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Third Trimester
Rh Factor Testing
Rh factor can feel extremely confusing, and I will be honest; it took me a long time to get a general idea of what it is and why testing is crucial. The first thing that you need to know is what the Rh factor is and who it affects. Rh factor is a protein that is found on the surface of red blood cel
Newborn Essentials & Wish Lists
3 Questions To Ask Before Buying a Baby Crib
A baby crib is one of the very first "big" purchases for expecting parents. Often the largest piece of furniture in your baby's room, a crib anchors the rest of the room and becomes a major focal point. (Probably because that's where the baby will be!) If you're in the market for a baby crib, here a
Pregnancy Belly Support Systems
When pregnant, the body is rapidly experiencing immense amounts of change. These changes in the body can lead to discomfort, especially as the fetus and belly grow. The most experienced discomforts in pregnancy are back pain and round ligament pain. These pains are common and, gratefully, are not ha
Third Trimester
Your Baby's Position in the Womb
Pregnant individuals report that babies in the womb move around often, and they are not wrong! It is perfectly normal for a fetus to move every which way throughout pregnancy. Most babies do not go and stay head down until upwards of 36 weeks gestation. When getting an ultrasound or palpation of you
Home & Interiors
The Ultimate Survival Guide to Setting up a Baby Boy's Nursery
As the mother of five boys, I have ample experience putting together a functional (and adorable!) boy room. Friends, family, and the internet will be full of varied experiences and suggestions as to what you should and should not do while putting together a nursery. You want to design a space where
Second Trimester
Anemia During Pregnancy
Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood produces a lower amount of healthy red blood cells. This, in turn, causes the body not to get enough oxygen-rich blood which can cause someone to feel tired or weak, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, and in some cases, an irregular heartbe
Second Trimester
Preterm Labor: Everything You Need to Know
Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions resulting in an opening of the cervix after 20 weeks of pregnancy but before 37 weeks. Not all premature labor results in premature birth, but it can if it does not stop. The most significant health risk of premature labor is premature birth. The earl
Ovulation & Fertility
Endometriosis Awareness
March first is Endometriosis Awareness Day, and March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is when tissue similar to that of the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. These growths, though benign, can cause problems for individuals living with them. Endometriosis growths
Natural Childbirth: The Benefits of an Unmedicated Birth
There is no "best" or "right" way to give birth. How one brings a baby into the world is highly personal and must be well thought through. The "why" behind having an unmedicated delivery is also very subjective and will differ for everyone who decides to go in this direction. In this article, we wil
Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy Dreams
People who are pregnant often report more vivid dreams and nightmares, as well as better recall of these nightly events. One of the reasons dreams may be more intense during pregnancy is because of the increase in hormones. Hormones impact emotions, anxieties, and moods, affecting how brains process
Second Trimester
Glucose Testing for Gestational Diabetes
For me, there's nothing like pregnancy to kick off a sweet tooth! That can be all well and good in moderation unless you're facing a case of gestational diabetes where your sugar intake must be closely monitored and regulated. I have been pregnant six times and have taken nine glucose tests for gest
Holidays & Vacations
Are You Ready? National Pancake Day is February 21!
Ladies and gentlemen, people of all ages – start your griddles! National pancake day is right around the corner!  IHOP restaurants began National Pancake Day in 2006 as a part-promotion, part-fundraising event. Now held annually, the actual date falls between February 3rd and March 9th.  This year,

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