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Pregnancy Nutrition, let’s get down to what you really need to cut out and all those extra vitamins you need during pregnancy. I recently interviewed Makayla and Cassandra, they are the founders of Mamas Maternal Health, a Virtual Nutrition Counseling business specializing in pregnancy and lactation helping both you and your child to achieve maximum […]
If you are being induced and your cervix is not showing any signs of dilation or effacement, your provider might recommend a combination of mechanical and pharmacologic methods in order to begin the induction.Hey 👋I’m Brittany! Join me @informed.mommy on instagram for more fun pregnancy, birth, and parenting education 💕Using a balloon catheter is a common non-medicated […]
**This Is A Sponsored Post** Moving can be stressful at any point in your life, but even more so during pregnancy. Here are some tips to survive moving day when you’re pregnant. 1. Get the OK from your healthcare provider Before you start packing, it’s best to check with your OB or Midwife to get […]
Although every labor is different, most of them follow the same sequence of events. Here’s the breakdown of how each labor usually progresses: Breakdown of Phases and Stages: Stage 1: DilationThe first stage of labor starts when you begin to feel regular contractions. The first stage is the longest of the three stages and is […]
Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Midwife and Lactation Consultant, Morgan Michalowski about Breastfeeding during Pregnancy. Morgan is a Certified Nurse Midwife, a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), doula, and mom. It was a pleasure to talk with her all about breastfeeding while pregnant! We talked about […]
Hormones, Hormones, Hormones… What are the major pregnancy hormones and how will they affect your body both before and after delivery? This is a copy of the post that originally appeared on The Push Revolution. Learn more about Dr Courtney Amerin and CNM Katie Danielson below! My posts may contain affiliate links, which means that […]
Let’s talk about something that is often taboo: weight gain. Let me start by saying that there is a wide range of what’s normal during pregnancy. What I’m sharing here are the guidelines from trusted medical sources (American Pregnancy Association, CDC, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) but they’re just that – guidelines. It is […]
This is a guest Post by Katie Coyle. Please see her bio at the bottom! The good news is that we are halfway through cold and flu season! The bad news is that we still have a solid two months to go. In this post I will share with you, as a mom and a […]
The first few weeks at home after delivery can be difficult on any new mom. I’ve put together a list of some of the most important items to have on hand. Most of these should go into a basket or bin next to your toilet. You might even want to make one of these kits […]
How to make Postpartum Padsicles. You may have heard of a padsicle, but what are they and how do you make one? A Padsicle is essentially just a soothing ice pack for your lady bits after birth that doubles as a normal pad. Postpartum pain in your nether regions can be intense, so you will […]