New Podcast Episode: Postpartum and Delaying the Initial Bath with Dr Heather DNP RN

The newest episode of the podcast is available! We’re talking postpartum and delaying the initial bath for baby. As always: the new episode is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! Click here to access our anchor page, or check out the PODCAST page above! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The…

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New Podcast Episode: Expectations vs Reality with a Maternity/NICU Nurse

This is such a good episode guys. As I edited and re-listened, I realized how much amazing wisdom and experience my guest, Kelly, shared with me and you all get to experience that now too! We’re talking about expectations vs reality with postpartum when it comes down to it. Topics that are covered include: The…

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Constipation in Little Ones: How To Identify It & More

This is a subject I’ve been meaning to cover for awhile!! I see so many questions about this in online forums and so much misunderstanding around what actually constitutes constipation, when constipation needs treatment, and so on and so forth. This confusion around constipation isn’t just in regards to the child population, but also adults,…

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Mastitis: What to Look For & More

My recent face-to-face encounter with mastitis made me realize – although I have written briefly about in other posts, I’ve never really covered it in-depth. I also wanted to share my story of my experience with mastitis, because it wasn’t exactly what I expected to be like so I thought it might be valuable for…

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Don’t Forget About Oral Health in Pregnancy (and You Know, Always!)

I feel like are mouths are (sadly) often a part of us that is overlooked. I hope most people brush their teeth, but I know a lot of people probably don’t do it enough. I know that a lot of people either don’t floss or don’t floss enough, or don’t floss “well” or “properly” according…

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Flu Shot FAQ: This Weeks Summary

So if you didn’t know, I am currently running a Flu Shot FAQ Reel Series on Instagram! Every day for about 3 weeks I will be debunking a flu shot myth or answering a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to do this because they’re short…

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Holiday Gift Guide For: Expecting and Newly Postpartum Mamas

Do you have a pregnant mama in your life? Or someone who will be in the early stages of the postpartum period just in time for the holidays? I was pregnant last Christmas and then had a baby only two weeks after in early January – it’s a busy time and any and all support…

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New Podcast Episode: Episode 8, Kirsten’s Hollywood Birth!

The title above will make sense to you when you listen to the episode – this episode is covering an unmedicated birth experience with an OB. Kirsten talks about her experiences as a military wife; IUGR, what it means, and how it was managed; gestational diabetes; and more. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational…

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What I Loved About Midwifery Care

My obstetrical care during pregnancy was provided by a team of midwives. I loved it – my experience was, from start to finish, nothing short of amazing. My birth didn’t go as I imagined but my care team (and my husband, of course) made it an excellent experience anyways. Now, before I get into why…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health…

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