10 Best Reasons Why Childbirth Classes Are Worth It!


“The Birth of your Baby is one of the Most Exciting Experiences of a Lifetime.”

Reduce Your Fear! Attend A Childbirth Class

Did you know Childbirth Classes Rock? Childbirth classes: are a great way to help get mom and her labor partner prepared for the birthing experience. While you are getting prepared physically , buying everything you will need for your hospital visit, do not neglect to prepare for your labor experience. Attend a childbirth class to reduce your fears and build your confidence.

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Childbirth classes are the way to go! Build your confidence while reducing your fears!

Hello everyone. It is indeed a pleasure to meet each and everyone of you. I hope to see you soon. Our classes are very exciting and interactive. What is more exciting is I can schedule a class to meet you and your partner’s needs.

You will have a live encounter with the # 1 midwife- yours truly. I have had 36 years of nursing- midwifery practice. Being a mother of five grown children, I bring to this table experience and expert, evidenced based theory. Sign up for a class today.

Location: You come off Village road, onto Bernard road. Pass L.W.Young high school, SAC and continue east until you see Mike’s Chinese restaurant on the left side. We are Maternal Treasures next door.

I’m a mother of 4 breastfed babies. I really Enjoyed the time pain I and filled with anxiety. So, I learned all I could while in practice as a lay person and while kids were older, I pursued my dream of becoming a breastfeed supporter.

As a midwife who supports breastfeeding, I have had the privilege and honor to help thousands of mothers enjoy breastfeeding and the labor and postpartum experience. I would love to help you too.

Lactation services are also available for you.

I am so thrilled to introduce you to my childbirth and breastfeeding classes. Book now as seats are fulling up fast. I have created these awesome classes just for you. Once you are 20 weeks or more you are free to sign up.

Here Are 10 Rewarding Benefits Of Attending A Childbirth Class

  1. Calm your fears and prepare for birth – Fear of the unknown and how your labor will un-fold is one of the most common fears we see in pregnant women. In fact, it’s one of the first things we try to address to help ease any tension you and your labor partner might be feeling.
  2. Opportunity to ask questions – It’s no secret moms-to-be and the birth partner often have a variety of questions and concerns about childbirth. Childbirth classes are a great resource for you to ask questions freely and get accurate information.
  3. Knowledge of options and choices– We believe in “freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives” and want to set every mom up for a successful birth. The common goal of all of our birthing classes is to provide you with the confidence you need to give birth and to make informed decisions during your birth process.
  4. Bond with your labor partner (s) – Childbirth classes not only prepares couples for birthing and parenting but also promotes well-being and increased intimacy in couples. This is a great way to spend time with your labor partner while learning about the birth experience. Your partner also gets to understand you during your pregnancy.
  5. Pain management with breathing and relaxation techniques – Above all, childbirth classes will emphasize the role of the support person and comfort measures for birth. We want to make sure mom and her labor partner have all the tools they need to birth with or alternative comfort measures without medication.

6.The possibility of an improved and less stressful labor. Studies have shown that couples who attend classes have a more satisfying experience.

7.There is the possibility of a shorter labor. Studies have proven that couples who attend childbirth classes have a happier experience with less complications.

8. You gain a better  appreciation for breastfeeding and prepares your mind towards giving it a try.

9.You can begin to  prepare early for postpartum mentally.

10.You and your partner can develop a closer bond.

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Your Frequently Asked Questions About Antenatal Care:23 Most Burning Questions Answered!


Once pregnancy is confirmed, the next chapter for a pregnant woman is antenatal care attendance. I count it a privilege to work with pregnant families. Guiding and managing risks in a timely manner is so rewarding.

Pregnancy, Pregnancy, pregnancy! What a word. The beginning of a new life inside you, growing and changing you both emotionally and physically. It is very exciting to know that a little you is on the inside and you hope to meet someday. It is really amazing how many of us go through so many challenges with pregnancy, and despite it all, we have more babies! Huh pretty weird!

Once pregnancy is confirmed, the next chapter for a pregnant woman is antenatal care attendance. I count it a privilege to work with pregnant families. Guiding and managing risks in a timely manner is so rewarding. (Promotional link).

As pregnancy ends there is the start of new life. Antenatal consideration assumes a significant part to accomplish a fruitful labor and delivery. Standard antenatal classes help in the physical and mental arrangement of ladies and assist them with loosening up those last months. Antenatal consideration guarantees maternal fetal wellbeing prosperity and furthermore prepares and empowers women mentally and physically for labor and delivery.

Normal visits to the specialist during pregnancy are meant to guarantee that the soundness of the pregnant ladies and the developing hatchling is very much kept up. At the point when all stays well and appropriate consideration is taken, hence there is the possibility of a low risk pregnancy.

1. What is antenatal care and why are antenatal visits necessary?


Antenatal care is the consideration you receive from experts during your pregnancy. It’s occasionally called pregnancy care or maternity care. You’ll be offered meetings with a birthing specialist, or at times a specialist who spends significant time in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician).Antenatal visits are necessary to evaluate health risks for mother and baby, and provide early detection and treatment if
problems exist.

2. What are the aims of antenatal care?

  1. A full history must be taken.
  2. A full physical examination must be done.
  3. The duration of pregnancy must be established.
  4. Important screening tests must be done.
  5. Some high-risk patients can be identified.

3. When should I start my antenatal care visits?

It is vital that all pregnant women receive antenatal care as soon as possible. The earlier helps the healthcare provider time to manage risks.

4.What would my first visit be about and what should I bring for my visit?


This visit is typically the patient’s first contact with clinical benefits during her pregnancy. She should be treated with graciousness and comprehension to acquire her certainty and to guarantee her future co-activity and customary participation. This chance should be taken to book the patient for antenatal mind and consequently guarantee the early identification and the executives of treatable risks.

You will need a valid passport, driver’s license, or voter registration card, and your immunization record. I also tell my clients to carry a little snak and eat a good breakfast; especially if you will be going with the public registration. At the public registration there is usually a lonerg wait thana private attendance

5.What histories will be needed?


A full history, containing the following:

  1. The past obstetric history.
  2. The present obstetric history.
  3. A medical history.
  4. HIV status.
  5. History of medication and allergies.
  6. A surgical history.
  7. A family history.
  8. The social circumstances of the patient.

6. Can fathers attend?


Fathers are so valuable for the journey!

Certainly!. If fathers played a vital role in the pregnancy, they should be a part of the care. Mothers to be need dad’s support all the way. It also gives dad the opportunity to connect with mom and baby.

7.Is family planning information given?


Yes. Contraception is extremely important during pregnancy. It is something that you know exactly which method you want to go on after having baby in hospital or at your home birth. There are many methods to chose from. They all have side effects, but you have the option to choose the one you are most comfortable about.

8.What if I miss an appointment?


Request another one as soon as possible. Try to attend as many as possible.

9. Are there additional classes and information sessions offered?


Yes. Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes are usually offered, but some places also offer classes for siblings, grandparents, or CPR. Find out what and when they are available for you.

10.What are some minor discomforts associated with pregnancy?


· Morning sickness/heartburn/nausea
· Constipation
· Backache
· Varicose veins
· Swelling
· Faintness
· Insomnia
· Depression11. What are some things to avoid during pregnancy?
· Alcohol
· Cigarette smoke
· Toxic fumes
· Auto accidents
· Excess caffeine

11. What are some warning signs that should be reported immediately?


· Sudden swelling
· Bleeding
· Leaking or gushing fluids
· Fever
· Pain, burning on urination
· Premature labor

Bleeding any time in pregnancy calls for urgent intervention

12. What are the signs of premature labor?


· Regular contractions not relieved by rest
· Pelvic pressure that feels like the baby is pushing down
· Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea
· Blood or watery liquid leaking from the vagina
· Low, dull backache

13.What are some of the risk factors associated with pre-term labor/delivery?


Pretermed pregnancy being very common, is something that you should be aware of. Knowing the signs and symptoms is key to saving your pregnancy outcome. Any history of preterm labor/delivery or previous low infant birth-weight in previous pregnancies should be included in your report to your healthcare provider. Here are some things that put you at risk:
· Multiple pregnancy (for example, twins or triplets)
· Maternal age (less than 17 or over 35 yrs)
· Black race
· Folic acid deficiency
· 3+ spontaneous terminations
· Uterine abnormalities
· Infections
· Bleeding
· Anemia
· Obesity
· Drug or alcohol abuse

14. What should you do if your water broke?


If your water broke and you are not at term you should go to your healthcare facility or contact your provider. Once the water broke, your baby is are at risk for infection. The water bag or amniotic membrane protects your baby from harmful germs that could cause respiratory and blood infections. (Promotional link).

15. Are pregnancy classes necessary?

Childbirth classes are so essential for you and dad!


Absolutely yes! Pregnancy classes are necessary whether you do it online or in person. Studies have proven that childbirth classes gives parents the confidence they need to get over the fear of labor and delivery. massage, relaxation, breathing techniques, and medications.

Labor classes help assemble your trust in your body’s capacity to conceive an offspring.

  • You can examine your feelings about labor and birth with the educator and different couples with similar concerns.
  • Your accomplice will find out about labor and how to help you on the huge day. You may find that going to labor classes together will make an extraordinary bond.
  • Your educator will talk about relief from discomfort alternatives, including rub, unwinding, breathing methods, and drugs.
  • A visit through your birthing place during class will offer you the chance to see the staff in real life. This is an extraordinary chance to get some information about routine practices, like electronic fetal checking and opportunity of development during work.
  • In the event that you are arranging a medical clinic birth, you may be keen on taking more than one class. A class at the medical clinic may incorporate an essential outline of work and birth and may train explicit emergency clinic rehearses.
  • Classes instructed outside the medical clinic may provide you with top to bottom information about coping with labor and delivery.

16. How long is the wait?

The wait varies with whether you go to a private or public clinic. The private clinic is usually faster while the public timing is longer. The choice is up to you.

17. What do I need to bring to the clinic?

On the initial visit, you will need the child’s birth certificate. It is important to take along the
child’s immunization card at all subsequent visits

18. When will I get my pap smear results?


In approximately 3 weeks if you are attending a public clinic and sometimes faster from a private clinic.

19. Is a pap smear painful?


No but some women may find it uncomfortable.

20. How should I prepare for this visit?

You should take something to eat if you are going to a public clinic because they usually take longer because of the amount of patients to be seen.
Mothers should give clear, honest information to have the best outcomes; to ensure continued health and well being of mother and baby. Hiding information will do more harm than good.


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21.What should I do if my baby’s movement has decreased?

If your baby’s movement decreases, you should seek medical attention. Your baby may reduce movement during the last few weeks due to space in the womb. Some practitioners give you a kick chart to record your baby’s movement after 28 weeks. ( Promotional link).

22. What are warning signs that should be reported immediately?

  • · Fever – 38 degrees C/100.4 degrees F or above
  • · Increased pain in the abdomen or caesarean section incision
  • · Swelling or discharge from the C-section/episiotomy
  • · Passing plum-sized clots
  • · Cracked, bleeding nipples
  • · Tender, reddened breasts
  • · Burning during urination
  • Vagina l bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge that is creamy or yellow

23. How many scans will I need and will it hurt?

A ultrasound examine sends frequency sound waves to the uterus during pregnancy to capture the picture of the growing baby. Pictures in ultrasound filters uncover the growth periods of the body, frequently uncovering bones and tissues through shades of white and grey. You will need 2 scans with a normal pregnancy.  It is safe, and forms an essential part of ensuring your baby is developing well in the womb. One at 18 -20 weeks and if necessary earlier or later in the pregnancy. Having an ultrasound scan can determine if your baby is male or female and does not hurt, but you may find the gel used cold. Scans are generally safe for babies.

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5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Bottom line

Antenatal care, no doubt is vital for all pregnant women. Many things can go wrong during pregnancy; therefore, regular attendance is necessary. Antenatal care additionally helps you to bond with your baby and helps you to bond with your unborn baby. It provides you the opportunity to speak and connect with your healthcare provider. I want you to trust in the Lord to help you out in all things. I hope you have a wonderful experience. Thank you for visiting today and do come again. Feel free to like or comment below and share us. You may also connect with me at:

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The Serious Risks of Having O Negative Blood Group In Pregnancy: Maternal Treasures


Hello Mamas and dads to be! How are you doing? I want to share with you the serious risk of having the blood type of O positive. Blood grouping in pregnancy is very important. Many pregnant women are not aware of the dangers of having a blood type of O positive. There are four blood types which include type O, A, B, AB . Each one of us have one of these blood group. Do you know which type you have? When it comes to blood transfusion. It is very important to know the type of blood anyone has who is giving or receiving it. This post contains affiliate links. As an associate, I would earn a small commission if you make a purchase. Thank you for your consideration.

Having worked 36 years in the medical field, I understand the problems that pregnant women can face if this condition is untreated.

What are the different types of blood groupings?

All humans have an O, A, B, or AB blood type, as well as a positive or negative Rh factor. The blood type and Rh factor simply describe the characteristics of a person’s blood. Proteins on red blood cells and in bodily fluids reveal the blood type. The Rh factor is a protein present on the red blood cell’s outer layer. If the Rh factor protein is found on the cells, the person is said to have a decrease in the Rh factor. ( Promotional link).

Genetics play a major role

Rh factors are determined by genetics. A baby might have either parent’s blood type and Rh factor, or a mixture of both. Rh factors have a shared genetic inheritance pattern. The Rh-positive gene is dominant (stronger), and it takes precedence even when combined with a Rh-negative gene. The universal red cell donor has Type O negative blood.

