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9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

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There are many things to do and consider before trying to conceive. When we were thinking about trying to concieve our first (who is now almost three) I asked my sister, friends, etc. what they recommended. Doing what they suggested made for a better pregnancy and experience. I now have two children and have learned a few other

9 Lessons Learned from a 7-Day-Labor

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Aurora is our second baby (first daughter). Overall she was a much easier pregnancy than Denali (our first son). I wasn’t nearly as sick and I wasn’t sick for as long. Denali was positioned differently and gave me severe PGP (I was pretty much bed ridden). Aurora sat higher and despite some pain, I was

A Common Side Effect Women May Experience Post Pregnancy

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Shortly after having my son (my first baby), I started to get an intense pain in the middle of my back at random times. The pain would come and go, but it was extremely uncomfortable. About a month and a half later, the pain became unbearable. I tried using an ice pack, and since I

Top 5 Pregnancy Exercise Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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It’s amazing how being pregnant changes almost every aspect of your life—almost immediately. Where you’d once sit down to make detailed life plans for you and your partner, you now incorporate a little third person in the planning too. The news of your baby’s arrival impacts everything, from your thoughts to your actions. You religiously

How to Save Money on Pregnancy-Related Medical Bills

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There are some awesome ways to save money on medical bills during pregnancy, labor, and post partum. Some I found after searching for hours online and talking to insurance representatives for my first pregnancy. And a few I didn’t find until my second pregnancy and really wished I had known about them for my first!

Labor Bag Packing List- For the Minimalist

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I wrote the 11 Secrets to Have in Your Labor Bag -FOR WOMEN ONLY (found here) which has helped many first-time and expecting mothers find out (or remember) which items are important for postpartum recovery and healing. Then I wrote a detailed packing list for mom, dad, and siblings (if applicable) here. Although these have

7 Simple Tips to Combat Morning Sickness

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UPDATE- This is no longer 3 simple things because during my second pregnancy I found more. So below are 7 simple ways to combat morning sickness. Pregnancy cravings can get pretty intense. I remember having multiple vivid dreams when pregnant with my son about Krispy Kreme donuts. Finally, one morning after waking up from a

11 Pregnancy “Must-Carry-With-You-Items”

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It’s nice to have a check list of helpful things to carry with in your purse while pregnant. I really like preparing for the unexpected, being comfortable during pregnancy, and saving money. All of the items mentioned below are extremely helpful, increase comfort while pregnant, and 90% of them cost less than $1.00 per item.

17 Must-Have Items That Will Make Your Pregnancy Much More Comfortable

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Since I am now expecting my second baby, I’ve started reflecting and planning. I’m a futuristic-plan-ahead type of person so recently I was writing the things down that really helped my comfort level in my last pregnancy. Let’s face it – being pregnant is tough! I like to make it as comfortable as possible and

23 Weird, Common, and Unique Very Early Pregnancy Symptoms

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I’ve talked to a few of my friends about their first very early symptoms of being pregnant. Some of the ones we shared were down right weird. So after asking around and doing further research, I decided to list 23 weird, common, and unique very early pregnancy symptoms. I included all the ones I have

11 Pregnancy Tips that Will Save You Thousands

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Pregnancy is such a crazy time for most of us women. We are so excited, yet often feel sick or in pain. It’s so fun to imagine our little one, who he/she is, and what they will look and act like. Yet, its unnerving thinking about costs that will be incurred for the prenatal, labor, and postpartum

A Common Medical MISDIAGNOSIS That Pregnant Women Need to Know.

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Early one morning about 4 months before my son’s due date, I stood up out of bed. A horrendous stabbing pain shot through my lower pelvic area and thighs. It hit me so hard I immediately fell to the floor. I didn’t even have time to reach out to the wall or bed to catch

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