Getting Organized before delivery will put your nesting heart at ease. Find out the TOP things to organize before your baby comes! Organized before delivery means many things to many people. Deep cleaning might be on your list, as well as other ideas.
Eating your placenta is something that most mammals do — it’s called placentophagy, and it can be done raw. There are plenty of pros and cons. Eating your placenta is a thing. Some people do it raw, they have others encapsulate it. They say all mammals do it, but there are some pretty serious pro’s […]
Children’s Fever – when do you worry? High fever in children can be really disconcerting. We’ll talk about unsafe fever temperature for kids. Children’s fever can’t be cured, but it does have remedies to make your baby, toddler or kid feel better. Fever in children is a lot different than fever in adults. Let’s talk […]
Epidurals during labor are commonplace in the United States. Find out the pro’s/con’s, procedure, risks and benefits. **As always please take the advice of your physician over any advice on my blog (or frankly, anywhere on the internet). They know your personal circumstances and health history.** First off, let me introduce myself. My name is […]
When I started my blog Pulling Curls — I was reticent to write pregnancy posts. I mean, what did I know (at the time I had only been a labor nurse about four years)? I wrote a bit about childhood illnesses, and slowly labor started to creep in.
Birth Classes are an important step to take during pregnancy. Find one that is taught by someone who knows childbirth, by your third trimester. Birth classes are important to take together, you will raise this baby as a couple and there are many advantages to thinking through things before you have the baby. You might […]
Tearing during birth can happen at delivery. Why does it happen, how can you prevent it and recover? I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on Pinterest lately on preventing tearing during birth. I always click greedily into the post to see what tips they have (this is what labor nurses do for fun). And […]
Is my water broken is something every pregnant women probably asks themselves a few times It seems like it wouldn’t be that hard — IS my water broken? Water gushes out of your nether-regions. It’s obviously broken… right? This post was originally published in March 2014, and was updated in August 2017 Hilary is a […]
It seems so harsh — one snip of the scissors and that baby that has relied on you for months is on their own. Oxygenating, crying, eating all on their own. Of course, I’d rather it be scissors than my teeth…. but I digress…. Delayed cord clamping is being requested more and more by patients […]
Vaginal Exams are a part of pregnancy. Find out what they are used for, how they work and what the numbers mean. Ugh! The vag (pronounced v-a (short a) g) exam. No one looks forward to them. The gown, the glove, the whole checking part. No fun. BUT, then you end up with numbers […]