popular these days--any excuse to party, right?--so we've got some ideas here for those of you who are thinking about doing one of your own.  We've even got a gender reveal idea that can ...
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Football Themed Gender Reveal Party

Football Themed Gender Reveal Party

My friend Tisha recently hosted a gender-reveal party and the details were so cute I knew I had to share it with all of you! She had the party on the same Sunday as a Saints game and chose the very apt theme of "Pink V. Blue." There was lots ...
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Why I Chose a Natural Childbirth

Why I Chose a Natural Childbirth

For most of my adult life when I would talk about having a baby, I would always joke and say that I was going to have a scheduled c-section. It was widely known that I wasn't the best when it came to pain and the thought of labor and an epidural ...
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Should I eat my placenta?  Asking for a friend.

Should I eat my placenta? Asking for a friend.

It seems like the new trend is getting back to nature. People are eating paleo and birthing naturally and living minimally. It's all about being more basic these days. I am not a minimalist by any means. In my mind I would like to be but in reality I am ...
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The C-Section I Didn't Want {Birth Stories}

The C-Section I Didn’t Want {Birth Stories}

I wanted to title this post "My journey to a VBA3C," but that title might be a little misleading. I did not attain my VBA3C goal. In fact, I had a "failed VBA3C" as I've seen it called. I did try. I tried my hardest. However, my plans are not ...
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Getting the Information for Myself {Grace's Birth Story}

Getting the Information for Myself {Grace’s Birth Story}

Hi my name is Grace Jackson and this is my birth story for my two boys. I was eighteen years old and a senior in high school when I became pregnant with my first son Lane.  Since I was so young all of this was new to me and I ...
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Pain Management in Labor

Pain Management in Labor

Today we have another post from the midwives at Ochsner North Shore located in Slidell. Karen and Lillian will be working with us over the next few months provided information on pregnancy, labor, and birth, Today they'll be sharing information on managing pain during labor. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pregnancies last around 40 ...
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What is a Midwife?

What is a Midwife?

Today's post is the first in a series written by the Nurse Midwives that work in the Ochsner Medical Center North Shore (located in Slidell). Today's moms have more choices than ever and at Northshore Parent we want to help make you aware of as many of them as possible ...
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