Congratulations! Your head is, no doubt, spinning. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or your second, third or fourth—there’s so much to think about, so much to do. Where do you begin?
All babies cry. But when an otherwise healthy baby suffers from extreme fussiness, often defined as crying for more than 3 hours per day, more than 3 days per week for at least 3 weeks, they may have a condition called colic.
From the time I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It was probably due to a combination of reasons – but mostly because I had done a decent amount of research on breastfeeding for work, and I know a couple of great moms (who also happen to be Lactation Consultants) who had shared their passion for breastfeeding with me and who have very compelling stories.
I can’t believe I’m already 29 weeks pregnant, oh how quickly it goes by. Being in the third trimester is extremely exciting, but it’s also starting to bring up some fear and anxiety for sure.
This month we are honoring Pregnancy Awareness Month; therefore I find it only befitting to write a post relating to my pregnancy.
Dr. Alanna Levine is a New York based pediatrician and a mom of two children.