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Early Pregnancy Hormones: Relaxin

Posted on: April 12, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy

Relaxin is next on the fab five list of early pregnancy hormones. This hormone plays a role in the ligaments and joints of the body. While Relaxin calms the pregnant body in some ways, it can also add discomforts in other ways.  What is Relaxin? Relaxin helps to relax the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints in the pelvis in preparation for labor. This hormone peaks around 14 days of ovulation, . . .

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Early Pregnancy Hormones: Progesterone

Posted on: April 5, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The Fab Five of key pregnancy hormones: (hCG, progesterone, estrogen, relaxin, and prolactin) continue with the focus on progesterone. Collectively, these 5 hormones create the life cycle for a healthy pregnancy. Individually, each of these hormones have specific duties that contribute and impact one’s pregnancy. Progesterone is the next hormone in the Fab Five.  What is Progesterone? Progesterone is one of the female sexual hormones that is produced in the . . .

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Early Pregnancy Hormones: hCG

Posted on: March 29, 2021 | Body, education, Pregnancy, Prenatal

During conception and through gestation, there are a group of hormones that are key in a pregnancy. The next contributions will focus on these hormones. This group of “pregnancy hormones” assist in early pregnancy and are: human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), Progesterone, Relaxin, Estrogen, and Prolactin.  What is hCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is the “pregnancy hormone” that is made up of cells generated by the placenta. As days of gestation progress, . . .

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Pregnancy After Loss

Posted on: March 15, 2021 | Body, Doulas, Health, Las Vegas, Loss, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Today felt different for Claudia. It was the due date of a pregnancy loss 5 years ago. A sense of guilt conjured knowing that she was now pregnant with another baby. “Happy 5th Birthday Peanut” Claudia whispered out loud. Lying in bed, Claudia stared out of the window. It was almost as if her body knew what today was, as her belly began to flutter. What is a Rainbow Baby A . . .

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Constipation and Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy

Posted on: March 1, 2021 | Body, Health, Information, Pregnancy

She wasn’t sure if it was something she ate or the baby, but Claudia wasn’t feeling like her usual self. Her digestive system was off, and she was experiencing discomfort anytime she attempted to use the restroom. Constipation was something she had experienced before, but hemorrhoids were a new venture. Examining her diet, Claudia realized that she may need to add more fibers to her diet. She grabbed a pear . . .

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