Will My Baby and I Ever Bond?

Will My Baby and I Ever Bond?

Support for new moms from an Align staffer How long does it take for your baby to bond with you? What is bonding like? “Bonding” with a newborn means that the mother develops feelings of unconditional love for her child. Generally, moms bond naturally with their newborn babies. If that hasn’t been your experience so…

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Baby’s First Winter: Practical Tips for New Parents

Baby’s First Winter: Practical Tips for New Parents

Becoming a new parent at any time of the year comes with challenges, and the wintertime is no exception.  While some parents may prefer to cozy up for the cold winter months with their newborn, others may get a little bit stir crazy and want to get out of the house to be around others.  No matter which type of person you are,…

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MY DAUGHTER IS PREGNANT, NOW WHAT? | Unplanned Pregnancy

MY DAUGHTER IS PREGNANT, NOW WHAT? | Unplanned Pregnancy

“My parents are going to kill me.” This is a common reaction from a teen or young adult who has just found out she’s pregnant. Sharing the news of an unplanned pregnancy with parents can be daunting and difficult. Depending upon what your daughter feels your goals and expectations are for her, she may be terrified to…

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Am I Ready To Be A Parent?

Am I Ready To Be A Parent?

Upon learning of a positive pregnancy test, many first-time parents find themselves asking, “What if I’m not ready?”  But a better question to ask is, “How do I get ready to be a parent?” Stepping into parenthood is life changing.  It comes with many challenges as well as many rewards.  There are sacrifices that…

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10 Encouraging Tips For New Moms

10 Encouraging Tips For New Moms

Maybe you've been dreaming of becoming a first-time mom for years on end, or maybe this pregnancy was a bit of a surprise. You might have plenty of support from your family and friends- or maybe you feel alone. And you've likely been reading books and blogs and talking to other moms to help you prepare for this new stage in…

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Infant Sleep Safety

Infant Sleep Safety

Ensuring parents have the knowledge to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is of vital importance for infant sleep safety. We are here to help! Parents everywhere can keep their precious babies safe by following these simple guidelines: Place baby on his or her back When placed on their backs…

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