Third Trimester

What Does Team Green, Yellow, Blue or Pink Mean in Pregnancy?

If you’re pregnant and frequently talk with other parents, especially in online forums and chat groups, you may have heard teams of varying colours mentioned – blue, pink, green and yellow. So what does all this double talk mean and…

20 (Practical) Things Dads Can Do During Labor

1. Take care of yourself. This is one of the most important things you can do. To be there for your partner, you need to be awake, calm and comfortable. Eat regularly to maintain your energy Drink regularly (as often…

Why Do Doctors Use Baby Shampoo During Labor?

Use of mineral oil, lubricant, olive oil, Johnson & Johnson, Betadine, or Hibaclens is surprisingly common in many hospitals, often with the excuse of ‘cleaning’ or ‘lubricating’ the woman externally or internally. Medical care providers use a variety of the…

When Will Pregnancy Feel Real?

You’re pregnant. Finally! The only problem? You don’t FEEL pregnant. Sure, the signs are there, the bloat, then finally the bump. But at what point in pregnancy does it all feel real? When do you really know you’re pregnant and…

Can a Pregnant Woman Cut Grass or Mow?

There’s no reason that a woman can’t continue to mow the lawn if she’s physically able to and it doesn’t go above her pre-pregnancy fitness routine. According to ACOG: Physical activity in pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown…

What if Your Waters Break in the Bath or Toilet?

Although only 10-15% of women experience their waters breaking as the first sign of labor, many women are concerned that they may not know if it happens. So, if your waters break while you’re in the water, how can you…