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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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Choosing A Prenatal Care Provider in Las Vegas

Posted on: January 25, 2021 | birth, Community, education, Famillies, Information, Pregnancy

With her pregnancy confirmed and an intimate group of people knowing of the baby gestating in her womb, Claudia entered her 8th week of pregnancy. Knowing the importance of prenatal care, she set out to find a provider that “got her”. Her own gynecologist was not an obstetrician. Therefore, Claudia was on the hunt, with recommendations from her girlfriends and her gynecologist, for the perfect providers in Las Vegas to . . .

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Early Signs of Pregnancy

Posted on: January 4, 2021 | birth, Body, Community, Doulas, education, Fatherhood, Information, Motherhood

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Starting off the new year with a little secret, and what a way to bring joy to the world. But wait, perhaps you’re not quite sure if how you’ve been feeling lately ARE in fact what you think it means. Whether this pregnancy came as a surprise or this pregnancy was planned to the “T”, preparing yourself physically and mentally will help for what the next . . .

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