Labor and Delivery

How to Make Padsicles for Postpartum Recovery

The postpartum period can be a daunting journey when you’re dealing with postpartum pain while caring for a newborn. In order to form a balance between both tasks, a great way to do so is to prepare your body for a better recovery using padsicles. A padsicle (short for pad and Popsicle) is a DIY […]

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How I Went Into Labor One Week Before My Due Date (2 Min. Read)

The Goal When I was 35 weeks pregnant, I was dreading labor. My final month seemed to take forever and I was ready to push baby out. My baby bump was dropping. My back was hurting. And each step I took used every ounce of energy I had. When I learned that there were natural […]

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Just Another Hospital Bag Checklist

If you’re pregnant and preparing for labor, you might realize soon enough that there are tons of free checklists for expecting Moms out there – especially for the hospital bag. There are many “Ultimate” checklists buzzing around the internet and several other “Best” checklists swimming among the cracks of search engines (such as Google). The […]

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My Water Broke! What Happens Next?

If there was one thing I was always curious about, it was how it would be like when your water breaks during labor. I’ve always seen it happen in movies and with my first pregnancy, I assumed it would happen to me too (which is not always the case for some people). I had questions […]

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Am I Dilating? Wait, what is it?

Do you often wonder what cervical dilation is? Or when it happens and how it happens?  If this is you then you’ve come to the right place. Before pregnancy, I’ve always heard other Moms talk about dilating this, dilating that, dilating 2 centimeters, and so forth. What I don’t hear them talking about is the process of […]

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