Surviving the 2 Week Pregnancy Confirmation Wait

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Hi Amalah! I’m 30 and have been trying to conceive for the past 4 months (not too long in the scope of things, I know). I need your advice on surviving the two week wait, because everywhere else online just offers “DON’T TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST!” and “CALM THE EFF …

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Options to Consider When Buying a Pregnancy Test

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There is no test that you need to be accurate more than a pregnancy test. Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant for months and are hoping for an early positive or your period is late and you’re crossing your fingers for a negative, shopping for pregnancy tests can cause …

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Why Epsom Salt Baths During Pregnancy Are So Great

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Epsom salt baths feel divine when you’re pregnant! This natural remedy for aches and pains is completely safe for pregnant women. You use Epsom salt by putting it into your bathwater and then taking a long, luxurious bath. Many athletes swear by Epsom salt baths for soothing tired muscles after …

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Postpartum Visits, Boundaries & Family Drama

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Hi Amy, I came across some of the question/answer requests on the blog and had to reach out myself. I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my second son. The last grandchild on my side of the family, and only the second on my husbands’ side. We live several states away from …

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10 Tips for a Family-Centered Cesarean Birth Plan

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When preparing for labor and delivery most moms imagine the typical vaginal delivery scenario.  We attend birthing class, create a birth plan, pack our hospital bags for a vaginal birth, and wait to go into labor. According to the Childbirth Connection, one in three mothers gives birth by cesarean section.  Planned or …

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5 Tips for Surviving a Summer Pregnancy

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As the weather starts to warm up, we’re all starting to make plans for the summer. If you are pregnant this summer, you’ll want to start prepping for that too. Being pregnant when it’s super-hot out is its own special variety of hell. Carrying an extra human around with you …

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I Thought I ‘Failed’ In Childbirth, And This Is Why

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I made it to 41 weeks when I finally had my membranes stripped (which, holy f’ing hell…OUCH). The doctor scheduled an induction in a few days after seeing that everything looked alright in the ultrasound and non-stress test. As I was leaving the doctor’s office with my husband, I felt …

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BLOOMING BATH REVIEW – Mommy Status

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How many of you can’t stand the big, bulky, hard baby baths?  I could never figure out where to store mine and it seems like it was always in the way.  I didn’t like how my babies were always slipping around in it and seemed so uncomfortable.  So before little …

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