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As a mom to four beautiful children, I have learned that pampering yourself isn't selfish, it's essential. Whether this is baby number one or ten, moms fare best when they take care of themselves first – starting with pregnancy. Find the time to relax and recharge, because once your little one is on the outside, finding time to relax will become more of a challenge than ever.
You probably already know that getting enough sleep is important, but with a new baby developing it is even more true. In order to help you sleep better at night, there are a few easy and enjoyable things you can do. Try soaking in a warm tub – not too hot, to get your body to unwind. Add lavender essential oils to enhance the experience. More on Pampering Yourself and Surviving Pregnancy
by Jennifer Shakeel
This piece is really going to be geared towards all of the first time moms out there. Now if it has been awhile between pregnancies, like it was for me… about 10 years, then you are going to want to read this too because pregnancy was not like I remember it. It wasn’t bad, so I am not going to give you horror stories here. I did love being pregnant, I didn’t like the weight I gained but I did like the experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat. So trust me when I tell you that there will be nothing else in life that will ever compare to the wonders of what you are going through and what you have yet to experience.
But I am going to tell you the truth. I am going to tell you what all of those wonderful books out there… leave out. Understand this first; no two pregnancies are the same. This means that your pregnancy is not going to be like your mom’s or your best friend’s and if you have been pregnant before… this pregnancy will be unlike that one. I don’t know why really, I think it is Mother Nature’s way of preparing you for being a parent. As a parent you have to be prepared for anything and be able to handle whatever your child is going to surprise you with. Well, that is my story and I am sticking to it anyway.
I don’t think it necessary to go all the way back to before you found out you were pregnant. You already know that you felt tired… or you were experiencing a lot of nausea. Whatever it was, you just weren’t feeling like yourself. Congratulations on your wonderful news! I will start with the way you feel. I want you to know right now that every woman out there that has found out she is pregnant, throughout time, is not always happy about the news. More on What to Really Expect When You Are Expecting
by Jennifer Shakeel
Pregnancy symptoms vary from women to women. Are you wondering if you are pregnant, but you haven’t missed your period yet, and haven't taken a pregnancy test? Believe it or not there are symptoms of pregnancy that you can experience before you miss your period. I should pause for a moment and tell you that some of these symptoms can also be a signal that your period is about to start. What you need to pay attention to is whether or not these are symptoms that you have every month or if they are new. Also, it is possible for you to have a period and still be pregnant. If your period is lighter than usual or if the length of it is shorter, and/or if the symptoms you are experiencing are new, you could be pregnant. Here are a few symptoms that can be early signs of pregnancy.
Early Signs of Pregnancy
Fatigue can be a big indicator of a possible pregnancy. It is during early pregnancy that our levels of progesterone hit new heights, which can put us to sleep. Fatigue in early pregnancy can also be triggered by low blood sugar, low blood pressure coupled with increased blood production.
One of the early signs of pregnancy is morning sickness. It affects more than sixty percent of all pregnant women. This condition is caused by changing hormone levels as the body adjusts to being pregnant. Although it is called morning sickness, you can experience the nausea at any time of the day or night. More on Tips To Help Ease Morning Sickness
The baby’s body continues to develop and prepare for birth. The bones are getting stronger. The brain and nerves continue to develop. This development will continue after the baby is born. The bone marrow is producing red blood cells this month. Your baby is nearly ready to be born. If he were born this month, he has a good chance for survival. Here are a few things you can expect and plan for during the eight month of your pregnancy. More on Changes in the Eight Month of Pregnancy