Our breasts are pretty amazing as they change throughout out menstrual cycles, as well as during pregnancy. Changes in size, sensitivity, and color are all very common to notice while you are pregnant. With these changes, soreness is a common feeling most women experience as well. Today we are sharing the reason for those changes as well as some of our favorite tips to help be more comfortable as your body gears up for the birth of your baby.
Guest Blog by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (dentably.com)
For many women, experiencing morning sickness can be one of the most unpleasant symptoms that accompanies their pregnancy. What’s worse, morning sickness can also lead to its own problems such as oral health issues. That’s why it’s important to deal with morning sickness, and take steps to prevent permanent damage to your teeth. As a dentist with 20 years of experience, I’ve spent the last two decades helping pregnant women keep their teeth protected from the dangers of morning sickness. I’ve put together my top tips for beating morning sickness while keeping your mouth healthy.
There is no doubt in the fact that the problem of hemorrhoids can be quite aggravating for any patient. And for that, we would need to understand what hemorrhoids are in the first place?
And while some clients love to have that face to face support that they receive through our traditional Birth Doula Support, or our Postpartum Doula Support some have more specific needs. Those needs may not require that same physical presence at their birth. Because of that, we are officially launching our Virtual Doula Support.
There’s one thing we are a bit biased, doula support is worth the investment. However, that investment can be a bit challenging for our clients.
A few months ago, we were lucky enough to take a Yoga for Doulas from Whole Mama Yoga. It was great for us to learn some basic poses that we could pass on to our clients, as well as a great time for us to enjoy a lovely afternoon of yoga with other Triangle area doulas.
We are excited that we now are able to offer therapeutic breast massage to our breastfeeding clients.
We have known Dr. Lindsay Mumma of Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center for a few years now, and love her approach to prenatal and postpartum care in the Triangle!
So often on Facebook and other social media sites, our birth doulas and postpartum doulas read questions from concerned pregnant folks or new parents asking various questions about if others experienced a similar issue during pregnancy, birth, and/or parenthood. However, we are reframing that question to: Is it common and is it also normal?
Some say that having a birth plan sets up unrealistic ideals for your births. And while if you have rigid expectations, that may be true. However, we feel that writing the birth plan isn’t what is important.
This smoothie is packed with important nutrients and tastes great too!
A popular way we support our birth clients is through verbal affirmations during labor and delivery.
Everyone gets excited to see a new baby, it is just natural. You should see the way my head whips around when a baby rolls by in a stroller. But sometimes, new parents don’t want those extra visitors coming to their home, even if it those visitors have the best intentions.
These five protective factors can help protect, build, strengthen and promote healthy parent and child development.
There are times when mild itchy is normal and there are times when extreme itch is a sign of something serious.
Pregnancy books saying morning sickness just happens during the morning, and will be over soon. But sometimes that is always true!
Are you pregnant or trying to become so? You may not know it yet, but sleep is an important part of pregnancy.
At a recent health fair where we providing cooperate chair massage, we had the pleasure of running into Autumn Ehsaei of Perennial Nutrition, and we hit it off!
Sometimes we take breathing for granted, because, well, we normally don’t think about it. However, we are challenging you to really notice your breath.