A mother and baby’s blood can cause major problems.

  • If a mother has O negative blood and her baby is positive, this can cause many problems for the unborn baby.
  • Mothers who are pregnant and have O negative blood type, run the risk of their babies having jaundice and severe anemia.
  • Anemia is a below normal iron level in the blood. We need iron to take blood and nutrients to keep our cells heathy.
  • This can make the baby’s red blood cells swell and rupture.
  • This is known as hemolytic or Rh disease of the newborn. It can make a baby’s blood count get very low.
  • Babies may also need blood transfusion since the red blood cells are destroyed so rapidly.

O negative blood is the universal donor

O negative is the blood type that ca only receive from negative persons but can give blood to all of the other blood groups

Do you know what it means when it is said that O Negative blood is the universal donor? What is the reason behind this? Any blood type can be transfused with O negative blood. Because type O is the most prevalent blood type and type O negative blood is the universal blood type needed for emergency transfusions and immune weak babies, type O is frequently in low supply and in great demand by hospitals.( Promotional link).

What to expect from your blood test


One of the first tests a pregnant woman should expect is a blood-type test. This test checks her blood type and Rh factor. Her Rh factor may play a role in her baby’s health, so it’s important to know this information early in pregnancy.

What if parents are not agreeable?

When a mother-to-be and father-to-be are not both positive or negative for Rh factor, it’s called Rh incompatibility.

When is the baby in trouble?

Until the mother’s second or subsequent pregnancies, Rh antibodies are harmless. Her Rh antibodies will detect the Rh proteins on the surface of the baby’s blood cells as alien if she ever has another Rh-positive kid. Her antibodies will enter the circulation of the infant and fight those cells.

How Is Rhesus Incompatibility treated?

Rhogram is the treament given to prevent problems later with mother & baby’s blood

Doctors give a pregnant woman a course of two Rh immune-globulin shots during her first pregnancy if she has the risk of developing Rh incompatibility. The first shot will be given during the 28th week of pregnancy, and the second dose will be given within 72 hours after the baby’s delivery. Rh immune-globulin works like a vaccination. It stops the mother’s body from producing Rh antibodies, which might lead to major health problems.

A woman also might get a dose of Rh immune-globulin if she has a miscarriage, an amniocentesis, or any bleeding during pregnancy.

If a doctor finds that a woman has already developed Rh antibodies, her pregnancy will be closely watched to make sure that those levels are not too high.

In rare cases, if the incompatibility is severe and a baby is in danger, the baby can get special blood transfusions called exchange transfusions either before birth (intrauterine fetal transfusions) or after delivery.

Blood containing Rh-negative blood cells is substituted for the baby’s blood in exchange transfusions. This helps to maintain red blood cell levels while also limiting the harm caused by Rh antibodies already present in the baby’s circulation. ( Promotional link).
Exchange transfusions in Rh-incompatible pregnancies are seldom needed in the United States, thanks to the high success rate of Rh immune-globulin vaccinations.

Recommendations for all pregnant women

If you’re not sure what your Rh factor is and believe you’re pregnant, it’s critical to begin routine prenatal care as soon as possible, which should include blood-type testing. You may focus on more essential things, like welcoming a new, healthy baby, if Rh incompatibility is detected and treated early. You baby’s life depends on this. If not treated you run the risk of hurting your baby.

Bottom line

Having o negative blood during pregnancy can pose many problems for the unborn baby. If a women is aware of this condition, she can become the gate keeper for her baby by not only knowing about the baby, but also be aware of what is expected during 28th week of pregnancy and 72 hours after birth. I wish you a safe, and happy pregnancy. Dads continue to support your women at all times. She needs it.

NEW UPDATE: CDC Recommends Coronavirus Vaccination for Pregnant Women


“As such, CDC recommends pregnant people receive a COVID-19 vaccine. We know that this is a deeply personal decision and I encourage people to talk to their doctors or their primary care providers to determine what is best for them or their babies,” Walensky says.

Wow! really! A few months ago it was recommended by the CDC that pregnant women do not receive the vaccine. However, Patients and clinicians alike were dissatisfied because pregnant women were initially excluded from scientific trials, delaying safety and efficacy data. However, research has surfaced in the months since vaccines became publicly available, confirming the safety of the existing mRNA vaccines — the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines – in pregnant women.

I personally feel that it should be an individual decision since we are all accountable for what happens to our bodies. In making her decision, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky used the most recent safety data: a large-scale investigation published in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at data from more than 35,600 pregnant women who reported their health status to the CDC between December and February after receiving either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

The study discovered that side effects described by pregnant women, such as fever and headache, were similar to those reported by non-pregnant women. There were also no worries about the safety of mothers getting vaccinated in their third trimesters or their babies.

“As such, CDC recommends pregnant people receive a COVID-19 vaccine. We know that this is a deeply personal decision and I encourage people to talk to their doctors or their primary care providers to determine what is best for them or their babies,” Walensky says.

Online, the CDC’s guidance aligns with that of maternal health experts who say vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant women who want one and that they should have access to available data. This I totally agree.

Bottom line

We do not know the long term effects of a pregnant woman getting the vaccine but do understand why it is a personal decision. I certainly hope that whoever decides to take the vaccine are not devastated by any of its effects. Thank you for stopping by today. I just thought I would update you about the facts of pregnant women getting the vaccine. As usual feel free to comment, like or share. I wish you a happy, healthy, safe pregnancy. Stay safe.

Pregnancy and Sex : Are There Any Dangers?


What are you talking about today nurse Smith? Hello my wonderful fans. We are talking about Pregnancy and sex. I know there are many of you who might have questions about this topic. I am going to do my best to give you the facts .Sex and pregnancy is an interesting topic. When you are pregnant, there is nothing you want to do to hurt your little star baking in the oven for nine months. Sex during pregnancy is a concerned thought, most couples think about. Lets begin this exciting topic:

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1.Can I have sex during pregnancy without loosing my baby?

Having sex during pregnancy won’t provoke a miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur because the fetus isn’t developing normally. Additionally, miscarriages are often caused by known and unknown reasons which can be environmental, maternal age, hormones and implantation issues. The amniotic fluid in your womb, with its tight muscles, shield your growing infant. As long as you don’t have conditions like preterm labor or placenta disorders, sexual intercourse will have little effect on your fetus. Pregnancy, on the other hand, will alter your satisfying experience and sexual appetite.

2. Do we need to use condoms?

Having a sexually transmitted infection when pregnant will result in significant health issues for both you and your child. If the pregnant woman has an untreated or newly detected sexually transmitted illness, she should avoid all types of sex — genital, oral, and anal.

If you’re in the following situations, you can use a condom:

  • You’re not in a monogamous relationship with your partner.
  • During your labor, you decide to have sex with a new partner.

3. Are there times when sex should be not be allowed?

Yes there are!Uterine contractions may be caused by breast stimulation, female orgasms, and the hormones found in sperm called prostaglandins.

If you have any of the following symptoms, your healthcare provider can advise you to avoid sex:

  • You’re experiencing unexplained vaginal bleeding.
  • Amniotic fluid is escaping from you.
  • Your cervix starts to open too soon (cervical incompetence)
  • Your placenta blocks your cervical cavity partially or entirely (placenta previa). ( Promotional link).

4. Every pregnant woman is different

During pregnancy every woman’s experiences are unique, including her feelings about sex.
During breastfeeding, certain women’s appetite wanes. When pregnant, other women become more closely tied to their bodies and more easily aroused.
It’s natural for sexual appetite to fluctuate during pregnancy as the body grows. As your belly expands, you will feel self-conscious. Alternatively, you may find that having a large body makes you feel sexier.

6. Some pregnant women have a different sex libido

The following is a normal libido cycle during pregnancy:


This is the first trimester: Your sex drive can be killed by nausea, exhaustion, or breast tenderness. This is short lived and will soon be over.
This is the second trimester: It’s possible that the libido would go into overdrive. Increased blood circulating in the body will also improve your orgasms.
This is the third trimester: When the due date approaches, sex can become awkward.

7. Talk to your partner about how you are feeling

Talking to your partner can help to resolve issues that you may be feeling at this time.

Try out different positions and see what works. Adjust what you’re doing if anything doesn’t feel right for any of you, and speak to your OB about any medical issues. Remember everything does not have to be sexual as you and your partner might not desire sex at the same time. However, you can indulge in affection in other respects as well. Touch, cuddle, or massage each other. Take a bath together in a bubble bath.

If vaginal dryness makes sex awkward, use a lubricant. ( Promotional link).

Remember God cares for you


Bottom line

Sex changes during pregnancy. It is important that couples identify when they are having sexual challenges and deal with them accordingly. While sex is permissible during pregnancy you must be aware of when it should be avoided. Condoms are provide protection against sexually transmitted infections. Keep your relationship as happy as possible and know that God loves you. Talk to Him about your issues because He cares for you. Thank you for visiting today and feel free to like , comment or ask a question. Do visit again.

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Pregnancy Must Haves: Getting the Most Needed Products


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Hello Mamas! Today we are going shopping. Every pregnant woman at some point will need t do some shopping sooner or later. Being prepared for the big day is less stressful for you. I can remember shopping for my babies. I was always excited to begin. After shopping for baby and me I found that I felt relieved that it was over. So lets get started. All the products suggested on this post has had great ratings, putting high value on them.

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1. The pregnancy pillow

I think the comfort of the pregnant woman is of extreme importance. I am sure you will agree with that. Your body goes through so many different changes which can make being pregnant difficult. Hence, it is sensible to have a full length pregnancy pillow available for you. When you lie down as a pregnant woman your only cry is comfort. So here is a pillow I believe will bring you so much joy. I know it will because my family and friends who have used it have given it high ratings.

Here is a great one with high ratings

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2. Keep your mind positive by reading great books

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3. Know what to expect during your pregnancy

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5. Maternity Bras are a must have if you are breastfeeding

HOFISH 3PACK Full Bust Seamless Nursing Maternity Bras Bralette S-XXL with Extra Bra Extenders & Clips

There’s nothing in the world like a nice fitting bra during pregnancy. Makes your breastfeeding must easier!
  • 92% Nylon, 8% Spandex
  • Hook and Eye closure
  • Package Including:3PCS Bras+3PCS bras clips+ 3PCS matching bra extenders to ensure maximum comfort
  • One-hand Access, Adjustable Shoulder Straps, Hook & Eye Closure.Easy drop cups for convenient feeding
  • Seamless, Side Widening, Super Supporting
  • Easy to Size, Removable Molded Foam Cups, 100% Breathable
  • Buttery-soft Fabric, Comfortable Fits Changing Shape.Full coverage for additional support

How about a thermometer for those feverish nights?

6.LPOW Forehead Thermometer for Adults, The Non Contact Infrared Baby Thermometer for Fever, Body Thermometer and Surface Thermometer 2 in 1 Dual Mode Medical Thermometer

  • Accurate and fast: This Infrared forehead thermometer is equipped with exceptional microchip and a sensitivity sensor. Infrared senor can precisely detecting the infrared heat given off by the forehead and quickly measuring to get the reading in 1 second
  • Engineered technology: The non contact infrared body thermometer is design to minimize the errors in the software program by following sound and light enginnering design processes, risk analysis and soft ware validation
  • No touch forehead 1-5cm: The measuring distance between the thermometer and the forehead must be 1-5 cm. Non-contact thermometer is more convenient than standard thermometer and touch thermometer
  • 50 readings memory storages: Our thermometer can memory 50 readings to continusly track your family member’s tempreature. Which can handle it in advance if your family members’ temperature is slightly high
  • Multiple measurement modes: Thermometers can not only measure body temperature, but also measure the temperature of objects. It is suitable for all ages. Press and hold the set button for 3 seconds, then press the “memo” or the “mode” to switch ℃ and ℉

7. Pacifiers are a must After breastfeeding is established

  • The pacifier brand distributed in hospitals nationwide, used by doctors & nurses to soothe newborns
  • 1 piece construction specially sized and shaped for babies 0-3 months old; Adheres to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines
  • Orthodontic design respects the natural development of baby’s teeth and gums
  • Made of hospital-grade, BPA-free and latex-free silicone for strength, comfort and durability
  • Dishwasher safe; Can be sterilized

8. Nursing pillows

Nursing pillows rest in your lap and curl around your neck, ensuring a stable and comfortable surface for your child to be placed at your breast. They even relieve leg, shoulder, and back strain for you, making breastfeeding more pleasurable.

