Nesting is not only for birds. As humans, we nest, but in a different way. As our due date gets closer we naturally start to prepare for our new baby. For some women nesting includes setting up the baby's room and just a basic surface cleaning. For others, nesting is taken very seriously using a tooth brush to get to every nick-n-cranny.
Unexpected back pain during a contraction! Awake at 2:50 am; hungry, had to pee, Sid started moving around, suddenly got hot. As I sat up I felt a twinge in my back, to the left side, that quickly grew very intense as I went through a contraction. Lasted through my trip to the bathroom, sitting on the toilet, coming out. Had to lean my hands on the counter and just breathe for a second. Totally new; my contractions have never been painful before.
Another at about 1:30 pm! Normal painless contractions in between.
No one ever looks forward to a pregnancy alone. A pregnancy holds so many experiences to share with your loved one. We would all prefer our partner to be there every step of the way. However, becoming depressed and dwelling on your loneliness won't make the situation any better so during instead, try some of these tips on keeping busy and staying positive.
Trimester 3 and we are into the playoffs! It's business time! As you start to burst at the seams, he may be finally coming out of denial. The pregnancy is pretty real now and his worries will start to turn toward you and the baby. What are his concerns as the birth draws near?
As a midwife I put a lot of thought and effort into my pregnancy and birthing experience. But none of my midwifery knowledge prepared me for the first few weeks after having a baby. These tips helped me prepare for less stressful postpartum period at the end of my second pregnancy.
Tobacco contains approximately 2,500 chemicals that could harm an unborn baby. Research confirms that smoking has significant negative effect on the developing fetus. Learn how to quit safely and for good.
To drag your body up to do anything when you're pregnant is hard enough, but to be motivated to exercise -- get outta here! Pregnancy is a time for sitting comfortably on the sofa with your feet firmly OFF the ground and your hand firmly IN a bag of chocolates...is it not?