Finding the Right Prenatal Care Provider in the Lehigh Valley

In America we seem to have bought into the idea that the most important things about choosing a care provider are if they are on our insurance plan, how close they are to our home or work, and if we like the waiting room décor. Okay, I might be exaggerating a bit on...

Motherhood…Glorified Babysitting?

Do you remember Jo Frost - Super Nanny?  I remember watching her show, mesmerized at her wisdom and ability to bring order to chaotic homes across America and the UK.  Even today, at 45 years old and without children of her own, she strives to teach families how to...

Buyer Beware…Your Insurance Might Not Cover That Test

More and more I'm seeing people reporting that they had what they considered to be routine medical care during pregnancy, and they were shocked to find that their insurance did not cover the costs. Here are some of the situations that have come up: A woman had routine...

Labor Induction, Dinner and a Date

Often when I talk to women in the last weeks of pregnancy, what I hear is a recollection of all the "natural" methods they have tried to induce labor. It's an experience that I haven't much experience with. I have to admit, the most after my due date that I've gone...

The Problem with Lead Based Paint in Allentown

Knitted in the Womb is happy to share this guest post from Steve Riedy of Steve's Painting Service, LLC. Steve's Painting Service, LLC is a Residential Re-Paint (RRP) Lead Free EPA Certified Firm. Social media is buzzing with concerned parents who saw a report that 18...

What is a Doula Doing in the OR?

The role of a birth doula is quite simple, yet versatile. Breathe, encourage, massage, listen, serve... There’s not a whole lot of non-medical support tasks that a doula won’t do. Our main goal is to fully support the birthing mom, alongside her partner, by helping to...