With my second pregnancy I was a nervous wreck in the beginning. My first I had some normal worries, but not too bad. This time around we had been trying to get pregnant. I had even suffered a very early loss called a chemical pregnancy (where you pretty much just ‘start’ a few days late.) That made me realize just how much I was ready and wanting to be expecting our second. Continue reading Coping with Anxiety in Early Pregnancy
Usually at your first pregnancy appointment someone, either the nurse, doc, or midwife, will pull out a little cardboard spinner. This person will ask you the date of your last menstrual period (LMP,) spin it around a bit, and declare you are due on such and such date. Continue reading The Due Month
One of the first physical changes a woman may notice in pregnancy is breast tenderness and growth. Even being a barely ‘A’ kinda girl it was pretty quick that walking around without support became very uncomfortable. Running up and down the stairs braless-Ouch!! Continue reading The Comfort of Sleep Bras
When to announce your pregnancy can be a challenging decision. Some women are so happy and excited they want to shout it from the rooftops the moment they know. Others may be in shock or worried and prefer to keep it private for awhile. Continue reading When to Announce Your Pregnancy
I’ve often heard that there was no way to prevent stretch marks. That you are are either genetically predisposed to getting them or not. In puberty I got them on my hips, so I thought my fate was sealed. Continue reading Tips to Avoid Stretch Marks
Not every provider is right for every woman. You must do your best to choose someone who fits with your medical situation, personality, and your views on birth. Here is a list of questions to ask yourself while considering your options: Continue reading Picking the Right Care Provider
Whether you were seriously trying for a baby or not, seeing those 2 lines on a pregnancy test is usually one of the most intense moments of a woman’s life. It can be exciting, scary, unreal, and just about every other emotion you can think of.
Once you’ve gone through those first emotions you may wonder what to do next. Don’t worry I have you covered! Here is a list of things I recommend doing once you become pregnant. Continue reading I’m Pregnant, Now What??