At about 36 weeks pregnant, you should put together a birth center bag to take with you when you go into labor. While youll find plenty of articles about what you need for your hospital bag when youre having a baby, we do things a bit differently here at the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas. (more…)
Your little one may seem tiny now, but he or she is going to grow at an incredible rate. Most babies triple their birth weight and grow five to eight inches taller by their first birthdays. Youre going to want to remember these moments as they fly by, and the best way to do that is through photography! (more…)
One of the best things you can do for Northwest Arkansas is to spend your money at a local business rather than a chain store. Money spent at a local business generates 3.5 times more wealth for the economy of NWA than money you spend at a chain-owned business. Buying local isnt just for food. When you shop at a local store or buy products made in Arkansas, youre putting money back into your community. So when youre looking for the best gifts for a baby shower in Northwest Arkansas, check out these locally-made creations:
Your little one is on his or her way, and its time to celebrate! Most baby websites will tell you that throwing your own shower is a big no-no, but at the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas we believe theres no reason you cant celebrate the impending birth of your baby! (Just dont ask for gifts you dont want it to look like a money/toy grab.)
Okay, so we know that ‘Mommy and Me’ is not exactly the politically correct term for it, but we take it to mean any class that involves babies or infants and their caregivers, whether thats Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, a babysitter, or someone else entirely. Using that as our framework, the team at the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas scoured the net to find the best parent and child classes in NWA. Here are the ones we think you should check out: (more…)
So whats it like to actually give birth at the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas? We talked to new mom, Tara Graf, about her experience at BCNWA, and checked in to see how she and baby Kingston are doing.
Those first few months after bringing baby home are going to be tough. You may have let a few things slide during your third trimester, but now that the baby is here its time to get back on track! Here are six things you shouldnt give up now that youre a new mother:
The weather outside may be frightful the average high in Rogers in January is a mere 46°! but a little physical activity will keep you warm. Exercise is essential to a healthy pregnancy, and unless your health care provider tells you otherwise, you can do just as much exercise now as you did before you were pregnant. Of course, its no time to start training for a half marathon and you may have to modify your routine to accommodate that burgeoning belly, but these winter fitness activities are perfect for future moms!