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Pregnancy

Three Babies – Pregnancy Infant Loss Awareness Month

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

I’ve loved this song, Three Babies, by Sinéad O’Connor since I was a teenager. I know every word to the entire album if I’m being honest. In addition to her beautiful voice, the emotion in this song is unbelievably raw and captivating. Each person may find different meaning in the lyrics. Since October is Pregnancy…

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Ack! Why Does My Belly Hurt So Much?

Why Does My Belly Hurt So Much?

Many pregnant women suffer from a specific discomfort during pregnancy caused by the round ligament. This pain is usually felt low on the front of their abdomen, near the pubic bone, and may continue towards their groin. It may be felt on one side or both. The round ligament connects the uterus to the groin,…

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There Isn’t An App For That

Advice from a Tampa Doula

Smartphones have brought a great deal of convenience and access to information into our lives. Who doesn’t always have theirs with them, in very close proximity? It’s so handy to look up random bits of info, like how many cups are in a pint, Google the name of that actor or settle a bet with…

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Six Steps to Prepare Older Siblings for New Baby

prepare older sibling for baby

Are you adding a new baby to your sweet little family? Here are our tips to prepare your older siblings to life with a newborn. 1. Give everyone some time and grace. Change is hard. You may notice an increase in attention-seeking behavior from your older child during your pregnancy and after your new baby is…

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Babymoon: One Last Hurrah before Baby

Babymoon Vacation

I sat on Caspersen Beach, just south of Venice Beach, Florida, in a beach chair, my toes slowly curling and uncurling through the sand, under a tropically-hued umbrella, leisurely reading one of the installments in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series. Perhaps I easily return to this blissful day, seven years ago, because it…

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I Was Scared to Give Birth

afraid to give birth

Second pregnancies go so fast. Between keeping up with my toddler, Annie, a career and busy family life, before I knew it, I was eight months pregnant. At first, I felt sad that I hadn’t had a moment to be “present” mentally while growing this new baby. Then one day, I was driving home from…

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Comfort Measures for Varicose Veins

comfort measures for varicose veins

How to find comfort through a pregnancy with varicose veins, my tips below! (See my first post on this topic to learn more about what and why Varicose Veins in Pregnancy.) 1. My top tip for you is to limit the amount of time you spend on your feet.  Standing for long periods of time will make…

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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

varicose veins in pregnancy

This is part one of a three part series on varicose veins in pregnancy and beyond. If you’re like me, before I had varicose veins I had no idea what they were, why I had them or why they hurt so bad! Background: Blood vessels have two directions of transportation throughout our body. Arteries carry…

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How Chiropractic Care Helps with Pregnancy and Birth

Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy

We are happy to introduce Dr. Savy Ford of Blossom Chiropractic in St. Pete. She is our guest blogger for today’s post. Many of our clients have had positive results through chiropractic care from reduced discomfort in pregnancy to assistance with a slow to start or stalled labor. Let us know if you are looking for a recommendation for a chiropractor…

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My Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

After my first son was born via emergency cesarean with a special scar, I longed for a VBAC and peaceful happy birth experience. Four and a half years later I was pregnant again. Soon after discovering I was pregnant the morning sickness (aka all-day-nausea) set in. It was the worst I had experienced.  My first pregnancy…

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