When I gave birth to my daughter at Waterman Hospital nearly two years ago, there was only one exceptionally spacious delivery room that every mama-to-be in my birth class was ready to fight for! It had a large couch...
Now that my son is over a year old, I'm getting the question that every mom eventually hears: when am I going to have another? Frankly, I don't know. I love being a mom. It's what I've always wanted to do when...
Birthing in a tub of water is increasingly becoming more and more popular. Recent scientific research has found that it has some major benefits for both the mother and the baby. The thought of being suspended in a lukewarm...
Whether you're a new mom or a veteran, The Baby Bunch at AdventHealth is for you. Check out why this weekly meetup became my favorite mom group. My introduction to motherhood was a bit rocky (whose isn't?)! My first baby...
Orlando Mom Collective Guide to Pregnancy + Postpartum When it comes to pregnancy and postpartum, it seems like there are SO many options! So where can you go to get information about infertility, OB/GYNs, doulas, surrogacy, lactation consultants, and postpartum...
Pregnancy is an amazing, beautiful and life-changing event, but what exactly does it do to your body and what, if anything, can be done to minimize the long-term effects? To find out, we turned to Florida Hospital’s board-certified obstetrician...

The Birth Plan

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Creating a birth plan is a passion of mine. Before I started Orlando Moms Blog, I was an active doula in Central Florida. I honestly can't tell you how many babies I've helped bring into the world (I lost...
Our youngest is 18 months old and we just found out that he has a lip tie. We were floored- we had no idea that this was even a thing. We've heard of being tongue tied, but not lip...
Whether you want it or not, breastfeeding advice is going to come your way.  Some information may be ill advised and may be more of a myth than fact! 1. Small breasts produce less milk MYTH:  this is simply not true....
My husband (partner) is my left hand and my doula is my right. – from Doulas Making a Difference So what exactly IS a doula? I wish I had known before my first labor! Gosh, I was SO not ready for childbirth. I...
TOP 10 Reasons To Attend BLOOM on April 29th #10 Did someone say FOOD?  Pregnant or not, our "Cravings Bar" will NOT disappoint! Our friends at  The Lemon Lily Tea Room are providing sandwiches and cookies worthy of a baby shower setting!...
Many changes occur after delivery. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and frustrating. Not to mention some of the changes no one ever tells you about. There is plenty of information out there about the changes that occur during pregnancy...
My head felt like it was about to explode. Like a ticking bomb. The pounding in my skull was so loud I could hardly hear my husband desperately begging me to stay awake. Sunlight and even the depressing fluorescent lights of...
Teething. Please Pass the Wine. You would think that by baby #4, I would be an expert on teething, but I still feel like I don’t have a clue as to what I am doing. I still Google way too...
Mom confession: I hate breastfeeding, and I can't wait for the day that it's over. When my first baby was born, I didn’t cry with joy like I’d expected. Everyone else did, but I was just relieved that birth was...

Guide to Shop Local Businesses

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We LOVE local businesses! They are the heart and soul of our communities! We’ve put together a Guide to Shop Local Businesses in the Central Florida...

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