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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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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6 Things You Should Do After You Give Birth

As you head into your third trimester and prepare for the final day, you may want to consider reading a few things that will be helpful during your postpartum period. Besides labor and delivery, you will want to think about any documentations, phone calls, and legal paperwork that will establish the arrival of your baby. […]

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5 Things to Prepare Before You Go in Labor

As you approach your due date, there are a few things you may want to consider before labor and delivery. Here’s what we recommend. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see disclaimer for details. 1. Register at your delivery hospital Registering at your delivery hospital is pivotal to a smooth check-in process when you’re […]

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