As you get closer to the arrival of your beautiful new baby, you will inevitably hit the point where it is time to pack your hospital bag. A hospital bag is the bag that you will grab on your way to the hospital to ensure that you have everything that you need on hand. Everyone
First-time moms are going through a wonderful and intimidating set of firsts in their life. Pregnancy comes with a series of unique challenges that can make women in need of certain new items to ease the process. Though it is no doubt a beautiful time, it also comes with its fair share of struggles. This
Baby showers are an exciting way to celebrate mothers who are expecting a new little bundle of joy, and they are fun for everyone. Not only are baby showers a chance to bring everyone together and celebrate the way that the expecting mother’s life is about to change in the best possible way, but they
Dogs are known for their keen insight into the human body. For ages now, dogs have been trained to detect and understand a wide range of human conditions. These incredible animals have been known to sniff out illness, can recognize when humans are about to have a seizure, and are known for their ability to
With the world changing by the minute thanks to COVID-19, it comes as no surprise that things are changing quite a bit for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time that is filled with new sensations, bizarre cravings, and plenty of changes. You might be worried about the pandemic and what it will mean for your
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When you’re pregnant, you will always be waiting for that moment when your little bundle of joy is going to make their grand appearance. Contractions are one of the biggest indicators that the time has come, but your pregnant body might be deceiving you. There are actually different kinds of contractions and not all of
Most of us have seen enough movies with pregnant women to know the trope of a woman spontaneously going into labor during a stressful moment. We have seen this happen so many times that most of us assume that stress can absolutely trigger contractions and a spontaneous birth. In reality, the truth isn’t that simple.
These are the most effective ways that I have found to induce labor over my past three pregnancies. I have tried getting prenatal massages which have helped, but I don't believe they are as effective as sex and nipple stimulation.￼￼ I would highly suggest having your membrane stripped by a professional doctor or nurse from your OB/GYN. You won't need to do that unless you are going in for a doctor visit to plan an induction date. When we visited our OB/GYN to plan an induction date we had roughly 7 days to try as many things as we could to induce labor. Luckily, I started to have labor contractions two days before my induction date. Once you are on your 40th or 41st week of pregnancy... you're going to want to try to induce labor with the ways...