9. How about these ready, set, push socks

Get your mind together by packing these powerful mind set sock

10. Luvable Friends Unisex Baby Cotton Flannel Receiving Blankets, Basic Elephant, One Size

Don’t leave home without it. This is the perfect way to receive your little star

  • 100% Cotton
  • Imported
  • Set includes four flannel blankets. Measures 28×28 inches.
  • Made with 100% cotton
  • Soft and gentle on baby’s skin
  • Optimal for everyday use
  • Affordable, high quality value pack

11. Diaper Bag Backpack Nappy Bag Upsimples Baby Bags for Mom and Dad Maternity Diaper Bag with USB Charging Port Stroller Straps Thermal Pockets,Water Resistant, Pink Grey

  • Practical Diaper Bag Backpack with USB Charging Port – This is a nappy bag full of details designed for moments when you are out with your baby. Reach out single-handed to side slot for baby wipes, put your cellphone or wallet into the anti-thief pocket in the back; attach the diaper bag to a pram with 2 straps included in the package. We also add USB charging port and cable , so that you can use & charge your cellphone conveniently.
  • Spacious Diaper Backpack for Mom– Great organizer baby bag for all sorts of baby stuff. You get well-layered compartments to keep separated wet and dry nappies, bottles, diaper cloths; side pockets for baby wipes, umbrella, drinking bottle or more; 3 enlarged insulated pockets for 4-9oz bottles wide or thin. Super easy glance-and-reach via wide open mouth and zipper on the back.
  • Lightweight and Comfortable – Antifriction Oxford fabric weight less than 2 pounds, you get a lightweight diaper backpack that can be packed with loads of things. We also widen the shoulder straps to 2.2in and add soft padding to reduce fatigue and take care of your spine.
  • Water resistant and clean easily – The outside coating are water resistant and the spills could be wiped off easily. We also get 2 waterproof compartment for wet towel, frequently used bibs or diapers. For period cleaning we suggest hands wash not machine, no worry about fading and crumple.
  • Sturdy and Lasts Long –Thicken Oxford and nylon fabric, reinforced stitches, sturdy zipper, our mummy backpack can hold sunlight, dragging, tossing and even more.

12. Breastfeeding essentials

Medela Sonata Smart Breast Pump, Hospital Performance Double Electric Breastpump, Rechargeable, Flex Breast Shields, Touch Screen Display, Connects to Mymedela App, Lactation Support

  • HOSPITAL STRENGTH: The Sonata’s powerful vacuum with responsive technology provides a comfortable, high capacity suction that naturally adjusts for more consistent pumping experience
  • PORTABLE & EASY TO USE: The rechargeable battery makes it ultra convenient to pump on the go with 1.5 hours of battery life and weighs less than 2.5 lbs with built-in handle makes it easy to transport
  • CLOSED SYSTEM: Never worry about milk back flow because the Sonata kit with overflow protection prevents breast milk from backing up into your tubing or pump with overflow protection
  • QUIET & DISCREET: Sonata has a whisper quiet motor so you can pump anytime, anywhere day or night
  • MORE MILK & COMFORT: Soft-rim and oval shape of PersonalFit Flex breast shields provides a better fit, proven to remove 11.8% more milk faster
  • INCLUDES: Sonata pump, rechargeable battery, carry bag, tubing, 2 sets of breast shields (21 & 24 mm), connector set with caps/valves/membranes, 4 – 5 oz bottles with lids, breastmilk cooler, contoured ice pack, 2 bottle stands, power adapter

13.Ekouaer Women’s Maternity Nursing Pajamas Sets Breastfeeding Printed Sleepwear Short Sleeve 2 Pcs Henley Top and Pants Set

  • COMFY NURSING PAJAMAS – Super comfy to be worn night and day, these cute and functional maternity pjs are essential for nursing or expectant moms. So soft you’ll want to live in them, both during and after pregnancy. Comfortable jersey pajama bottoms combine with decorative all over prints are perfect for mixing and matching.
  • NURSE WITH EASE Practical nursing thanks to easy open function and the henley design in the front. Featuring a large round neckline edged with a narrow, all-round trim, the long button placket make nursing more comfortable and easy!
  • ADJUSTABLE WAISTBAND – It must be noted that the pants of this maternity pajama set have a elastic waistband which is ADJUSTABLE. You can see the detail from product images as well as the product description on the page. Elastic waistband with elastic button extenders for easy transition from pregnancy to motherhood. You can get the best fit size for your waist by adjusting the length of the elastic waistband.
  • BABY SHOWER GIFT – This nursing sleepwear set is a must-have for baby shower gifts and hospital bags. It is also worth treating yourself to this best maternity nursing sleep set with exceptional comfort. Perfect to wear when family and friends come to meet the new baby.
  • FITTING ADVICE – Please pay attention to the SIZE INFORMATION on the product page and the SIZE CHART of SELLER in product images as well as our customers’ feedback to ensure accurate fitting.

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How to Make Yourself Comfortable During Pregnancy:6 of the Best Expert Solutions!


Are you having issues getting comfortable during your pregnancy? I’ve got solutions for you!

Comfort during pregnancy should always be one of the aims of a pregnant woman. Lets think about it. You are in this for nine months right? So lets make the best of it. Today I am going to share with you the secrets of having real comfort while pregnant; especially coming down to the last 2 months.

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Pregnancy can be accompanied by intense joy, but also some pain and one of the pain points is your comfort. When you are pregnant, your body goes through a number of changes under the influence of hormones. Here are some simple skills you can use to ensure that you remain happy during pregnancy. Maximizing your sleep is what you want and need. Here are some practical tips:

1. Manage your backaches

Backache is the most common complaint among pregnant women. As your uterus expands, your back curves inward to keep your body balanced. Backache is caused by this shift in posture to varying degrees.

  • It is important to maintain good posture. Straighten your back as you sit, stand, and walk.
  • Make good use of the body mechanics. Instead of bending at the waist while picking something up off the floor, bend your knees.
  • High heels should be avoided at all costs.

2. Aim for a good sleep

Sleep is important for both you and baby.


When dosing off to sleep, finding a suitable sleeping position for your baby will possibly become more difficult as he or she grows.

  • Pillows should be used to make yourself as comfortable as possible. Use pillows. Put a few extra pillows in bed with you. You can use an extra-long pregnancy pillow, or just any extra pillow you have lying around. Put one under your belly and between your legs to raise your abdomen and support your back and hips.
  • Within 2 to 3 hours of bedtime, avoid consuming a big meal or drinking liquids.
  • It’s important to remember to lie on your side. Seek professional help if you are not sleeping well. Sleep is important because it affects what you do during the day. A rested brain can think clearer and make the best decisions.

3. Its okay to take a break Mama!

It’s Best To Take A Break
The baby growing inside of you uses a lot of energy, so take advantage of every opportunity to rest or sleep.

  • Pay attention to the body. Sleep or lie down with your feet up if you’re tired.
  • Falling asleep and going to bed early can indeed benefit.
  • Prevent the urge to work late or take on additional obligations. You deserve a break.

4. Stay hydrated:Drink when you are thirsty!


It’s important to stay hydrated while expecting. Water is beneficial to both you and your baby’s kidney and liver functions.

  • Constipation and exhaustion can be alleviated by drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day.
  • Caffeine and sugary beverages, which can dehydrate you, should be minimized.
  • To prevent heartburn, drink liquids in between meals rather than with them.

5.Be prepared and train your belly

Morning sickness, which affects approximately half of all pregnant women, is most likely caused by hormonal changes. It can also happen at any time of day.

In your room, store crackers, dry cereal, or bread. Before you get out of bed in the morning, eat a small amount slowly. 
Every day, eat 5 to 6 small meals. Never go without food for long periods of time, and don’t overfill your stomach when you eat. When getting out of bed, do it slowly to avoid hypotension – low blood pressure due to low blood circulation to the brain. This can cause dizziness which can lead to nausea.

Give yourself some love

A good massage once in a while can do wonders for a pregnant mama!

With your body out of balance during pregnancy, getting a handle on grooming can do your mind a lot of good. When you can, get a mani-pedi, particularly if you haven’t been able to touch (or even see) your toes in a few months (just be sure to get your polish on in a well-ventilated room and skip the blade for removing calluses).

A scalp treatment or a massage might be just what you need to tame your frizzies and soothe your frazzles (just make sure the therapist is trained in prenatal rubdowns). Are you a waxing fanatic? Make an appointment for a bikini wax a week before your due date so you’ll have just one thing to worry about when it comes time to meet your daughter.

Bottom line

Staying comfortable during pregnancy is paramount for a pregnant woman. I hope I was able to give you some comfort today. If you are having issues with your sleep, seek professional help because your sleep and comfort matters! I am so happy you stopped here today. I wish you a happy, and healthy pregnancy. Know that God is always there for us in every circumstance so I encourage you to trust Him to help you out. Cast every care on Him. Please like, comment on this post. It is greatly appreciated. If you are a dad -to-be take good care of your woman and baby. They deserve it. Check out our facebook page @https://maternaltreasuresparentcarecenter, linkedIn- MarilynSmith @ linkedIn, Instagram -marilynsmith_3291, Pinterest- https://www.breastifriend.


How to Have a Super, Happy, and Healthy Pregnancy: 15 Steps to a Fantastic Journey!


There is nothing more valuable than a happy, healthy, and safe pregnancy

Congratulations Mamas and dads to be! I hope you are all doing just great! Today, we are going to talk about how to have a happy healthy pregnancy. This is something I wish for all of you. You are all so special and deserve the best pregnancy ever! I am sure you agree. If you are a male reading this , I please continue take good care of your pregnant partner. A good pregnancy does not just happen. There are some things that have to be in place for this to happen. (Paid link).

It’s an amazing moment in your life to be pregnant! You deserve to be as stable as possible in order to ensure a successful birth. It’s important to stay safe when pregnant, not just for your own physical and emotional well-being, but also for the welfare of your unborn child.

It can feel like you’re on an overwhelming experience ride from the time you first suspect you’re pregnant until you’re carrying your baby in your arms. This site contains affiliate links -As an affiliate I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases if you make a purchase. Thank you for your consideration. I would love you to leave a comment and sign up to join our tribe. See our disclaimer here

The lows of nausea will soon give way to the highs of feeling your baby’s pulse for the first time, only to be followed by a new low of lower back pain. It may be exhausting to experience the relentless ebb and flux of emotions.

Pregnancy can be a challenging experience. It comes with its highs and lows. I want to encourage you to allow God to help you out during your journey. He loves you.

It’s natural to feel a variety of emotions when pregnant. Getting pregnant isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.

Why are certain women willing to maintain a good attitude as their bodies adjust, and what can you do to feel maternity joy?(Paid link).

Here are some things you can do to increase your chances of a happy, healthy pregnancy:

1. Get preconceptual counseling to ensure a healthy start

Preconceptual counseling is one of the best things you can do for your baby

A stable, safe, and happy pregnancy starts well before you receive a positive pregnancy test result. Preparing for a baby begins by taking care of your wellbeing before you get pregnant. Preconception consultation is an appointment with the healthcare provider during which you can explore various facets of pregnancy and discuss arrangements for a successful pregnancy.

They also advise you to take folic acid three months before you conceive. All medical issues are managed before the pregnancy. The histories , dietary habits, environmental factors of both you and your partner are evaluated and a plan is put in place for follow-up.

2. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle: Your lifestyle has an impact on who you are and how you function in daily life.

  • An active, stable, and prosperous lifestyle is often beneficial.
  • There’s a good risk the clumsiness will kick in whilst you’re pregnant.
  • You’d get to feel more sluggish and tired than before.
  • Making a deliberate effort to follow a healthier regimen has a significant effect on your thinking.
  • Caffeine, alcohol, and drug abuse are to be managed of avoided to protect your baby; especially during the first trimester.

3.Accept your pregnancy now to face the possible hurdles ahead!

Being yourself with a positive mindset goes a long way in your happiness

Pregnancy is a unique experience. It is important to simply ‘be’, regardless of how engrossed you are in other thoughts. It is so important for you to have a positive mindset because this helps you to see the best of most circumstances.

  • Being in the scenario and concentrating on your child allows you to deal with those issues more efficiently.
  • Since your kid is the most precious thing to you, everything would seem to be worth fighting for.
  • When you are yourself, being naturally comfortable and dealing with minor problems comes naturally.

4.Choose the right caregiver

The caregiver you choose can greatly impact your outcome

Choose the best caregiver for you. Take your time choosing the best care specialist for you and you’ll build a close friendship with them. Request an OB/GYN referral from your primary care physician. They will provide you with more advanced services and will be present at your baby’s birth. You should also get advice from your peers. 

At the time of the baby’s birth you should also get advice from your peers. You are not obligated to see the first doctor you see. You have the option of requesting appointments with several candidates. Choose the one who makes you feel at ease and secure.

“How much training do you have?” is a good question to ask. “Are you okay with my making my own birth plan?” and “Are you okay with me making my own birth plan?”
If you choose to have a home birth or a non-traditional birth, such as a water birth, hire a doula or a midwife.

5.Never miss an antenatal visit

Antenatal care is a must. Ask questions Mamas!

Antenatal care is by far the the most important aspect of ensuring a healthy and happy pregnancy. Prenatal treatment should be scheduled on a daily basis. Visiting an OB/GYN, a family doctor, or a licensed midwife on a regular basis will guarantee your wellbeing and the safety of your developing child during the pregnancy. It is recommended to start prenatal treatment as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, decide you want to be, or suspect you’re pregnant.

6. Exercise is a must: Maximizes blood flow and oxygen

Workouts are the bomb!


Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on attitude. It has been found to help with anxiety and depression.

Walking is also a viable choice.

Avoid high-impact drills (long runs or HIIT workouts) and contact sports (soccer, basketball, football) because they place you at risk of injury.

Overheating can be harmful for your children, so stay cool at all times with a fan and cold water nearby.

[3] Before adjusting your workout regimen or stamina, consult your doctor.

Additionally, exercise increases the amount of endorphins released by the body, which can help relieve discomfort as well as bring feelings of pleasure. (It’s a pregnant woman’s dream!).( paid link).

7. Eat nutrient filled foods

Eating the right foods is important for a healthy baby

There are many benefits to eating healthy, including weight control and increased immunity. A balanced diet can also boost one’s energy and improve longevity. Choose foods that are filled with macro nutrients.

