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Delivery Day Duties for Partners

The “traditional” image of the beginning of fatherhood involves the dad waiting for an announcement in the waiting room on delivery day. Today, though, many dads and partners are involved as soon as the pregnancy test comes back positive, and you’re welcome at and...

Pregnancy 101: False Labor

When you’re 37 weeks or more into your pregnancy, every twinge can feel like a sign that your baby is coming out right now. While each woman experiences pregnancy a little differently, the false alarms that Braxton Hicks contractions inspire can become more frequent...

Supplies for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a normal way of providing your baby with the nutrients he or she needs for healthy growth and development. Breastfeeding, most often, requires just your breast and your baby, but there are a lot of supplies that you can get that make the process a...

Labor and Birth: What to Expect

A lot happens when you go into labor. You may read up on labor and delivery beforehand, but something will surprise you. At Desert Blossom Women’s Care, we’ve seen just about everything during midwifery. Here’s what you can expect. Very Early Signs The earliest signs...

How to Prepare for Labor and Birth

So you’ve done everything you need to prepare for baby. Now what? Once you’re 37 weeks along, you could be ready to deliver at any time. Here are the basics from the certified nurse-midwives at Desert Blossom Women’s Care about how to prepare for labor and delivery....

The Midwife’s Role After Birth

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, but luckily midwives exist. Caring for your newest addition is exciting but can be challenging and overwhelming. The midwife model of care means that the midwife who was with you before and during birth, taking care of you...

How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant?

As many as 6.7 million women in the U.S. struggle to conceive at some point in their lives, and if that’s where you’re at, you’re not alone. Every woman’s pregnancy journey is unique, but everything begins with the sperm meeting the egg. There are ways to help that...

How to Stay Comfortable During Pregnancy

The final trimester of pregnancy can be the most uncomfortable. The aches, pains, and other body discomforts mean that you’re nowhere near as comfortable as you were before your pregnancy. The midwives at Desert Blossom Women’s Care clinic have some tips for managing...

5 Tips to Help Get Your Baby to Sleep

No two babies are alike, but one thing they have in common is erratic sleep schedules. Babies can sleep between 14 and 18 hours a day, but sometimes, it may take months for them to settle into a pattern. They tend to figure things out by about 3 months, but there are...

How to Handle Picky Eaters

Once your child turns one, they’re going to be learning a lot of new and exciting things. So why are toddlers such notoriously picky eaters? A lot of it has to do with their need for consistency. Thankfully, there are ways you can make eating easier for everyone. Here...

Meal Ideas for Pregnancy

Making sure you eat healthy when you’re pregnant can be hard, especially if you’re following a busy schedule. Eating nutritious meals is important for your and your baby’s health during and after pregnancy. Here are the nutrients you need, and a variety of delicious...

Flying While Pregnant

You might want or need to fly while pregnant – and possibly near the end of your pregnancy. You may have heard flying, like sushi and contact sports, are forbidden after a certain point in pregnancy, and many airlines have restrictions on when pregnant women can...

Learning the Signs of Approaching Labor

You’re full term and wanting to help labor begin. You might be trying a lot of natural solutions with your midwife’s ok, but knowing the signs of approaching labor can help make things more comfortable and give you a way to make sure you and baby are ok. Desert...

How to Get a Baby to Sleep

The first few days, weeks, and even months of your baby’s life can be a challenging time for your family to get some shut-eye. Your baby is growing quickly, and their new awareness of their surroundings and developing skillsets can impact their nighttime rest. While...

Weight Gain and Pregnancy

If you don’t gain weight during your pregnancy, your baby might be premature or too small, and you could experience complications. Too much weight gain also might cause complications and health problems. Desert Blossom Women’s Care has the answers to common...

Tips for Going to the Beach While Pregnant

It’s summer, which means it’s time for everyone to take the vacation she deserves. Even if you’re feeling like a beach ball right now, you deserve relaxation, too. As long as you follow the advice of your midwife or obstetrician at your women’s health center, you can...

Postpartum Symptoms and Recovery

Even the easiest of births have some side effects, and some of those can be just as strange or startling as the pregnancy issues you just finished. Depending on how you delivered and other factors, you might have temporary symptoms during the weeks after delivery....

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

How do you know when “feeling different” means you are pregnant? The first signs of pregnancy can show up a few weeks after conception. Desert Blossom Women’s Care knows the common signs and symptoms you could experience. Missed Period or Spotting If your cycle is...