• C-Section Recovery Must Haves
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    C-Section Recovery Must Haves

    C-Section Planned or Not Here Comes Baby Some C-Sections are planned and others are not. However you birth, Natural or C-Section, birth is painful and the aftermath is… still painful. Haha! I have had two C-Sections. Both unplanned, but one of them was an emergency section. Recovery both times was not what I expected, but after my first one I learned a lot about what helps make the recovery process easier. Lessons Learned After my first C-Section I learned my house it not really user friendly for a person who is injured and on the mend. Some things I learned are that my bed is abnormally high. (I ended up…

  • The benefits of prenatal, postnatal, and infant massage
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    The Benefits of Prenatal, Postnatal and Infant Massage – An Interview with Genavieve B., LMT, CESMT

    Pregnancy and Body Changes When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had no idea how different, physically, my body would be during pregnancy, and then after giving birth. You can sit and talk all day with experienced mothers or read all of the pregnancy books about how your life and body is going to change during and afterward pregnancy, but it’s totally different when you actually experience it. The morning sickness, food cravings, body aches, hip/back/and belly pain, and physical changes can take their toll over 9 months. Here is how Prenatal, Postnatal and Infant Massage comes into play. The discomfort and stress you feel after giving birth puts…

  • Trying to Conceive
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    Trying to Conceive? How to Make the Two Week Wait a Little Less Stressful

    Trying to Conceive is Stressful AF Trying to conceive (TTC) can/is stressful. Especially if you have been trying for a while. For some women, it’s like all they have to do it kiss their significant other and they are pregnant. For other’s it can take years of trying, many miscarriages, fertility treatments, invitro, and more to just become pregnant. I will say it again. Trying to conceive can/is stressful. The two-week wait (TWW) alone can seem like years. Counting down your day’s past ovulation (DPO) till you can test is part of the stress. I will freely admit I am one of those women who love to pee on pregnancy tests.…

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    Prenatal Vitamins – When to Start, What to Look For, and A Look At Some of Your Options

    There are so many different brands of prenatal vitamins now they take up half an aisle at Target. You have prenatal gummy vitamins, regular pill form vitamins, and now you can also get prenatal drinks, powder drink mixes, and prenatal vitamin snacks. They also range in cost. Does the difference in the kind of prenatal vitamin form or price really matter? Yes and no. If you have a hard time swallowing pills then a drink or a squeeze pouch snack will work for you, but not all of them offer all of the nutrients you should be receiving in a prenatal vitamin. So, when should you start taking a prenatal…