original post: Oct, 2015. Updated Oct, 2021. Once upon a time there was a little heart beat. I never saw it or felt it move, but I knew it was there. Many weeks later, that little heart stopped beating. I wanted...
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...

AdventHealth NICU Mama

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NICU Mama isn’t typically on the list of things you expect while you are expecting, unless you are a veteran NICU Mama. After our first-born baby girl made her grand entrance at a mere 25 weeks, we had different...
  So does this mean you're going to try again for a boy? Upon the announcement that my husband and I will be having another baby girl, the inevitable question we get is, "So does this mean you're going to try...
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...
New and Expectant Families! Bumps, Babies, and Toddlers! For thousands of new and expectant parents from the Orlando, FL area, New Parent Days at The JPMA Show: Built for Baby offer a fun, informative, and family-friendly experience with shopping, learning,...
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...
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...
Do you have a hurricane birth plan? Are you due any time from now until November 30, the official end of hurricane season? Check out these tips for creating your own hurricane birth plan from a mom who learned...

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...
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!...
Orlando Moms Blog is ready to spoil the new and expectant moms of Orlando at Bloom: An Event for New and Expectant Moms - a national event series hosted by City Moms Blog Network and held at more than...
As a practicing Ob/Gyn physician, Contributor Megan has her fair share of labor stories. Here's one story when labor doesn't go as planned. The story begins as Molly, a first time momma in her mid thirties, is admitted to labor and...

Ultimate Guide to Orlando Summer Camps 2022

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Who’s ready for summer?! All we are dreaming about is being outside in the sun, and kids having the best time this summer! Even...

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