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5 Ways to Help Your Child During the Pandemic

Hello BGH family! We all know how long and stressful this pandemic has been, especially on your children. Today we are sharing 5 tips on how to keep your children feeling carefree during these trying times. Talk to Them Kids are curious. So, when things like a global pandemic happen it's only obvious that they will have lots and lots of questions. Whether your children are toddlers or pre teens, letting them know that you are open, honest, and ready for their questions is essential to keeping them sane. 2. Go Outside Going outside and getting consistent fresh air is not only good for you, but it also will give your kids a sense of freedom. Whether it's the park or just you backyard get creative with it....

Four Ways to Manage Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

  Carrying a little human inside of your body for nine months can be very stressful, especially during a pandemic. You worry about your due date, decorating the nursery, and what foods are right for the baby but the subject of your mental state never really comes up. Although for some, therapy would be the ideal that may not be an option for others. So, here are four different ways to manage your mental health while pregnant. Stay Moving For my ladies who aren't on bed rest a great way to cope with your mental health is by staying active. If it's a nice day, take a walk in nature. Staying inside 24/7 can make us feel depressed. Fresh air is good on the body and brain....

Labor and Delivery Nurse to Midwifery: Demetrice Smith’s Story of Birth, Loss and Empowering Mother’s Through Education

Demetrice Smith is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse Midwife  for a non-profit organization in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Nursing with a specialization in Educational Leadership. She is the founder Melanated Midwife, where she teaches pregnancy and wellness courses.  Demetrice and her husband are parents to 3 earthly children and 4 angel babies. She has experienced almost every type of pregnancy loss which allows her to truly connect with her clients and is committed to empowering mothers and their families through education.  Here is a part of her truly inspiring story… “When I walked into the hospital to have our first baby, I was only 25 weeks pregnant. It was July and my due date was not until October! I...