“Do you have your hospital bag packed yet?” This is a question every soon to be mom will be asked…especially once she is approaching her due date. In an effort to help you be ready for baby’s arrival we’ve partnered...
Have you ever stopped to think about the work that goes on behind the scenes at consumer goods companies? Who decides how much chocolate is too much in a cookie? (Honestly, is there ever too much chocolate?) Who figures...
If there was an app to help pregnancy anxiety, I’d download it in a heartbeat! With each one of my pregnancies, I was a ball of nerves. So many questions, so many concerns. I’m fortunate to have had the...
Having your first baby is always nerve-racking. There are so many worries and fears and the uncertainty of it all can be downright paralyzing. When I found out I was pregnant in January 2020, little did I know that...
Hearing the words, "Dairy, Soy and Egg-Free," may seem overwhelming at first as a new breastfeeding mother, and I am here to assure you it is possible, it is rewarding, and with a little guidance, the foods you once...
They say people go through seasons in life. To me, there are three distinct seasons: the really good, the really bad and the somewhere in between. Last year teetered in between 'the really bad' and 'the somewhere in between'.  I...
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...
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...

Guide to Shop Local Businesses

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We LOVE to shop local and to support local businesses! They are the heart and soul of our communities! We’ve put together a Guide...

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