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Gossipist Magazine did an interview of independent thinker, Rae, about her decision to pursue a home birth for her second childbirth experience. Her first was in a hospital. For both births, she used birth hypnosis techniques. I was her birth hypnosis therapist for those births. Read on….
When people think of modern and effective fertility treatments, IVF (In vitro fertilization) is what often comes to mind. But, increasingly, another alternative form of treatment is becoming popular. Fertility acupuncture is an ancient form of alternative Chinese medicine that has garnered media attention, because of celebrities like Mariah Carey and Celine Dion vouching for the efficacy of the treatments.
With medical advancements, women have more options than ever when it comes to becoming pregnant at later ages. Previously, women were often having babies in their twenties, but it’s becoming more common for women to push back having children into their late thirties, or even early forties. Women are marrying later in life and often want to achieve certain career goals before they focus on starting a family.
Expectant mothers are worried about sleep deprivation once their little angel arrives. What most of these women don’t anticipate is that they are more likely to experience sleep problems even before they give birth.
Pregnant women usually suffer from sleep disturbances. The most common causes are anxiety, stress, physical discomfort, and hormonal changes. As an expectant mother, you might be currently suffering from sleep problems; however, it is very important to overcome this. Sleep is essential for your health, as well as that of your unborn child’s. Here are a few tips to get a better, more comfortable, and peaceful night’s sleep.
Congratulations! Being pregnant is one of the most celebrated moments in a woman’s life. But as a working mum, you may be torn between your nine-to-five job and taking nine months off to take better care of yourself and your baby. However, you don’t have to be anxious about choosing between your career and pregnancy. As long as your doctor says it’s okay to work, you can still manage a career and pregnancy at the same time. Take note of the following advice to help you survive the day.
There are few experiences more exciting or exhausting than being pregnant…especially when you have other children already asking for your energy and attention. Balancing morning- sickness, doctor’s appointments, and caring for your own needs and the needs of several small children can at times seem impossible. How do you give your children the time and attention they need when you’re too tired or sick to get out of bed?
Any woman who has been pregnant wonders about stretch marks! When I was pregnant myself, I remember the abdominal itchiness associated with my expanding belly! For some relief from itchiness and to prevent stretch marks, I purchased some creams back then. I wondered about the safety ingredients in the creams I was buying and applying to my skin, right above where my son we growing in my womb. I wondered, how much does my skin absorb?
Any woman who’s ever gone through a pregnancy knows the frustration and discomfort of vomiting. It’s a deep type of sickness that grips you at the core of your being. Having gone through several myself, and one with twins, I share your pain and will tell you what I did to cope, manage and even get rid of the nausea. If you’re pregnant, or will be soon, then listen up! This is for you.
A recent study about finding a link between postpartum depression and fear of childbirth has been getting a lot of press. The press I read reported the study showed a prevalence of .03% of postpartum depression. I felt like the public was being fed bits and pieces of the study, so I read the whole article and wanted to bring out a few key facts.