Pregnancy

Five Important Things To Do To Prepare For Baby’s Arrival

The second you find out that you’re pregnant, it can be so easy to get carried away with things like decorating the nursery, planning your baby shower, and taking maternity photos, etc. So easy, in fact, that it can be easy to forget the other important things that need to be done to prepare for …

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5 easy tips for managing your gestational diabetes

5 EASY Tips for How To Manage YOUR Gestational Diabetes

“What do you mean, I can’t do the 3 hour test?” I (mostly) calmly asked my doctor. It turns out, she explained, that since my blood sugar was over 190 after the 1 hour test, I was put into the Gestational Diabetes category and would not be doing anymore tests but instead be taking classes.

I’m happy to state that I am now 9 weeks postpartum, as I write this, and was able to manage my gestational diabetes through diet and passed my 2 hour glucose test, meaning I do not currently have type 2 diabetes. Read below for the 5 big learnings I had from this experience.

When To Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I remember feeling so thrilled seeing that positive pregnancy test. I wanted to shout my good news from the rooftops. Sharing your pregnancy news in your personal life and knowing when to tell your boss you’re pregnant may be very different scenarios. Even though pregnancy-related discrimination at work is supposedly a …

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Here are some positive affirmations for women who want to motivate themselves through pregnancy, child birth and caring for a newborn

Positive Affirmations For Women On Pregnancy, Labor, And Newborn Care

Positive affirmations are statements, phrases, or mantras that you use to affirm/declare something to be true. They can help you ease anxiety and stress during pregnancy, childbirth, and when facing the challenges of taking care of a new baby. While affirmations cannot change the outcome of your pregnancy, when used well, positive affirmations can be …

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What is a postpartum doula? 10 great reasons to hire one!

What is a Postpartum Doula? 10 Reasons You Should Hire One!

What is a postpartum doula and why should YOU hire one after your baby is born? Let me explain with this story… Kelli and Steve were ecstatic when they were expecting their first baby. Like many expectant parents, they eagerly began researching all things baby. With eager excitement, they began pouring over new parent websites, …

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Must-Have Newborn Items: What You Actually Need For A New Baby

Must-Have Newborn Items: What You Actually Need For A New Baby This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. It can be easy to find lists and lists of popular baby items that claim to be Must-Haves. …

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Are You Considering Having A Baby? How To Figure Out If You’re Ready For Kids, Or Just Have Baby Fever

Am I Ready for a Baby? Your eyes linger a little longer on the baby you pass at the supermarket. You feel your heart swell and flutter as she gurgles and flaps her arms in your direction. You battle an almost primal urge to wrap the tiny, wiggling bundle in your embrace and snuggle her …

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