I once did an interview with a mother of twins, who baffled me. She had given birth to twins naturally, without pain relief, and was hesitant about using the term “painful” when talking about the process. She was in labor for less than three hours, and she walked out of the delivery room with her babies.
A Mommybites reader asked: When and how should I tell my family I’m pregnant? Congrats on expecting! Whether you have been trying to get pregnant for a while, or if it happened spontaneously, it’s still a bit of a shock to find out we are expecting! After we take in that we are actually pregnant […]
If one thing is true, it’s that being a new mom-to-be is one of the most overwhelming periods in your life, and you’re bound to make some mistakes along the way. The good news is, you won’t be the first person to mess up. Take note of these five common mistakes women make during their first pregnancy so you can have a healthy pregnancy.
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy, but did you know diastasis recti is one of them? Learn more about what it is and how you can prevent it!
Your body changes in so many ways during and after your pregnancy. It may be difficult to identify all of these changes and relate them to your pregnancy, so check out this list to see all of the possibilities you may experience.
A Mommybites reader asked: My doctor told me that I’d be giving birth lying on my back. Are there any other positions in which I can push out my baby? I am often a bit surprised by how many mothers-to-be aren’t aware of the option to push their babies out in a position other than […]
The shift from being pregnant to becoming a mother happens in a matter of seconds and yet, few people emphasize the importance of preparing new mothers for this change. Sleep deprivation, 30 pounds of unwanted weight, cracked nipples, and a screaming baby make it nearly impossible to filter and organize one’s thoughts in the days, weeks and months after giving birth. At a time when a mother needs the most support and attention, she is often ignored and has to overcome her own pain, worries and thoughts and take care of her infant.
Pregnancy is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting times of life. If you’re pregnant, you’re probably busy furnishing a nursery, creating a birth plan, choosing a name, and picking out baby clothing. However, pregnancy is also a very sensitive time for your health. After all, your health now affects your child’s health! So […]