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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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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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Pregnancy After 35

Posted on: February 15, 2021 | Babies, Body, Information, Pregnancy

Glancing through the calendar, counting the weeks until her due date, Claudia’s gaze fell upon a highlighted celebration. Her birthday! She’ll be 38 when the baby is expected to arrive this side of the earth. “Thirty-eight.” She thought to herself. Claudia was the last of her peer friends having a baby. In fact, the youngest baby in her girlfriend group was enjoying their first year of Kindergarten. “I’ll be 43 . . .

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Nutrition in Pregnancy

Posted on: February 8, 2021 | Body, Feeding, Information, Meals, Prenatal

Nothing sounded tasty. Claudia stood in front of an opened refrigerator door. She wasn’t the best when it came to her eating habits. In fact, a dessert was often an appetizer before dinner. During her prenatal visit, the provider explained the importance of nutrition in pregnancy; and what elements to her diet were essential for healthy fetal growth. Claudia knew she would have to make some conscious food decisions and . . .

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