Glow Maven- Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas is the founder of Mama Glow, a boutique maternity lifestyle brand . Author of bestseller- Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy. As seen on Style Network hit show- Tia and Tamera- as Tamera's doula. Co-founder of the Mama Glow Film Festival and Mama Glow Salon Series- platforms for education, advocacy, and philanthropy in maternal health. Lives in NYC with her son and their turtle climby.

World Doula Week: 5 Reasons to Consider a Labor Coach

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
It's the final day of World Doula Week! What's a doula? How can she improve your birthing experience? An actual doula weighs in. 'Doula' is a Greek term for 'slave', which was appropriated to describe the women who lend themselves to serve birthing mothers. I use the term birth coach since most people understand what that... Read more

10 Ways to Get Ready for Baby’s Birth: A Must-Have List for Soon-to-Be Moms

Photo: The BumpPhoto: The Bump
Birds do it, and so do cats, apes, and other mammals preparing for birth. Nesting is an instinctual mechanism that prepares your “empty nest” to become full and quite busy for the next 18 years. Nesting is like spring-cleaning on steroids. Organization, cleanliness, and preparation are top priority. Now it’s time to clear some more... Read more

Prenatal Nutrition: Healthy Eating During the Holidays (When Everything Looks So Good!)

Thanksgiving turkey on the tableShutterstock
The winter holidays are full of days of feasting. The month of December alone is full of cultural traditions that bring a plethora of tasty and sumptuous treats including cakes, pies, candies, chocolates, among other things. Most of us who are indulging in these delights will pack on an extra three to seven pounds during... Read more

7 Ways For a New Dad to Bond With Baby

dad holding babyThinkstock
Everyone knows the bond between a mother and her baby is intense, a bond of pure love and necessity. Many times new papas can feel left out of the bonding experience, creating tension in the relationship and leading to feelings of inadequacy. You can't make breast milk on demand, but there are other ways you... Read more