What DOES your labor nurse think of your hospital birth plan? Does it help you have a better experience? You might wonder why I know this — I’m Hilary — I’ve been a labor nurse since 2001. After seeing thousands of patients, and hundreds of birth plans, also working with hundreds of nurses along the […]
Marijuana during pregnancy is becoming more prevalent. Hopefully you’ll consider actually reading this post before you comment. 🙂 Marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding can have serious consequences. I can’t believe I have to write this post, but we’re seeing it more and more — and somehow moms are shocked and surprised by the consequences.
Baby registry lists are things you’re going to want to sign up for during your pregnancy. They include where to register, how to save some cash, look great — AND get rid of your fear of the labor room Baby Registry Lists: If you’re looking for what to PUT on your registry, don’t miss my […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 and […]
This checklist of what to do before you come to the hospital is straight from an L&D RN — it’s going to get you prepared! Originally done in March 2014, was updated in May 2017 My hospital checklist might be different from other people’s, because I am also thinking on the hospital end. I’m a […]
This class will explore Pregnancy Classes — why you should take them and what you will take away that will make you better prepared to handle the delivery of your baby! I remember the first time (as a nurse — this is back in 2001) I had someone come in rip-roaring labor. Her cervix was […]
In this post, we’ll talk what can cause premature birth and what to watch for. Ten percent of all births are premature. You’ll find out if you’re at risk and what you can do!por Preterm labor isn’t something most people consider until it starts to happen. This post is sponsored by PreTRM, but I am an […]