10 Helpful Methods for Alleviating Back Pain during Pregnancy

If you ask 100 pregnant women what is the worst symptom they deal with, the overwhelming majority will say back pain. As your baby grows, all your organs move and press in different areas of your body.

Your center of gravity changes and you often find yourself hunched over trying to compensate. Your hips widen and ache, along with the extra weight of the baby, placenta, increased blood flow and amniotic fluid. Pregnancy sounds fun, doesn’t it?

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You Need These Key Nutrients Needed During Pregnancy

you need these key nutrients during pregnancy

You have a bun in the oven.  Well, like any good recipe, you need the right ingredients.  Same goes for you and what you put in your body during pregnancy.  You and your baby’s health are of the utmost importance during this time.  This is why making sure your body has all the right “ingredients” is so crucial.   The proper nutrition as well as the amount of vitamins and minerals you receive ensures that you and baby are healthy with all the key nutrients needed during pregnancy.

this is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links.  I received Viactiv products for my  own personal use.  All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

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HOW TO GET YOUR BODY BACK AFTER PREGNANCY Guest post by: Beth Martel

after pregnancy body back

 

You’ve pored over infant books, scoured the Internet and read each conceivable article about how to nurture an infant. You’ve been to your six-week post-delivery specialist’s visit and been given a doctor’s green signal of good health. You and your child may even have started to fall into some kind of routine amid the day and are getting a couple winks at night.

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Easy Steps to Take when Preparing Dog for Baby

easy steps to take when preparing dog for baby

You love your fur baby.  They are a part of the family as much as anyone.  Therefore, when a new baby is added to the mix, it’s important to keep your pets in mind.  They were there first you know.  For those of us who are older siblings, I’m sure you can recall the day your mother brought home baby and a ton of focus was shifted toward them.  Same goes for your pets.  It’s best to keep them healthy, happy and involved with these Easy Steps to take when preparing Dog for Baby.

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Nurses Reveal the Secret to the Best Newborn Photo

Nurses Reveal the Secret to the Best Newborn Photo

Its time to summon your inner Ansel Adams.  Grab your camera and get ready for baby’s first day!  That first photo of your baby is one to cherish forever.  There is a vast array of new baby photos.  Some present baby crying, few show baby calm and comfortable and others eyes wide open staring into their mothers eyes for the first time.  Now, how would you like to have a shot of that last one?  Imagine a touching image of your baby gazing upon your face for the first time.  Well after some digging, Nurses Reveal the Secret to the BEST Newborn Photo.

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What to Do Before Labor and Delivery to Avoid Last Minute Stress

what TO DO BEFORE Labor and Delivery to avoid stress

The time has almost arrived.  Your little bundle of love will soon be welcomed into this bright beautiful world.  Now that your back is practically killing you, you cannot find a comfortable sleeping position and the anticipation of meeting your new baby is unbearable, it’s time to prep for labor.  With all the upcoming events about to unfold it’s easy to forget a few things along the way.  However, you will be one step closer because you know What to Do Before Labor and Delivery to Avoid Last Minute Stress.

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How To Overcome Postpartum Anxiety Naturally

Overcoming Postpartum Anxiety Naturally

Morning is upon you and it’s a beautiful day.  Suddenly, you find yourself overcome with a hint of panic.  You are overwhelmed with feelings of under duress for no reason and not sure why.  This may be a sign you’re suffering from postpartum anxiety.  No need for alarm my dear, you’re not alone and there is something you can do about it. This is How To Overcome Postpartum Anxiety Naturally.

Postpartum anxiety is a very real issue.  Some cases are more severe than others.  If you find yourself in such a panic that it is physically debilitating you may have a more serious case and should consult your doctor.  My level of stress was that of generalized anxiety and I was able to treat it successfully with natural cures.   Before we dive into the whimsical world of natural remedies, keep in mind everyone is different and to always consult your medical healthcare professional beforehand.

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ONE Thing I Wish I had Done Differently While Pregnant

One thing DIFFERENT While Pregnant

Bringing a baby into this world includes a very long To-Do list.  The months of prepping and planning before this new life arrives are extremely busy.  There is so much to do and yet so little time.  The race to beat the clock and as your body morphs into a ticking time bomb, your day to day routine may be jam packed with events and tasks.  Of all these duties, errands and events that occurred during my pregnancies, there is one and only ONE thing I wish I had done differently while pregnant.

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My Preggers Story

My Preggers Story

 

“I felt the best I ever had during my pregnancies!  I wish I could have bottled that feeling and sold it”

These are the words of my mother on the topic of pregnancy.  The saying goes, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’.  Well, this apple fell off, rolled into the orchard next door, was then harvested and made into applesauce.

I wish I had experienced maternity the way my mother had, unfortunately that just wasn’t so.  Although this was a magical time in my life (I mean it’s not every day you create a human), it had its difficult days.

Pregnancy is awe-inspiring and beautiful.  To have the capability to make life is a privilege more rewarding than any other experience I have encountered.  The love that blossoms for your child is like that of no other.  Yes, we all love others in our lives, but our children are a part of you.   Some say to have children is to have your heart walking around outside your body and it’s true!

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Post Pregnancy Recovery Tips

Post Pregnancy Recovery Tips

Labor and Delivery is tough.  Whether you had a vaginal birth or a C-section, serious trauma has occurred to your body.  It was totally worth it of course!  Your post pregnancy body needs some time to adjust to all that its been through.  This list of Post Pregnancy Recovery Tips consist of some ideas and actions that helped me through the recovery process. I can only hope they do the same for you.  Congrats momma!

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