Welcome! MamaNook brings you a showcase of the pregnancy, birth and babyhood wisdom Mother’s Haven has garnered over the years, as well as goods to help you with your journey through parenthood. So, please – reheat your now-cold coffee. Sneak a few minutes between kissing a boo-boo and changing a diaper to have a look around. Check out our original content, or follow links to educational blogs we’re fans of. We welcome any and all feedback, because MamaNook is for you.


Zen Out Your Birth Room

No matter where you plan to have your baby, you want to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. For women who plan to have their babies at the hospital or a birthing center, there can be aspects of unfamiliarity, a sense of institution and even sterility that can...

Could An Out-of-Hospital Birth Be Right For You?

You will only give birth so many times in your life – each experience should happen as closely to your desires as possible. Are you a second-time mom, looking for a different experience than you had last time? Perhaps you have had a good hospital experience, but feel...

Parents’ Guide to Infant Sun Safety

When is it safe for a baby to use sunscreen? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that babies should be kept out of the sun until 6 months of age. Use sun protective shades, clothing and hats to block baby’s skin from harmful sunrays. If clothing and...

The Village Where Every Baby Nurses

If you had a hard time in the early days of breastfeeding, it’s time to give yourself a break. A recent survey of moms showed that 92 percent of new mothers struggled with latch issues, fears of low supply, and painful or cracked nipples during the early days of...

The Pains Of Nursing A Toddler

My stomach and sides are covered in tiny little scratches. My areolas have bite marks. Nursing my toddler is not fun right now. That’s OK to admit, and it doesn’t mean I have to stop breastfeeding. Violet, 16 months, is my third baby. A lot of people consider third...

A New View on Geriatric Pregnancies

Geriatric isn’t a word that comes to mind when discussing a woman in her 30s — unless you’re talking about pregnancy. While the term is reserved for women over 35, it continues to be used to describe a pregnancy by a woman deemed to be procreating late in life....

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