Perhaps equally important is that this increase in energy, control over weight gain, and decreased chance of illness can result in a mood boost. Taking control of your food choices and eating to nourish your body and your baby can empower you to feel better each day. Remember you are what you eat! Mange processed foods in your eating routine.

8.Have fun pampering yourself

Go ahead Madam, you deserve it!

This is the perfect time to rest all your worries and indulge.

  • Make sure you keep appointments of spa and body massage.
  • Get that long intended body toning and pedicure rituals.
  • Once your baby arrives, you will not be as lucky with free time as you are now.
  • You will be amazed at the kind of pleasure and relief that comes with some beauty therapy. Enjoy this moment!

9. Get lots of rest and sleep

A good sleep goes a long way

Sleep deprivation has been attributed to stress, weight gain, increased inflammation, and immune system suppression. A person’s capacity to control impulses and communicate socially can also be harmed by a lack of sleep.

Pregnancy exhaustion affects many pregnant women, making them feel out of sorts and irritable. Taking care of this problem and having enough sleep will make all the difference.

10. Prepare for baby and get your finances in order

Studies have shown that the financial status of the person giving birth can have a big impact on the happiness they feel about being pregnant.

Preparing your home and finances before your little one is born can make you feel more secure and confident about your ability to provide for them. Start thinking about costs for day care and diapers. Research pediatricians and insurance. Consider where you can budget to save money.

Considering the costs of adding a new family member can certainly feel intimidating. But taking action and creating a plan can help you feel in control and positively impact your mood.(Paid link).

11. Take your vitamins and supplements as prescribed

While keeping track of a daily prescription of pills, supplements, and vitamins can be difficult, it can be extremely beneficial in lowering the risk of a variety of birth defects. After being pregnant, women can begin taking 600 micrograms of prenatal vitamins (advertised as such). Prenatal supplements, among other elements, contain a high concentration of folic acid and iron. These will keep you and your baby nutritionally well.

12. Watch your weight because there is a limit!

Gaining the adequate amount of weight gain is safety for you & baby!
  • Maintain a close watch on your weight. While you can gain weight when pregnant, the amount you gain will have a significant effect on both your child’s and your own health. Individual weight gain can be determined by your pre-pregnancy weight and BMI. Begin by measuring your BMI to assess your optimal weight gain. This is something you and your doctor can do together, and you can talk about your healthier weight.
  • Using your BMI and weight as a reference to determine how much weight you can add.
    Women who are underweight (BMI 18.5) should gain 28–40 pounds (13–18 kg).
  • A safe weight gain of 25–35 pounds (11–16 kg) is recommended for women with a BMI of 18.5-24.9.
    Women who are overweight (BMI 25–29.9) should gain 15–25 pounds (6.8–11.3 kg).
    Obese women with a BMI of 30 or higher should gain 11–20 pounds (5.0–9.1 kilograms).
    [ 6]

13.Take a childbirth / Breastfeeding classes: They are very helpful

Childbirth and breastfeeding classes are the bomb!


Information is both powerful and stress-relieving. You will minimize anxiety by preparing yourself for your new position as a parent.

Parenting prep courses will also help you gain trust, which can lead to increased happiness. Classes are available at your local hospital, library, or community center. Sign up in a class and empower yourself. Parenting courses may also be beneficial.

14.Put Everything in God’s Hand!

God cares for you!

Mamas, this is a time to ask God to help you. You are not alone. Too often during pregnancy, we tend to become overly concerned about almost everything. I want to encourage you to stay calm and do not worry about problems that do not exist. Focus only on what you are dealing with at the moment. Remember the world was not made in one day. So take one day at a time. It is important that you as a pregnant woman never focus on other news of people talking about their negative experiences. Know that everyone’s experience is different.(Paid link).

15. Love your changing body

Love your body!

During your pregnancy your body will go through many changes . These changes are gradual and inevitable indeed. Some of these changes include, skin color changes, a larger body that goes totally out of form.

This can affect a woman’s self image and she wonders how her partner sees her. Remember this is only temporary and for a wonderful reason- to bring a new you into the world.

During my pregnancies I was so out of shape but after six weeks of breastfeeding saw the I was beginning to loose the excess weight. Breastfeeding is another option for weight loss during this time or you can opt to get into a regular routine.

Bottom line

Being a mother awakens you to what really matters in life. You really do not have the time or resources to waste on things that do not matter to you. As a result, becoming pregnant is an excellent time to begin respecting your boundaries.

Stop making promises that you can’t keep. Happiness will always find you if you live in accordance with your heart’s desires.

To have a happy, healthy pregnancy certainly is a mindset. Always have your sights set on delivering a happy and safe infant! It’s a waste of time and resources to be concerned with what could go wrong. So keep your gaze fixed on the goal.

Create dreams of something going well. Keep your gaze fixed on the moment you get to hold your precious baby for the first time. Keep the vision clear and alive in your mind, as well as in your heart. I want to thank you for stopping by today.

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous pregnancy. Feel free to like or comment this post . I wish you good success. Remember the greatest success to a happy, healthy pregnancy is to learn how to love yourself!


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Best Reviews of Pregnancy Pillows : A Treasured Investment!


Are you struggling with getting a good sleep? I have great news for you!

Pregnancy pillows are a blessing!

A pregnancy pillow is indeed a fascinating tool I believe every pregnant woman should have. I believe it is the #1 product every pregnant woman should have. Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation and also discomfort. Lets explore why this valuable tool is so unique and useful for a pregnant woman. I highly recommend that if you are pregnant to get one.

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 Pregnancy pillows have a adaptable plan in a extraordinary shape that can effortlessly alter to the changing body structure of the soon-to-be mommy and give bolster towards certain weight focuses such as stomach, lower back, hips, shoulders, and indeed neck, that regularly can harmed amid pregnancy.

Pregnancy pillows solve many body aches

Much appreciated to its versatile shape, the pad can form to your body bends as your body changes due to pregnancy, especially as you’re entering the third trimester. Aside from that, it’s vital since it can reduce torment caused in lower legs, knees, hips, paunch, back, and neck. Many persons including myself can testify that they work very well for pregnant women.

Is there a time to use the pillow?

 Medical professionals agree  that the most excellent time to utilize the pregnancy pad is as you begin to move from  the second to the third semester, as the body carries the foremost weight. All things considered, you ought to begin utilizing it once you feel like it.

Are the materials on the pillow washable?

Oh yes, a part of maternity pads come with an uncommon or indeed twofold cover that can effortlessly be unfastened and washed. Most of it is additionally secure for the dryer on tumble dry. Standard pillows allow you to accomplish an extra level of comfort when needed. However, for pregnant ladies, the specially-designed pregnancy pads are culminate since they settle the body in one position, giving the fundamental back for each portion of the body, easing weight, and making a difference convey weight. Additionally, they  offer assistance hold the stomach as you rest on your side so that your spine remains legitimately adjusted.

What are the differences between a body pillow and a body pillow?

Body pads are uncommon sorts of pads that compare to your tallness. With that in intellect, you’d be anticipated to utilize it for alleviating from certain wounds or surgery.  On the other hand, pregnancy pads are specially-designed full-body pads with a shape that will give back for diverse zones for your body.

Full-body pads can be utilized as pregnancy pads to some  degree, but they may not provide the bolster just like the unique pregnancy pad.

Does size matters?

Yes size matters! Pregnancy pads come in all sizes, beginning from little wedge pads that give bolster for your stomach or lower back to full-size pads from 50 to 65 inches in length.

Does shape matter?

Yes shapes in pillows matter. C-shaped pads are great for ladies who need to be embraced from behind whereas having sufficient bolster on their stomach. Still, for ladies who need supporting on both sizes, U-shaped pads are the most excellent.

Also, U-shaped pads make it simpler for ladies who alter their resting position through the night. It’s way better since it doesn’t require re-adjusting the pad as you rest. We moreover have an instructive article that guides you on how to rest with each sort of pregnancy pad.

What material are the pillows made of ?

Material  The best models come with a cotton cover, they are more breathable and permit way better discuss circulation. 
 Materials moreover play a colossal part in choosing the pad for pregnancy since a few models utilize polyester or vinyl covers which are more regrettable at temperature control.

What are the benefits of a pregnancy pillow?

  • They improve blood stream and empower solid newborn child growth.
  • It permits you to rest longer and feel more rested within the morning.
  • It can offer assistance with insomnia. It’s a valuable resource after the conveyance.
  • They can ease weight from your head, neck, paunch, back, hips, and knees.
  • They keep you in a settled position and avoid hurling and turning.
  • They give impartial situating of the spine and reduce weight from your belly. They are worth it!

Pregnancy pillows I highly recommend

1. PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow

Place of purchase: Amazon

Cost:$47.99

Amazon’s #1 best seller

Grey U-Shape Full Body Pillow and Maternity Support – Support for Back, Hips, Legs, Belly for Pregnant Women

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About this product:

  • 100% Jersey Knit Cotton
  • Our U shaped body pillow helps support your back, hips, knees, neck, and head to help ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, sciatica, fibromyalgia, gastric reflux, and more.
  • The pregnancy pillow features a detachable extension that can be used as its own full body pillow, or attached the main body pillow for additional back or belly support, making this an excellent pillow for pregnant women and just about anyone else!
  • This maternity pillow measures 53″ inches long, 31″ inches wide, and 7″ inches high, making this the ideal contoured support pillow for your back, belly, legs, and neck… all in one!
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Why is my Hair Falling Out After Having Baby? Real Solutions to Solving this Problem


Hair loss after baby is normal and natural for many reasons

Hello new Moms! We are talking hair loss after having baby today. I remember quite vividly my experience with this phenomena. My hair grew so much during the pregnancy. I mean it really grew and I was pleased. But then a few months after having my baby I noticed some shedding. It was very traumatic. I know there are many of you out there who may be experiencing this same situation. Be encouraged! All is not lost. Lets discuss what is happening and get you some relief.

A few months after having a newborn, several new moms experience noticeable hair loss. This is not true hair loss, but it is natural. Excessive hair shedding is the term dermatologists use to describe this disorder. Guess who is the culprit? Your falling estrogen levels cause the excessive shedding. Remember after pregnancy your raised hormones gradually reduce in the body. (Paid link).

Don’t panic! It is only a temporary situation

Hair loss after pregnancy is normal and natural

The bottom line is that this excessive shedding is just temporary, and there is nothing you can do about it. The majority of women see their hair return to its original state. Hence panicking does not help.

A few months after having a newborn, several new moms experience noticeable hair loss. This is perfectly natural, and it isn’t real hair loss. Excessive hair shedding is the term dermatologists use to describe this disorder. Falling estrogen levels is responsible for the excessive shedding.

Changes occur both during and after pregnancy

Hormones are ultimately responsible for hair loss after pregnancy

Remember I told you how my hair was so full and healthy during the pregnancy; well did you know that during the pregnancy, the hormones estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, oxytocin increases causing a remarkable shine and luster in the hair that we all love? Your blood volume also escalates to further these changes.

Several of your hormone levels, including estrogen and progesterone, drop rapidly after your baby is born. Within 24 hours of giving birth, those hormones will be almost back to normal. Your prolactin levels will remain high as long as you’re breastfeeding.

Your blood volume drops as well, but it happens more gradually. After your baby is born, things return to normal after a few weeks.(Paid link).

When does hair shedding stop after having baby?

Your hair loss after baby will be reclaimed in most cases

Here is some good news for your comfort: Your hair loss is actually not more than you would have lost over the previous nine months; it only seems that way because it’s all happening at once.

Postpartum hair loss will begin as soon as your baby is born, and it can last for up to a year. It normally peaks around the 4-month mark, so if your baby is a few months old and you’re still losing clumps of hair, that’s a sign that something is wrong. I encourage you to seek professional help because an accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment.

Is there anything I can do to improve my hair falling out?

There are several things you can do in the meantime to prevent more damage than needed

There has been no evidence that anything can prevent or delay postpartum hair loss. If you’re concerned about your hair loss, there are therapies you might use to make your hair look fuller and healthier.

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Best practices to maintain a healthy hair after baby

  • Use a volumizing shampoo. These shampoos tend to contain ingredients like protein that coat the hair, making the hair appear fuller.
  • Avoid any shampoo labeled “conditioning shampoo.” These contain heavy conditioners that can weigh down the hair and make it look limp.
  • Use a conditioner formulated for fine hair. These contain lighter formulas that will not weigh down hair.
  • Use conditioner primarily on the ends of your hair. Applying conditioner to your scalp and all of your hair tends to weigh down hAvoid conditioners labeled “intensive conditioners.” These are usually too heavy.
  • Avoid heating your hair: Hair that has been heated with a dryer or a curling iron can appear thinner and can cause more falling out. Hold off on doing something fancy with your hair and let it air dry before the thinning stops.
  • Brush with ease: Brushing your hair too hard will cause it to fall out in larger clumps, so be careful when brushing and just brush once a day. You should spend the extra time cuddling your baby or sleeping!
  • It’s really a case of experimentation when it comes to finding the right shampoo and conditioner for thin hair. There isn’t a single ingredient that distinguishes one volumizing shampoo or conditioner for fine hair from another.
  • Change up your hairstyle: Some haircuts give the appearance of fuller hair. An expert stylist will advise you about what would work best for you.
    Short hair is preferred by many new mothers. A short haircut will make hair appear fuller.

Eat well: Including a variety of fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins in your diet is the best way to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs.

Foods that are suggested by some to improve hair health include dark leafy greens (for the iron and vitamin C), sweet potatoes and carrots (for the beta carotene), eggs (for the vitamin D), and fish (for omega-3s and magnesium).

