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35 Tips from One Experienced Mom to A First Time Mom

Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase. Thank you for supporting my family! Being a first time mom is exciting and waiting for the arrival […]

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The Complete Guide to Eating During Pregnancy

There are affiliate links in this post. Guest post written by Greg Stein. During pregnancy, people will often say that you are “eating for two”, however, that isn’t quite true. It’s only in your final trimester that you have to increase your caloric intake for your growing baby. Even then it certainly doesn’t mean doubling […]

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4 Essential Nutrients in Pregnancy & the Easiest Way to Consume Them.

There are a lot of things a newly expecting mama has to keep in mind. Just off the top of my head I can think of a few: Exercising regularly, what kind of tuna can she eat, getting enough calcium and vitamin D, should she eat sprouts or sushi, etc. The list can go on […]

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My Baby’s Natural Labor & Delivery: A Birth Story

I love birth stories. I find them fascinating and beautiful. During my second pregnancy I compared everything to my first. After all, it’s only natural to reference what’s known. With my firstborn son, Triple A, I was due July 13th and surprisingly enough Little Girl’s due date was July 14th. I easily tracked my pregnancy and […]

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Flip Baby Flip

Towards the end of pregnancy your health care provider will pay close attention to the presentation of the fetus (how our baby is positioned in your uterus.) The most common and ideal presentation of the fetus is cephalic presentation also known as the occiput anterior position, in which the baby’s head points down into the pelvis while facing the mother’s […]

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You Don’t Have to Choose Between Your Partner and Your Doula

When I first became a Prenatal Yoga Instructor, I began hearing about and learning about what a Doula was. I learned that a Doula is a woman who guides a birthing mother through labor. How nice! I was intrigued as I had always been very interested in pregnancy and birth. Becoming a Doula seemed like […]

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Gender Reveal Party

All pregnant moms day dream about this question. Is this little bundle of joy in my belly a boy or a girl? Expecting mamas have a choice to find out the sex of their babies during pregnancy or to be surprised at birth. With both my little ones I decided to find out during pregnancy. My husband […]

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Centering Group Prenatal Care

During my first pregnancy I choose to participate in CenteringPregnancy® Group Prenatal Care. Initially I opted for Centering appointments because groups met in the evenings, which nicely accommodated our household schedule. Ease of scheduling was just one of the many benefits of this model of prenatal care. In fact, based on my experience I think Centering Group […]

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A Push Present: What do you think?

I’m over at the Twin Cities Moms Blog talking about push presents. Did you get them? If you didn’t, would you have wanted to have a push present? I just thought it was something every couple did and apparently that’s not the case! It can definitely be a hot spot for some people and some […]

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What no one tells you about prodomal/false labor

Well I had a first the other day. I got to experience going to the L&D ward, sitting in triage for a good four hours, being moved to another waiting room to see if I would progress more and then being moved to an actual labor and delivery room with the intention of having my […]