Your first baby was born via c-section and with this time you’re hoping to have a vaginal birth, or VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). You may have heard about some of the risks, but what does it all actually mean? Are VBACs more risky than having a repeat c-section? What factors should you consider before making this big decision for both you and your baby?
Sex during pregnancy is different for every woman. You may have a huge sex drive… or the thought of your partner giving you the entire bed while he sleeps on the couch may sound more appealing. If you do want to have sex, you may be concerned about your overall comfort? Is sex during pregnancy different than “regular sex”? What changes can you expect? What positions work best for a growing bump, and what should you avoid altogether? Yep, this one’s explicit.
There are tons of pregnancy forums online. Finding these forums isn’t the hard part, but trying to understand what people are trying to say can be quite a challenge. Why are these forums full of acronyms? What are the most common acronyms used during pregnancy and what do they actually mean? We’re decoding this secret language so you can be better prepared when seeking help online.
Pregnant women usually experience symptoms such a extreme fatigue, body aches, and nausea. You may also be on your feet all day at work or at home running around as you care for your other children. Bottom line: the world isn’t going to stop simply because you’re pregnant. What can you do to pamper yourself a bit so you can enjoy the experience more? We’ve got some great ideas to help relieve stress and improve your physical and emotional well being.
You’re mid-pregnancy and you need to change your medical care provider. Eeek! There are a million reasons why. Perhaps your insurance changed, you moved or you’re simply unhappy with your current OB/GYN or Midwife. So, what happens next? How do you tactfully “break-up” with your current provider and how do you (quickly) find someone new who can help you? What about transferring medical records and billing? Our heads are spinning just thinking about it!
You’ve just peed on the stick and it’s positive. Now what? Most care providers will schedule your first prenatal appointment at the eight week mark. So, what are you supposed to do in the meantime? We’re answering some of the main questions you’ll have during this time, especially if this is your first baby.
You “ordered” one gender, but got the other. You’re upset, and you’re also feeling guilty about being upset. We get it! In this episode… four honest and open moms share their struggles with gender disappointment.