Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Posted on: July 19, 2021 | Community, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia stared at herself in the mirror. The face staring back was not her own. Halfway into her pregnancy, Claudia was beginning to feel the overwhelming thoughts and fears of her upcoming birthing experience. Forty weeks seemed like forever away, 20 weeks ago. Now, here she was with 20 more weeks to go, and she was NOT ready! As the thoughts continued to run through her head…”Are YOU even capable?” . . .

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Fetal Kick Counts

Posted on: July 12, 2021 | Babies, Body, education, Information, Pregnancy, Safety

OUCH! Wait…was that…no, it couldn’t be…could it?! The first time we feel a baby’s first little twinges is a whole new level of pregnancy. Suddenly the pregnancy became real! Before there may have been a bump brewing and breasts blossoming, but now little peanut is now making its presence known…and with force. Counting these movements are an important way to gauge how a baby is faring in the womb. Fetal . . .

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Experiencing Gender Disappointment

Posted on: July 5, 2021 | Babies, Children, Famillies, Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationships

A sealed white envelope sat tucked away in the nursery dresser. From the very beginning, Claudia had her sights on finding out the sex of her baby. She was a planner. Knowing whether her little jelly bean was pink or blue was a part of her pregnancy that she could plan going forward. What Claudia hadn’t thought about was whether she was crossing her fingers for a girl or a . . .

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The Ultrasound Anatomy Scan

Posted on: June 28, 2021 | Body, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Hitting 20 weeks gestation is a milestone. Halfway into pregnancy, and halfway to welcoming a baby. Claudia was nervous going into her 20-week appointment. This is where she would get information on how her baby was fairing in her belly. Sure she was ‘high-risk’ being over the age of 35, but Claudia felt great. She had regained her energy in the second trimester. She focused on her nutrition and listened . . .

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The Non-Stress Test

Posted on: June 21, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Throughout pregnancy there are tests, screenings, poking and prodding. These many methods of monitoring help provide knowledge into the health and well-being of the growing fetus and the gestational carrier. Stress occurs in everyday hustles and bustles. Stress is a cautionary factor in pregnancy and birth, as stress may cause:high-blood pressures, elevated heart rates (in baby and carrier), birth defects, pre-term labor, for example. Non-stress tests are a common test . . .

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