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All About Pregnancy Tests
Whether you are trying to conceive or facing a potential surprise, the time between possible conception and the first day of your expected period (also known as “the two week wait”) can be fraught with all types of emotions. You may be, understandably, anxious to know whether or not you are pregnant
Hypnobirthing - Your Questions Answered
Hypnosis is a state of deep and focused concentration and relaxation. Even with the mind and body so relaxed, the brain is very aware and focused. While the majority of human beings spend most of their lives with gamma brainwaves, hypnosis drops your frequency to theta brainwaves, similar to what oc
A Thanksgiving Kids Will Be Thankful For
“Thanksgiving is a holiday, Christmas is a season.” That has been the mantra at my house this November, as my family mutinied against me and dragged out the Christmas decorations a whole month early. Truth be told, I really don’t mind (don’t tell them), but I’d still like to give Thanksgiving it’s t
Skin Changes During Pregnancy
Acne, facial hair, and stretch marks, oh my! Ladies, I wish that was the end of the list, but there are so many more skin changes we endure during pregnancy.  When I was pregnant with my third boy, my obstetrician in Boston told me that our bodies change so drastically: it’s equally as drastic as a
Everything You Need to Know About Waterbirth
Waterbirth is the act of giving birth in a pool or bath of water, but the true definition is the birth of a newborn entirely underwater. This definition differs from what most hospitals allow, which is laboring in the water. (It is common in hospitals for a birthing person to be asked to exit the wa
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Severe Morning Sickness)
We have all heard of the infamous morning sickness that occurs in about 70 to 80 percent of all pregnancies. In most cases, morning sickness starts around week six of pregnancy and lasts until the beginning to middle of the second trimester.  However, there are some cases where a person's nausea and
5 Ways to Enjoy Your Baby’s First Thanksgiving
November is a beautiful month. A month of gratitude, where we focus on family, togetherness, and giving thanks. And parents celebrating their baby’s first Thanksgiving have a lot to be thankful for!  Whether you’re still breathing in that newborn smell and marveling at the “newborn scrunch,” or if y
OBGYNs vs. Midwives - Your Ultimate Guide
Where we give birth, how we give birth, and whom we hire as care providers are very personal and essential choices during pregnancy. In this article, we will focus on the type of care providers available to birthing parents in most places around the globe. Every kind of care provider has different p
Preparing Your Child for a Sibling
Congratulations! You're embarking on a whole new journey, and it's a fickle trip that will vary from smooth sailing to incredibly rocky waves in a snap, without warning. So, how do you do this? How do you tell your kids that their life is going to change in a really big way? How do you recognize anx
22 Creative Ways to Tell Your Partner You're Pregnant
Congratulations, you're pregnant! Are you ready to share the news with your partner? It can be difficult to conceal something as exciting as this, whether it's your first, second, or fourth baby. Maybe you're too excited, ready to run and deliver the good news straight away; but if you can hold off
The Best Nipple Creams For Breastfeeding In 2022
Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to bond with your baby in the earliest stages of their life and it is proven to help babies become better at fighting infections and illnesses and reduce the risk of allergies. Breastmilk is very easy to digest and is the easiest way to prevent your baby from having
Early Signs Of Pregnancy - Our Guide
Early signs of pregnancy can vary from woman to woman, and you may not even experience the same symptoms from previous pregnancies. Some women can feel changes in the very early stages of their pregnancy, in the first month or so, while others may not experience anything at all until later on. Many

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