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An Honest Conversation About Epidurals


        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 [...]

An Honest Conversation About Epidurals2023-03-10T20:54:24+00:00

Top 10 Things To Do To Prep For Childbirth


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 [...]

Top 10 Things To Do To Prep For Childbirth2023-03-10T20:55:09+00:00

What Increases Risk of C-Section?


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 [...]

What Increases Risk of C-Section?2023-02-06T20:47:39+00:00

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag


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, [...]

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag2023-02-03T23:52:06+00:00

How To Soothe Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy or Postpartum


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 [...]

How To Soothe Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy or Postpartum2022-11-23T15:32:08+00:00

How To Ease Constipation During Pregnancy


Your body goes through so many changes during pregnancy. You may tear up at sappy commercials, your breasts may swell, and your skin may glow (or break out). Your bowels also undergo major changes, which may unfortunately cause constipation. Your internal organs, including your intestines, have to move around a bit to make room [...]

How To Ease Constipation During Pregnancy2022-11-23T15:32:08+00:00

How To Make That First Postpartum Poop Less Scary


The first postpartum poop. If you're currently pregnant, it may not be something you're even remotely worried about, but seasoned moms can tell you that it's often monumental. And not usually in a good way. It may seem obvious that after having a vaginal birth, bearing down to go to the bathroom and putting any [...]

How To Make That First Postpartum Poop Less Scary2022-12-19T15:16:50+00:00

How Much Water Should I Drink While Pregnant?


You've probably heard that most adults need about eight 8-ounce glasses of water or other hydrating fluid per day, 64 ounces total. What you may not know is that your water needs increase while you’re pregnant and then increase even more if you choose to breastfeed. It’s recommended that pregnant women consume about ten 8-ounce [...]

How Much Water Should I Drink While Pregnant?2022-11-23T15:32:08+00:00

How and Why Do Hemorrhoids Form?


WHAT ARE HEMORRHOIDS? Hemorrhoids are an unfortunate fact of life that are estimated to affect at least 5% of Americans and affect a much greater proportion of pregnant or expecting women and those over 50. What are they? Besides literally a major pain in the rear? Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in or around [...]

How and Why Do Hemorrhoids Form?2022-11-23T15:30:43+00:00

How Do I Know If I Have Hemorrhoids?


Let's start by saying, if you think you may have hemorrhoids, you are probably right. But here is some more specific information to help you self-diagnose and, more importantly, start down the path of getting some relief. Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in or around the anus. While not necessarily life-threatening, they are certainly a [...]

How Do I Know If I Have Hemorrhoids?2022-11-07T22:48:22+00:00
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