There is so much anxiousness welcoming your new baby into your home. In the mix of recovering physically from birth there is a lot of planning. You're setting up a special room or space for your baby, building cribs, having baby showers and more. There is a lot of preparation for baby. BUT what about mom and dad? How are you preparing for your arrival, especially as you start your breastfeeding journey?
So, this has me feeling a whole bunch of emotions. As a woman, mom and entrepreneur in the tech industry gender discrimination is a constant. On August 7th CNN published an article about a Google engineer who wrote a 10 page memo about how women are "biologically" unfit to work in the tech industry. Reportedly the author of the memo cannot be identified but he is a software engineer.
Summertime is the perfect time of year to be outdoors and by the water. We get new bathing suits, toys to build sand castles, beach umbrellas or new floaties for the pool. But what about summer safety. How prepared are you to be by the beach or pool with your baby?
The New Year is quickly approaching and this is a great time for making resolutions and wishes for the year ahead. Some moms make resolutions for eating better, losing baby weight, or saving money – but when you’re a mom and taking care of your family – sometimes thinking more simply can be more rewarding.
Two nursing mothers are suing Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Iowa because they claim the insurance company denied their claims for breastfeeding support from properly trained specialists.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that Wellmark worked around the policy by failing to provide a list of approved professionals in its network who are specialists in breastfeeding care. This oversight, intentional or not, forced many nursing women to pay out-of-pocket for services that should have been covered.
Federal law requires insurers to provide the coverage.
What do you think? Was your breastfeeding support properly covered?