Hey there, soon-to-be-mamas! I know pregnancy can feel like a rollercoaster ride. One moment, you're over the moon, and the next, you're running to the bathroom because of morning sickness or worse, constipation. Trust me, I've been there! So, let's talk about a topic that's not often discussed: the best foods to ease pregnancy troubles. [...]
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While many describe childbirth as beautiful, fewer seasoned mothers would probably describe it as “comfortable.” Childbirth is called labor for good reason–it’s hard work! Even with an epidural or other significant pain lessening measures, birth takes significant physical, mental, and emotional energy. Furthermore, first time births typically take longer, averaging up to 24 hours versus [...]
If you’re one of the MANY expecting mothers who has developed pregnancy-induced hemorrhoids, you may be asking yourself this on a daily basis. How can something so small be so pesky?! The answer that you may not love is yes, they will probably go away. Most hemorrhoids resolve on their own within 6-12 weeks. Unfortunately, [...]
The pot of gold at the end of the pregnancy rainbow is meeting your new baby–congratulations! But in reality, even though you may experience a joyful pregnancy glow, most mothers wouldn’t actually describe pregnancy as a “rainbow.” For many, it’s a little more arduous. Here are 10 common not-so-fun pregnancy side effects that many expecting [...]
First, it’s important to clarify that even if you shudder at the thought of having a C-Section, it might happen; it’s not preventable 100% of the time. There are certain circumstances that may arise during pregnancy or even during labor that make a Ceasarean necessary for the safety of mom, the baby, or both. [...]
An Honest Conversation About Epidurals The first honest truth about labor and childbirth is that it hurts. Obviously. Ask any mama what exactly it feels like, and you’ll get a variety of responses: “like running a marathon” or “the worst period cramps of your life;” the common theme is pain. Labor [...]
When it comes to prepping for childbirth, your to-do list could probably look more like a book. Your head may be swimming with birth plans, breast pump options, and babywearing methods, but take a moment and breathe. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here are some of the top 10 things you should focus on in your [...]
Ceasearans, or C-Sections, represent about 30% of births in the U.S. The C-Section rate is high enough that it is the most common surgery performed in the country, with thousands performed nationwide every day. Despite its commonality, it is still a major surgery that can require significant recovery time. Significant recovery time postpartum can mean [...]
In addition to installing the car seat, packing your hospital bag is a monumental step in getting real about baby’s arrival. It’s a good idea to have things ready to go around week 36 of your pregnancy or even earlier if you’re high risk or expecting multiples. You may only stay in the hospital overnight, [...]
As if some of the most common symptoms of pregnancy (fatigue, nausea, swelling) and postpartum recovery (pain, hormone changes, hair loss) weren't enough, there's one very unpleasant side effect you may have to deal with in both pre and post-birth stages: hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are more of a nuisance than anything, but once you have them [...]