Pregnancy

Natural Mothering Begins with Birth

written on April 12, 2015 on The Unassisted Baby As a natural mother, you already make informed decisions about raising your children. Between cloth diapering, organic foods, breastfeeding, and gentle parenting, you have probably realized there is a lot more to being the mother you want to be than you could have ever dreamed about …

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20 Desserts That Are Gestational Diabetes Friendly

Anybody else get diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD) and still have a HORRIBLE sweet tooth? No? Just me? Perfect. 🙂 Well for those of you who do, or who are just looking for some healthier options, this article is for you! Desserts can be tricky when you live with diabetes. You absolutely can have a sugary dessert …

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Gestational Diabetes: What You Need To Know

For anyone who’s been pregnant before, or spent much time in the pregnancy forums online, we’re all pretty familiar with the glucose screen performed between 24 and 28 weeks. For a lot of women, they have to fast for 8 to 12 hours, then drink that nasty liquid glucose, and then get their glucose checked …

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ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn’t struggling with infertility or who hasn’t had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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One-Stop Guide for Surviving Your First Trimester

So you’ve peed on the stick and it’s positive! Congratulations!! Now what?? Everyone’s journey into pregnancy looks different. For some, it may be quick or unexpected, met with shock or surprise. For some, it may have been long and arduous following many months or years of fertility issues or IVF cycles. For others, the road …

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For Maternal Health and Covid-19, a Racial Divide

In the week and a half leading up to my daughter’s birth last July, I saw an obstetrician several times, then was hospitalized to monitor my high blood pressure. I was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia, a condition that can lead to serious, and sometimes fatal, complications during pregnancy, and was induced six weeks early. Persistent high …

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What Couples Who Are Trying To Conceive Wish You Knew

Hoping for a Baby You’re ready to get pregnant and grow your family. There’s a lot to look forward to and plan for. And although it might happen quickly, it could take longer than expected, even if you and your partner are healthy.  Hearing questions like: “When are you going to get pregnant?” “When are …

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American Pregnancy Association: Home Birth

Home Birth: Benefits and Tips For centuries giving birth at home was the norm. By the 1900s increasing numbers of women started having their babies at hospitals. However, as our understanding of anatomy, modern medicine, the mechanics of childbirth, and technology have significantly increased, more women have been willing to consider the option of having …

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