20 Pregnancy Milestones You Don’t Want to Miss
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by Liesel Teen BSN, RN
1y ago
I thought it would be fun to look at your journey to baby through a series of pregnancy milestones! Sooo much happens during your 9 months, and there is so much to look forward to! Pregnancy is a time that’s typically filled with lots of emotions. But there’s no doubt that whether it’s your first […] The post  20 Pregnancy Milestones You Don’t Want to Miss appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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Learn All About Newborn Reflexes
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by Liesel Teen BSN, RN
1y ago
Did you know that when your sweet baby is born they come into this world with 6 distinct newborn reflexes? Yep, it’s true. And if you’ve got a newborn at home, you’ve probably already witnessed them without even knowing it. Have you ever tickled the sole of your newborn’s foot and watched their toes curl? […] The post Learn All About Newborn Reflexes appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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What is the Mask of Pregnancy?
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by Liesel Teen BSN, RN
1y ago
Have you ever heard of the mask of pregnancy? I actually wouldn’t be surprised at all if this phrase is completely unfamiliar to you! It’s likely not a phrase you will hear from your OB provider, and I’m guessing not something that you and your girlfriends sit around discussing either.  But before you start thinking […] The post What is the Mask of Pregnancy? appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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8 Tips to Keep Your Pregnancy a Secret in the First Trimester
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by Liesel Teen BSN, RN
1y ago
Looking for tips to keep your pregnancy a secret? I got you mama – and I’ve been there, twice! Cue filling an empty beer bottle with water, ha. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. You see, it’s very common to want to conceal your pregnancy in the beginning – typically through the first trimester. […] The post 8 Tips to Keep Your Pregnancy a Secret in the First Trimester appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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Understanding Pregnancy Brain: Is Pregnancy Brain Real?!
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by Liesel Teen
1y ago
Have you ever heard of pregnancy brain? It’s totally a thing! And I’m not just saying it to make you feel better either.  There are actual reasons why many women experience pregnancy brain and today I’m going to break it all down for you.  Read on to learn what pregnancy brain is, why it happens, […] The post Understanding Pregnancy Brain: Is Pregnancy Brain Real?! appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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Labor Positions with an Epidural: There’s More Than You Think!
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by Liesel Teen
1y ago
It doesn’t take labor and delivery experience – whether as a patient or a professional – to know what an epidural is.  I would venture to say that if you are over the age of 18 maybe (younger for some), then you are familiar with epidurals and their use during birth. One thing that a […] The post Labor Positions with an Epidural: There’s More Than You Think! appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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How to Handle Gender Disappointment During Pregnancy
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by Liesel Teen
1y ago
Finding out the gender of your baby is always a big deal, but what happens when it’s not the gender you were hoping for? Insert something called, gender disappointment. It’s totally normal to feel a little bummed out when you were expecting a baby girl and found out you’re having a boy – or vice […] The post How to Handle Gender Disappointment During Pregnancy appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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How to Prepare For Labor Induction: Tips From A Labor Nurse!
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by Liesel Teen
1y ago
Hey Mamas! This week I’ve put together a post outlining the basics of how to prepare for labor induction through my eyes as an L&D nurse. It’s for the mamas who KNOW they’re getting induced (for one reason or another) but also for the mamas who AREN’T expecting a labor induction AT ALL…because many times […] The post How to Prepare For Labor Induction: Tips From A Labor Nurse! appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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Spinal Block vs Epidural: Similarities and Differences Explained
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by Liesel Teen
1y ago
Let’s talk through spinal blocks vs epidurals! Because even though they are similar, many people don’t realize that there are actually quite a few differences.  And trust me, I didn’t realize this either before I became an L&D nurse. In this article, I’m going to break it down for you! How are spinal blocks and […] The post <strong>Spinal Block vs Epidural: Similarities and Differences Explained</strong> appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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Using Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Birth
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by Alli Wittbold
1y ago
While pregnancy is a joyful time for many – it also comes with a lot of physical discomforts, mental stress, and even anxiety. One way to ease these things are essential oils for pregnancy! In this article, we are going to discuss the benefits of using essential oils for pregnancy, how to do it safely, […] The post Using Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Birth appeared first on Mommy Labor Nurse ..read more
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