Hilary Erickson, BSN-RN has been a nurse since 1997, and has 20 years of labor and delivery experience. She shares her knowledge of all things pregnancy on this blog. Pulling Curls it the #1 Pregnancy Website created by an experienced labor nurse, and a podcast that untangles all things pregnancy & parenting.
Hilary is also the creator of The Online Prenatal Class for Couples — the #1 resource on the internet for couples to prepare for a hospital birth!
While the majority of this blog explains things close to delivery like how to know if you’re in labor (including a quiz that guesses when it will happen), and when to call your doctor.
That time of life can be kind of stressful and confusing — even though it seems like it will be so clear. Posts that answer questions like is my water broken, or when will I go into labor quiz can really simplify the birth process for people. I have a whole page all about knowing if you’re in labor (because it is SO confusing!)
Since Hilary is so well-versed in what happens at the hospital nurse, she can also speak about things like if you should get your labor nurse a gift, and if it’s worth it to hire a doula?
I have a whole page on pain management and epidurals (including, how long an epidural lasts, and what labor feels like with an epidural) — because I know that is a concern for you guys!
And, because I’m truly an expert, I can speak with truth to things like gifts for your labor nurse.
We also discuss life as a pregnant woman. Things like shaving during pregnancy, or painful vaginal exams.
And I don’t want to leave out my friends in early pregnancy. I have one of the most accurate online pregnancy tests, I answer the question if people can use a heating pad while pregnant.
I also answer postpartum questions on breastfeeding or even holding your newborn too much.
So, no matter what you’re looking for in pregnancy, Hilary is around to simplify it for you!