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Due Date Club of September 2014

Motw... Fail.

So I entirely disappointed on my MOTW duties. I have had a really, really long week and have felt ab...

Due Date Club of July 2014

Benjamin is here!

Benjamin Boyd arrived on 7/21/14 at 10:03pm. Just as I was thinking I would be pregnant forever (it...

Due Date Club of September 2014

docs appointment

I saw my OB today, a little dissapointed.I wanted a u/s but we arent getting anymore. I just want to...

Due Date Club of November 2014

Colostrum question

Ok, so at my last appt my OB asked me if I had started lactating yet, because it often comes sooner...

Due Date Club of September 2014

All these arrivals made me do it...

Yesterday I went to buy my diaper bag and this morning I finished packing the hospital bag for baby...

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Sciatic Pain During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you may experience a range of discomforts because of the additional weight that your growing uterus puts on your back and legs. Some women complain of sciatic nerve pain in their legs during pregnancy, which can range from uncomfortable to extremely painful. What exactly is sciatic pain, and how can you alleviate it? » Read more

Skin Care During Pregnancy

Everyone knows about that special "glow" a woman has when she's expecting, but pregnancy isn't all good news when it comes to your skin. Hormones are raging through your body, and a number of skin conditions can develop. Even topical treatments can be absorbed into your system – and the baby’s – so skin care during pregnancy requires special attention. » Read more

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

When you think of varicose veins, what comes to mind? Is it your Great Aunt Cindy with the spidery blue veins popping from her legs? You envisioned yourself pregnant with a glow, but yet one by one you are discovering new nuisances that go along with the joys of pregnancy. Not only are varicose veins unpleasant to look at, they are also a cause of discomfort. » Read more

Preventing Stretch Marks

If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, chances are, you’ve given a thought or two about stretch marks. » Read more

Leg Cramps in Pregnancy

Leg cramps, also known as "charlie horses", are common during pregnancy. These painful muscle spasms often occur at night when laying in bed, but they can occur at any time throughout the day. Extending the foot or pointing the toes can trigger a leg cramp. What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? It is not known the exact reason as to why leg cramps occur in pregnancy. It is suspected that the expanding uterus may put pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in the leg subsequently causing leg cramps and pain. » Read more

Kick Count Chart (PDF format)

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Kegel Exercises

Most women have heard about Kegel exercises, but for many, they remain a mystery. What exactly are they, what do they do, and who should do them? » Read more

Keeping Track of Fetal Movements

Starting around 18 weeks of pregnancy, you will begin to feel fetal movements. These kicks and movements will be easier to distinguish the further along you are. Around 28 weeks of pregnancy is a good time to start keeping track of fetal movements daily by using a kick count chart. Opinions vary from practice to practice on how to count kicks, number of kicks to count, and when you should call your doctor. Talk to your doctor about her protocol for performing kick counts. » Read more

Insomnia in Pregnancy

During your last trimester, getting a good night sleep becomes increasingly difficult.You may be having a hard time finding a comfortable sleeping position or you may be getting up throughout the night to use the bathroom. Along with all the physical symptoms keeping you up, you may be preoccupied with thoughts of when will labor happen, what will my baby look like, and hundreds of other thoughts that riddle the minds of pregnant women are our best tips for getting a good night sleep during pregnancy. » Read more

Fun Belly Painting Ideas

Maybe it’s never even occurred to you; or maybe you’ve been dying to do it ever since you got pregnant. Either way, belly painting can be a fun way to express yourself when you have a beautiful, round baby belly. » Read more