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Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know from Diagnosis to Birth and Beyond What helps prevent and reverse symptoms of type 2 diabetes? Diet and exercise. By using the knowledge we learn through our pregnancies, we have the power to make a difference! If you fall pregnant again, you have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes again.

Christina's HBAC Story In this podcast, Christina shares her story of a stressful second pregnancy, an IUGR diagnosis and the desire to have a VBAC! Seriously, this is such an inspiring tale no matter what your own scenario is that will remind you of a woman's strength, power and true ability to KNOW what is right for her.

When Does A Baby Start Kicking? 5 simple ways to get your baby to kick. Plus, how to count fetal movements, why fetal kicks matter, and what to do if you don't feel your baby kicking or moving.

How to Tell If You're Having a Boy Or Girl Here is another Flashback Friday gem of a post from the past including a PregnancyZone inforgraphic about how to tell if you're having a boy or girl that I'm resharing while the kids have me busy during Spring break:. Some old wife beliefs to know if it's a girl or a boy are given in the following part of the article.

These Are The 8 Questions You Want Answered Before Going Into Labor Congratulations mommy-to-be!! You are in the end zone, T minus a couple of days and you'll be carrying your bundle of joy home. It is very normal to feel nervous about the childbirth procedure in the hospital and just as common to feel anxious about the procedures and hospital discharge after giving birth.

Date and Cacao Cookies So with Easter on its way and an abundance of chocolate doing the rounds, I've been in the kitchen trying to create some form of 'healthy chocolate snack' to sit along side the mountain of Easter eggs my husband came home with the other day.

Win: "My first Easter" Celebrity Baby Boy Gift Bag Win a “My 1st Easter ” Celebrity Baby Girl Gift Bag with products valued at almost $350 from The Patchwork Bear, Angel Dear, Mabel’s Labels, Wellements,.

Marry the Man Who Will Hold Your Dead Baby Marry the man who tenderly touches your face and whispers, "I love," in stolen moments because he will be the one who gently caresses your stillborn baby's cheeks and softly murmurs, "I love you," to them in the only moment he ever has with your baby.

Parents Who Did This between Contractions Reduced Their Pain And what are some parents doing between contractions to ease their pain? Parents that use the breaks between contractions wisely will likely experience less pain, a more enjoyable birth, and perhaps even a shorter labor!

This Is One Of The Worst Pains During Pregnancy. And Maybe You Never Heard Of It! Although pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in your life, it can come along with several less than fun symptoms. Pregnancy can actually cause several extremely uncomfortable symptoms. While many people are aware of the possibility of nausea and vomiting and Braxton-Hicks contractions, they may not be as familiar with lightning crotch.

Viral Photo Shows Why Woman Need Lots Of Recovery Time After Childbirth Finally, my last ounce of energy pushed my child out into the world, and he was placed onto my bare chest as my OBGYN "did some repairs." That's right, folks!

Move away from the bump! What is it about pregnancy that elicits public affection towards your bump and unsolicited advice from strangers? Here’s how to handle it.

What Happens To A Pregnant Body That No One Wants To Talk About Pregnancy changes your skin, your hair, your nails, and even seemingly your brain. You knew that your belly would expand, you'd feel more tired than usual, and you might throw up a few times as your pregnancy progressed. But you may not have expected some of the other physical changes.

What vaccines are safe during pregnancy? Which are recommended? Vaccinating both yourself and your baby is very important. While only 0.7% of children aged 19-35 months were unvaccinated in 2013 according to the Centers for Disease Control, the small number of people who forgo vaccination put the rest of the population at risk.

What To Do Now That You Are Postpartum Giving birth is no small feat and you just crushed it! So, now what? Find out how to manage a newborn and life as a busy mom!

The good news about bad behavior… Those last few weeks of the third trimester can really drag on! But before you know it, your baby's birth day has come and gone in what seems like the blink of an eye. The days sure are long sometimes, by the years. Wow! When things are going slowly, nothing makes the days drag on like a lot of crying, whining, and meltdowns.

Sarah's Bump Day Blog, Week 31: Going to Counseling It actually wasn’t until I got pregnant with our rainbow that I felt a strong need to go to counseling.

I Had An Ectopic Pregnancy - But I Didn't Even Know I Was Pregnant The nurse listened and talked through my symptoms for several minutes. She gently asked me to take a pregnancy test - you know, just to rule things out. "I know I'm on my period. I'm not pregnant," I told her. Still, she encouraged me to take the test, "Just as a precaution.

A Pregnancy Guide to Understanding Conception and Implantation It's far more than just conception and implantation. It's also timing, hormones, and more than a little bit of good luck. If you're still struggling with becoming pregnant, you should speak with your doctor about your options. Want more helpful information about conception, pregnancy, and childbirth?

Preparing for Stage 1 Labor If you are pregnant, or considering getting pregnant, you may have begun thinking about childbirth. You may have scary images in your mind, or none at all. Because we do not readily discuss childbirth in our culture, there is a big void of information that often gets filled with anxiety and fear.

I'm A Black Woman Who's Afraid To Get Pregnant. Here's Why It's not that I don't want to have children. I'm just nervous. No, not just nervous: I'm downright scared. I'm afraid I won't survive a pregnancy. And, if I do, I'm afraid my baby won't. And while I'm sure that's something every parent has nightmares about, it turns out that, statistically, the odds are against me.

Oral Health before Pregnancy Did you know that healthy teeth and gums affects your overall health and well-being? This is especially true if you are pregnant as gum problems can increase the risk of having a pre-term or low birth weight baby. Affected babies are also at a higher risk of having asthma, ear infections, and developmental issues.

How pregnancy and breastfeeding changes your breasts If you're concerned breastfeeding will take a toll on your breasts, Dr Angela Lanfranchi, breast cancer surgeon and co-founder of the American Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, reassures women that it's pregnancy, and not breastfeeding, that changes the breasts.

Baby Talk: The When and What of Infant Speech Development Of all of the "baby firsts" that we talk about in this blog, one of the most memorable is that first utterance that appears to be a real word or phrase. But if you and your baby have made it to that talking point, some questions may remain. What is she saying?

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