When you reach the end of your pregnancy, one of the things you are probably thinking about, if you’re planning to give birth outside the home (hospital or birthing center), is what do I pack? There are lists everywhere that will give you extensive lists of the things you will “need”, the things you will…… Continue reading Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Baby’s Hospital Bag
What’s better than being pregnant again, expecting another bundle of joy? Knowing that I won’t have to deal with two babies in diapers. Whew! I know a lot of parents don’t have this issue, waiting 3+ years before trying for baby number two, or whatever number you’re on. But we will have two under two…… Continue reading Elimination Communication for the WIN!
Don’t forget to check out Part 1 and Part 2 in the series to read about the more common and, generally, expected symptoms of pregnancy. This post will be looking at two of the, possibly, more serious symptoms women can experience during pregnancy. They could be normal but they could also be a sign of…… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 3
If you missed Part 1 of this series, check it out. In it I go over the most common pregnancy symptoms you may experience, and just how normal they are, no matter how severe you feel they are. I’ll just jump right in and go over some other symptoms of pregnancy that are a little…… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 2
Pregnancy is a special time in life. Your body is working overtime, daily, to create a whole new person. And the further along you get, the more you get to really experience that new life – little kicks and rolls, hearing the heartbeat, hiccups, and seeing that squirmy little in your ultrasound. It is also…… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 1
Sound easy? Sound impossible? I promise it’s neither. Going into birth, especially the first time, you have no idea what is going to or could happen. There are so many variables, so many possibilities – you just never know where your birth experience might take you, no matter how much you think you are prepared.…… Continue reading Plan for the Birth you Want, Prepare for the Birth you Don’t
Thankfully when you find out a baby is coming you have nine months to prepare. And there’s a lot to prepare for. Nine months on a roller coaster, preparing for your ideal labor and delivery, preparing for the worst case scenario, and preparing to bring home that little bundle (or bundles) of joy. Having gone…… Continue reading Preparing to Recover Post Birth