3 Things I Did to Overcome My Fear of Childbirth

3 Things I Did to Overcome My Fear of Childbirth

When I was pregnant, I was scared out of my mind at the thought of delivering a baby. This fear was always there but it kicked in to overdrive somewhere around 30 weeks gestation. It was so bad that when people would ask me if I was “excited”, I couldn’t even bring myself to say something like, “I’m excited to hold my baby.” Find out the three things I did to overcome my fear of giving birth!

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Heartfelt Advice for the Pregnant Mom That is Single

Heartfelt Advice for the Pregnant Mom That is Single

When you are staring down the face of motherhood knowing you will be doing it "alone", it's easy to feel like no one understands, like no one gets it. All of the baby books are written to moms with partners, as are all of the blog posts and most any other advice you will read. So, please, if you are not in the situation but know someone who is, pass this on so that she knows she is not alone. 

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Tips for Treating Your Dry Skin During Pregnancy

Tips for Treating Your Dry Skin During Pregnancy

For most of my life I had oily skin or at least in my t-zone areas but when I was pregnant my skin got ridiculously dry. At first, I thought that my dry skin was due to moving from a humid climate in Hawaii to a dry climate in Northern California but then I learned that dry skin during pregnancy is very common and I've since learned that my skin seems to have been forever changed by, you guessed it... hormones. 

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5 Key Pregnancy Tips Every First-Time Mom Needs to Know

 5 Key Pregnancy Tips Every First-Time Mom Needs to Know

Being a first-time mom is like nothing you have ever experienced. Everyone is telling you advice; your body is completely different from before and you are preparing for a new little human. To say life is stressful is an understatement!

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How To Remain Calm During Labor and Ask For What You Need

How To Remain Calm During Labor and Ask For What You Need

There are so many unknowns when it comes to labor and delivery it can definitely be hard to remain calm. As first-time moms, it can be so much harder because everything is unknown. You may have seen someone give birth before, but you do not truly know until you’ve done it yourself. I hate to break it to you but it’s not necessarily easier the second time around. It may be different but not necessarily easier.

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Why You Need To Think About Having a C-Section

Why You Need To Think About Having a C-Section

When I was pregnant, I was adamant that I would have a natural childbirth. Meaning, a non-medicated, vaginal birth. I wanted everything about my labor to be "natural". Including letting the baby come in his own time – no induction! At my 39 week appointment, I asked the nurse practitioner what would happen if I came in at 40 weeks still pregnant. I asked if I would be told I had to be induced. She assured me that I would not and that it wouldn’t be suggested until at least 6 days overdue and I wouldn’t be encouraged to have one until 2 weeks.

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