Growing your family, one baby bump at a time. All about the ups and downs of nature's 9 month miracle.
How can we protect ourselves from gestational diabetes?
Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes During Pregnancy) Your healthcare team will help you make a healthy eating plan with food choices that are good for both you and your baby. These choices are good for you to follow throughout pregnancy and after, as you raise your family.
Sign Of Failed IVF
Introduction If you're going through IVF, it's important to know the signs of failed IVF cycle, While it's not possible to predict the success of any given attempt at conception before it begins, you can detect certain conditions during the process that can reveal whether the cycle will fail or at least end with fewer embryos than planned. Here are some things to look out for:
How to Pregnancy Test as a Guy
Few among us relish test taking. Exams don't make many warm fuzzies waft into your mind, I imagine. Actively trying to conceive, though, will likely make testing start to factor in at some point. There's ovulation testing, pregnancy testing, tests to test for testing.
So, you’re about to be a Dad™… Part II
INTRO; Alright, so we’ve already been over the fun stuff (if you haven’t read part I, you can find it here); now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty; in other words, the bloody, butthole-tearing entrance your little milk goblin is about to make into our Earthly plane. How exciting for you! To be more exact, we will be going over a handful of subjects; these include how to prepare for and what to expect in the delivery room, things you need to do once the dust has settled as soon as possible, general infant care, what you should actually be concerned about, and general milestones.
In With The Old
My heart climbed up my throat with each step I took towards the door. I had wanted Tevin to pick me up for us to walk in together. We had been dating for 9 months and I would be meeting his family for Thanksgiving. We agreed to split the holidays since we were getting pretty serious. We would be gathering at my family’s house in December. If we made it past this.
A Teen Mom Christmas
December 17th The cold December wind whistled outside of the bathroom window, my legs were shaking anxiously while my heart was pounding in my ears. Looking over, I saw the two pink lines cover the canvas. My breath caught in my throat, suffocating me. Grabbing the test, I quickly tied it up in a plastic grocery bag, knowing it would forever be stuck in the back of my closet.
What to do when you're pregnant and have loose motions
If you’re pregnant and suffering from loose motions, you’re not alone! In fact, this common pregnancy symptom may affect up to 50% of pregnant women in the first three months. Loose motions during pregnancy are often due to hormonal changes caused by the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Although they can be alarming, don’t panic! Here are some things you can do to get your digestive tract back on track and feeling like yourself again.
Monterey Bay, California is famous for a lot of things. This is due in part to novelist John Steinbeck, who immortalized the streets when he published Cannery Row. I found it overwhelming trying to keep track of the historical totems that litter the walkways of the district. Each intersection is the scene of some famous book or celebrity rendezvous.
So, you’re about to be a Dad™…
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Being a mom
Being a mom is both the best thing about me and the hardest thing I’ve ever done. My daughter is 7 weeks old, and I love her more than anything in the world. But the newborn phase is not all sunshine and rainbows. Nobody talks about the tough parts, or the parts that almost break you. No one mentions the many times a day you question your ability to be a mom. Nobody brings up your lonely and isolating it can be once things calm down and people stop checking in and visiting. I wasn’t warned about any of that.
HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING PREGNANCY
Follow this simple tips to stay healthy and safe throughout your nine month pregnancy journey. 1. STAY HYDRATED A pregnant woman's body needs more water than it did before pregnancy. Hold back nothing more cups every day.
Babies in Heaven
You were wanted and you were loved We tried for you for over a year The day we saw those 2 lines, was a complete shock to us both, battling with first and secondary infertility leave you feeling like you’ll never experience it