Having a baby is serious business. But, it seems like it’s a secret, mystifying screen that it dwells behind. How can you best learn about your upcoming birth? I must admit, that labor has been shielded as an area of unknown for a long time. Men weren’t allowed in and it wasn’t lady-like to talk […]
Marijuana during pregnancy is becoming more prevalent. Hopefully, you’ll consider actually reading this post before you comment. 🙂 This post points out the dangers of smoking weed while pregnant and how CPS will be involved. Marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding can have serious consequences. I can’t believe I have to write this post, but we’re […]
This Is my Water Broken Quiz will help you figure out if your water broke or if you just peed… even with or without contractions. 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?
Many women wonder what a contraction feels like, we’ll talk about what to feel for — as well as a way to monitor your contractions & track them. Looking for a ? What is a contraction? A contraction is your uterus (which is basically, just a large muscle) tightening down on the baby. I really […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 baby checklist of what to do before you come to the hospital is straight from an L&D RN — This to do list is going to get you prepared! Originally done in March 2014, was updated. My hospital checklist might be different from other people’s, because I am also thinking on the hospital end. […]