How to Ease Breast and Nipple Pain During the First Week of Breastfeeding

Ouch. Those first few days of breast feeding. Whether it’s a poor latch, sensitive nipples, or breast engorgement, nursing your newborn can bring tremendous and unexpected pain. The discomfort felt in those first two weeks is the most common reason that women give up early on breast feeding. I was …

The Biggest Fears During Pregnancy & Why You Should Stop Worrying

From the moment you get that positive sign on a pregnancy test, you’re mind and emotions start running like crazy. Unless you’re in the doctor’s office, it’s hard to tell what’s going on inside your belly. This can lead to overwhelming anxiety & worries. During my first pregnancy, I was …

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Postpartum Recovery

It seems like shortly after having a baby, the traumatic memories of childbirth quickly fade before it’s time for the next one.  That’s what happened to me at least.  I soon forgot about all of the pain and torture that labor was, both before and after delivering the baby.  Even …

The Itchy Pregnant Belly Cure You Have to Try!

Toward the end of my pregnancy, my belly started to itch like crazy!  This is due to the skin becoming so stretched out which triggers the itchy sensation on your skin. There’s also another cause for this which is brought about by a rash on your belly called PUPPP (Pruritic …

9 Symptoms During The Last Month Of Pregnancy

So I’m one of those women who actually doesn’t mind being pregnant, in fact, I actually like being pregnant! Until the last month that is. The first 8 months are usually smooth sailing for me.  Sure, I’m more tired in the beginning (luckily no nausea), but just knowing I’m growing …

Essentials For Your Postpartum Recovery Kit

For those of you who are already moms, you know that there’s nothing glamorous about childbirth.  Of course, holding the tiny little baby that you’ve been growing inside you for the past 9 months, for the first time, is an unexplainably magical moment; however the pain and recovery that comes …