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Coping with Pregnancy Discomfort

Coping with Pregnancy Discomfort

Pregnancy is a time of great miracle and great strain. Our muscles are pulling in new ways to support new weight, joints become strained, circulation changes, and it all adds up to a bundle of pregnancy discomforts. Staying active and taking care of your growing body will help to keep some of it at bay. The real key is to understand what’s at the heart of your pregnancy discomfort so that you can best address both the cause and the symptoms. Your body will still tell you what it needs -- you just need to listen a bit closer than before.

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Pregnancy Sleep Survival Guide

Pregnancy Sleep Survival Guide

It’s easy to say that the sleeplessness is only preparing you for long nights adjusting to new sleep expectations for baby, losing sleep is far from easy to deal with. Being proactive about sleep patterns in pregnancy can help you to cope with each coming change, and at the very least will help you to not be surprised when you are sleepless for yet another reason. Use this pregnancy sleep guide to help prepare yourself or a loved one for the sleep challenges they are likely to face, or as a quick reference to know you’re not alone and that there are ways to cope.

 

 

 

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10 Ways to Plan Your Blessingway

10 Ways to Plan Your Blessingway

The blessingway ceremony is the perfect opportunity for the pregnant couple to connect with their community and each other as they prepare for their birth. It is so important to honor each family as they embark on this incredible life-changing journey through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. I encourage you to take some of these ideas and get creative to come up with your own ways to plan your blessingway.

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Staying Fit During Pregnancy

Staying Fit During Pregnancy

Motherhood is a journey, pregnancy is an effort, and labor is a marathon. It only makes sense to prioritize fitness and become an active part of the process rather than a passive participant. The “range of normal” tends to be wide whenever humans are involved, and you may find major differences even in your body and habits from pregnancy to pregnancy. Today, we’re going to refocus fitness, away from physical shape and form and instead look at what it really means to be fit in pregnancy and how you can stay that way from beginning to end.

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15 Ways to Heal or Help Someone Heal After Miscarriage

15 Ways to Heal or Help Someone Heal After Miscarriage

Miscarriage is intense for your body and can leave you feeling fragile physically and emotionally. Taking care of your body, or knowing how to help someone who is trying to heal after miscarriage, can ease some of the physical symptoms.

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Overcoming Mom Guilt When Preparing to Have a Baby

Overcoming Mom Guilt When Preparing to Have a Baby

The second time around, mentally preparing to have a baby can be especially worrying, since you’ve never loved two children before. If you can’t focus on her now, how much worse will it be when she is out and demands so much more of your time?

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All About Herb Baths

All About Herb Baths

Herbs are flexible in so many ways, not the least of which being the many ways we can prepare them. One of my favorite methods of preparation is the herb bath. You can infuse herbs into a bath for nearly any ailment, and there is nothing quite as soothing as slipping into warm, healing water. From a sitz bath to a soak in the tub, herb baths are a great way for anyone to experience the restorative benefits of herbs.

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What You Should Know About PCOS

What You Should Know About PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), is a common disorder with a laundry list of unpleasant symptoms. Its cause is unknown, though there are some things we can do to improve our odds. Catching PCOS while it is still treatable is a matter of listening to our bodies and acknowledging that something is “off.” When we spot the imbalance, we can work to correct it to alleviate unpleasant symptoms and avoid long term complications. Stick with me in this longer post to learn more about PCOS and what you should know when approaching treatment.

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First Week With A New Baby

First Week With A New Baby

The first week with a new baby is a haze of sheer bliss and utter confusion. It’s absolutely amazing that you’re getting to know this new little person that was inside of you just moments ago...but it’s absolutely terrifying that you’re getting to know a new person! What do they need? What are they communicating? What is your body telling you? How is it changing? And why is it all still so challenging?

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Breastfeeding When Sick

Breastfeeding When Sick

Bonding with your child and providing them with nutrition make breastfeeding a magical experience. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t feel all that wonderful. When you’re sick and still breastfeeding, you might feel drained and worn out. You might wonder whether it’s safe to keep breastfeeding while sick. The short answer is that – in the vast majority of cases – you absolutely can continue breastfeeding while sick. The long answer tells us a lot about breastfeeding and how you and your baby interact.

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