Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace

If you are working while pregnant, you should know your rights in the workplace. There are laws in place that protect pregnant women from discrimination and ensure that they have the accommodations they need to feel safe and comfortable while working. Keep reading to learn about these protections and make sure that you are being treated fairly at work.

Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace

How To Make Sure You Have A Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman's life, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. There are so many things to think about and keep track of, and it's important to ensure you're doing everything possible to stay healthy. Here are some tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

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About to Have a Baby? These Tips Will Help You

Are you looking for tips to prepare for an upcoming baby? You're in the right place. Every parent will want to make sure they’re prepared for the arrival of their newest family member – and that starts with knowledge. Here are some steps you can take to get ready for the baby!

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What Does the Obstetrician Do?

Pregnancy can be a time of great joy and excitement, but it's also a significant physical and emotional change. During this transition, the expectant mother must rely on the expertise and care an obstetrician provides. An obstetrician is a medical doctor who specializes in pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. They provide comprehensive care throughout all stages of pregnancy, from conception to delivery. Obstetricians play an essential role in helping pregnant women navigate their journey through pregnancy with confidence and peace of mind.

Chiropractic Care for Moms: Is It Safe? How To Find the Right Professional

In this day and age, women face unique health challenges, especially moms. Being a mother has many responsibilities that can lead to health complications like persistent back pains, general muscle fatigue, and joint aches. These problems also affect expecting mothers, as they experience several changes in their bodies. As an expectant mom, you're encouraged to utilize chiropractic care in addition to your prenatal and antenatal care.

Chiropractors diagnose and offer treatment by manually adjusting or manipulating the spine. Chiropractic care can help relieve pregnancy-related joint pains and avoid complications during childbirth. If you want to know more, continue reading to understand the importance of chiropractors, how they can help moms, and how to find an experienced chiropractor within your area.

How to Reduce Stress Throughout Your Pregnancy

How to Reduce Stress Throughout Your Pregnancy

One of the things that lots of pregnant women experience throughout the period of their pregnancy is stress. It can be stressful for all kinds of reasons, and that’s even more true for women who are going through this whole process for the very first time. We’re going to talk today about some of the things you can do to reduce the stress you might feel throughout your pregnancy, so find out more below.

10 Ways to Stay Healthy Throughout Your Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be a trying, but thrilling time. As you prepare for your child to come into the world, you must stay healthy and educated. Doing so will make the days leading up to the birth, the birth itself, and the first few months of your child being at your home much, much more comfortable. Without the right knowledge surrounding how you can stay healthy during pregnancy; however, it can be difficult to do so. To help you out on your journey, here are ten fantastic ways to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy:

What To Do When You Have an Unexpected Pregnancy

Mary and Joseph weren’t the only couple to experience an unexpected pregnancy. They can happen any time when you’re in a relationship with someone and regularly have sex. No birth control is 100% effective, so there will always be a slight chance that you get pregnant without planning it.

Clearly, it can be a big shock to your system when you discover this. It wasn’t in your plans right now, but you’re still excited for what lies ahead. Nevertheless, you’re in a very different position from a couple that was planning a pregnancy. With that in mind, here’s some advice to help you during this situation:

How to Feel Great When Pregnant

You’ll love that you’re pregnant. Alas, you perhaps won’t love how you feel, at least not always. While you’ll be happy to bring a baby into this world, the fact of the matter is that it can be problematic for your body. It is, after all, a pretty intense experience. However, while it’s inevitable that you’ll feel a little less than perfect some of the time, there are things you can do that can limit the time. In this we’ll run through some tried and tested methods for feeling at your best when you’re pregnant.

How to Feel Great When Pregnant

How to Take Care of Yourself During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a physically and emotionally demanding time. You need to make sure you are taking care of yourself and the growing baby inside you.

How to Take Care of Yourself During Pregnancy

There is no one way every woman will take care of herself during pregnancy, but some guidelines can help you maintain your well-being while pregnant. Here are four steps for taking care of yourself during pregnancy so that you have a healthy baby.

6 Unexpected Symptoms of Pregnancy (Which Are Totally, Totally Normal)

Readers who have kids will understand all-too well that parenthood is an uncertain journey across unknowable terrain. Of course there are many people who can offer you part of the road map. Your own parents, friends and colleagues, parenting book and even blogs like this one can help you to navigate certain twists and turns on the long and winding path of parenthood. But ultimately, it’s a map you need to draw yourself. And you may well find that if and when your next child comes along, the topography has changed even more. If there’s one piece of advice this blog can impart to parents, dear reader, it’s to expect uncertainty. If fact, it’s just about the only thing you can rely on. Parenthood is, by definition, wracked with uncertainty. Parents constantly agonize over whether they’re doing the right thing, whether their actions as parents measure up to those of other parents, and whether they’re doing the right thing for their little ones.