Consume your vitamins: Vitamins should not be used to replace a varied diet, particularly if you are a new mother with a baby to look after. However, if your diet isn’t well-balanced, they might be useful as a supplement. While no particular vitamins have been linked to hair loss, they are important for optimal health. It’s common advice to keep taking your prenatal vitamins after your baby is born.(Paid link)

Bottom Line

Despite the fact that a person’s hair often sheds during pregnancy, it is so comforting to know that it is only a temporary situation and it gets better. The process of pregnancy is truly a changing phenomena. It has no special race, gender, or culture. It affects us all differently. I hope you are enjoying your pregnancy if you are and thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions or comments, please ask or comment and like my post.

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Preparation for Labor and Delivery: 15 Easy Tips to Be Aware of


Labor does not have to be frightening

For most people including men, just the thought of labor can be daunting. I know when I was having my children, labor to me was really scary! It is amazing how after having the baby you want to laugh and cry. The joy after having the baby. For me this moment is indescribable. Most people when they think of labor think of pain, fear of the unknown and worries.

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I am going to share with you some of the things you can expect during labor and delivery. Knowing this fact can really make a difference in your experience. Did you know how you imagine the pain of labor will compare to other feelings of pain?

One of the things I can tell you is, I had four deliveries and all were different and all had unexpected outcomes but I always came out on top of the negative experiences. Positive thinking is essential for Here is a list of things that could happen:

1.You might have contractions but you may not be dilating

Having frequent pain does not mean you are dilating

One of the things I constantly saw during my professional career was women who came too early to the labor ward were given fluids with baralgin medication for pain and sent home until labor was established. I would suggest that if this is your first baby, you go to the hospital when you cannot hardly bear the pain anymore. This would give the cervix time to properly open. On the other hand, if you are a multiple mom-to-be you are different in that most women who have had multiple pregnancies tend to have quicker deliveries and do not have to experience a lot of pain.

2.You may not see your doctor for a while

Know that you may not see your doctor initially when you reach the hospital. Because of their busy lifestyles, he /she could have two clients laboring at the same time . They would allow a midwife to monitor you until you are almost ready to deliver.

They will check your blood pressure, pulse, baby’s heart rate, and feel for your contractions every thirty minutes or half hour. I want to encourage you to move in bed while laboring. You can do this by lying on your back and sides between 30 minutes and an hour. Changing your position can help to facilitate a faster labor.

3.You will see lots of different faces

While you are admitted, you might see and meet lots of different people. You will hear conversations, and you will also see how the staff interact with one another and with you. You will be greeted and made comfortable. If your healthcare provider is not there as yet, the midwife will let again inform them of your admission to the unit.

The nurse will check your urine for abnormalities, your temperature, pulse , and respiration, obtain a history of why you came, and identify any burning issues at present. The midwife might also do an abdominal palpation to determine if you are contracting, how your baby is positioned in your abdomen, and your baby’s heart rate. A vaginal exam will also be performed to determine if your cervix is dilating. Most women think that the vaginal exam is so uncomfortable, and it is. Try to take deep breadths as you are examined.

4.Intravenous infusion may be given

If you are in labor, an intravenous infusion would be placed in your hand for you to get your fluids to stay hydrated. If you are not in labor, you may also have one for hydration or medication. This is not given in all hospitals .Not all pregnant women includes this in their plan for birth. It is a good idea to try to walk a bit, and move around on a birth ball or squat, holding the railing of the bed.

5.Epidurals mean you need a catheter

Private hospitals usually give epidural for pain in labor, so you will need a catheter inside your bladder to collect your urine because when you have an epidural ,you cannot be walking. You can get low blood pressure and your nerves are numb, meaning you cannot feel anything. The safest place or you is in the bed. You won’t feel the catheter while your epidural is in effect and it’ll be removed once it’s time to start pushing.

6.It’s okay if you break wind or poop during labor!!

I know this can be embarrassing, but it is fine if you stool or break wind during labor. This again can occur due to the relaxed muscles in the rectal area. These are the same muscles you use to have a pass. Do not worry about this though is is embarrassing. As healthcare professionals, we expect this and are not at all surprised if it does happen. So labor on with confidence.

7.How severe will your pain be?

No one can predict labor

There is no telling how the pain will be, but there are things you can do to keep pain at bay. The way you think has a lot to do with your outcome. Thinking positive is one of the best things you can do to in managing pain. No one can predict how long your labor will be, or how intense the pain will be. Remember pain in labor has a purpose. The pain you will feel is instrumental in pushing the little star forward towards the vagina. Use your imagination to create a pain free environment. Keep a positive mindset. You can do it!

8.Never have preconceived ideas about someone else’s labor

Stay positive during labor

I have heard many women captured the horrible stories of family and friends and think that their labor will be the same. This is not recommended because it can determine a good or bad outcome. Know that you will have your own story to tell. No two persons ever have the same stories of their labor experience. So do not go for the daunting stories to believe. (Paid link).

9.Your health care provider may bump up your baby’s heart rate

Epidurals are great, but it always comes with risks

During labor your baby’s heart rate will be monitored. If at some stage the heart rate seems abnormal or cannot be detected, your doctor will attach a monitor directly onto the baby’s scalp. This electrode will be inserted through your cervix and attached to your baby’s head and will be removed after the delivery.

10.You might need a wider outlet

All births have risks

As your baby’s head advances, you might require an episiotomy or tear to widen your outlet. An episiotomy is an intentional incision made in the vagina to facilitate a smooth delivery. Whether you tear or get an episiotomy, often depends on the hospital’s policies or the belief of the midwife. Episiotomies are presently regularly as it were performed on the off chance that the infant is troubled and needs offer assistance getting out quick. They are moreover done in case the baby’s head conveys but the shoulders get stuck (dystocia). An episiotomy may occur in the event that a lady has been pushing for a really long time and can’t thrust the infant past the exceptionally lower portion of the vaginal opening. Skin tears are less agonizing and recuperate speedier than an episiotomy.

11.A caesarean section might be needed

After birth certain conditions make it possible for you to see your period

Now mama, things do not always turn out the way as planned. Baby may become distressed and need a cesarean section. You mill be rushed to have an emergency cesarean section . If this happens, try to stay calm and put your trust in God to help you get through.

12.When your baby is born -Everything changes!

Its a different scenery after baby comes

When your baby is born, many exciting things can happen. You may experience an overwhelming emotion of both laughter and cry at the same time. The staff are usually overjoyed that your are almost there. You are so relieved that it is almost over. I encourage you to listen to your care provider. You will see the sex of your baby, and later they will allow you to hold your baby .

13.Dads have their special time too with baby

Dads during or after the birth will have their special time with baby. Not all dads are willing to go into the labor room for whatever reason. If dad prefers not to go into the labor room, allow him that space. He should know his limit. I know this may be hurtful for you, but his feelings should be respected. If the opportunity is available encourage dad to help out with skin-to-skin.

14.Your placenta is next- hold on!

You finally reach the third stage which is the wait for your placenta . This is the organ that was providing the food and oxygen to your baby. It is the connection between you and your baby. It can take 15 minutes to one hour before it is detached and is not as painful as the the baby coming out, but still can be crampy.

15.It’s bonding time soon

After the weighing, and measuring, giving vitamin k to prevent any vessel blockage, and eye ointment to prevent eye infection, you will be allowed to bond with the little star. This is the moment you can breastfeed your baby. The first hour after birth is dubbed the golden hour. An opportunity to get baby to latch on the breast to begin the breastfeeding process. Ask any questions needed while visiting the hospital. Learn all you can about breastfeeding if you are interested in it. Classes for breastfeeding and childbirth are helpful in helping you to learn.(Paid link).

You might be very tired during this time but do your best to get baby latching if only for a few minutes. Ask for your baby if it seems like it is taking awhile. The sooner the bonding the better for you both. Mothers and babies who bond early get more sleep. Practice lots of skin-to -skin.

Bottom line

I hope I have given you a glimpse of what to expect during labor and delivery. Remember things do not always turn out the same. If your baby becomes distressed, a caesarean section might be needed to recue baby. Make sure to have your bag properly packed for you and baby’s hospital visit. I wish you every success in your pregnant journey. I want you to know that God cares for you. He is always with us. As you go through your labor, weather it is a normal delivery or a C-section. Thank you for stopping by and do visit again. Please like /comment.


Serious Pregnancy Warnings You Should Never Take Lightly: Maternal Treasures


Always be aware of pregnancy warning signs

Pregnancy can come with many joys, but also many pains. We know about the common complaints like general nausea and vomiting, leg cramps, backache, and heartburn. Did you know that there are some conditions while pregnant you should not wait to see if it is serious but you go to your healthcare provider right away? We are going to learn about these today. The first one we will discuss is preeclampsia warning signs. I hope you enjoy!

1. Preeclampsia warning signs

Headaches are common during preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious medical condition of pregnancy. It can occur without any of the physical symptoms like elevated blood pressure, protein in the urine, generalizes swelling, or headaches. This condition is serious because it can lead to seizures, which can be detrimental to the life of both mother and baby. If you are experiencing high blood pressure now in your pregnancy, your healthcare provider should mention preeclampsia to you. The condition often occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy. The warning signs include:

  • Severe headache that never goes away even if you take medication
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Puffiness of the face or eyes
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Sudden swelling of face , hands, ankles, feet
  • Vision changes i.e. seeing spots or double vision

2. Vaginal bleeding

Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, bleeding can mean a number of things. It may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy if you are bleeding profusely, have extreme abdominal pain and menstrual-like cramps, or feel faint during your first trimester. Ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus, into the fallopian tube is potentially fatal. Moreover, in the first or early second trimester, heavy bleeding and cramping may be a symptom of miscarriage. In the third trimester, moreover, bleeding with abdominal pain could suggest placental abruption, which occurs when the placenta breaks from the uterine lining. Please remember that any bleeding except implantation bleed is always serious and should be checked out.

It’s difficult to know if a new ache or symptom is “natural” or whether you should call your healthcare provider or go to the emergency room during pregnancy because your body changes so quickly. If you’re unsure but concerned that something is wrong, trust your intuition and seek assistance.

Changes with vaginal discharge:

If your discharge changes from white mousy to pink, creamy, or yellow, you need to see your healthcare provider. The colors can mean different things. White discharge is normal, creamy or yellow can mean infection.

3. Symptoms of the Flu


Our doctors agree it’s important for pregnant women to get the flu vaccine because they’re more likely than other women to get sick and have severe complications from the virus during flu season.

If you do get the flu, Bernstein advises, “don’t rush into a hospital or doctor’s office where you could spread it to other pregnant women.” “First, call your doctor.”

4. Your Water bag suddenly flows


When you enter the dining room for a snack, a rush of water runs down your legs. Many women whom I have nursed, come to seek medical help because they are not aware if their bag of waters have broken. It can be very subtle. What I tell my clients is to think back and remember if they were urinating or whether they had control over what was happening. Sometimes, the leakage could be so small it is hard to detect.

5. Sudden Contractions could mean pre -termed labor

Contractions during the third trimester is called Braxton hicks . They occur quite frequent during this time and is normal. However, if you experience sudden contractions with watery, mucus white discharge or pink or bloody discharge seek medical advice right away. The contractions may be happen 4 times in one hour. Other signs may be pelvic or lower belly pressure, dull ache that is constant or repetitive in your lower back, pelvic area, lower belly, or thighs, mild belly cramps, diarrhea, your water breaks in a trickle or gush.

Here is what to do if your water breaks at home:

If you have contractions empty your bladder, drink 2-3 glasses of water and lie down on your left side for one hour. If they do not go away or if the pain gets worse, seek medical attention.

6.Nausea and vomiting for 24 hours or more

7. Chills or fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

8.Vomitting or diarrhea lasting 24 hours or more

9. COVID-19 signs or sensitivity

Fever, cough, and shortness of breath, as well as chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell, are all possible symptoms.

10. Bladder infections – Pelvic or lower abdominal pain

A bladder infection may cause painful or burning urination, the urge to go again minutes after peeing, little or no urination, and urine that is cloudy, blood-tinged, or has a strong odor.

Bottom line:

Taking good care of yourself during pregnancy should be a priority for you. You are loaded with the next generation. You should be so happy that you are pregnant with honor by God. Do all you can to make your pregnancy a happy, healthy, and safe one. Thank you for stopping by today. Please like or comment if you like.

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How to Overcome Third Trimester Anxiety and Worry: Powerful Keys To Empowering You, for the Days Ahead!


You have the power to make your third trimester a wonderful experience!

Hello Mamas and dads. I hope you are all doing great. Mama is now between 28 -40 weeks. Congratulations! You have reached the last lap of this journey. This is the maximum threshold of your pregnant life for this season. It is a season of great anticipation, expectancy, and thrills . You will see your little star very soon. You are nine months, full term at 39 weeks. You need to realize that some moms -to-be go into labor 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the due date. Anxiety is quite normal during the third trimester.

One of the things with the third trimester is it can accompany some stressful situations. I have seen many moms become frustrated because they are tired of being pregnant, cannot sleep, your due date is gone with no signs of labor, and become anxious about labor and delivery process. Relax mama! I have been there. Stay positive no matter what. Keep your mind occupied with good thoughts that will empower you to stay strong.

As you know too much of anything is not good. Too much stress and anxiety can bring challenges for both baby and mom. I am going to give you some tips on how to overcome anxiety during the third trimester. Understanding how anxiety woks in pregnancy empowers you to be strong and courageous during this phase of your life.

