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Alternative Therapies in Pregnancy

Posted on: May 3, 2021 | Activity, Body, Community, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Pregnancy brings about big changes to the body. Hormonally, there are shifts in levels of estrogen, prolactin, hcg, relaxin, and progesterone. Physically, ailments may develop as weight gain occurs, muscles are stretched, and organs are pushed and squished. Enlisting alternative therapies to aid in relief when the body seems to have a mind of its own, are some ways to combat any nuances or treat existing aches.  WHAT ALTERNATIVE THERAPY . . .

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Early Pregnancy Hormones: Prolactin

Posted on: April 26, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

In pregnancy the body goes through hormonal changes, even before one reads the word “pregnant” on a pregnancy test. The hormone levels of: hCG, progesterone, relaxin, estrogen, and prolactin elevate in gestation. Each of these hormones have its own particular job, however they work together to promote healthy progression of growth of the placenta, the baby, and the gestational carrier. Prolactin is our final fab five early pregnancy hormone and . . .

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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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Sex and Pregnancy

Posted on: March 22, 2021 | Health, Love, Pregnancy, Relationships

The night before was amazing. Claudia and Channing hadn’t had an intimate night together since Claudia had gotten confirmation of her pregnancy. Between the morning sickness, emotional roller coaster of being pregnant, and her hectic work schedule, Claudia’s energy (and sex drive) were missing. But last night, the mood was set perfectly and the timing was just right. Channing had sparked a flame in Claudia, and she was all in.  . . .

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