Friday Five

Topics on maternal and infant health, pregnancy, postpartum, prematurity, NICU, loss can be overwhelming. Our Friday Five series allows experts in the area to highlight just five things about a topic. To keep up to date on new topics, please sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter.
 
August 13, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things to Know about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

By Dr. Laura Gleason, Physical Therapist and owner of Beyond the Bump Wellness So maybe your OB/midwife/doula/friend recommended Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT) but you are […]
July 16, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Tips to Handling Baby Showers

By Michelle Valiukenas, Colette’s mom, co-founder, and executive director of The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation                When you are struggling to conceive, going through fertility treatments, […]
July 2, 2021

Friday Five: Five Reasons to Hire a Postpartum Doula

By Carrie Murphy, Major Care By now, most pregnant people and new parents are familiar with the concept of a doula—a trained non-medical professional who provides […]
June 25, 2021

Friday Five: Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting IVF

By Amanda Osowski, Heartfelt Beginnings I am one of those people who was born to be a mother. So, when I was about 10 months into […]
June 18, 2021

Friday Five: Five Most Common Types of Picky Eaters

By Christine Randazzo Kirschner Feeding children is hard. It can feel defeating or disheartening sometimes. We are all bombarded by information (or misinformation) and unrealistic ideas about […]
June 11, 2021

Friday Five: Five Lessons I Learned From Infertility

By Mary Bragg When I was in my mid-twenties, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS.  While I was pleased to finally have a […]
June 4, 2021

Friday Five: Five Postpartum Fitness Truths Every Woman Should Know

By Katie Breard The postpartum fitness space can be a murky area to navigate, as a pre and postnatal fitness specialist and a mom of 2 […]
May 27, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Help NICU Parents

By Anna Wolf I am a NICU parent twice over–both of my boys were born premature NICU babies–my oldest at 33 weeks and spent 26 days […]
May 21, 2021

Friday Five: Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Having Kids

By Dana Baker-Williams As a new mom, I really wanted to know what I didn’t know: how to be successful. I wanted someone to clue me […]
May 14, 2021

Friday Five: Five Things I Learned About Infertility

Infertility took a lot from me. Receiving an unexplained infertility diagnosis at 30 years old was a shock. I had no medical or family history to […]
April 9, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things I Learned After the Death of My Daughter

By Michelle Valiukenas, Co-Founder and Executive Director and mom to angel baby Colette Louise Trigger warning: talk of infant death and suicide Many years ago, a […]
April 2, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Parenting

By Lauren Hagerty, Co-Founder and Content Creator of Momtourage Media Becoming a parent is one of the most pivotal moments in your life that will change […]
March 26, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things to Know About The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation

By Michelle Valiukenas, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation Every day, I get questions about the work that we do, whether someone qualifies […]
March 19, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things I Wish I knew Before Getting Pregnant at 40

By Tomeka Isaac, mom to angel baby Jace and founder and executive director of Jace’s Journey On May 17, 2018 I woke up in a Surgical […]
March 19, 2021

Launching a New Blog Series: Welcome to Friday Five

Do you have advice or thoughts or a story of your own that you want to share? We would love for you to share it with […]