How To Have Your Best Pregnancy: First Trimester

How To Have Your Best Pregnancy: First Trimester

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+emailI am in the middle of preparing a series on Gestational Diabetes, but I decided that a series about pregnancy was more urgent. (I was supposed to write this “best pregnancy” post during the week of January 22nd, according to my editorial calendar, but that never happened >.< ) I have SO MANY pregnant friends, and this is what I wish I could tell you all!!! So here is how to have your BEST pregnancy: First Trimester!…

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Stitches or Staples for the “Crunchy” C-Section

Stitches or Staples for the “Crunchy” C-Section

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email  There are many things you need to learn to prepare for a Cesarean Section.  An often neglected topic that can drastically improve your C-Section recovery, is deciding how you want your incision to be sealed. Even if you have had a C-Section before, TALK to your doctor about your surgery. Make sure you are both on the same page. Do NOT assume that everything will be the same as it was with your last one. Stitches…

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Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email Welcome to the final part in a three part series about finding peace with C-Sections. After going through the process I detailed in my first two posts (first & second), I still felt like Cesarean Sections were necessary evils. I was mostly telling myself I would be accepting of a Cesarean, but I was doing everything possible to go into labor and have a vaginal delivery. Who wouldn’t, right? The bad thing was that I was…

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Quest to VBAC

Quest to VBAC

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email   Last post I talked about the heartbreak I felt after the birth of my firstborn. Since it ended in a C-Section, I was determined to have my unmedicated, all-natural birth the second time around. I obsessively researched the best exercises to do during pregnancy, religiously took my prenatals and iron pills, monitored and controlled my gestational diabetes like a boss, and- when I was getting close and past my estimated due date- looked into the…

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The Heartbreak After The C-Section

The Heartbreak After The C-Section

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email   My son wailed in the heated bassinet a few steps away, and the nurses were running around trying to find a heated blanket so they could lay him on my chest. I felt like an incubator that was no longer useful. I did not feel like a mother. This was not how motherhood should have begun. Not with a C-Section. A rush of “feel-good” hormones should have replaced my exhaustion. Endorphins were supposed to make…

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How to CRUSH Your Thrush

How to CRUSH Your Thrush

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email This is a series on Thrush! Here is the original post, and here is the post for how to help cure baby. Welcome to the post on curing Mama! So we have already figured out that you have thrush. Your nipples are pale pink, or have pale spots, maybe they are peeling, and it feels like daggers are trying to erupt out of your boobs, or one of these medieval bad boys are trying to work…

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How To Get Rid of Thrush (yeast infections) in BABY

How To Get Rid of Thrush (yeast infections) in BABY

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email   Welcome to the post to help you with your baby’s yeast infection, or thrush problems. To learn more about thrush, go here. To help cure Mama of thrush, go here. Yeast infected diaper rash: this is usually a rash that lasts for more than 24-48 hours, is raised, red, hot, and bumpy, and may even have white spots with the appearance of cottage cheese. Or white peeling flakes. The white is the yeast culture overgrowth….

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Thrush (duh, duh, duuuuuh)

Thrush (duh, duh, duuuuuh)

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email A series of posts. The dreaded, unexpectedly awful, yet strangely common: thrush. No nurse ever talked to me about thrush. Or yeast infections. After getting four shots of antibiotics within 20 hours (so it was pretty much expected for my baby and my body’s respective yeast to have a party),  you would think they would have mentioned something. After IV got a bright, tomato red, bumpy, hot, horrible rash completely covering his diaper area from front to back,…

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Playing With (and Adjusting to) Baby (0-6 months)

Playing With (and Adjusting to) Baby (0-6 months)

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+email   When your baby is first born, you both need to recover from the birth and you need to adjust to having a newborn around. It is exhausting because Baby basically just eats, sleeps, and poops all day and night, so there are not very many opportunities for you to socialize. However, it is vital for you to start building your relationship with your little bundle of joy. Even though adjusting to newborns is hard, a way…

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Baby Bathing Essentials

Baby Bathing Essentials

Share the love <3PinterestFacebookTwitterGoogle+emailHere is a comprehensive list of things I use when I bathe and shower my baby. This is part of a series about Washing Baby. Soap: It is recommended to use “mild, unscented soaps” and Johnson and Johnson is definitely not mild nor unscented. It gave my baby a horrible pimply rash on his face. Plus it dried out his skin. And that was using it once every, two to four days. So that whole thing of washing…

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