Would you believe that there is a condition that at least 30% of pregnant women and 66% of women with 2 or more kids have and yet most of them do not know about? Diastasis Recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles and the thinning of the connective tissue between them. This condition is not solely the result of pregnancy, but it’s quite common. This article will outline the basics of what every woman should know–before, during, and after pregnancy, about conditioning and rehabilitating their abdominal muscles for better function and (bonus!) to improve their appearance.
Everyone knows having a child requires lots of decisions to be made from prenatal care to parenting styles. You and your partner are probably thinking of things like what kind of diapers to buy, where the baby is going to sleep, how you’re going to afford another person in the family, etc. The list can go on and on and be rather daunting. Perhaps one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make in your child’s life is appointing the godparents – or “guide-parents,” mentors, or guardians.
To eat or not to eat? That is the question! Some of us have probably pondered this question, and some of us may not even have the slightest idea why someone would want to eat their placenta. While most mammals on land consume their placenta following birth, humans are one of the few that do not regularly eat their placenta. More recently, placenta consumption has been discussed and researched, proving there may be several reasons why most mammals thrive from eating their placenta.
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! You’ve made your first prenatal appointment with your doctor, but have you called your chiropractor? Seeking prenatal chiropractic care is extremely important to maintain your own health, and the health of your developing baby. Read on to discover the benefits of regular chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy.
You’re pregnant and you’ve made the amazing decision to breastfeed your baby, but you don’t know where to start. From breast pumps to breast pads, bras, tanks and covers there are limitless options available to you and it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Well you’re in luck! We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to help take the guesswork out of the equation and leave you feeling nothing but excitement to begin your breastfeeding journey.
Many mothers have a tough first labor and birth experience. Sometimes our dreams of a certain birth experience fade as something completely different happens than what we imagined. Much of this could be attributed to stress, exhaustion during labor, or perhaps, some unforeseen circumstance occurred during labor that could not be helped. Evidence shows that if you labor with the support of a doula–Greek for “a woman who serves“–you can greatly increase the chances of having the type of birth you hope for; and with much less chance of medical intervention.
The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are bombarded with a wealth of information. And for many of us, several health related thoughts immediately flood our minds. Am I doing everything I can to create a “perfect” environment for my baby? Is the baby growing? Is the baby going to be healthy? And so forth. Within the last few decades modern medicine and research has allowed for some of these worries to be put to rest with Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnostics. If you are newly pregnant, here are some factors to consider in your prenatal care.
Should you toss the lube while trying to conceive? It may be a lingering question for many couples on the road to creating life. While some may think that lubricant will only help create a more fluid environment for the sperm’s journey to the egg, it is not necessarily the case. Explore reasons why conventional lubricants can actually deter you from getting pregnant and some ways to promote pregnancy with the use of non-conventional lubricants. Welcome to the world of “sperm-friendly” lubricants!
Growing up, sex education classes lead us to believe that we will get pregnant the first time we have unprotected sex. While this certainly can happen, oftentimes it can take a few months, or even years, to conceive. If you are ready to start trying to conceive or even just considering it in the near future, here are some things to consider to maximize your chances of getting pregnant as soon as possible.
There is nothing more soothing and comforting than sitting down after a long day with a hot cup of tea, or a warm cup of tea on a cold winter’s day. That is, unless your pregnant. With all the information out there, you don’t know what teas are safe, and all you’re craving is a good cup of tea! The good news is, there are safe teas to drink while your pregnant, and we have five herbal teas that are safe for pregnancy. Some are even recommended by professionals to aid in pregnancy and birth.
There are so many decisions that modern day parents must make immediately before your infant even leaves the hospital. If you are expecting a boy, one of the biggest, and possibly toughest, decisions you and your partner may have to contend with will be the age old question: “Will you be circumcising your son?”
Are you the mom of three boys and you are just dying to get that baby girl you’ve always dreamed of? Or, maybe you have always wanted your first born to be a boy. Well, according to modern science, some popular research and many people who swear by these methods, there are several things you can try to increase your chances of conceiving the gender you desire.
So you think you’re ready to have a baby. At least, you and your partner agree that you’re ready to begin trying to conceive. You’ve answered every question on the list Important Things To Consider Before TTC, and passed with flying colors! Now what? You head over to the local book store to pick up a few of the popular titles on the subject that your friends and colleagues suggested to give you some helpful tips on boosting your chances. Suddenly, you are standing in front of the largest, most intimidating wall of hundreds of pre-conception books, all claiming to be exactly what you need to achieve pregnancy quickly. Whether you’ve been TTC for a while or your journey has just begun, we have compiled a list of beneficial books, some of which have provided us, personally, with the knowledge to achieve our very own TTC goals.
You feel your biological clock ticking. Scratch that. It’s all you hear, every second of every minute of every day. This ticking might have been the rhythm you’ve been marching to for years or it might have crept up on you unexpectedly one day as you were holding your best friend’s newborn for the first time. Either way, you want a baby. And you want one now. This overwhelming need fills every inch of your body; and you just know it’s time.
While your heart might be ready, however, there are some important questions you need to ask yourself – and your partner- before you jump headfirst into trying to conceive.
Are you of the mindset that each child is deserving of their own baby shower, regardless of their birth order? Check out our suggestions for creating a simple and streamlined baby registry.