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Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy May Leave You Feeling Very Tired

Pregnant women trying to sleep

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy May Leave You Feeling Very Tired

Pregnancy brings a host of ailments with it, from nausea to hip pain to poor sleep. What some pregnant women don’t realize is that some of the bad sleep cam be from sleep apnea.

Most women who are pregnant and suffering from sleep apnea don’t even realize it, but sleep apnea is a common condition that affects 50-70 million adults in the US. Sleep apnea causes the throat pathway to narrow due to muscles relaxing so much during sleep that oxygen cannot pass through. Read More

Our 4 Most Popular Breast Pumps

Our 4 Most Popular Breast Pumps

When mamas are ready to start thinking breast pumps, it can often be overwhelming to dive into all the categories. There’s a lot to know about breast pumps to be able to choose the best one for you. We delve into some of the more technical aspects in other blog posts.

Click here to read about open vs. closed systems.

Click here to read about how to choose the best breast pump for you, including factors such as weight, sound, hands-free, and more! Read More

Breast Pump Supplies Through Insurance

If you’re on our site, you know you can get your breast pump covered through insurance, but did you know that moms may be eligible for replacement parts and breast milk storage bags?

If you would like to receive replacement parts and breast milk storage bags, contact us and we will work with your insurance company to determine if you are eligible.

New breast pump supplies matter for a few reasons.

  1. New supplies can help reduce bacteria and mold build-up
  2. New supplies help make sure your pump is working at maximum capacity
  3. Over time, parts can become warped or damaged

That’s why we offer monthly replacement parts at Insurance Covered Breast Pumps. Read More

3 Tips to Help You Prepare to Breastfeed

3 Tips to Help You Prepare to Breastfeed

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, nothing can prepare you for the shock of becoming a mother. However, there are some tips and tricks that will help you make the transition from pregnant mom-to-be to breastfeeding-badass.

1. Take a class

Whether it’s online or at the hospital, taking a breastfeeding class can make a huge difference in the level of confidence you feel when you start nursing. Here are some important things you will learn at a breastfeeding class:

  • Different hold positions and how they should look
  • What shape a baby’s mouth should look like before attempting to latch
  • What a good latch should look and feel like
  • Important vocabulary such as: latch, let down, engorgement, and more

Having this knowledge in your back pocket will make the entire breastfeeding experience feel less scary and more familiar as you navigate being a new mom and learning to breastfeed. Read More

How to Survive Postpartum Life

Postpartum life is a fuzzy time. Some women look back on it with nothing but fondness while others remember it as one of the hardest times of their life.  No matter who you are, or what your birth story is, postpartum life is filled with no sleep, lots of baby snuggles, and a lot of changes to your body.

For me, giving birth felt like my organs were drifting around in the huge ocean of my torso for a few days. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Ameda Pumps

Everything You Need to Know About Ameda Pumps

We are excited to tell you about two pumps that we carry on our site – the Ameda Mya and the Ameda Mya Joy. Both are fabulous choices for any pumping mom, but we’re here to tell you a little bit more about them.

Ameda Mya

The Ameda Mya is a breakthrough hospital strength portable breast pump that is compact without compromise. Mya is small, super lightweight, ultra-quiet, and can be operated by a rechargeable battery. Read More

3 Most Popular Free Breast Pump FAQs

3 Most Popular Free Breast Pump FAQs

We get a lot of questions about ordering a free breast pump though insurance. You can always go to our FAQ page to learn more, but here are our top 3 questions we receive about ordering a breast pump through insurance.

The Medela Freestyle Flex

1. How do I get a breast pump through insurance? 

Breast pumps are covered through most insurance companies. The easiest way to find out if you are covered for an insurance covered breast pump is to use a company – like us – who does all the hard work for you! Read More

How Are You Doing?

How Are You Doing?

We had another blog post planned for today, but with everything going on in the world we wanted to take this moment to give a shout out to all the parents out there who are dealing with their lives being turned upside down while also being pregnant, nursing, and/or parenting. It’s a lot for anyone to handle, so we talked to a few of our favorite moms to find out how they’re dealing with COVID-19.

“I have three kids – 2, 4, and 6. Read More

Pregnancy, Nursing, and COVID-19

Pregnancy, Nursing, and COVID-19

The world is currently dealing with a completely unprecedented situation as Coronavirus, also called COVID-19, shuts down schools, restaurants, bars, and threatens the health of millions of people around the world.

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is spreading due to its highly-contagious nature. It spreads from person-to-person when someone coughs or sneezes, and it can also spread when people touch a surface or object that has the virus on it.

This is a scary time for many people, but especially for moms who are pregnant or nursing. Read More

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

For those brave mamas who are thinking about becoming pregnant while your first is still nursing, you may end up breastfeeding and pregnant at the same time! This is a lot for your body to handle. However, it’s been done by millions of women before and is definitely doable. Here are a few of our favorite tips to make nursing while pregnant as comfortable as possible.

Try different breastfeeding positions to make it more comfortable to nurse while pregnant

1. Try different breastfeeding positions

If you are used to breastfeeding with your baby on your lap, that may not work for much longer. Read More

What I Wish I’d Known About Having a Baby

Advice for New Moms

What I Wish I’d Known About Having a Baby

Today we are talking to one of our ICBP mamas — Katie, age 36, kids: Patrick, 7-months and August, 3-years-old about what she would tell her pregnant self if she was given the chance.

If I could go back in time and give my pregnant self some advice before became a mother, I’d have four pieces of wisdom I wish I could impart.

1. Everything is a stage

This applies to both my pregnancy and motherhood journey. Read More

3 Tips to Help Prepare You and Your Baby for Daycare

How to prepare yourself and your baby for daycare

3 Tips to Help Prepare You and Your Baby for Daycare

Dropping your child off for their first day at daycare is hard. Really, really hard. Not only can it be physically and logistically challenging, but for some parents it’s one of the most difficult moments of parenting to date. While logically you know that your child is safe and well-cared for, dropping them off and heading to work is emotional.

Here are three of our best tips to help make the transition to daycare easier for you and your baby. Read More