Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Central Ohio Facing a Shortage of Mother's Milk

Just today I heard reports of a shortage of donor breast milk across the nation. The Mothers Milk Bank of Central Ohio ships donor milk to 12 hospitals across the country and Canada. Recently increased demands have attributed to a shortage; hospitals normally recieve six weeks of milk supply, but are only recieving 10 days because of the shortage.

Donor Milk is important because when mothers are unable to provide breastmilk, pastuerized donor milk is used to provide nutrients, imunity protections, growth hormones, development enzymes, infection fighting and immunological factors found in own mothers milk.

If you are currently a lactating woman or know one willing and able to donate milk please contact the Mothers Milk Bank of Central Ohio at 614-544-0810.

"To become a volunteer donor, mothers must take part in a stringent screening process to ensure the quality and safety of the milk." find out more on under maternity services. or email

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Mama's Top Valentine's Day Wishes!

It is almost Valentine's Day and while other women will be receiving flowers and candy here is what Expectant Mama's Really Want:

Chocolate... Diamonds that is! Gentlemen you can keep your box of chocolates, the caffeine is no good for an expectant mama, but we will except chocolate diamonds like the LeVian ones sold at Jared. Lucky for you fellas, here in Columbus there are Jared locations at Easton, Tuttle and Polaris.

Rest and Relaxation... Oh you didn't think we meant sleep did you? A maternity massage at The Charles Penzone Grand Salon will do just fine (Love Ya!)

Time Away... Far far away, now is a great time to book that babymoon we have been talking about. Just think of the love I will feel when I see those plane tickets.

Seriously, those are some great Valentine's Day ideas if they are within your budget, but here is what Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine lists as no nonsense Valentine's Day Gifts for 2011:

An impeccably clean house
Eight hours of peaceful uninterrupted sleep
A spa day
A night on the town without the kids
A romantic weekend getaway
A tasty homemade meal
Check off some of those handyman projects you have been meaning to get to

Ladies, I hope you get what you are looking for this Valentine's Day, but remember what is important.. A happy healthy pregnancy, so if you don't get that special gift just be satisfied in knowing the best gift of all will soon be here. Your bundle(s) of joy. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Turn Up the Heat This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I am sure there are those of you who either want to look and feel sexy or relax and feel pampered this year. To help you achieve your Valentine's Night look I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places to find Maternity Lingerie.

While the ice and sleet have ceased for a moment here in Columbus, Ohio head over to one of my favorite stores, Destination Maternity at Polaris Fashion Place and pick up a Valentine's date night look or some lingerie. (

Other sites I love include:

I would love to hear from you, what are some of your favorite places to find Maternity Lingerie? Also stay tuned for the top gifts for expectant moms this Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Mama Mosaic Celebrates Black History Month; Lena Edwards- A pioneer in Obstetrics

February is Black History Month and here at The Mama Mosaic, we want to celebrate a pioneer in Obstetrics; Lena Edwards. Lena Frances Edwards(1900-1986) Graduated in 1924 from Howard University Medical School in Washington, DC. Lena was one of the first African American Women to become a board certified OBGYN. Lena had a long career in obstetrics and was known as an advocate for natural childbirth. In 1964 Lena was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lydon Johnson for her service and commitment to peace and helping the poor. Celebrate Black History and read more about Lena Edwards and others who changed the face of medicine on the NIH website: