As long as I've been married, I was under the impression that immediately upon conception you could have pregnancy symptoms. After having a kid, and lots of google "research", I've learned several things that might be helpful to you if you are in that horrendous 2-week wait! You cannot have pregnancy symptoms until the fertilized … Continue reading Conception, Implantation, Missed Periods and everything in between….
I'm sure you've heard it so many times. "I lost all my baby weight in one week!" "I didn't get any stretch marks during my pregnancy!" "I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans before I left the hospital!" To all you moms who have said these things, look. I'm super happy for you. I'm glad you … Continue reading The Truth About Pregnancy & Weight Gain
Prenatal Yoga. I've always been a yoga junkie, so naturally, I immediately googled pregnancy yoga the second I saw that pink plus sign. I'm so glad I devoted time to yoga. Working out was not an option for me while pregnant, but yoga was just perfect. It helped with my sciatic pain, swelling, pelvic pain … Continue reading 5 Things That Got Me Through My Pregnancy
Honestly, it was the longest summer... I remember enjoying pregnancy. I felt beautiful. I loved feeling those little feet kicking me in the ribs. The sonograms, prenatal visits, people rubbing my belly, maternity jeans, baby showers... I honestly loved all of it. I slept like a rock, and even the prenatal vitamins weren't all that … Continue reading Samuel’s Birth Story
If you've never done it before, breastfeeding is a whole new world. Words like latch, colostrum, engorgement, foremilk and hindmilk, letdown, mastitis, clogged ducts, and thrush can really get your mind spinning. I really thought I would never get there. But I had more confidence in breastfeeding than pumping. For some reason, the thought of … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About The World Of Pumping
If you're pregnant, you probably already know that there are so many lovely side effects of growing a human being inside of your body. Some are cute, like little kicks in your ribs. Some...like vomiting every meal straight back into the toilet...well, not so much. But, alas, there is hope. You can enjoy pregnancy! While some … Continue reading A to Z guide: How To Thrive Through The Worst Pregnancy Symptoms
Other people will feel they have the right to give you their opinion about everything. "You look so exhausted", "You are gigantic", "Are you sure you're not having twins?", "Oh...you want to have a natural birth??", "Wow. You look miserable." These are all comments I received while hugely pregnant, not to mention all the opinions about what to … Continue reading 10 Things Nobody Told Me About Pregnancy