Control Anxiety and Fears

Many mothers to be experience anxiety during the third trimester. I was one of them as a first time mom. First time moms to be have higher anxiety levels because of many factors. For me one of the ears was, I heard it said that when a woman is pregnant, she has one foot on the land and one on the under earth. This was scary for me. Fear of the unknown also exists and you are constantly hoping that everything goes well. This a time where you can become overwhelmed and just tired of being pregnant.

All hope is not loss mama! To alleviate anxiety you can implement journaling, work out with an exercise, watch a fun movie, shopping for you and baby, hang out with your partner or bestie, pray to God, do your favorite things. Staying busy doing the things you love can make a big difference.

Crying easily during the third trimester is common

Hormone levels are at a maximum high when you cry for the simplest things

Oh I remember this one. I always laugh at myself when I think about it. Additionally, many of my clients also experience this one. Dads reading this you probably know what I am talking about. I found my self crying for the simplest things during the third trimester. Crying moments are more likely to happen at certain times of pregnancy, when hormone levels rise.

 Here are some reasons why this happens

During pregnancy there are a lot of ups and downs both physically and especially emotionally. It really can be like a roller coaster ride. The reason being because of three basic hormones. Lets talk about them. They are estrogen, progesterone, and  human chorionic gonadotropin.

Estrogen, the overwhelming female hormone delivered by the ovaries

Progesterone, the hormone capable for keeping up the uterine lining, created by the corpus luteum early in pregnancy and the placenta late in pregnancy.

The human chorionic gonadotropin, way better known as hCG, delivered by the placenta. Changes in hormone levels cause changes in neurotransmitters, chemicals that hand-off signals to your brain to control your dispositions. In 1999, research  within the diary “Psychoneuroendocrinology” found that higher progesterone levels within the last two months of pregnancy is  related with more mood changes.

Guard your personal security during these times

Pregnancy , because of its hormonal effects, can bring on so many serious challenges in our relationships with people. Relationship stresses, financial concerns and worries about what kind of a parent you’ll be can all cause mood swings. If you have serious stresses in your life, talking to a counselor may help relieve some of your fears and anxieties.

Seek help if needed: If your anxiety and worries seem to getting too much, I advise that you try some of the advice given in this post and if it persists, seek medical or professional help.

Understanding hormones during the third trimester

Taking in too much stress can cause severe complications during the third trimester!
  1. Low birth weight: Did you know that too much anxiety during pregnancy could cause your baby to have a low birth weight? This happens when your blood vessels closes, causing a restriction in blood flow. As you can imagine decreased blood flow can cause dangerous challenges to you and your baby. The blood has oxygen, and vital nutrients to sustain your little star’s life.
  2. Stay calm as much as possible: Mamas, try not to take on too much stress because it can can hurt your baby inevitably. You do have some control of how you handle your stress. We all know that life happens. How you deal with it can have a positive or a negative impact on you.
  3. Many moms to be often worry about pain, labor and delivery during this time: Taking a childbirth class can greatly reduce your anxiety about childbirth. During a childbirth class you can ask questions, and speak directly with your nurse or midwife.
  4. Taking too much stress may decrease  the brain advancement of the child. This may afterward cause behavior issues within the child too. Stress may indeed lead to preterm births. Typically one of the foremost common impacts of taking stretch amid the third trimester. Medicine agrees   that there’s a coordinate relationship between preterm births and stress.
  5. Increase for infections are increased: Stress may lead to an increase in the intrauterine infections of women. The increase of stress hormones leads to a decrease in the optimal functioning of the the of the immune system which finally leads to these infections.
  6. Stress take in can affect your little star: The mother makes the upcoming child more prone to stressful situations in the future. This is because the cortisol level increases in women when they take the stress, and it would not have a good impact on the child’s future.

Bottom line

Pregnancy is indeed an emotional and physical roller coaster that can have either good or bad effect on your life. There are many changes that can occur. I encourage you to stay strong in God. I was able to trust Him to help me get through the tough times. So mama, take it easy during this time to ensure that you give you and your baby the best pregnancy ever. Here is a great video on the third trimester pregnancy. Thanks for stopping by. Please like /comment if you liked this post. I hope everything you dream for your pregnancy works out well. Remember to put God first hope for the best. I wish you a safe, healthy pregnancy.


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Understanding the First Trimester: Everything you need to know!!


What was your first reaction to the news that you were pregnant?

Congratulations on your pregnancy if you are! I hope the pregnancy occurred at a great time in your life and if it did not, I encourage you to make the best of it. I will share with you some of the things that can help you to make your pregnancy, the healthiest. The first trimester is the main third of pregnancy, lasting 3 months. Most specialists characterize it as weeks 1–12 of pregnancy, yet some say that it stretches out into week 14.

Additionally, some specialists tally from the main day of an individual’s last menstrual period to decide the phase of a pregnancy.

When an individual misses their period, they are about a month or 4 weeks pregnant, despite the fact that origination happened just possibly 14 days sooner. For me, the first trimester was the worst . I experienced all the nausea, constipation, and vomiting. Nothing is as happy as planning for a pregnancy and hearing the news that it has come to pass. What a feeling!! I had four pregnancies but I only planned two.The feelings were quite different. Nonetheless, I love them all the same.

When should you tell about your pregnancy?

Broadcasting the news that you are pregnant is totally up to you. There should be no pressure to tell anyone until the time that you think is right. II felt good telling others that I was pregnant after the fourth month. Despite the fact that pregnancy indications can be very extreme during the main trimester, the vast majority are not noticeably pregnant until at any rate the finish of the primary trimester. At times, the pregnancy may not be obvious to others until some other time

What gets the first trimester going?

The fertilized egg creates into a developing life, which gets to be a hatchling 8 weeks into the pregnancy. During the primary 8 weeks of pregnancy, a simple brain and spine frame, along side muscles of the eyes, nose, and mouth. The embryo measures 1–1.5 inches (in), or 2.5–3.8 centimeters (cm), at 8 weeks. At the end of the first trimester, all major organ frameworks have shaped, in spite of the fact that the organs are not completely developed. Muscles and bones are starting to make, and the genitals are growing. An ultrasound cannot identify the sex of the embryo at this early arrange, but a blood test may.

The baby is bigger at the end of the first trimester — around 3–4 in (7.6–10.2 cm) long. Even though your baby moves during the first 3 months, it is often hard to distinguish by the mother at this time. Movement usually occurs during the fourth month of pregnancy.

However, a few pregnant individuals report feeling development exceptionally early, particularly in case they have been pregnant before. The first trimester is said to be the most serious of all three because at this point, your baby is growing quickly from an embryo to a fetus. The fetus begins to have changes in the skeletal, limbs, organs, and facial definitions. That is a lot going on. This puts your growing child in danger of having challenges or even getting a miscarriage.

What are some of the discomforts of pregnancy?

Each pregnancy is unique, and a few people experience no pregnancy manifestations by any stretch of the imagination.

For the individuals who do see changes, the most widely recognized side effects include:

Weakness: Individuals may feel more drained than expected, for certain people encountering extreme depletion.

Queasiness: Sickness is perhaps the most widely recognized pregnancy indications. In the event that queasiness causes continuous spewing or makes it difficult to eat or hold down food, it is essential to call a medical care supplier.

A throbbing headaches: A few people experience migraines or other muscle a throbbing painfulness.

Breast changes: The bosoms may seem more full or change appearance otherly. They may turn out to be exceptionally delicate, and a few people notice expanded areola affectability.

Changes in disposition: Pregnancy addresses a tremendous change in an individual’s life, and they may feel a wide range of feelings about it. Pregnancy chemicals and the physiological inconveniences of pregnancy may likewise influence state of mind. So women often go through physical and emotional changes.

Wooziness: A few people feel unsteady, particularly when they are ravenous or parched or stand up excessively fast.

Nasal congestion: Differences in blood flow within the body might cause exaggerated sinus congestion or pressure. Some folks  even have nosebleeds.
Vaginal discharge modifications: A person’s usual pattern of discharge might change. they’ll have additional discharge or notice that it’s a special texture. it’s not traditional for the epithelial duct to harm or itch, therefore anyone experiencing these symptoms ought to decision a doctor.
Spotting: Some folks may experience light spotting , particularly too soon within the trimester. See your healthcare provider if bleeding is heavy or you are concerned.
Weight- In most cases, it is not necessary to ingest more calories than needed.

  • The minimal weight according to webmed is -Underweight women should gain no more than 25-40 lbs
  • Overweight women no more than 15 -25 lbs
  • Generally one should gain no more than 2-4 lbs during the first trimester and 1 lb during the remainder of the pregnancy

So I am pregnant, what is my next move?

Eating the best foods rich in nutrients is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy

An individual may not look  pregnant during the first 3 months. If you chose to keep your pregnancy, there are some things you need to keep in mind. You must consider  sliming your weight down and might have to change some lifestyles. to maintain a healthy and safe pregnancy. If birth variations from the norm happen, they tend to happen early in development. Healthful choices amid the primary trimester, such as taking folic acid supplements and dodging smoking, can offer assistance diminish the chance of these abnormalities. Choose a specialist you trust to help you get through your pregnancy in the safest way. Remember to keep God first in everything. He told us to throw every care on Him because He cares for us.

The Centers for Infection Control and Avoidance (CDC) recommend that most pregnant individuals take a few steps to preserve the wellbeing of the pregnancy.

  • These include: scheduling an arrangement with a specialist or midwife to gather information on present health condition. This is important because certain problems can be identified and managed.
  • You can arrange to attend childbirth classes.
  • Taking an every day pre-natal vitamin is also recommended.

What to avoid during pregnancy?

  • Every pregnant woman is different during pregnancy. I would recommend that you talk with your healthcare provider about any risk factors you may be concerned about. Most individuals ought to avoid: skin care items containing retinol or isotretinoin, which may incorporate numerous skin break out and anti-aging products
  • alcohol and recreational drugs smoking mosquito bites, as mosquitoes can carry perilous infections
  • any nourishment  with bacteria, including undercooked meat, crude shellfish, undercooked eggs, and unpasteurized drain and cheese fish which will contain mercury or poisons, such as shark, swordfish, and marlin changing cat litter, because it postures the chance of toxoplasmosis It is secure to eat fish, salmon, sardines, and a few other sleek fish.
  • The Food and drug act(FDA) prescribe that pregnant individuals eat 8–12 ounces (oz) of low-mercury fish per week, which likens to two to three 4-oz servings.

When should you see a specialist?

The earlier you are seen in pregnancy can determine you overcoming challenges

As soon as you know that you are pregnant, you can make an appointment to see your midwife or doctor. The sooner, the better, just incase you have issues that need to be managed.

  • Ultra sound – A specialist may plan an early ultrasound to guarantee that the pregnancy is intact and doing well.
  • Early blood works may offer assistance identify common issues, such as thyroid illness or sexually transmitted contaminations (STIs) that might influence the fetus.
  • An individual ought to call a specialist in the event that they: get serious headaches
  • Cannot stop vomiting
  • Experience dizziness that is intense enough to interfere with their daily functioning
    Have a fever or intense cramps in their stomach
    Begin to bleed heavily

Bottom line:

Pregnancy should be a time of happiness, gratefulness, and appreciation for life. It is the beginning of a wonderful phase of life that should be cherished between you and your partner. Even though pregnancy is a time, it can come with many hurdles. For the most part, most women do very well. I would like to congratulate you if you are pregnant. Make the best of it no matter what. Trust God to help you through the hurdles. Be aware of danger zones so you get the help you need. Please like / subscribe to our mailing list . Thank you for stopping by and do come again.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy: Answers To Your Burning Questions!


Pregnancy can have many questions. Never stop until you get the answers you need

Pregnancy, particularly if it’s your initial, is really filled with huge and wonderful changes occurring within your body. It’s no wonder questions arise! Considering pregnancy is a great step . I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the pregnant mamas out there. Every woman who gets pregnant will have questions about pregnancy. Today is a winning day for you. I am going to answer some of your most burning questions.

1.What are the First Pregnancy Signs?

Remember everyone is unique during pregnancy


Wondering if you are pregnant? The way to know for sure is via a pregnancy test. But what if for precise results it is too soon? Any subtle symptoms of pregnancy can be found, such as exhaustion, nausea, excessive urination, all of a sudden you no longer like your favorite to foods, morning sickness, breast swelling and tenderness, and a missed period if you have menstruation very frequently. Just in case there are some persons who who still see their period during pregnancy.

2.Why is my doctor looking for gestational diabetes screening?


Many doctors conduct regular gestational diabetes tests for pregnant women who are older than 25 years of age, have a family history or race that is vulnerable to the disease, are obese, have delivered a baby over 9 pounds in weight, or have had another pregnancy with a prior instance of gestational diabetes.

3.For pregnant women, what types of fitness activities are safe?


During your pregnancy, you no longer have to swear off exercise. As you await the arrival of your little bundle of joy, there are ways to remain active, fit, and safe. Soft, low-impact exercise, such as low gravity swimming, aqua aerobics, cycling, jogging (if you did it before your pregnancy), yoga, unless your doctor recommends otherwise.

4.How Can I Prevent Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are innevitable during pregnancy

Approximately 90-percent of pregnant women develop stretch marks as their body grows during pregnancy on the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and breasts. You don’t have to be in the majority! You can do your part to prevent stretch marks by drinking lots of water to keep skin hydrated, by massaging your skin daily with a moisturizer or oil that’s high in vitamin A and vitamin E (i.e., cocoa butter) to prevent stretch marks, and increase circulation and tissue repair; and by consuming a diet that’s rich in skin-supporting vitamins—E, C, A, and zinc.

