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You’ve decided that you want to have your baby birthed naturally. That’s a HUGE step! You’ve made the decision! Some moms hem and haw for months thinking that they’ll try it if things look good while they’re in labor. But you know what makes you DIFFERENT than them? You’re going to make it happen. You’re […]
Did you know there are actually times when a laboring mother would actually need to stop pushing during delivery? It’s hard to believe, but there are two instances when it’s really important to stop pushing or it can do harm. When To Stop Pushing During Labor & Delivery 1. Not Fully Dilated If your cervix […]
So you’re going about your day, hopefully working in those easy pregnancy exercises, and you realize you’ve forgotten to go to your doctor’s appointment. Or you can’t remember where you left your purse, something that has NEVER happened before. Then the next day you can’t recall whether you bought the milk on your way home […]
Babies are expensive. The market is so huge for having kids because we think that we need to have SO many things in order to take care of them. Of course, many things definitely make life easier. But take it from an experienced mother, not everything is essential. This alone can drastically reduce any upfront expense on baby supplies.
You don't have to expect dishing out thousands of dollars in order to prepare for the arrival of that baby. You do need to expect to shell out at least a few hundred. But here are all the ways that you can personally minimize any cost. Mind you, some of these ways take a shift in mindset, not just a shift in your wallet. [ >> READ MORE ]
It’s hot out there! And it’s very difficult to keep a baby cool at times like this. It’s hard because they can’t tell you their hot, and all their carriers and strollers can actually hold heat in a stuffy little environment around them if you’re not careful. So what to do? Today we have Angela […]
A common result of giving birth for many mothers like you is torn tissue on your perineum. A strong rip right through your vaginal opening and muscle that can go all the way to her anus. It ain’t pretty. There are stitches, swelling, itching, let alone pain. But no one tells you about the sharp, […]
My husband likes to joke lately about how we should get pregnant again, but for all of the positive reasons. But I’m usually countering with all of the negative reasons, and they’re all the things he doesn’t have to deal with! So I thought that from the perspective of a mother who’s had three children […]
There’s often too much stress, too much worry, and too much to figure out and do … even before the baby has arrived. So I decided that we’d have a laugh today and just enjoy some good pregnancy humor. Nothing crude, nothing rude. Just some laughs. Hopefully you haven’t heard all of these jokes or […]
Overcoming fear of childbirth is almost absolutely necessary in order for you to have your natural baby birth. But that doesn’t mean you have to be fearLESS. I don’t have a magic formula that will guarantee your fears away if you follow it step by step. You can’t wave a magic wand and wish away […]
There’s an old wives tale that says eating a lot of dates in the weeks before your delivery helps your labor go smoother. I’m not a fan of dates, so I never indulged in this idea. But science actually shows this is legitimate. Eating Dates Supports Labor and Delivery A study published in 2011 backs […]