What’s more, the uncertainty begins long before your first baby is born. Pregnancy is a beautiful experience… but it can also be terrifying. Your body changes in all kinds of ways, and even when your OB-GYN lets you know exactly what to expect, you’ll likely find that something surprises you every day of your pregnancy. The good news, however, is that while many of them seem shocking most of them are totally, totally normal and not necessarily an indicator of complications. Let’s take a closer look…

5 Steps for a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy

If you are expecting a baby or planning to have a baby in the near future, then being prepared for what pregnancy will be like, and being prepared to have a healthy and happy pregnancy can go a long way too. After all, you are growing a human and it can take its toll on you. So here are a few things to think about and to plan for. 

How to Prevent Common Complications of Pregnancy

It is every parent’s wish to give their child the best life possible, starting from day one. Thus, as early as during pregnancy, it’s essential for expecting moms to take care of themselves. Pregnancy is such a delicate phase in motherhood, and some complications may come along the way. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent them.

How to Prevent Common Complications of Pregnancy

Below are some must-remember tips to stop common pregnancy complications from happening.

Choices Matter In Childbirth

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When you are expecting a baby, there are so many things to consider. Going into each of my births I had a birth plan which of course the main goal was a healthy baby, but a birth plan is honestly only the first stepping stone. When you are making out a birth plan, you consider how you want to labor, how you want your child taken care of, and maybe even your pain management options while you are laboring or after. More than 1 in 3 (36%) women did not have a birth plan, which is an opportune time for a patient to speak with their doctor about pain management options, including non-opioids.

I really wanted to try for a completely drug free birth with my son. With my birth plan in place, I tried to talk to my doctor about my options. My doctor made me feel like I was a child without a say. She wouldn't listen to me and in that moment, I should have taken a step back and realized that she may not be the best doctor for me.

The Perfect Mattress for Pregnant Women

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Pregnancy is a beautiful, miraculous occurrence, but let’s face it: it’s also extremely uncomfortable at times.  From swollen feet to morning sickness and everything in between, carrying a child is certainly no picnic. According to the Sleep Foundation, “78% of women report more disturbed sleep during pregnancy than at other times.” It can be difficult enough to sleep while pregnant, and the last thing you need is your mattress adding to your discomfort and inability to sleep. Memory foam mattresses as well as heated mattresses provide many benefits for women during their nine months of pregnancy and beyond.

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Ecocentric Mom Pregnancy Subscription Box #HGG2015

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

No I am not pregnant. I thought it would be nice to feature an awesome gift idea for all of you pregnant ladies though because you deserve to be pampered too. Introducing Ecocentric Mom Subscription Boxes! But it's not just pregnancy boxes, they also have a mom version and a mom & baby. And I LOVE subscription boxes. I think they make a GREAT gift idea. I received this month's box and I wanted to let you see what was inside.

What I love about Ecocentric Mom subscription boxes is they have researched everything to only include the best, healthiest products for you and your family. You also get an item that is a "keeper", something that can't be "used up" and what is more eco than that!

Here's what came in this month's box:

Get Help Trying to Conceive with The Stork OTC

This post is sponsored by The Stork OTC through the Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Trying to conceive can be a long, heart-breaking experience for some. But if you are on the outside looking in, you may not realize how to respond. Someone you know may be dealing with issues of trying to conceive and you may not even know it. Here are some tips to help.

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Seeing Two Pink Lines is Priceless

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I remember seeing these two pinks lines like it was yesterday. It was very early in the morning, around 4 a.m. or so. I wasn't due for my period for a few more days, but I wanted to test because I just had that feeling. I wanted to wait until the morning because HTC levels are suppose to be highest then. Although I normally consider 4 a.m. night time, I was awake and excited and wanted to test. Almost immediately both lines turned pink. I decided to take the other test to make sure and both lines turned pink just as quickly. I was ecstatic. I couldn't hold it in. I tried to go lay down, but I had to tell someone. So I poked my husband until he asked, "Is something wrong?" And I said, "No, I'm just pregnant." "What?!" Neither of us could sleep, we were too excited! Our second baby was on the way.

Pregnancy Problems That No One Talks About

I'm going to tell you a story that not many people know about. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was a nanny and use to take them regularly to this bounce house place. It was a little bit of a drive from their house, but totally worth it because the kids loved it. One day, my friend had invited us to come jump and I noticed that the girl I was watching had a dirty diaper. No big deal, they had awesome family restrooms. My friend watched the little boy I cared for while I went and changed the diaper.

The diaper was a bad one. So bad, I couldn't stand the smell and started getting sick. Actually, this was normal for me. I had terrible morning sickness with my first pregnancy, the difference this time.

Fertility and Supplements

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I don't know if I have really talked about this before. It is something that is very personal to me. I wanted to have children for as long as I can remember. Children were always a part of my life goals. So when I met my hubby, that was one of the FIRST things I asked him, if he wanted to have children. We got married relatively young, I was 21 and he was 23. And we both knew we wanted to be married at least a year before we got married, but then one turned into two then two and a half...

At family events, people would ask us constantly when we were going to try to have a baby. They would really ask me specifically. Which if you think about it, it's really too personal of a question for anyone to ask. But it was still very difficult to have to just shrug and smile, when inside I felt like crying because I was yearning for a baby. And it felt like everyone around me was getting pregnant and although I was happy, I was a little bit envious as well. Especially when it "just happened". Well why didn't it "just happen" for me?