Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What She Didn't Expect While Expecting

When imagining and daydreaming about the day you will become pregnant, you might envision “the glow”, a perfectly round belly, or the excitement of holding your new bundle of joy. You may think about the side effects- the nausea, the swollen ankles, and so on. But that doesn’t seem to matter because it will all be worth it in the end, right?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Team Member Spotlight: Ilse

From the Dutch Lowlands to the Utah Highlands! 
When I landed in Salt Lake City for the first time in my life, on a beautiful spring day in 1999, I was pleasantly surprised by all the tulips! Seeing them immediately made me think of home, as tulips are the unofficial national flower of The Netherlands (aka Holland), my country of origin. Salt Lake is very different from The Netherlands in other aspects, not least of which are its mountains, towering over the city, while large parts of The Netherlands are below sea level!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

5 Important Stages of Literacy

Sometimes kids think that they do not know how to read or write because of their age. However, we know that children are building their literacy skills from the time they are in the womb and it is our job to help them work on these skills.

The first literacy skill children use is Listening.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Let's PLAY!

Have you ever thought about play as a necessity? For young children, it is! In a world where productivity is so highly valued, often we look for more programs and extra-curricular activities for our children to participate in. While there are many worthwhile activities they can be involved in, we often overlook simple, free, undirected play!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean

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There is a common misconception – if you’ve had to have a Cesarean, or C-section with one child, the rest of your children will have to be born via C-section as well. Thankfully, for many women, this misconception isn’t true. You can indeed have a vaginal birth after having a C-section with a previous child. This is known as a VBAC, or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean.

This is not an option that is recommended, or even available, for all women who have had a C-section. The most important thing to do if you would like to have a VBAC, is to talk to your doctor or midwife about it as an option, since they know your medical history best.