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Pregnancy Tips for weeks 14 – 22 : Second Trimester Decisions!

Pregnancy Tips for weeks 14 – 22 : Second Trimester Decisions!

Great news!!  If you suffered from morning sickness it usually subsides at some point during the second trimester.  Hurray!!!

Did you know that while you’re pregnant you actually dream differently?   Especially during the last trimester.  Dreams may be more vivid, intense, erotic or even bizarre.  This is totally normal.   So don’t freak out…and be sure to enjoy the erotic ones!  Many pregnant women recall more of their dreams because they wake up more frequently.  You’ll spend more time in REM sleep that encourages dreaming and waking up easier.  Your body rests but your mind doesn’t...

Pregnancy Tips for weeks 4 - 7 : You’ve tested positive. You’re pregnant!

Pregnancy Tips for weeks 4 - 7 : You’ve tested positive.  You’re pregnant!

“Oh Wow, this is crazy!”  

Those were the words that flew out of my best friend’s mouth when the little stick that she peed on showed the plus sign and believe me I got the 6 am call telling me she was PREGNANT!!!!  We were so excited! 

Lets talk about you!  You’ve tested positive.  You’re PREGNANT!!!  I am excited for you but you may feel shocked at the range of emotions you may be going through, happy, sad, excited, scared, ambivalent, surprised, relief etc.  This is very normal.  Trust me, your partner is or will be going through similar emotions.  Not only will you feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster but you will probably experience physical symptoms also...

Pregnancy Tips for Weeks 8 - 13 : It's Testing Time!

Pregnancy Tips for Weeks 8 - 13 :  It's Testing Time!

Now that you tested positive for being pregnant it is time to meet your healthcare provider.  Which means it’s testing time!

For your appointment with your healthcare provider make sure you bring:

  • Insurance card and know what your deductible is.  Make sure that the health care provider takes your insurance or you will be out of pocket.

  • If you are taking medications, bring them in or make a list of names and the amount you are taking for the doctor/ midwife to go over...