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7 Reasons for Post Pregnancy Bleeding

7 Reasons for Post Pregnancy Bleeding

TweetAnd how can you deal with it? It is very normal for some bleeding to occur during childbirth. When the placenta separates from the uterus, there is some blood loss to be expected. C-Sections cause higher bleeding than natural deliveries. However, the body can cope with this “normal” blood loss, as it has increased blood volume by up to 50% during the pregnancy. But once childbirth... »

Does Red Raspberry Leaf Tea for Labor Actually Work?

Does Red Raspberry Leaf Tea for Labor Actually Work?

TweetWondering if red raspberry leaf tea for labor actually works? Well, it depends on who you ask. Red raspberry leaf tea is one of those controversial home remedies we’ve all heard about. Many doctors will scoff at something as simple as a berry tea to induce labor, while many doulas and midwives will swear by it. So we’ve decided to do some research and find out for sure if red rasp... »

Eating Dates During Pregnancy May Help Labor Progress

Eating Dates During Pregnancy May Help Labor Progress

TweetEating dates during pregnancy may help a woman’s labor progress without the need for pitocin or emergency intervention, research suggests. Dates are one of those exotic fruits that appear in a wide variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. They’re unlike any fruit we find in the West, and they’re a delicious, highly nutritious treat. Yet did you know that they off... »

8 Evening Primrose Oil Uses for Women’s Health

8 Evening Primrose Oil Uses for Women’s Health

TweetEight evening primrose oil uses every woman should know about. Since the movie “The Hunger Games”, the name “primrose” has become much more popular. Did you know that it actually comes from a flower? The evening primrose is a cute little wildflower native to North America. It has been used in Native American remedies for centuries, and European settlers began to use it... »

11 Pregnancy Makeup Tips All Women Should Know

11 Pregnancy Makeup Tips All Women Should Know

TweetPregnancy makeup routines are different than when we’re not with child — and for good reason. It doesn’t really matter if you’re 2 days beyond your expected period or about to go into labor — what you put on your body, even your face, really matters when it comes to being a healthy mom and creating a healthy child. Rashes, acne, melasma, and irritation are amongs... »

72 Brand New Emojis, Lots Body-Positive

72 Brand New Emojis, Lots Body-Positive

TweetHooray, 72 brand new emojis will debut this month, and your keyboard options are about to get way more body positive. Let’s start with a hip, hip hooray for new emojis– it was just about time, and the world had been begging for access to graphic-style tacos for what felt like nearly forever. Good news, tacos and burritos are here, but so are tons of other feel-good foods and even ... »

IHTM: Paragard Pregnancy

IHTM: Paragard Pregnancy

TweetIf you’re my friend or follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you already know that I’m pregnant with my 4th child. What you probably don’t know is that this baby is a Paragard pregnancy– one that happened while I had an IUD in place. If we’re not already acquainted with each other, let me catch you up to speed. I’m a recently-turned 32 year old mom of three t... »

pregnant animals

Pregnant Animals = proof it’s hard for all beings

Animals hate being pregnant too! »

How to Choose the Right Doctor for IVF/Egg Freezing

How to Choose the Right Doctor for IVF/Egg Freezing

TweetWondering how to choose the right doctor for IVF/egg freezing? Our fertility expert, Rachel Winston, walks us through it. After experiencing years of infertility, I decided to meet with a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinologist, also called the “RE”) based on a recommendation from a friend who had a friend, who had a cousin who allegedly had success at a particular doctor… so I mad... »

Can’t Conceive? Thinking about IVF or Egg Freezing? Read this.

Can’t Conceive? Thinking about IVF or Egg Freezing? Read this.

TweetContributor Rachel Winston opens up about her battle with infertility for those thinking about IVF or egg freezing. For those of you who cannot conceive, or those of you thinking about freezing eggs or just want to learn about IVF, this is for you. Having troubles conceiving can be super stressful and overwhelming—I know. I personally freaked out for two years after being unable to conceive a... »

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