During my natural homebirth my midwife, Andrea, held my hands and reminded me that my body can do this; it’s perfectly designed for the birthing process. I needed this reminder because I was overwhelmed with excruciating pain and felt I could not push.
The women body endures so many changes throughout pregnancy. Our hormone levels increase, causing the chemistry of our body to alter. Those who never experienced acne now has a face full of pimples, and women with luscious lips pre-pregnancy are running to the internet to find ways to prevent dry/chapped lips during pregnancy. I’ve teamed up with Carmex to share the benefits of moisturizing your lips and shared a few of my own tips for having moisturized lips during and after pregnancy.
Ever wondered are convertible cribs worth it? Babies grow really fast, and some require gadgets and different types of furniture throughout childhood (mostly to give moms and dads a peace of mind). You find yourself purchasing a baby rocker, bouncer, playpen, swing, play mat, changing table, high-chair and the list goes on. Time to consider sleeping arrangements.
“Are maternity clothes necessary,” I wondered during the beginning of my pregnancy. I have a closet overflowing with clothes and was hoping to become a minimalist. I donate to our local thrift stores but always seem to fill the empty hangers.