5.What Can I Do To Prevent Heartburn?

Heartburn plagues most expecting women due to a growing uterus and progesterone, a hormone that relaxes muscles (including the stomach valve) to ready the body for pregnancy—both allowing acid into the esophagus.

However, you can use certain tricks, such as eating smaller and more frequent meals, taking a walk after meals, keeping the head and chest elevated while you sleep, wearing loose clothing, sipping ginger root tea, and taking antacids to alleviate indigestion and gas. pregnancy—both allowing acid into the esophagus.

7.How essential are prenatal vitamins?


Prenatal vitamins are important in the face of the increased demands of pregnancy. It is not easy to develop a new child in your body, and you will need additional vitamins and minerals in your diet, such as folic acid, calcium, and iron, for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Instead of only selecting a prenatal vitamin, speak to your doctor or midwife.

8. During my entire pregnancy, how many appointments will I need?


Prenatal care is completely necessary during pregnancy. The OWH says, “This consistent care can help keep you and your baby healthy, spot problems if they occur, and avoid issues during delivery.”

9.How often do I need to get check ups?

  • – The first visit or registration of a pregnant woman for ANC should take place as soon as the pregnancy is suspected. Every woman in the reproductive age group should be encouraged to visit her health provider if she believes she is pregnant. Ideally, the first visit should take place within 12 weeks then:
  • Every 4 weeks until 28 weeks
  • Every 2 weeks until 36 weeks
  • Weekly after 36 weeks until delivery

10.During pregnancy, how much weight can I gain?

According to the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, “You should gain weight gradually during your pregnancy, with most of the weight gained in the last three months.”

Women gain weight at the following pace is proposed by the government agency:

For the first three months, 1 to 4 pounds overall (first trimester)2 to 4 pounds per month during the fourth to ninth months (second and third trimesters). During pregnancy, the overall amount you gain depends on your weight at the moment of conception. The USDA recommends gaining between 25 and 35 pounds for women who have maintained a safe pre-conception weight. To find out what pace and amount of weight gain is right for you, be sure to talk to your doctor.

11.When is the right time to go to the hospital?   


Clock your contractions to control when they begin, how long they last, and the time between each one. This is a clear predictor of how soon the first labor stages will begin. The women’s health.gov says, “With real labor, contractions become regular, stronger and more frequent.” Such contractions often produce a normal pattern and do not taper off or go down.

12. How many ultrasounds do I need ?


During pregnancy, ultrasound tests may be performed at any time, but they are not often considered a standard prenatal test. Most OB-GYNs recommend getting at least two moms-to-be:

The first examination normally occurs as part of a biophysical profile during your first trimester (a prenatal ultrasound evaluation).

Usually, the second is planned for 18 to 20 weeks to check out how the baby’s internal organs are growing.

13. When can I figure out my baby’s gender?


You will be able to discover the gender of your baby at your second-trimester ultrasound visit, usually between 18 and 20 weeks.


Bottom line

I hope you enjoyed having some of your burning questions answered. Pregnancy is great, but it can come with a great price and asking the right questions can help you to find your confidence in pregnancy. If you are pregnant I wish you every success. Make the best of every situation. Know that God is always with you.


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Pregnancy Preparation: 17 Really Important Things You Need To Consider Before Pregnancy


Pregnancy preparation is the gateway to a happy, healthy, and safe pregnancy

This phrase often comes from our healthcare providers after visiting them, after not feeling well or missing the monthly menses. Lets face it, very few times we are ready for pregnancy and other times we are not. I use to think that when a baby comes into the world everything should be perfect. I have learned that there is never the perfect timing because life is always changing. However I do believe that we should make the best plan for where ever we are in life.

Pregnancy is one of the greatest events a woman will ever experience. I am the mother of five children: four of whom I had the privilege of giving birth to . Pregnancy has so many joys and pains. It can meet you ready or not. Do you know what is amazing? No matter where it finds us , we make preparations to make the best decisions to survive the pregnancy. After nine months of pregnancy, we are often doing great with our bundle of joy.

On the off chance that you are attempting to have an infant or are simply considering everything, it isn’t too soon to begin preparing for pregnancy. Bias wellbeing and medical care center around things you can do previously and between pregnancies to build the odds of having a solid child. For certain ladies, preparing their body for pregnancy requires a couple of months. For different ladies, it may take longer. Regardless of whether this is your first, or 7th infant, coming up next are significant strides to assist you with preparing for the best pregnancy conceivable.

Pregnancy Review

Lets take a look at how pregnancy occurs. Pregnancy happens when a sperm prepares an egg after it’s delivered from the ovary during ovulation. The prepared egg at that point goes down into the uterus, where implantation happens. An effective implantation brings about pregnancy.

By and large, a full-term pregnancy endures 40 weeks. There are numerous elements that can influence a pregnancy. Ladies who get an early pregnancy determination and pre-birth care are bound to encounter a solid pregnancy and bring forth a sound infant.

Here is a list of 20 thins you should do before getting pregnant:

1. Make a preconceptual appointment

You do not have a specialist or birthing assistant arranged to convey your infant yet, however call your ob-gyn, birthing assistant, or family practice specialist now for a bias test. Your specialist will audit your own and family clinical history, your current wellbeing, and any meds or enhancements you’re taking. Certain meds and enhancements are risky during pregnancy, and some may should be exchanged before you even attempt to imagine on the grounds that they’re put away in your muscle versus fat’s and can wait there.

Your professional will probably talk about eating routine, weight, work out, and any unfortunate conditions you may have, (for example, smoking, drinking, and ingesting medications); suggest a multivitamin; ensure you’re modern on your inoculations; test you for resistance to youth infections, for example, chicken pox and rubella; and answer any inquiries you have. Likewise, you might be alluded to a trained professional in the event that you have certain ailments, for example, asthma, diabetes, or hypertension, diabetes that should be controlled before you get pregnant.

On the off chance that it’s been in any event a year since you had a test, you can likewise hope to have a pelvic test and a Pap smear, and to be tried for explicitly sent sicknesses in case you’re in danger. You will also be investigated for any medication you may be taking. Believe it or not taking certain drugs during pregnancy can cause genuine birth deserts.

These incorporate some remedy and over-the-counter drugs and dietary or home grown enhancements. In the event that you are arranging a pregnancy, you ought to examine the requirement for any medicine with your PCP prior to getting pregnant and ensure you are taking just those prescriptions that are vital.

Vaccinations

A few inoculations are suggested before you become pregnant, during pregnancy, or just after conveyance. Having the perfect inoculations at the perfect time can help keep you solid and help hold your child back from becoming ill or having long lasting medical issues.

2. Consider hereditary screening

Your professional should offer you hereditary transporter screening before you begin attempting to consider to see whether you or your accomplice is a transporter for genuine acquired sicknesses, for example, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell infection, and others. On the off chance that both you and your accomplice are transporters, your kid will have a 1 out of 4 possibility of having the illness.

3.Folic Acid is a must

Taking a folic corrosive enhancement is vital. By taking 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic corrosive daily for in any event one month before you imagine and during your first trimester, you can cut your odds of having a child with neural-tube deformities, for example, spina bifida by 50 to 70 percent, as indicated by the Communities for Infectious prevention and Anticipation (CDC). Taking folic corrosive forestalls some other birth absconds too.

You can purchase folic acid at the pharmacy, or you can take a pre-birth or customary multivitamin. Check the mark on multivitamins to ensure they contain the 400 mcg of folic corrosive you need. This is the required amount for a pregnant woman.

Likewise check to ensure that your multivitamin doesn’t contain more than the suggested every day remittance of 770 mcg RAE (2,565 IU) of nutrient A, except if the majority of it’s in a structure called beta-carotene. Getting an over the top diverse sort of nutrient A can cause birth defects.

4. Get help if you need it for heavy drinking, smoking, and drugs

You must take control of bad habits right away

If by chance you smoke or ingest medications, this is a great time an ideal opportunity to stop. Research has indicated that smoking or consuming medications can prompt unsuccessful labor, untimely birth, and low-birth-weight infants. Remember that a few medications can remain in your framework even after they have worn off.

Additionally, research proposes that tobacco use can influence your ripeness and lower your accomplice’s sperm check. Indeed, examines have demonstrated that even used smoke may decrease your capacity to get pregnant.

Moderate drinking (that is one beverage daily for ladies) is viewed as fine while you’re attempting to imagine, however you’ll need to dodge over the top or hard-core boozing as of now. Furthermore, when you’re pregnant, specialists suggest that you quit drinking through and through since nobody knows precisely what potential unsafe impacts even the littlest measure of liquor has on a creating infant.

Try not to spare a moment to chat with your medical care supplier. She can converse with you about instruments to help you quit smoking or allude you to a program to help you quit ingesting medications, for instance. You can look around for a community clinic to help by placing you in contact with other help.

5. Stock your refrigerator with solid nourishments

You are what you eat. Eat the best during preparation

You’re not eating for two yet, yet you should begin settling on nutritious food decisions now so your body will be loaded up with the supplements you need for a sound pregnancy.

Attempt to get at any rate 2 cups of products of the soil 1/2 cups of vegetables consistently, just as a lot of entire grains and nourishments that are high in calcium – like milk, calcium-strengthened squeezed orange, and yogurt. Eat an assortment of protein sources, for example, beans, nuts, seeds, soy items, poultry, and meats.

6. Focus on the right weight for you

You may take some pictures for memory in case you’re at a solid weight. Having a low or high weight file (BMI) makes it harder for certain ladies to get pregnant. Remember too much or too little weight can cause problems for you and baby.

Getting to a better weight currently can likewise assist you with getting your pregnancy off on the correct foot. Ladies with a high BMI are bound to have pregnancy or conveyance inconveniences, while ladies who start with a low BMI and neglect to put on sufficient weight are bound to convey underweight children. Converse with your medical care supplier about the most ideal approach to accomplish your weight objectives.

7. Zero in to maintain a proper weight- exercise

You may gain some easier experiences envisioning on the off chance that you’re at a strong weight. Having a low or high weight document (BMI) makes it harder for specific women to get pregnant.

Improving weight presently can similarly help you with getting your pregnancy off on the right foot. Women with a high BMI will undoubtedly have pregnancy or transport burdens, while women who start with a low BMI and disregard to gain adequate weight will undoubtedly pass on underweight youngsters. Chat with your clinical consideration provider about the best way to deal with achieve your weight destinations. If you are not in a routine, you can begin to prepare a schedule and gradually increase your sessions timing. Start where you are most comfortable.

8. Do not tolerate violence: Get help if needed

Bringing a baby into an abusive environment is only added stress to your life.

9.Visit your dental specialist

At the point when you’re planning for pregnancy, remember about your oral wellbeing. Hormonal movements during pregnancy can make you more powerless to gum infection. Higher progesterone and estrogen levels can make the gums respond distinctively to the microbes in plaque, bringing about swollen, red, delicate gums that drain when you floss or brush.

Fortunately ladies who deal with their periodontal wellbeing before they get pregnant eliminated their odds of encountering gum difficulties in pregnancy. See your dental specialist for an exam and cleaning now on the off chance that you haven’t done as such in the previous a half year.

10.Determine how much money you will be spending to raise your child

Planning your pregnancy makes way for a healthy pregnancy

As indicated by a 2009 report from the U.S. Branch of Farming, center pay families will burn through $286,050 to bring up a youngster from birth through age 17. Discover the amount you’re probably going to go through with our Expense of Bringing up a Kid Number cruncher.

For the more short term, you’ll need to think about the expense of pregnancy and conveyance. Without protection, an average vaginal conveyance can cost about $9,000 and a cesarean segment about $15,000. Neonatal concentrated consideration can cost $2,000 to $3,000 per day.

In the event that you have health care coverage, call the organization and discover what sort of pre-birth inclusion they offer. In case you’re sufficiently fortunate to have a selection of plans, look at inclusion and suppliers. On the off chance that you have a specific specialist or birthing assistant at the top of the priority list, see whether she’s in your arrangement or the amount it would cost to see her out of organization.

Discover what your deductibles are for pre-birth visits and conveyance, and ask what tests and systems your protection covers. In the event that you have a high deductible, attempt to set a little aside now so you will not be left with extreme bills when the child shows up.

Just in case you don’t have health care coverage, contact your neighborhood clinic to perceive what projects and assets are accessible in your general vicinity to help pregnant ladies and infants get the clinical consideration and different administrations they need.

11. Become familiar with Your Family Ancestry

Gathering you and your partner’s family’s wellbeing history can be significant for your youngster’s wellbeing. You probably won’t understand that your sister’s heart deformity or your cousin’s sickle cell sickness could influence your kid, yet sharing this family ancestry data with your primary care physician can be significant.

Different reasons individuals go for hereditary directing incorporate having had a few premature deliveries, newborn child passings, inconvenience getting pregnant (fruitlessness), or a hereditary condition or birth imperfection that happened during a past pregnancy.

12.Get mentally prepared

Emotional wellness is the means by which we think, feel, and go about as we adapt to life. To be at your best, you need to have a positive outlook on your life and worth yourself. Everybody feels stressed, on edge, miserable, or focused on some of the time. Notwithstanding, if these emotions don’t disappear and they meddle with your day by day life, find support.

