Pregnancy can be an amazing (and strange) time. Making a baby is hard work – there are so many hormones and changes happening inside your body at any given moment. Some women experience a whole array of symptoms and some may not experience any. However, here are some of the most common pregnancy symptoms that might arise, especially during your first trimester.
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Have you had your yearly well woman exam yet? If you’re 21 (and/or sexually active), it’s recommended that you start receiving an annual well woman exam with a gynecologist or other medical provider. If you can start these visits in your late teens in order to set a guideline for your health, even better. Continue reading “What to Expect During Your Well Woman Exam”
We’re guessing it was quite a shock when you found out you were carrying more than one! If you’ve recently found out that you’re having twins (or triplets, or more!) you’ve probably been scouring the internet for any and all information. A pregnancy where the mother is expecting multiples can be totally different from the traditional “singleton” pregnancy. Continue reading “Expecting More Than One Baby? Why You Won’t Go Past Your Due Date”
Ah, the two week wait – that exciting, suspenseful (and sometimes stressful) time between ovulation and the arrival of your period can seem really long. However, worrying about whether or not you might become pregnant during that time can make the two weeks drag on and on. That’s why we’ve put together some quick tips and best practices for making it through your two week wait and preparing yourself as best you can for potential pregnancy. Continue reading “How to Survive Your Two Week Wait”
Giving birth is exciting, scary, and a unique experience for every new mother. What comes after is a whole new ball game, especially if it’s your first. However, in the midst of the sleep deprivation and thrill of bringing your sweet new baby home, some mothers start to feel a little “off”. The important thing is understanding if you’re experiencing baby blues or postpartum depression. Continue reading “What New Moms Should Know About Postpartum Depression”
Pickles and ice cream, lemonade and potato chips, green grapes (and only green grapes)… pregnancy cravings can come in many forms and they’re different for everyone! But when do you actually start getting pregnancy cravings? Can they tell you anything about your health or your pregnancy? Continue reading “4 Interesting Facts About Pregnancy Cravings”