Ladies who experience the ill effects of sorrow are twice as prone to have issues with fruitfulness as ladies who don’t, says Alice Domar, head of the Domar Community for Brain/Body Wellbeing at Boston IVF. As she calls attention to, “On the off chance that somebody is clinically discouraged, she can scarcely deal with herself, significantly less a child. From a developmental perspective, it bodes well that it’s difficult to get pregnant when you’re discouraged. Talk with your primary care physician or another wellbeing proficient about your sentiments and treatment alternatives.

13.Run from any possible infection

It’s essential to avoid diseases when you’re attempting to get pregnant, particularly those that could hurt your child to-be.

You’ll need to avoid certain food sources, for example, unpasteurized delicate cheeses and other dairy items, cold store meats, and crude and half-cooked fish and poultry. These food sources can hold hazardous microbes that cause listeriosis, a food-borne sickness that can prompt unsuccessful labor or stillbirth. You ought to likewise dodge unpasteurized juices since they can contain microorganisms, for example, salmonella or E. coli.

Sexually transmitted infections

If you have a cheating partner, you must protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases which can harm you and your baby.

Make certain to wash your hands as often as possible while getting ready dinners, and ensure your ice chest is set somewhere in the range of 35 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit (2 and 4 degrees Celsius) and your cooler is at or under 0 degrees F (- 18 degrees C) to hold cold nourishments back from turning sour.

It’s a smart thought to wear gloves when diving in the nursery or sandbox, and to get another person to change the litter box to try not to contract toxoplasmosis, another contamination that can be hazardous for a creating infant.

Lastly, ensure you get an influenza shot, to try not to catch this season’s virus when you’re pregnant. Get inoculated when the antibody for the coming season opens up. Getting seasonal influenza while pregnant can prompt genuine entanglements, for example, pneumonia and preterm work.

14.Lower natural dangers

You will be unable to totally kill every ecological peril, however you can give a valiant effort to keep whatever number of them as would be prudent out of your life now. A few positions can be dangerous to you and your unborn kid, for instance. In case you’re regularly presented to synthetic substances or radiation, you’ll need to roll out certain improvements before you consider.

Likewise, remember that some cleaning items, pesticides, solvents, and lead in drinking water from old lines can be perilous for a creating infant. Ask your healthcare provider about your day by day schedule, and check whether you can think of approaches to stay away from or wipe out dangers in your home and work environment.

15. Thoroughly consider your choice

Having a youngster is a lifetime responsibility. Before you attempt to imagine, consider whether you’re prepared to assume on this liability. Some key inquiries:

Have you thoroughly considered how you’ll deal with childcare duties and adjusting work and family?

It is safe to say that you are set up to parent a unique necessities kid on the off chance that you have one?

On the off chance that you have an accomplice, are both of you similarly dedicated to turning out to be guardians?

On the off chance that you and your accomplice have strict contrasts, have you talked about what they will mean for how you bring up your youngster?

16.Sort out when you ovulate

A few ladies just stop taking birth control, when they’re prepared to get pregnant and allowed destiny to choose when they’ll consider. Others adopt a more determined strategy by diagramming their periods and following indications to attempt to pinpoint their ripe days every month.

Utilize our Ovulation Number cruncher to get an unpleasant gauge of when you’re generally prolific. In the event that you need to be more definite, begin outlining your basal internal heat level (BBT) and the adjustments in your cervical bodily fluid. Following these indications more than a while can help you sort out when you’re ovulating during each cycle.

Ovulation indicator packs can likewise help you sort out when you’re ovulating by recognizing chemicals in your pee, or changes in chloride in the spit or on the skin, that signal ovulation is going to happen. These units cost $10 to $50 per pack and are accessible at pharmacies.

17.Throw your contraception aside and try

So you’re prepared to say farewell to contraception. For certain individuals, dumping contraception is just about as simple as moving the condoms or stomach to the rear of the bureau compartment. Yet, going off hormonal contraception can require a smidgen really arranging.

All you need to do to invert the impacts of the Pill, the fix, or the ring is to quit utilizing them. You don’t need to hang tight for the finish of a month to month cycle to stop. You’ll in all likelihood get your period inside a couple of days.

For some ladies, fertility returns when they quit utilizing these techniques, however some may require a month or so to begin ovulating once more. You’ll realize ovulation has returned to ordinary when you’re getting your period routinely.

Some doctors suggest utilizing an obstruction technique and holding up until you two or three ordinary periods prior to attempting to imagine, in light of the fact that this can assist you with building up a more precise due date. In any case, it’s totally protected to begin attempting immediately on the off chance that you need to. Furthermore, on the off chance that you do get pregnant before your periods become customary once more, don’t stress – you can have an early sonogram to date your pregnancy.

In case you’re utilizing Depo-Provera, it can take as long as a year after your last went for you to begin ovulating once more, regardless of whether your period gets back to typical sooner. Discover what you need to think about stopping different sorts of conception prevention, including IUDs.

Bottom line

I hope you enjoyed this post . As you can see pregnancy entails a lot of consideration. It is something that can be a life and death situation. Hence, we must be careful to consider our choices in sexuality. I encourage you to consider preconceptual care before getting pregnant to ensure that you are giving your little star the best start in life. Thank you for stopping by today and please like / comment below. You can check out more of my posts on :

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How To Overcome Backache During Pregnancy: Easy solutions At Your fingertips


At some point during your pregnancy Mamas, you may experience back ache. My mom used to say when I was having my kids that if I had backache I was having a boy. Well I proved my mom right because I never had backache and I gave birth to 4 girls. lol! scientificully, thats not proven yet. There are some things I will share with you that can help you with your back ache, but lets try to understand why that happens.

The Causes of Backache during pregnancy

Pregnancy back pain typically happens where the pelvis meets your spine, at the sacroiliac joint.

  • Muscle separation. As the uterus expands, two parallel sheets of muscles (the rectal abdominis muscles), which run from the rib cage to the pubic bone, may separate along the center seam. This separation may worsen back pain.
  •  Stress . Emotional stress can cause muscle tension in the back, which may be felt as back pain or back spasms. You may find that you experience an increase in back pain during stressful periods of your pregnancy.
  • Weight gain . During a healthy pregnancy, women typically gain between 25 and 35 pounds. The spine has to support that weight. That can cause lower back pain. The weight of the growing baby and uterus also puts pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis and back.
  •  Posture changes. Pregnancy shifts your center of gravity. As a result, you may gradually — even without noticing — begin to adjust your posture and the way you move. This may result in back pain or strain.
  •  Hormone changesDuring pregnancy, your body makes a hormone called relaxin that allows ligaments in the pelvic area to relax and the joints to become looser in preparation for the birth process. The same hormone can cause ligaments that support the spine to loosen, leading to instability and pain.
  • Balance the weight between 2 bags when carrying shopping
  • keep your back straight and well supported when sitting at work and at home – look for maternity support pillows
  • get enough rest, particularly later in pregnancy
  • a massage or warm bath may help
  • use a mattress that supports you properly – you can put a piece of hardboard under a soft mattress to make it firmer, if necessary
  • go to a group or individual back care class
  • You can take paracetamol to ease back pain while you are pregnant, unless your GP or midwife says not to. Always follow the instructions on the packet.

Here are some things you can try

  •  Exercise Regular exercise strengthens muscles and boosts flexibility. That can ease the stress on your spine. Safe exercises for most pregnant women include walking, swimming , and stationary cycling. Your doctor or physical therapist can recommend exercises to strengthen your back and abdomen.
  •  Heat and Cold . Applying heat and cold to your back may help. If your health care provider agrees, start by putting cold compresses (such as a bag of ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) on the painful area for up to 20 minutes several times a day. After two or three days, switch to heat — put a heating pad or hot water bottle on the painful area. Be careful not to apply heat to your abdomen during pregnancy.
  •  Improve your posture. Slouching strains your spine. So using proper posture when working, sitting, or sleeping is a good move. For example, sleeping on your side with a pillow between the knees will take stress off your back. When sitting at a desk, place a rolled-up towel behind your back for support; rest your feet on a stack of books or stool and sit up straight, with your shoulders back. Wearing a support belt may also help.
  •  Counseling. If back pain is related to stress, talking to a trusted friend or counselor may be helpful.
  •  Acupuncture Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into your skin at certain locations. Studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in relieving low back pain during pregnancy. Check with your health care provider if you’re interested in trying it.
  •  Chiropractic. When performed correctly, chiropractic manipulation of the spine can be safe during pregnancy, but consult with your doctor before seeking chiropractic care.
  • If you need to pick something up from the ground, use your legs to squat rather than bend over.
  •  Don’t wear high-heeled shoes.
  • Sleep on your side or abdomen .
  •  Wear support hose.

When should I seek medical attention?

If your back pain persists, you may want to consult your doctor to see what else you might try. Be sure to consult your doctor before taking pain medications. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is safe for most women to take during pregnancy. Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) are not advised. In some cases, your doctor may recommend other pain medicines or muscle relaxants that are safe during pregnancy your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe pain
  • Increasingly severe pain or pain that begins abruptly
  • Rhythmic cramping pains
  • Difficulty urinating or “pins and needles” in your extremities
  • In rare cases, severe back pain may be related to problems such as pregnancy-associated osteoporosis, vertebral osteoarthritis, or septic arthritis. Be careful, rhythmic pains may be a sign of preterm labor. So if you are experiencing any of these problems, it’s important to be checked by your doctor.

Bottom line

Backache is a common problem in pregnancy. It is nagging and uncomfortable. If you are experiencing backache just now, I suggest that you try some of the recommendations above. I just hope that something works for you. Remember God cares for you so you can also ask for His help. Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you every success. You can like, or comment if you would like. If you are a male, please share with your pregnant families and friends.


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The Best Books For Breastfeeding And Pregnancy: Review


Breastfeeding indeed is a natural way to breastfeed, but it can be difficult sometimes. Reading books are an excellent way for mothers to be can learn about breastfeeding. There are many authors who have dedicated their time and efforts into putting the information you need into books. If you are an avid reader, you will enjoy reading these books by well known authors about breastfeeding. I hope you enjoy the reviews and make a good choice. I have also included some paid links to help you purchase. Here we go:

  1. Name of book: Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding Paperback – August 7, 2015

Place of purchase: Amazon

Price: $21.77

What is the awesome book about?

Breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, yet it’s not always easy. New mothers need practical information about getting off to a good start and solving breastfeeding challenges. Health professionals need this information too, because it is rarely taught in medical school. Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding covers the most common problems and questions that mothers encounter: – How do I help my baby to get a good latch – How can I know if my baby is getting enough milk – How can I help him get more? – Can I avoid sore nipples? – Will my medication affect my baby? – How do I fit breastfeeding into my life when I’m so busy? The answers are here. Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman are two of the world’s foremost lactation experts and have helped tens of thousands of new mothers find solutions that work. In this comprehensive guide, they share the most current information about breastfeeding and provide new, effective strategies and solutions to make breastfeeding work for you. Here is the paid link to this awesome book.


2. Name of book: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition Paperback – Illustrated, July 13, 2010

Place of purchase: Amazon

Price: $15:52

About this book:

It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations.

Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers

• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more 
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications

Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.

Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding. Here is the paid link to this incredible book.


3. Name of book: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth “Updated With New Material” Paperback – Illustrated, March 4, 2003

Place of purchase: Amazon

Price: $11:72

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:

• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs–and the miraculous roles touch and massage play
• What really happens during labor
• Orgasmic birth–making birth pleasurable
• Episiotomy–is it really necessary?
• Common methods of inducing labor–and which to avoid at all costs
• Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
• How to avoid postpartum bleeding–and depression
• The risks of anesthesia and cesareans–what your doctor
doesn’t necessarily tell you
• The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
• How to create a safe, comfortable environment for
birth in any setting, including a hospital
• And much more

Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention. Here is the link to this spectacular book


4. Name of book: Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers Paperback – Illustrated, December 1, 2010

Place of purchase: Amazon

# 1 Best seller

Price:$15.99.

About this book:

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast.

This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.

Breastfeeding Made Simple will help you to:• Find comfortable, relaxing breastfeeding positions
• Establish ample milk production and a satisfying breastfeeding rhythm with your baby
• Overcome discomfort and mastitis
• Use a breast pump to express and store milk
• Easily transition to solid foods. Here is the paid link to for this wonderful book


5. Name of book: Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition Paperback 

Place of purchase: Amazon

Price: $26.28

Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development. There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident that your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy. Here is the paid link to this excellent book.


6. Name of book: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Paperback – Illustrated, May 31, 2016

Place of purchase: Amazon

Best seller

Price: $9.89

More about this book:

America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions.

  • When can I take home a pregnancy test?
  • How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one?
  • Can I keep up my spinning classes?
  • Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese?
  • Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job?
  • I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow?
  • Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound?
  • Will I know labor when I feel it?

Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle C-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too. Here is the link to this treasure.


7. Name of book: Growing You: Keepsake Pregnancy Journal and Memory Book for Mom and Baby Hardcover – March 17, 2020

Place of purchase: Amazon

Price:$25.22

Every pregnancy should be unique. Documenting those precious moments can be rewarding to read for years to come. A journal is a great tool to capture your special moments with child. Here is the paid link to this magnificent book.

Our book reviews are completed. I am more than delighted to have had this opportunity to have you review them with me. If you are like me, I love to read. Your pregnancy and breastfeeding are extremely important hence , the need to know as much as possible. After all, your little star deserves it. Thank you for stopping by and do visit us again. It is my hope that your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum are really going well. You can comment below if you like. I would love to hear from you.

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